At Loreto we value the role that sport plays in the personal development of our students. We offer a wide range of sports and are proud of the level of participation and success. We have an Olympic standard gymnasium/ basketball arena, an all-weather, astroturf floodlit Hockey pitch as well as a Camogie/Gaelic football pitch. We also have a suite of Gym equipment (spinning machines, weights, cross trainers etc.) which our senior students can avail of outside of class time. Training for games takes place during lunch hour and after school.
The Athletics team have experienced unprecedented successes over the years. Many of our athletes have achieved opportunities to compete at Provincial, National and International level. We are the current holders of the famous Loreto Shield for the best overall Loreto athletics team in Ireland. This is an annual competition which was first introduced in 1905 making it one of the oldest sports competitions for women in the world.
Running Club/Cross Country
The Running Club is a lunchtime club that encourages all students to get fit. All students from 1st to 6th year are welcome to join up. The students also have the option of taking part in cross country competitions during the year. Loreto athletes created history last season (2015/2016) when our Senior, Inter and Minor Cross Country Teams won medals at the All Ireland Finals.
This year the school have entered 18 hockey teams in the South-East League at Senior, Junior and Minor level. We have produced many fine hockey players over the years that have participated in Inter-Pro competitions, Intervarsity competitions, U/21 Internationals and full Senior Internationals. The school has won many league and cup finals over the years and we are very proud of our tradition in this sport. Our Senior team are the reigning South East Champions.