Scoil Phádraig aims to encourage all pupils to participate in a range of sports for the purposes of enjoyment and recreation. At the same time, we enable those who wish to participate in inter-class, inter-school, local and county competitions to further these ambitions. Boys and girls have the opportunity to partake in GAA sports and training including Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie. In addition to this we have had the Sam Maguire Cup and the Cormac Mc Anallen Cup in Scoil Phádraig. These are to name but a few of the trophies that have visited our school.
Scoil Phádraig features strongly every year when Monaghan primary schools meet in Carrickmacross for an annual Track and Field event. Last year we had excellent performances in all events when we took home gold, silver and bronze medals in individual races and relays.
The children enjoy tennis lessons for one term every year. They sometimes have the opportunity to play a small tournament against neighbouring schools.
Scoil Phádraig takes part in the BE ACTIVE programme and it is a huge success among the relevant students. The parents and teachers are all involved in this extra curricular activity which takes place after school.
Dance is an important aspect of the PE programme, with children being exposed to creative as well as folk dances. Many of the children enjoy learning Irish dances and groups of dancers represent the local GAA Club at the annual Junior Scór and in Fleadh Cheoil. The children also enjoy Zumba lessons from time to time.
Our annual school sports day is a fun day for one and all. With our novelty races, competitive events, a school shop and a visit from local celebrities, all tastes are catered for on the day.