The students of Gaelscoil Naomh Phádraig in Lucan are looking forward to their first year taking part in the Leinster Schools League. Although the school has a fine sporting tradition, table tennis is relatively new to the curriculum. It is only the second year that students have received coaching as part of the Women in Sport initiative but already the benefits are clearly seen with a number of students enjoying the sport so much that they have progressed on to their local club – Club Donic, while others took part in the very successful STIGA Challenger Tournament in Lucan in October.
Over 60 enthusiastic children from 3rd and 4th classes took part in last week’s session. It was clear from the atmosphere in the hall that the students (and teachers!) were enjoying the drills set up by coach John Murphy and were relishing the opportunity to practice their skills ahead of their in house competition next week.
Best of luck to all taking part.