A Wide Spectrum of Sports: 

We offer a comprehensive school sport programme which caters to a diverse range of interests and abilities. Whether your child is drawn to the adrenaline of basketball, the precision of badminton, or the camaraderie of team sports like soccer or Gaelic football, we have something for every interest. Current sporting opportunities provided during the school year include: 

  • Gaelic Football 
  • Hurling/Camogie 
  • Tag Rugby 
  • Swimming 
  • Badminton 
  • Soccer 
  • Athletics – Track & Field 
  • Cross Country Running 
  • Chess 
  • Yoga 
  • Basketball 
  • Multi-Sport (a sampler programme of many different sports for 2nd and 3rd classes including Olympic Handball & Unihoc) 

Inclusive Opportunities: 

We believe in inclusivity and offer a variety of sports catering to diverse interests and abilities. Whether your child is an aspiring athlete or simply wants to stay active and have fun, there is a place for everyone in our sports program. We aim to provide opportunities for all our students to experience as many different sports as possible and hopefully introduce them to an activity of life-long interest and enjoyment! 

Expert Coaching Staff & Visiting Coaches: 

We are very fortunate to have a teaching staff with such significant sporting interest and knowledge. Our volunteer teachers provide top-quality coaching and support for our students in their sporting exploits. In addition, we are blessed to have the expertise of visiting coaches and tutors from various local and national organisations including: 

  • Ennis Smash Badminton 
  • Eire Og Ennis GAA 
  • Banner Ennis GAA 
  • Clare GAA 
  • Ennis RFC/Munster Rugby 
  • Clare Sports Partnership 

These visiting coaches really enhance the learning experiences of our students and motivate their engagement with sport and physical activity. 

Active School Committee: 

The student voice plays a significant role in the provision of school sports and selection of equipment in Holy Family Senior School. We have an Active School Committee of 14 students, representing each class in the school who meet monthly to discuss sporting issues and formulate projects. This group plays a key role in the organisation of our afterschool programme and relaying the needs of our student body.  

Celebrating Achievements: 

Holy Family Senior School takes pride in its sports teams’ achievements, both on and off the field. In recent years, we have achieved great success in Cumann na mBunscoil football, county Sportshall Athletics and national badminton competitions.   

In addition, we laud the athletic successes of our students outside of school and celebrate the accomplishments of our local sports teams and clubs. 

Further-more we are fortunate to have produced athletes in the school who have progressed to representing Ireland at age-grade basketball, badminton and athletics, winning national and provincial titles at age grade soccer and GAA, and winning national schools titles in volleyball, among others. 



Holy Family Senior School – Where Champions Are Nurtured, On and Off the Field!