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Physical Education in St Louis

A fit and healthy body complements a bright and alert mind and St Louis Secondary School offers a wide and varied Physical Education Programme.

In a time when young people are experiencing more and more pressure in their lives, the true value of regular exercise cannot be underestimated.

Studies have repeatedly shown that participation infrequent activity help alleviate stress, improves medical well bring, promotes good self discipline while developing a healthy attitude to life.

Classes are timetabled for a double period of Physical Education every week of school term.

Class activity covers basic aspects of training and fitness in a sporting and educational environment.


Team Court Games:

- Volleyball
- Badminton
- Uni-hoc
- Basketball
- Olympic Handball
- Indoor Soccer
- Rounder’s and Tennis


Team Field Games:

- 11-a-side Soccer
- Gaelic Football
- Camogie


Individual Sports:

- Athletics,
- Gymnastics
- Dance.



Outside of the regular PE classes there are quite a number of inter-schools competitions entered and some with noteworthy success.

Gaelic Football:

The school record in the inter-school Gaelic Football Competition speaks for itself. Entering teams of Senior A, Under 16 and under 14 A level, the school competes against the top Gaelic schools in both Ulster and the rest of the country.

Having successfully won All Ireland Senior A Titles in 2000, 2004 and again 2005, the school has also won six Senior Ulster Titles back-to-back. 

Success has also come to Under 16 and under 14 teams with three runner up titles in All Ireland under 16 series in 2000, 2001 and 2005.



The School participated in the North East Region Basketball competition where they have matches against secondary schools in counties-Monaghan, Cavan, Louth and Meath. There are four different age groups in the competitions with Senior, Under 16, 2nd years and 1st years.

Recently the school Under 16 and Under 19 basketball teams qualified for All Ireland play-offs and narrowly missed out on the opportunity to play in Basketball's biggest stadium, The National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.



Athletics is divided up into two sections - Cross Country and Track and Field.

The school participates in the Ulster Schools 'D' section and qualifiers compete in Ulster Finals in Mallusk for Cross Country or Antrim Forum in Track and Field. Following Ulster Finals the top three winners in each event represent the province in All Ireland Finals and in the past year St. Louis had Junior Teams compete in Cross Country in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford and a student won All Ireland Gold in Track and Field Finals in Tullamore.