Extra Curricular

Sports and Extra Curricular Activities

Sport is an integral part of life at the CBS, and we have enjoyed prolific success on the playing field.

We encourage each student to be physically active in some way, and offer a wide range of sports such as Gaelic football, Hurling, Rugby, Soccer, Athletics, Basketball, Swimming, Golf, Handball, Archery, Cycling and Kayaking.

In addition, there is a rich extra-curricular life within the CBS, and we offer such activities as drama, public speaking, music, poetry and music workshops amongst many others. All of these help students to boost their confidence by showcasing their talents in front of their peers, and to a wider audience.

Sport: Gaelic football, Hurling, Rugby, Soccer, Athletics, Basketball, Swimming, Golf, Handball, Archery, Cycling, Kayaking.

Speech & Drama Plays: Participation in Musicals and Drama, Publics Speaking, Debating, Song and Drama Workshops, Poetry Recitals.

Art Students participate in numerous art competitions, including the Strokestown House Sculpture Competition which our students have won on previous occasions.

Music We host an annual rock music competition, Opportunity Knocks, which encourages students to write and perform their own music. Prizes include professional recordings of their music, PR for the band and a professional photo shoot. This has proven to be a hugely popular event.

Charity Students are involved in many fundraisers both nationally and locally. These include putting together Christmas Hampers for the St. Vincent De Paul, the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal, fundraising for Roscommon/ Mayo Wheelchair Association and the Fair Trade Co-Op in our town.

General Subject Competitions and Quizes to mark events such as National Maths Week and National Science Week. We also hold an International Food Day in which students research, cook and sell food from various countries

Projects and Competitions Maths Olympiad, Young Scientist, Edmund Rice Awards, Art Competitions, Denny Debating Competitions and Mental Health Public Speaking Competitions