St Kevin's College Ballygall, Opening of School Gym
The St Kevin’s College School Gym was recently refurbished at a cost of €137,000 and was officially opened by Darragh Maloney & Damien O’Meara from RTE who host 'Sport at 7' on RTE radio several evenings a week and Father Power, from the local church, who blessed the building.
St Kevin’s College was established in 1967 and has a very proud tradition in sport, in particular Gaelic Football and Soccer. We have had many pupils who have gone on to play football for the Dublin Senior Football team and who have won All Ireland medals, such as, Mick Deegan, Dermot Deasy, Gerry Hargan, Barney Rock, John Kearns and Anto McCaul. Ex International soccer player David O’Leary and current international Stephen Kelly are also past pupils.
The school has traditionally been associated with Ballymun Kickhams GAA Club but we also have students who play for Erin’s Isle and Na Fianna GAA Clubs. There can be great banter on the corridors on Monday mornings after some local derbies been played! Mr Clinton, the schools PE teacher & who plays with Ballymun Kickhams, is involved with many of the teams in the school and it is down to his hard work and his colleagues that inspires the students of St Kevin’s to wear the blue of Dublin like John Kelly who played with the Dublin Minor Football team this year.