Sport is a big part of RSD life. We offer a wide range of sports to all pupils and encourage everyone to participate and to enjoy sport. There is a sense of ‘sport for all’ and a belief that sport provides all of us with a chance to stay fit and healthy. Just as in the classroom, sport provides pupils with a chance to seek the best from themselves and an opportunity to learn something about themselves.

The School’s major sports are rugby for boys and hockey for girls and a number of teams are fielded for Saturday games at various age groups each week. Many of the teams compete in leagues and cup competitions and RSD players are regularly selected for regional squads in both rugby and hockey. Training and dedication are emphasised in RSD sports teams and there is a huge commitment from teaching staff/coaches and pupils alike. Raw talent is nurtured but hard work and commitment are always the platform for success.

Girls now also have a chance to train and play competitive rugby at RSD, both in the tag and contact versions of the game.

Senior rugby and hockey squads organise annual tours, not only in Ireland and the UK but also abroad. In recent years they have travelled to Spain, Italy and Portugal and there have been combined tours to New Zealand/Australia and to South Africa.


  • U-12 A and B for Year 8 boys
  • U-13 A and B for Year 9 boys
  • U-14 A and B for Year 10 boys
  • Medallion for Year 11 boys
  • 1st & 2nd XV for Year 12-14 boys


  • U-12 A and B for Year 8 girls
  • U-13 A and B for Year 9 girls
  • U-14 A and B for Year 10 girls
  • U-15 for Year 11 girls
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd XI for Year 12-14 girls

In addition to rugby and hockey, we offer cricket (boys and girls), athletics, volleyball, swimming, badminton, netball, golf, tennis, football, cross country, table tennis, orienteering, showjumping and shooting. Many of our teams are entered for competitions and, just as in rugby and hockey, the most skilled and dedicated performers are often selected for representative honours at regional, Ulster and even Ireland level.









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First place for RSD’s Show Jumping team

Congratulations to the RSD Show Jumping team; Erin Mathieson, Emma-Jane Orr and Bethany Robinson-Smith took first place in a recent competition at Lusk Equestrian Centre, as well as a coveted qualifying position for the Schools’ Show Jumping Championship at the Balmoral Show in May.

Senior Girls Tag Rugby team pipped at the post

Well done to our Senior Girls Tag Rugby team who finished as runners up in the Danske Bank Schools Cup competition.  The girls finished at the top of their group after beating Victoria College 4 tries to 0. Tries came from Sarah Shrestha (Year 12), Lucy Turkington...

U15 SELB Hockey Team Selection

Congratulations to Lucy Redmond, Molly Watt and Abbie Hampton who have all been selected for the U15 Area Board Hockey team.

Minor Schools Swimming

Emma competes in Irish Minor Schools Swimming Championship

Emma Chambers (Year 8) competed in the Irish Minor Schools Swimming Championship in Dublin National Aquatic Centre on Sunday 10th February, representing RSD.

Table Tennis U13

U13 Girls’ Table Tennis team wins Ulster Schools Team Championships

Congratulations to the U13 Girls’ Table Tennis team who won the Ulster Schools Team Championships, securing a place at the Irish Championships later this term.

Show Jumping Champion

Emma-Jane named 2019 Premier Individual Champion at Show Jumping League

Emma-Jane Orr was named the Premier Individual Champion of the MEC Interschools Open Individual 1m 10 Show Jumping League, on her pony Jazzy Susie, representing Royal School Dungannon.

PE Multi Sports Blitz Day 2019

On 1st February at RSD, Year 8 and Year 9 pupils will enjoy a fun filled day of Hockey, Football, Basketball and Tag Rugby mini events, coordinated by the A Level PE pupils and PE Staff. This is a new House competition involving all four houses.

Ulster Schools Cup championship goes swimmingly for RSD

The RSD Swim Team travelled to Bangor Aquatic Centre to take part in the Swim Ulster Schools Cup championship on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October.

Ellie selected to cycle at the Tour of London

Ellie Kelso (Year 11) has been selected to ride for Cycling Ulster at the Tour of London 2018. This is a great opportunity for her and testament to all of her recent hard work and training.

Quintet of Gold Medals for Jack Rankin

Congratulations to Jack Rankin (Year 10) for winning a superb total of five gold medals last weekend at the Swim Ulster Open Swimming Championships 2018.

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