For more photos of our Partnerships activities, please check out our Active News section.

We encourage our pupils at Taney Parish Primary School to get involved in activities outside of school. Involvement in after school activities as well as in local clubs is likely to encourage lifelong participation in a sport or activity. We invite coaches and instructors from the local community and further afield to deliver sessions to the pupils to give them an opportunity to try out different ways of being active. These include GAA, Zumba, Bike Safety and Skills, Rugby, Cricket, Soccer, Dancing, Basketball, Pound Classes, Skipping, Badminton and Irish Dancing. Our partnerships are following:

  • IRFU
  • Ballinteer St. John’s GAA club
  • St. Olaf’s GAA club
  • YM Cricket Club & Merrion Cricket Club
  • An Garda Síochána
  • The Movement Project (Dundrum)
  • FAI
  • Road Safety Authority
  • Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Cycling
  • Marlay Park
  • Leicester Celtic
  • Wayside Celtic
  • Leinster Cricket
  • Leinster Hockey
  • Playball
  • Ultimate Frisbee (Irish Flying Disc Association)
  • Little Lotus Yoga
  • Skipping: Skip n Rope
  • Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown Sports Partnership


What Club Are You In?

During April 2022 the Active School Committee conducted a “What Club Are You In?” survey again, as it not been completed since COVID-19 restrictions eased.  We compiled the information and the results are displayed on the Active School Notice Board.  We realised that the pupils are involved in numerous forms of physical activity including: Gymnastics, Badminton, Rugby, Ballet, Soccer, Taekwando, Horse Riding, Hockey, Swimming, Skiing and much much more.

School/Community Links


Swimming starts in 2nd Class and participation is mandatory for all pupils up to and including 5th Class. The lessons take place on Wednesdays, during school time, at Loughlinstown Swimming Pool.  Following a break from swimming due to COVID-19, our pupils are thrilled to be back swimming again this year!


GAA Sessions

We were very lucky to have fantastic coaches from Ballinteer St. John’s GAA Club to come and show us some skills.  We were engaging in a variety of skills and games including: High Catch, Low Catch, Body Catch, Reach Catch, Toe Tap, The Bounce, Hand Passing, Shadowing and much much more.


Cricket Sessions

Michael from Mount Merrion Cricket Club treated Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Classes to cricket sessions in our playground.  We played lots of fun games which aided us with our hand-eye coordination, throwing and catching skills, batting and bowling technique and concentration.


Cycling Sessions

Sixth Class began their Cycling Training Module with Cycle Right ( in March for 6 weeks.  They have learned a lot about cycling safety and skills.  The cycling tracks have been very helpful in directing the bicycles around the playground.