St Patrick’s Academy offers a wide variety of extra-curricular sporting activities, which pupils may avail of for competitive or health/ recreational reasons.
Activities are fully-supervised and coached by members of the teaching staff, and operate from 3.30pm – 5.00pm on designated weekdays.
Local and national competitions are entered in all sporting activities, which are open to both male and female pupils within any year in the school. Age categories in competitions tend to allow for a separate Year 8 team in most activities.
A fitness club is also offered to non-competitive students who wish to improve their general fitness.
The sports facilities within the school include:
- Two fully-equipped gymnasiums
- One dance studio
- One fitness suite
- One astro-turf pitch
- One all-weather pitch
- Three grass pitches
The school also avails of the facilities at Dungannon Leisure Centre.
The sporting activities presently on offer within the school include:
Basketball (boys and girls)
The school has a number of basketball teams for both boys and girls; Yrs 8-11, U16 and U19. Students train after school weekly in Dungannon Leisure under the direction of Mr Campbell and Frankie. Training involves the development of core skills through drills and concludes with a practice match and cool down.
Contact Mr Campbell for more details.
Students train after school weekly and as matches approach, training is often extended to twice a week. Training involves the development of core Camogie skills and concludes with a practice match and cool down. Our school Camogie team competes against a number of other schools in the Tyrone area.
Contact Mrs B Devlin for more details.
Gaelic football (boys and girls)
Boys from all year groups can become involved in football within the school. Students are entered into a number of Leagues relating to their Year groups; Yr 9-Dalton Cup, Yr 10-Corn na nÓg, Yr 11-Brock Cup, Yr 12-Rannafast Cup, Yr 13-14-MacRory Cup. Year 8 boys participate in training during term one on Fridays from 3.30-4.45pm and enjoy a “Blitz” competition at June. Training is seasonal and dependant on the teams’ success in their competitions.
Contact Mr C Gourley for more details.
Students work on their fitness training, practice a number of Football drills, and take part in practice matches. Students enter the Ulster Colleges Competition and 7-a-side tournaments. We have a number of club and county players on the squad as well as a number of students who participate for the enjoyment of it. Students are encouraged to attend club, county and provincial trials.
Contact Mrs McVey for more details.
Students who are currently affiliated with a club and have a registered handicap will especially benefit from this club, though this is not a necessity. Students with limited golfing experience are very welcome in the club and a 6 week coaching course in Dungannon Golf Club will be arranged for these students to learn the basic skills. During April, the Golf Club enters the Golf Schools Cup.
Contact Mr Ferran for more details.
Training involves a focus/practice of the core skills of hurling and a short match to impress the managers with newly developed skills ensues St Patrick’s Academy Hurlers participate in Ulster Colleges B competitions from Year 9 to senior. Years 8 and 9 take parting the County Tyrone Hurling championships, and we are currently Tyrone Year 9 champions.
Contact Miss J McElroy for more details.
Pupils partake in netball skills, drills, fun and games. The netballers play in Northern Ireland and League competition. A local schools tournament is held annually.
Contact Mrs McVey for more details.