Mount Temple is extremely proud to offer such a diverse and inclusive sports program which is represented by teams in Hockey, Rugby, Basketball, Football, Cricket, Athletics, Badminton, Cross Country, Sailing, Rock Climbing and Swimming. The main winter sports for boys are Rugby and Hockey while for the girls, the main sports are Basketball and Hockey. A full timetable of when each team trains is available to the students at the start of every school year.

Sport is an important aspect of extra-curricular activity in Mount Temple. Besides the obvious benefits that come from being physically active, involvement in school sports can make a valuable contribution towards children’s personal development as they gain self-confidence through learning new skills and also learn to understand the importance of team spirit, sportsmanship, self-discipline and leadership.

Sport is one of the chief ways of developing and maintaining relationships with other schools. Representing their school through sport helps students to develop a sense of identity with their school and also to develop a strong bond of friendship with their fellow team players.

The Mount Temple Sports Council

The Sports Council is a voluntary committee consisting of school management, members of staff and coaches, parents and students. We meet approximately 10 times a year. The main aim of the committee is to support and encourage the extremely important role of sport in the school.

The current Secretary of the Sports Council is Ciaran McNally and the Chairperson is Andy Sargent.

The role of Mount Temple Sports Council:
➔ To promote Sport within Mount Temple
➔ To raise funds to invest in sports facilities and equipment
➔ To oversee and review the maintenance and use of facilities
➔ To plan for the future development of the school’s sports infrastructure
➔ To support and arrange appropriate training for coaching staff
➔ To raise awareness of sport through regular reports on the school website
➔ To celebrate students’ achievements and involvement in sport through the Council’s annual Sports Awards


Girls: Hockey, Basketball, Rugby, Badminton, Soccer, Athletics and Cricket.
Boys: Rugby, Hockey, Badminton, Soccer, Athletics and Cricket.

The role of Mount Temple Sports Council

  • To promote Sport within Mount Temple.
  • To raise funds to invest in sports facilities and equipment.
  • To oversee and review the maintenance and use of facilities.
  • To plan for the future development of the school’s sports infrastructure.
  • To support and arrange appropriate training for coaching staff.
  • To raise awareness of sport through regular reports on the school website.
  • To celebrate students’ achievements and involvement in sport through the Council’s annual Sports Awards.


A large focus is on fundraising and our main fundraisers have been the voluntary contribution and The Healthy Living Week Walk and a day of bag packing. We would like to thank Nolan’s supermarket for their ongoing generous support.

The voluntary contribution is set at €125 per family for pupils participating in after school sports. These funds are vital in order to help us support the current after school sports programme and continue to develop sport within the school environment. Without these fundraisers, we would be unable to provide for all the coaching, transport and equipment that is needed for the enhancement of sport in Mount Temple.

The Sports Awards

Over each year, we have had continued success with hockey, rugby and basketball, badminton, cricket and athletics. The annual Sports Awards are one of the sporting highlights of the year for students, staff and parents. This is an opportunity to reward dedication, skill and sporting talent among the pupils throughout all the teams.

Mount Temple First Year Summer Camp

This very successful camp is run for two weeks in mid-August when Mount Temple’s sports teachers, coaches, senior and past pupils return early from their summer holidays to host a special sports camp for incoming First Years. The camp has proven to be a popular and fun way for children to get to know other pupils in their new school and to make new friendships before they enter “Big School”.

Role of Parents

We would like to thank the parents for their ongoing support both financially and of their time through supporting the games and helping out with transport. We look forward to continuing to work together as a school community supporting sport in Mount Temple.

We are always keen to welcome new members onto the committee. The AGM is held in October in the library and members are elected onto the committee at this meeting. Should you wish to make contact with the committee, this can be done through the school office.


Athletics & Cross Country

Co-ordinator – Mr Steele

Cross-Country (Winter Months)

Mount Temple Comprehensive School takes part in a number of cross country events before Christmas preparing for the North Leinster Schools Cross Country Championships which take place each year in January.  Students who qualify from this event go on to represent the school at the Leinster Cross-Country Championships, with the opportunity to qualify for the All Ireland Schools Cross-Country Championships.


Mount Temple Comprehensive School offers a variety of different events for students to train in throughout the athletics season, from hurdles to shot putt, and relay to javelin, we work with students to help them find their event.  We take part in the North Leinster Track and Field Championships in early May and students who qualify then progress onto the Leinster Schools Track and Field Championships. We also take part in the Leinster Schools Indoor Multi-Event Championships in October.

