Sport is very important in our school and is further enhanced by Playworks in our school yard
Gaelic Football & Hurling
Francis Street School has a rich history in GAA particularly in hurling. In the early 1980s Francis Street competed in the final at Croke Park for 3 successive years. We participate in gaelic football and hurling competitions with the Cumann na mBunscol. We have very strong links with our local hurling club, St. Kevin's, who provide us with endless support with coaching, pitches, facilities and transport to matches.
Our boys compete in both the FAI 11 a side and 5 a side competitions. We have previously represented Dublin in the Leinster Finals in Navan. We also compete in the Dublin 8 indoor soccer blitz. We have close links with St. Patrick’s Athletic football club and are number 1 fans of one of their players James Doona who is a past pupil and great friend to the school. The St. Pat's Community Development officer conducts coaching sessions with the boys and also provides classroom based sessions that focus on nutrition and life style.
In 3rd and 4th class, pupils complete blocks of 18 weeks swimming instruction with two qualified swimming instructors at the DIT Kevin St. These extended swimming sessions gives our pupils a real chance to develop advanced swimming skills.
Every year we have an Active School week and we also celebrate National Fitness day. Furthermore we have an annual sports day which promotes both athletics and a healthy lifestyle. Some of our boys have competed at the primary school athletics competition in Morton Stadium, Santry.