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PE at St. Muredach's
Health and Well Being
PE Classes
Transition Year
School Sporting Life

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PE in St. Muredach's College

There is a long tradition of sporting prowess at St. Muredach’s College, Ballina. Sport plays a major role in the life of St. Muredach's pupils. Students are actively encouraged to take part and compete in a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor sporting activities. A healthy attitude towards regular exercise is promoted.

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Health & Well Being


Informative classes on healthy eating and the importance of a regular balanced diet are highlighted in the curriculum of many subjects. In PE class, students learn about the importance of stretching and proper warm-up and cool-down routines before and after involvement in all types of games. Circuit Training and Fitness Testing are also important aspects of student education.




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PE Classes

In Physical Education classes at both Senior and Junior Cycles, students study both the theory and the physical aspects of the following; Gymnastics, Rugby, Hockey, Badminton, Table Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming Gaelic Football and Soccer.



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Transition Year


Students, especially those in the Transition Year Programme, are regularly involved in Charity Walks, Outdoor Pursuits and other adventure activities.




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School Sporting Life


Student participation in the sporting life of the school, whether competitive or not, leads to opportunities to form new friendships within our school community and with students from many other schools. There are numerous in-school competitions and tournaments through the school year.

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