Extra Curricular

Classes in Tin Whistle, Soccer, Camogie, Football, Tennis, Art and Craft, and I.T. as well as Swimming and Athletics.

The Trad. Band meet every Thursday, after school, under the direction of teacher Catriona Ní Choileáin. It is a joy to hear them play and to see how delighted all members are to be part of the group.

School Choir

Our school choir has taken pride of place in Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh, Cailíní, for many years. For the past ten years, Maeveann O'Brien, 4th class teacher and highly accomplished musician, has led the choir to victory on so many occasions. Three time winners at the Cork International Choral Festival, victory at Féile an tSamhraidh and Feis Maitiú.

In 2015, the producers of Cork Opera House Christmas Concert, under the direction of Mr. John O Brien, invited the choir to participate in a wonderful Christmas Concert. An amazing performance by the pupils of the school, brought delight to the audience.

April 2016, saw the choir perform with the Cork Junior Youth Orchestra in the Everyman Theatre and in December 2016, the girls were quite amazing, as they performed at Cork City Hall, in the Enable Ireland Christmas Concert.

On Saturday, February 25th, 2017 MaeveAnn returned to the Opera House, with the choir, as they performed superbly, with the Cork Operatic Society in Carmen.

School Musicals

Every two or three years the schools embarks on a large scale preparation for a musical. A hugely united and enthusiastic staff, parent and pupil effort results in the final production of a whole school musical. The recently chosen musicals have been Honk - an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story The Ugly Duckling, Annie, Alice in Wonderland and The Lion King.

From Easter onwards the school is alive with talk of the show following the arrival of scripts and production packs from Music Theatre International, London. Auditions get underway and class groups assigned their duties. Musical fever takes over!

In the following weeks rehearsals are in full swing, voices trained, dances choreographed, scenes blocked. Set production teams get to work on sets and props. Costumes sewn, bought and borrowed. Tickets and programmes printed. Sound and lighting equipment tested and tweaked. All the while, the day to day teaching and learning of the curriculum continues!

The Rory Gallagher Theatre in Cork Institute of Technology has provided a fantastic venue for the production and the staff of CIT were a wonderful support to all in Spioraid Naoimh Cailíní. In the 120 seater tiered auditorium the children take to the stage for five shows over three consecutive days.

A little Broadway moment comes to the pupils of Spioraid Naoimh Cailíní and we hope it will always remain a wonderful memory for those who stepped onto the stage in The Rory Gallagher Theatre. The whole school musical is a tradition we hope to continue in future years. 


Given that Lizzie Lee, Olympic Athlete, is our past pupil keeping our girls active is a big part of our school day. Lizzie has been back to us many times. Our girls ran a marathon over a two week period in 2016 and Lizzie led us on the final laps!

In addition to athletics, our camogie team always do us proud, reaching the finald of the Sciath na Scol indoor blitz and playing so well.

Football and soccer are two other favourites.

We have brought home the Barber Cup as Cork Parks Tennis successful team on many occasions.

All our classes swim regularly in Leisure world.