Synge Street CBS
is a Christian Brothers
School in Dublin 8
. It was founded in 1864.
The primary section caters for boys from seven to twelve years. It is called Sancta Maria CBS
. It opened in 1954.
The official name for the secondary school is St Paul's Secondary School, Heytesbury Street
. The present building replaced a row of houses, used for class-rooms, and was opened in the late 1960s: it was extended in the 1980s. The school is situated on most of a city block and includes a Christian Brothers monastery which also houses a number of retired Brothers who have served in various other schools.
The school has also produced many great soccer
, gaelic football
teams and until recently had a very strong under 18's soccer team winning Leinster Trophies and representing the school in many tournaments including the Schools World Cup
, which Synge Street represented Ireland in 1993. They finished the competition in sixth place and took the fair play award. On the way to the Leinster trophy, the school beat other Dublin schools such as Drimnagh Castle
. They then went on to win an all Ireland competition before representing Ireland in the school's world cup in 1993. The school has a very strong soccer tradition producing many great players including Ireland international, Andy Reid
and Drogheda United
, former Celtic