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Music & Drama

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Beyond the Classroom


St Patrick’s Academy offers a wide variety of extra-curricular sporting activities, which pupils may avail of for competitive or health/ recreational reasons.


Activities are fully-supervised and coached by members of the teaching staff, and operate from 3.30pm – 5.00pm on designated weekdays.


Local and national competitions are entered in all sporting activities, which are open to both male and female pupils within any year in the school. Age categories in competitions tend to allow for a separate Year 8 team in most activities.

Our Teams

Gaelic Sports

The Academy prides itself on a well-earned reputation in sport. Our sporting pedigree is something we value and celebrate as a school community, and we have a number of experienced and dedicated teachers within our staff that coach and manage teams in a wide variety of sports. In addition, we have a full-time Gaelic coach who will assist and challenge players to achieve their full potential across all our traditional games. We are committed to providing the best sporting opportunities for all our pupils.

Training commences in early September until Halloween mid-term and resumes in the summer term.

Our Camogie teams have a proud record in Ulster competitions at all age groups.

As the boys move through each year, they are entered into a variety of competitions, including:

Year 8: The Martin O’Farrell Blitz,
Year 9: D’alton Cup & Brother Ennis Cup
Year 10: Corn na nÓg & Gerry Brown Cup
Year 11: Oisin McGrath Cup
Year 12: Rannafast Cup
Year 13 & 14: MacRory Cup

Hurling is also a prominent sport in our school life. Teams play at Ulster Colleges level.

Our Teams

Other Sports

Basketball & Netball


One of the most popular sports in the Academy, basketball, is offered to boys and girls in all year groups. We have had notable success at provincial and All Ireland level over recent years.




If you are interested in athletics, our recently formed club has gone from strength to strength with increasing numbers of participants and growing success. The club consists of students from Year 8 to Year 12, with boys and girls competing at Local, District and Ulster level.

Our Teams

Other Sports



Our Year 8, 9 and 10 pupils compete in a number of soccer competitions including the Mid-Ulster Leagues for schools, the Mid-Ulster Cup and the Northern Ireland Cup. Once our students reach Year 13 and 14, they also have the opportunity to play in the highly prestigious senior Northern Ireland Cup.




Our senior and junior golf teams take part in Ulster Golf competitions, testing themselves against the best local golfers in the Irish Schools’ Matchplay championship, Ulster Junior Championship and Ulster Scratch Championship.