Muckross Park College has a strong athletic tradition and has been very successful in athletics competitions over the years. The school competes as part of the East Leinster schools region and the main athletic events on the yearly calendar are the National School’s Cross-Country Championship and the National School’s Track and Field Competition.

The East-Leinster cross country competition takes place in February and there are races for all age-groups. These races give students a chance to improve fitness and endurance. Teams consist of 6-8 members and successful teams and individuals may progress to Leinster and All-Ireland competitions.

The East-Leinster track and field events take place in May. This competition consists of sprints, middle and long distance track-races, as well as walking races. There are also a wide range of field events. This competition allows students to develop different areas of athleticism. Events are organized suitably for all age groups and the competition caters for a large number of students and a variety of athletic abilities.

Students interested in athletics should contact Miss Galloway or Mrs. Mc Carthy. All students are welcome