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Judo was created as a physical, mental and moral pedagogy in Japan, in 1882, by Jigoro Kano. It is generally categorized as a modern martial art which later evolved into a combat and Olympic sport. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice. A judo practitioner is called a judoka.

The philosophy and subsequent pedagogy developed for judo became the model for other modern Japanese martial arts that developed from koryū.

GAA – Hurling


At present we field three teams in Dublin Schools Gaa Competitions. 
The Senior hurlers and U16 hurlers compete during September and October. The U14 team compete after Christmas.

Gaelic Football

Details coming soon…


Soccer is very popular in Synge Street CBS. It is played across all years in the school and students travel to compete against schools in tournaments, competitions and friendly matches.  Students train for the matches after school in our school hall.

Check out our twitter page for photos from matches !


Basketball is very popular in Synge Street CBS.  There are two teams: junior and senior.  The school competes in competitions and regularly plays in matches with other secondary schools.  Most matches are played in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.  Basketball training takes place after school in our school hall.


We have two volleyball teams here in Synge Street. Junior and Senior training after school most days.

The Earley-Tiernan Memorial

The Earley-Tiernan Memorial is a soccer tournament that is held annually amongst a group of secondary schools in the Dublin area.

Clubs in Synge Street

  • AV Club
  • Chess Club
  • Library Club
  • Music Club
  • Science Club
  • Green Schools
  • International Club 

Green Schools Committee

Our Green Schools Committee meet every Friday to discuss and plan activities.  We have been awarded 4 flags and have now started work on our 5th flag.

Our main topic for discussion in 2023 to 2024 is on Biodiversity.