Recent Sports Events

September 2022: Hockey Blitz

June 2022: Soccer Friendlies

St. Laurences v St. Kevin's N.S.

The month of June provided a very welcome return to soccer action for the fifth and sixth class students of St. Laurence’s. On Thursday the 2nd we travelled to face local opposition in the form of St. Kevin’s. The girls team kicked off the action and played some lovely intricate football moving the ball nicely between the lines. They took the lead with a well worked goal before adding to it just before the half time whistle. Kevin’s grew into the game and got their reward with a goal early in the second half. The Kevin’s goalkeeper made a string of good saves before two flowing moves from St. Laurence’s saw them add to their tally and finish the game with a 4-1 victory.

The boys team kicked off their game shortly after, in what was a very intense affair. Both teams started a bit anxiously, but grew into the game and produced some great football. The battle in midfield was one to be admired as the challenges were strong but very fair. Kevin’s had a chance to take the lead from the penalty spot but their effort was saved brilliantly by the St. Laurence’s keeper. As the game became stretched with both teams looking for a winner St. Kevin’s capitalised. A wonder cross into the box that was swept home at the back post to make it 1-0 to the hosts. St. Laurence’s rallied valiantly to try and find an equaliser but unfortunately neither time or luck was on their side on the day and St. Kevin’s took the victory.

St. Laurence's v Kilcoole N.S.

Kilcoole N.S. were the next opposition to be faced and this was done over two separate days. On the 9th of June the boys team took on the challenge. The game started at a rapid pace with an abundance of the action on the wings. St. Laurence’s settled into the game and tried to work the ball out from the back. Midway through the first half Kilcoole got their break through and doubled their lead soon after. It could have been worse for the Greystones men only for a great double save from the St. Laurence’s goalkeeper to keep the score at 2-0. The lads came out battling for everything in the second half. A long-range effort from Kilcoole saw them increase their lead but the heads never dropped on the Laurence’s side and they got their reward with a goal from a brilliant header. As time ticked on they created chance after chance but were just unable to find that finishing touch. A fantastic game which ended with a score line of 3-1 to the hosts.

It was then over to the girls and they made the short journey out to face Kilcoole on the 15th of June and this game did not disappoint. It saw the Greystone’s girls come firing out of the blocks and they quickly took a 2-0 lead. Kilcoole grew into the game and their confidence was further boosted after they found a way to break down the Laurence’s defence and put themselves on the scoresheet. From that moment on any attack from either side could have resulted in a goal. An end to end game that was played at a heart pumping velocity. The Kilcoole goalkeeper found herself in inspired form on the day making a huge number of stops. This was to prove to be the difference on the day as Kilcoole came out victorious on a 7-5 score line.

Over the course of the four friendlies 84 students represented their school. They all played brilliantly and wore the jersey with pride. Hopefully, it has given our departing sixth class students some memories to cherish and the fifth class a taste of what is to come next year. Well done to all involved.

30 May 2022: Tag Rugby

26 May 2022: GAA Camogie Blitz

20 May 2022: St. Laurence's Golf Classic

19 May 2022: Wicklow Athletics

On Thursday, 19th May nearly 80 children from 3rd to 6th class participated in the Wicklow Primary Schools Track and Field Event. Our wonderful athletes put on a fantastic display and medals galore were won. Well done to all involved!

16 May 2022: Delgany Schools' Cup

Congratulations to the 6th class pupils who represented the school in the Delgany Schools' Cup in Delgany Golf Club on Monday, 16th May.

April & May 2022: Cumann na mBunscol Participation Days

On 28th April and 12th May a number of the 5th and 6th class children represented the school in the Cumann na mBunscol Participation Days held in Bray Emmets GAA Club. Well done to all involved!

March 2022: GAA Blitz

On the 16th March the 5th and 6th class children participated in a football blitz in Éire Óg.