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Sport in  Clara  NS

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Our school has a huge tradition of promoting our national games of hurling, football and camogie. The current staff are fully supportive of that tradition and culture ensuring that the future of Gaelic Games in Clara N.S. is secure.


Participation in Gaelic Games is optional with pupils from Senior Infants to 6th catered for from September to June. Junior Infants are coached from Easter to June, though enthusiastic juniors sometimes enter the fray at an earlier juncture!

Hurling and  Camogie

The last 20 years have seen unprecedented success for the school’s hurling and camogie teams in the Cumann na mBunscol competitions.


The run of success began with a great Roinn C victory in 2000.


Roinn A hurling titles were claimed in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2009 while the school were beaten Roinn A finalists in 2018 and 2019.


Corn de Bhaldraithe hurling titles were won in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005,2006 and 2008. This competition is for all country schools in the county.


Roinn B hurling titles were won in 1970 and two Roinn D titles in 1986 and 1992.


Camogie Roinn A titles were won in 1994, 2005 2006, 2008. Roinn B titles were won in 2001 and 2016 with our first school camogie title being the Roinn C championship of 1989.


The boys and girls achieved a magnificent treble in 2006 of Roinn A hurling, Roinn A camogie and Corn de Bhaldraithe hurling.


Many Mini Sevens titles in hurling and camogie were also won during these times.

Boys   Football

The school won the Boys Roinn B football titles in 1992, 2003 and 2017 while the Country Cup has been won once, in 2003.  The Boys Mini Sevens title in Gaelic Football was achieved for the first time in 2018 and repeated in 2019.

Girls'  Football

In Girls’ Football we were crowned Roinn C champions in 2014 and 2017 while the Roinn B title was won in 2019. The Girls Mini Sevens football title was claimed in 2016,

Handball

A number of our pupils have entered the Cumann na mBunscol handball competitions over the years. The U-11 A Doubles title was won in 2017.

Swimming

The school has access to ‘The Watershed’ swimming pool in Kilkenny. All children from 3 rd to 6 th take part in our aquatics programme. We go to the pool for two terms, usually first and third term.

2001 Roinn A and Country Cup
2001 Roinn A and Country Cup

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2003 Roinn A and Country Cup
2003 Roinn A and Country Cup

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County Champions 1986 and 2013
County Champions 1986 and 2013

Visit of County Senior Hurling Champions 1986 and 2013 to our school - November 2013

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2001 Roinn A and Country Cup
2001 Roinn A and Country Cup

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2019 VIP Visitors to Our School
2019 VIP Visitors to Our School

2019 Visit of County Intermediate Camogie Champions

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2016 Girls Football Mini Sevens
2016 Girls Football Mini Sevens

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2019 Roinn B Girls Football Winners  6th
2019 Roinn B Girls Football Winners 6th

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2019 VIP Visitors to Our School
2019 VIP Visitors to Our School

2019 Visit of County Intermediate Camogie Champions

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2000 Mini Sevens
2000 Mini Sevens

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2001 Mini Sevens
2001 Mini Sevens

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2019 Mini Sevens Football
2019 Mini Sevens Football

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2000 Mini Sevens
2000 Mini Sevens

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1992 Roinn B Football
1992 Roinn B Football

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2017 Roinn B Northern Fooball Winners
2017 Roinn B Northern Fooball Winners

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2019 Mini Sevens Football
2019 Mini Sevens Football

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1992 Roinn B Football
1992 Roinn B Football

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2019 Swimming Gala Relay Team winners (1
2019 - Swimming Gala Relay Team

There are three qualified swimming coaches in the pool to teach the children, based on levels of proficiency. The school takes part in the annual Swimming Gala for Country Schools.

Croke Park 2000
Croke Park 2000

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Croke Park 2001 Boys 1
Croke Park 2001 Boys 1

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2017 Handball Doubles Champions
2017 Handball Doubles Champions

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Croke Park 2000
Croke Park 2000

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