Fyffes Finds Ireland’s Fittest School In Waterford

By Sarah O'Sullivan
Fyffes Finds Ireland’s Fittest School In Waterford

Fyffes crowned St Mary’s Touraneena National School, Waterford, as Ireland’s Fittest School 2024 this week, following a three-month competition.

The competition saw hundreds of schools from all over the island of Ireland taking part.

It culminated in a grand final on Friday 24 May.

Four schools competed for a prize package that included €8,000 worth of sports equipment.

World para-rowing champion Katie O’Brien and Olympian sprinters Phil Healy and David Gillick attended the final.


Irish fruit importer Fyffes supported the competition and tracked it online.

The purpose of Fyffes’ event, now in its third year, was to promote the importance of exercise, fitness, and healthy eating among young people.

A central feature of the programme was a series of exercise routines. Competing schools could then adapt these into their PE curricula.

Judges measured the performance of each school against these routines.

St Mary’s Touraneena National School joins previous winners of the competition: Scoil Na Croise Naofa, Dunfanaghy (2022), and Gilson National School, Oldcastle (2023).


Fyffes’ head of marketing, Emma Hunt-Duffy, congratulated the pupils and staff of all participating schools and thanked everyone for their “enthusiasm, commitment and support.”

Hunt-Duffy added, “It was really encouraging to see how much fun and enjoyment the young pupils had as they incorporated the exercise routines into their PE classes and undertook each month’s fitness challenge.”

Further information about the competition can be viewed at www.fyffesfitsquad.ie.

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