Active School Day 2024

St. Dymphna’s School hosted its second Active School Day, welcoming students from St. Anthony’s School in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, and St. Cecilia’s School in Co. Sligo. We were fortunate to have sunny weather, and everyone was eager to have fun.

David Clarke from Ballina Stephenites led a fantastic workshop on GAA and goalkeeping. Some students even managed to score against him, hinting at potential future goalkeepers among them. He also brought along the Moclair Cup to show the students, and perhaps next year, he might bring the Sam McGuire Cup.

A big thank you to Denise Murphy, Connacht Development Officer and Coach Developer of Triathlon Ireland, and Simon Walsh, Cycling Ireland’s Cycle Right Instructor, for their contributions.

Finally, one of the biggest highlights of the event was the participation of our own Ballina Boxing Club and their coaches. The young boxers performed drills and demonstrated their impressive boxing skills.