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  • Sports News 2022/23

Our annual awards ceremonies were held at the end of May where we acknowledged all of our sporting stars in all year groups. Students were recognised for their dedication, sportsmanship, team work and passion! Many students received individual sporting awards at each of our ceremonies but the major Sports Awards are listed below. Congratulations to these fantastic sports people, you are a credit to our school community!

Junior Sports Person of the Year: Emer Fanning

TY Sports Person of the Year: Ali Donohue 

Senior Sports Person of the Year: Holly Brady 

 

The U14 GAA team made history in Loreto Balbriggan as they claimed the title of Leinster Champs!! We defeated St Leo’s of Carlow on a score line of 7-09 to 3-10. Both teams were very much well matched, however, Loreto showed superb leadership and determination! Phoebe Macken got a fantastic hat trick of goals and showed sheer class throughout! Our team was led by Aoibheann Malone and Faye Hardy – both were superb on the day!

On Friday 5th of May the Minor A Tennis Team beat Loreto Foxrock in the Loreto League. We also had another victory as the Junior A team beat St Conleths College in very close sets.

More tennis success was had during the Inter-Loreto Tennis Tournament in Lansdowne Tennis Club on Wednesday 10th of May. The girls played against St Stephens Green, Dalkey and Foxrock!

On Tuesday 9th of May two of the first year classes attended at Tag Rugby Blitz hosted by Loreto Swords. They had a fabulous day full of fun!

On Thursday 11th of May our Minor A team got through to the Leinster tennis finals! The girls had a huge victory in the semis against Holy Child Killiney. The girls played superb!

On the 15th of May both our  Junior & Minor tennis teams competed in the Leinster tennis finals in Landsdowne Tennis Club. Unfortunately the girls lost but they played superb!! Well done on a brilliant campaign across the season, we are incredibly proud of you!

 

The U15 Soccer team played against Loreto Navan in the Division 1 Leinster Quarter Final on Monday 17th of April. Unfortunately it wasn’t our day but an excellent game of football was played. This team is constantly improving and we look forward to seeing them again next year as defending regional league winners!

On April 18th the Minor Basketball team fought hard in their All Ireland matches against Ballinrobe CS and St. Attractas CS. Unfortunatley the day didn’t go for them but the team has come on leaps and bounds from their first training session back in September.

On April 19th our Senior A tennis team played Mount Anville in the Leinster Schools League and they won 2-1! Well done to all involved!

On the 19th of April our 1st Year soccer team won their Leinster Quater Final!! They are now through to the Semi Finals. Excellent football and determination from the whole team, with a special mention for Caoimhe Devane who had a hat trick. The biggest plaudits must go to Isabelle Cummins Richardson who stepped up for the team to make her first appearance in goal!

Well done to the Junior Basketball team who competed in their All-Ireland matches in Co. Galway on the 19th of April. The girls fought hard until the end and should be extremely proud of the effort that they have put in this year.

Our Badminton players has their first friendly tournament of the year against Loreto Swords. More than 100 students took to the courts to demonstrate the skills they have learned throughout the year. It was a great day of Inter-Loreto competition! Well done to all students involved!

Huge congratulations to the Junior basketball team who came out on top in their Loreto Final against Dalkey! This match was evidence of the amount of time and effort that the team have put in all year!

We were fortunate enough to have an Irish Olympian in the school on the 21st of April. Ellen Walshe, Olympic Swimmer visited the school as part of the TY ‘Dare to Believe’ programme that the girls have been involved in during PE lessons throughout the year. Ellen gave an inspirational talk followed by a Q&A hosted by our TY Sports Committee.

On Friday 21st our Golfers made their way to Foxrock Golf Club for the annual Inter-Loreto Golf Classic. Well done to Muireann Bagley, Caoimhe Bissett and Freya Carrick for their excellent performance on the day!

Congratulations to the Minor Basketball team on their successful year in basketball! They finished off top of their division with a win over Loreto Bray! We can’t wait to see them in action next year as Juniors – they have a big future ahead of them!!

We had a great day on Thursday 27th of April at the North Leinster Athletics track and field event in Tullamore. Students from 1st – 6th year took part in a range of events. Some notable achievements include:

Anna Gavigan – 1st Place in Senior girls discus

Emily Counihan – 3rd Place in Junior girls shot put

Deborah Emeh – 3rd Place in Senior girls high jump

The Minor A tennis team beat St Andrews in the Leinster League yesterday. It was such a close round with Nessa Farrell and Julie Collins winning in a championship  tie break 13-11. Well done to all!

