Primary School

 

Sportshall Athletics

School Hall Athletics focuses on the fundamentals of running, jumping and throwing.

A typical session would see a class practice long jump, hurdle jumps, bouncing at speed, relay runs and javelin throwing.

Cavan Sports Partnership will pilot the School Hall Athletics Programme in 2 schools in 2019

 

National Schools Brochure Autumn 2018

National Schools Brochure Autumn 2018

National Schools Brochure Spring 2017

 

Rounders Teacher Training

Rounders Teacher training was provided for teachers in Cavan to help develop this sport in schools in Cavan. Links have been made with local clubs and will kickstart again in September!

If there is a particular sport your school would like to deliver or your teachers wish to complete training on please contact Aine O’Reilly at aineoreilly@cavancoco.ie

 

Daily Mile

Originated in the UK and has now been rolled out worldwide and in May of 2017 it came to Cavan.

The Daily Mile is successful because it is simple and free:

  • It takes place over just 15 minutes, with children averaging a mile each day.
  • Children run outside in the fresh air – and the weather is a benefit, not a barrier.
  • There’s no set up, tidy up, or equipment required.
  • Children run in their uniforms so no kit or changing time is needed.
  • It’s social, non-competitive and fun.
  • It’s fully inclusive; every child succeeds, whatever their circumstances, age or ability.

Without wasting time to change into kit, every child in the school goes out each day in the fresh air to run, jog or walk for 15 minutes. It is not competitive: most children will average a mile in that time, with some doing more and some doing less. It is not PE, sport or cross-country but a physical activity which is aimed at improving the children's physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing. It helps children to focus and concentrate in the classroom and raise their attainment.

Primary schools throughout the Cavan have been participating in the Daily Mile and are proof of the fantastic benefits!

“I, as a teacher really enjoyed participating in the Daily Mile. I looked forward to it each day. It refreshed both the class and myself which improved concentration levels later in the day. The general fitness levels increased noticeably amongst the children also”  3rd/4th class teacher, Scoil Bhride, Killeshandra.

   

 

Tri Hero

Introduced to primary schools in October 2016 we now have 12 primary schools and over 360 children throughout Cavan who have completed the 6 week ‘Tri-Heroes programme’.

Under the guidance of their very experience coaches’, children get the opportunity to develop their lifelong skills of running, cycling and swimming while combining these to learn the skills of transiting from one to another. A challenging, exciting and fun initiative which has proven to be a huge success and at the end of the programme all schools completed a Duathlon or Triathlon.

All participating schools throughout Cavan were then invited to participate in an end Duathlon event at Killygarry GAA grounds and race against pupils of their own age from all over Cavan. An event we hope to hold annually and can see get even bigger.

Contact Us

  • Nadine McCormilla
  • Sports Co-ordinator
  • Diane McEnerney
  • Sports Administrator
  • Dean McElroy
  • Sports Inclusion Development Officer
  • Aine O'Reilly
  • Community Sports Development Officer
Postal Address

  • Cavan Sports Partnership
  • Community & Enterprise Department
  • Cavan County Council
  • Farnham Centre
  • Farnham Street, Co Cavan
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