The philosophy of St. Benildus College is to foster the intellectual, physical, social and moral development of each pupil. Through an innovative and flexible curriculum, a broad inclusive education is provided in an atmosphere of mutual respect and co-operation.

In this context, we nurture an interest in sport among our pupils.The College prioritises enjoyment in all forms of physical activity, as we recognise the importance of happiness in the enrichment of the complete educational experience.

Sport provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn leadership skills, teamwork, friendship, develop confidence and an awareness of the importance of lifelong activity and health. It offers the opportunity for each person to achieve his own unique potential.

We are very proud to provide opportunities to all students irrespective of ability, through our full range of sporting activites in the College and the college prioritises enjoyment in all forms of physical activity. The College has been very successful at the elite level of sport, winning titles at local, regional and national level. Amongst the sports offered to our students are:

Gaelic Football
Gym Club
Table Tennis

The outreach possibilities of sporting activity are constantly explored. Our students are linked with Special Olympics, ‘Run 4 Life’, local sporting clubs, and the promotion and organisation of sports in local primary schools.

St Benildus College has links with the following local clubs:

Gaelic Games: Kilmacud Crokes, Naomh Olaf, Ballinteer St John’s.
Soccer: St James’ Athletic.
Athletics: Dundrum South Dublin Athletics Club.
Special Olympics: South Dublin Sports Club, South Dublin Strikers.
Table Tennis: Dundrum Table Tennis Club.
Rugby: DLSP
Yoga: 360°

Boxing: Angels B.C.

All Weather Pitch
The new all weather pitch has been completed. It is a state of the art, all weather floodlit GAA pitch, incorporating two full size soccer pitches. It is a welcome achievement and a great addition to the sporting facilities in the college.
The all weather pitch was installed by Pride Sports. 
For further information please see their website.

Interested in hiring?
Our fantastic sports facilities are available if you have a sports league and wish to discuss hiring options:
• Full Size All Weather 11-A-Side Soccer Pitches (2).
• Full size All Weather Gaelic Football/Hurling Pitch (1).
• All Weather 6-A-Side Soccer Pitches (2).
• Indoor sports hall – suitable for badminton, basketball, indoor soccer, table tennis, volleyball etc.
• Fully equipped gym.
• Yoga/dance studio.

Please contact Paula
Phone – 086 6179000
Email –

    St. Benildus Integration through Sport 2016