 

Our Junior Volleyball teams played their first matches on Wednesday 1st of March. A friendly tournament was played between Loreto Balbriggan, Loreto Swords and Cloáiste Pobail Fóla. The girls played very well, with some very close games! We look forward to our next challenge match!

On Thursday 2nd of March the Junior basketball team made it through to the Quarter Final of the East League after a successful win against St. Dominic’s College. Best of luck to them in the next few matches!

Another busy week for our hockey teams. The beginning of March saw our 1st Years, Minors, Juniors and Senior A teams all playing brilliantly against Mount Temple for the Northside hockey league, with each team winning their match!!

Our Senior A team also had a tough play off match this week vs Mount Sackville for the Leinster Senior 1A division, and after an exciting match, unfortunately lost 2-1.

Huge congratulations to the Minor and Junior basketball teams who are both through to the Semi Finals of the Loreto League and the East League! The Minors won 24-16 against Mt. Anvil and the Juniors won 47-33 against Kishoge CC. The teams have put in tremendous efforts over the last few weeks and months at training and in matches to make it this far. Best of luck to them in the Semi Finals!

On Friday the 10th of March our Minor hockey team made it through to the Leintser Final with a fantastic  win over Holy Child Killiney! The girls will play in the Leinster Minor Plate final on Monday, we wish them the very best of luck!!

Well done to our u14 GAA team who had another great win on Monday 13th of March against Mount Sackville. Keep up the great work girls!

On Monday 13th of March our minor hockey team became Leinster Plate Winners!!! A fantastic game from both teams in Three Rock Rovers, against Teresians school. The game ended in exciting 8 second penalty runs. Our talented young team have gone from strength to strength this year, playing against some of the top hockey schools in the country.

We would like to thank Portrane Hockey Club who kindly donated their wonderful coach Ross Hetem this year to help with training sessions.

On the 21st of March the u15 soccer team became Regional League winners for a second successive season!! A 2-2 thriller decided in extra time with a game winning goal from Muireann Bagley. Other goals from Georgia Ford and Muireann Bagley helped the team. A huge shout out to Nayeli Ruvalcaba who was voted player of the match for an outstanding defensive display.

On the 22nd of March our hockey players had a wonderful day out in Santa Sabina, where our Juniors, Minors and Seniors all won their respective finals. A special shout out to our 6th year students; Aoife Gleeson, Caoimhe McCann, Nicole Ford, Aisling Patterson, Hailey Clark, Hannah Tighe, and Erika Mitchell who played their last match for Loreto Balbriggan. Their contribution and dedication to hockey over the last 6 years cannot be understated enough. We will miss them as they move forward with a bright future in hockey ahead of them!

On Wednesday 29th of March our senior  Volleyball team played a friendly tournament against Loreto Swords. The girls had a great time with a few wins along the way!!

On Thursday 30th of March our u14 GAA players battled hard against Eureka College to earn themselves a place in the Leinster Final!! The final takes place after Easter – we wish them the best of luck!

Towards the end of March we had even more success from the basketballers! Huge congratulations to the Minor and Junior basketball teams who had a fantastic day in Oblate Hall on Friday 24th of March. The Minors had a nail biting match that ended with a win of 27-26, securing them the 3rd place spot in the All Ireland’s. The Juniors fought hard right until the end but missed out on the title of the East League winners, coming in 2nd place. Congrats to Portmarnock CS on the win! Both teams have their Loreto League finals next week and will advance onto the All Ireland’s after the Easter holidays. Best of luck to them in their future games!

 

 

On Wednesday 1st of February the Minor and Junior basketball teams played against Gaelcholáiste Reeachrann. The Minors narrowly missed out on the win in extra time with a score of 22-24, they fought right until the end! The Juniors won with a score of 16-3!

On Thursday 2nd, both teams had strong victories over Ashbourne CS, congratulations to the Juniors on their 4th consecutive league win!

Bball 2/2/23

Well done our U14 camogie team, who had a very impressive victory over Sancta Maria in their first league match of the season. It was great to see everybody get a run out and enjoying playing the game.

On Wednesday 8th of February, five Loreto Balbriggan students competed at the Leinster Schools Cross Country Finals. We  had both junior and senior students running in various events throughout the day. All of the girls ran excellently in their respective races. Standards among all athletes at the event was very high!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Thursday 9th of February our u14 Gaelic team were playing at home to Loreto Swords. Well done to the team on their victory! What a beautiful day to be out playing football!

