Applications open for 2018 SPAR FAI Primary Schools 5s


Applications open for 2018 SPAR FAI Primary Schools 5s

Applications have opened today for the 2018 SPAR FAI Primary School 5s.
4th Dec 2017

Last year the programme involved 28,576 students last year from 1,495 schools. The competition has been running since the mid 1990s and the programme promises to be bigger and better than ever this year.     


The FAI Schools are delighted to announce that the National Finals will be hosted in the spectacular surrounds of the Aviva Stadium again this year. It could be your School in the National Finals on May 30, so sign up now for your chance to go all the way and create a day to remember for your School and its students.

This magnificent competition is for children in 4th, 5th and 6th class and it all begins at local county level. The events are a fantastic opportunity for girls and boys to participate in a fun filled one day blitz. There are six sections (3 for boys and 3 for girls) to cater for all school sizes so whether your school falls into the small, medium or large category there is a competition to cater for you. 

Please see below the 2018 SPAR5s brochure & schedule which will outline the competition format, rules and details on your specific County qualifiers. The contact details for your local co-ordinator is also included on the download should you have any questions in relation to the competition. 

Please register your school now at Please note that the closing date for applications is strictly Friday, February 9 at 5pm and no late applications will be accepted. 

For further information on the programme please email