(Photos: Max Fulham Photography)


Co-ordinator – Mr Steele

Training Times – 2 Mornings a week 7.45 to 8.30 and Friday afternoons 3.45 – 5.00.

Mount Temple Comprehensive School enters into the Dublin Schools Badminton league for Under 14, Under 16 and Under 19 age groups, both boys and girls.  Entering teams in Division 3 and Division 4 and 5 for the other teams depending on ability.

Since September 2019 we have reached Dublin Schools Badminton Division 4 finals, Division 3 semi-finals and more recently our Under 19 Girls reached the Leinster Schools Badminton championships in Division 3.  In 2020 we had the privilege to be awarded the Leinster Schools Badminton school of the year.


Basketball is increasing in popularity every year in Mount Temple. There are 1st Year, 2nd Year, U16 and U19 teams for both girls teams and for the first time in a number of years, there is an U19 Boys Basketball team as well. All teams participate in the Dublin Leagues and Cup competitions. Training takes place after school in the gym and games are usually played on a Wednesday afternoons for the Cadets and Seniors before Christmas and after Christmas for 1st and 2nd year teams.


Co-ordinators – Mr Forrest and Mr Abbott

Training – 1 or 2 evenings a week after school commencing after St. Patrick’s day each year.

Mount Temple cricket has been enjoying a huge resurgence in recent years and has grown from 1 Senior Boys team to 4 boys and 5 girls teams over the past 10 years. Cricket is one of the schools main summer sports and training starts after St. Patrick’s day. All teams train at least once a week and games start for all teams in the summer term after the Easter Holidays. In our most recent season, in 2019, the senior girls made the Leinster A final, narrowly losing to St. Andrew’s and the U13 Boys won the schools first A competition since the 90’s.

Healthy Living Week – Sponsored Walk

For a week in the summer term each school year, the PE department lead the school in Healthy Living Week. There is a rich and varied schedule of events during the week including talks on health and wellbeing, morning fitness classes and lunchtime activities. At the heart of this week is the School Walk which aims to promote a healthy lifestyle, physical activity, mental wellbeing, social responsibility and respect.

Mount Temple has excellent numbers engaged in physical activity and sports compared to national averages. We are always looking to encourage more pupils to be active and the money raised through the Sponsored Walk is used to reinvest in our sports and recreational facilities.


Co-ordinators Mr Forrest and Mr Abbott

Training takes place from early September to around St. Patricks Day each year.

Mount Temple is currently fielding 5 boys and 8 girls teams across from 1st – 6th year including both indoor and outdoor teams. All training sessions and matches take place on our recently redeveloped hockey pitch which offers all of our players a fantastic opportunity to develop their skills. Each team trains twice a week with girls sessions mostly taking place on a Monday and Thursday and boys sessions mostly taking place on Tuesdays and Fridays.

All of our teams participate in the Leinster League and Cup Competitions. Games for both boys and girls usually take place on a Wednesday afternoon after school.


Rugby Gamesmaster: Mr. Bunting
Rugby Managers: Ms. Lenihan, Mr. Fox, Ms. Doyle, Ms. Tyrrell
Head Coach: Caoimhe Morris

Training for boy’s teams: After school on Mondays and Thursdays
Training for girl’s teams: After school on Fridays.

Mount Temple Comprehensive School boasts a long tradition of rugby, dating all the way back to the days when the school was known as Mountjoy. The school now fields six teams consisting of boys and girls from all year groups throughout the school. Players train each week, matches take place most weeks and players attend the weekly meeting with their manager where they get confirmation of the following week’s fixture and any other information.

  • The Senior boy’s team compete in the Senior 2A Leinster League and McMullen or Vinnie Murray Cup. The Senior team won the McMullen Cup in 2019.
  • The Junior boys compete in the Junior 2A Leinster League and Duff or Fr.Godfrey Cup.
  • The girls Senior and Junior teams play fixtures throughout the year in both sevens and fifteen-a-side games. These are at friendly and competitive levels.
  • The boys First and Second year boys teams play friendly fixtures throughout their season which then culminates in the end of season competitions for the Bull and Comprehensive Cups.

Our senior boy’s team are the official ballboys at the Aviva Stadium for all International and big European fixtures. This is a great honour and tradition going back a long time between the school and the IRFU.

New players, both boys and girls are always welcome.