On Friday 10th of February the Minor and Junior Basketball teams were both victorious against Lusk Community college today. The Minors won 26-6 and the Juniors won 34-10. Brilliant teamwork from both teams!Basketball 23'

On Thursday 23rd of February Loreto Balbriggan competed in the Swords CC Cross country event at St Colmcilles GAA club. We won Gold, Silver and Bronze for the Minor Event with our three teams placing! We also picked up Gold in the Junior Event! That’s 4 medals for Loreto Balbriggan! The girls had a super day in the sunshine!

On Tuesday 28th our U14 girls put in a fantastic performance against Loreto Dalkey! A great win and a brilliant start to the league.

Tuesday was a great day for sport in Loreto! Well done to the minor basketball team who had a fantastic win of 22-14 against Loreto Bray. The team have come on leaps and bounds over the last few months! A true testament to their devotion to basketball!

 

On Friday 6th of January our sport fixtures were back with a bang! Both the cadet and senior basketball teams made it to the finals of the Loreto league against Loreto Dalkey. Both teams put in a tremendous amount of work throughout the year to get to this stage and came second in their league and should be proud of themselves for this achievement! A brilliant year for all!

Our Loreto Hockey teams have been extremely busy over the last few weeks with matches!

Our senior 1a team were narrowly defeated 1-0 by Mount Sackville, but have still earned their place in the Leinster senior 1a semi final!

Senior B had a great win over Wesley College!

Our minors played a smashing Leinster premier match, also being narrowly beaten 1-0. Player of the match went to our fantastic second year goalie Ella Nicholson.

We’ve also seen some brilliant hockey from our Junior and 1st year teams in the Northside league so far, with plenty more hockey and fun still to come!

On Thursday 19th of January our first year soccer team made their debut with a 3-3 draw with Portmarnock CC. Goals from Simona Clarke, Niamh Delahan and Caoimhe Devane. Well done girls!

The 1st and 2nd year basketball teams both had their first league match on Monday 23rd of January. The 1st years played a tremendous game but narrowly missed out on the win with a final score of 19-17 to Loreto Foxrock. The 2nd years finished with a final score of 28-15, securing their first win of the league! Well done to all that played!

Second Year BBall 2023

On Thursday 26th of January our two U14 Gaelic Football teams started their season with wins against Loreto Navan! Super performances by both of the teams. It was fantastic to see so many students playing gaelic!

On Friday 27th of January we had huge success in Phoenix Park for the North Leinster Cross Country!!

Two junior students qualified for Leinsters – Anna Ledwith (1st year) coming 13th in the Minor Girls category and Ava O Connor (1st Year) placing 14th in the Junior Girls category.
Our Senior Girls team also qualified for Leinsters – Daisy Pereira (5th year) placing 11th, Hannah Mc Ginnis (5th year) placing 13th and Maria Ferguson (TY- who took time out of her TY work experience to compete) placing 17th. They placed 3rd overall in the team race!
All 5 students will attend the Leinster Final on Feb 8th in Santry to compete! This is a major success and hasn’t yet happened for the school! Only the top 15 individuals qualify from all of North Leinster that’s across 75 schools – and we have 5 girls in 3 categories qualify!! What an achievement!
On Friday 27th of January our U16 Camogie team were in a Shield Final!! A fantastic effort from the girls but they were unlucky in their defeat. A great achievement to get this far.
On Friday 27th of January the Minor and Junior basketball teams played against Loreto Dalkey. Both teams were victorious with the Minors winning 29-17 and the Juniors winning 42-40 (a very tight game!) Excellent teamwork from both!

On Thursday 8th of December the Junior Hockey team had a 5-0 victory over Ardgillan! Scorers were Emily D’Arcy, Lauren McGreevy and Laoise Hodnett! Well done to all involved.

On Saturday 11th of December the schools equestrian team competed in the Killossery league and came 6th! The team was made up of Sarah McNally, Ciara Malone, Éabha Tully and Gráinne Delany. The final two legs of the competition will take place after Christmas.

On Thursday 15th of December there was huge success for our basketballers! Massive congratulations to the Senior basketball team who won 38-12 against Loreto Swords in their Semi-Final, best of luck to them in their Final.

The 1st and 2nd years played friendlies against Loreto Swords and both teams were victorious! The 1st years won 22-18 and the 2nd years won 24-11! Phenomenal matches from all teams and well done to the 1st years on their first game of the year!

More basketball success this month – Congratulations to the Cadet basketball team who won their semi-final against Loreto Beaufort o Friday 16th of December! All their hard work throughout the year has paid off and they are now into the Final in January along with the Seniors. Best of luck to both teams!

Cadet BBall Dec2022

1st years, 2nd years and 3rd years all competed in Sutton Parks Christmas Relays on Tuesday 20th of December. The 1st Year team came in 2nd place! Runners of that team were Sadbh Finnegan, Ava O Connor, Anna Ledwith and Caoimhe Bissett! Well done to all!

CrossCountry Relay Team Dec2022

 

On Wednesday the 9th of November we had 5 teams competing at the Blackrock Medley Relay Cross Country race. Everyone ran very well but the TY team came 3rd and were awarded bronze medals!

On Thursday the 10th of November the Minor Hockey team played a superb game against Holy Child Killiney.

Loreto Balbriggan hosted the annual Inter-Loreto Swimming Gala in the National Aquatic Centre on Thursday the 17th of November. 25 students across various year groups participated in the gala. Congratulations to Aoibhinn Hegarty who took home a silver medal for the U17 Breaststroke!

Well done to our first and second year students who took part in the Loreto Gaelic Blitz in Loreto Navan on Thursday 24th of November. A brilliant day was had by all! Thank you to our TY Sports Committee who managed and reffed the games.

On Thursday 24th of November six of our students represented the school in the first ever ‘Loreto Olympics’ hosted by Loreto Abbey Dalkey. The team competed in various fun challenges throughout the day. We will find out the winning school on Wednesday 7th of December when we get to view the footage captured on the day! Watch this space!!

On Wed 5th of October, 11 students from Loreto Balbriggan competed in the Clonliffe Brothers Cross Country event in Santry. All girls ran very well with Holly Brady in 6th year coming 5th in senior girls. Well done to all!

On Thursday 6th October the Senior basketball team travelled to Maryfield on and had a triumphant win with a final score of 44-22. A brilliant second match of the season!

On Tuesday 11th of October our annual 5th Year Run-a-Mile took place. Every 5th year student took part in the event. Congratulations to Hannah McGinnis who came in first place. Daisy Pereira and Grace Anderson came in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Well done girls!

On Thursday 13th of October our Minor hockey team played against Loreto Beaufort. Everyone played very well. Shout out to Niamh Rowney who scored a brilliant goal!

On Friday 14th of October a group of six students made their way to the Irish National Sailing School in Dun Laoghaire for the Inter Loreto Sailing Regatta. The girls came 3rd overall! 

On Monday 17th October the U17 soccer team emphatically beat Blessington Community College in their season opener by a scoreline of 6 – 1 with two goals apiece from Anastasia Syrbu and Muireann Bagley as well as goals from Aoife Russell and Anna Livesey. The girls will now progress to the next round of the cup.

On Tuesday 18th of October our Junior Hockey team played Drogheda Grammar. The girls played very well in the sun!

On the 19th of October it was an exciting day for both the Cadet and Senior Basketball teams! The seniors won 34-15 against Lusk CC and an even stronger win for the cadets! A fantastic result all round and looking forward to the next few matches.

On the 25th of October or u15 soccer team had a very impressive 6-4 win against Lucan CC. Five goals were scored by Muireann Bagley & one for Alanna Harris. A special mention must go to Iris Frazer for stepping up and making her first appearance in goal and making a number of excellent saves to keep the team ahead. Well done to all involved!

On the 27th of October the 1st Years had a brilliant day at the Loreto 1st Year Hockey Blitz in Loreto Beaufort. Well done to all 1st Years involved!

 

We kicked off the year by sharing our new Sports Timetable with students and commencing training for all year groups.

1st Year and Transition Year students had ‘Sports Taster’ days during September. These days were coordinated by our 6th Year Sports Captains. The students experienced a taste of all sports on offer in the school. 

We encourage 1st year students to get involved in at least one sport and TY students to take part in something new for the year! 

On Wednesday 28th of September our GAA season got off to a great start! 

Congratulations to our Under 19 Senior GAA team who started their season with a win against Holy Faith Clontarf. A great display of skill, team work and determination!

On Thursday 29th of September our 2nd and 3rd year Cross Country team competed in the Dublin Schools Cross Country event in the Phoenix Park. They all ran very well and had an enjoyable day!

On Friday 30th of September  we saw week two of our county GAA blitz.

Brilliant participation for our first and second years and a big thank you to our TY students who are leading and managing this event.

Also huge congratulations to those 2nd years who received their runner up Leinster medals.