Cricket and Killithaddu were the chief school games till Fr. Smythe introduced football about the year 1881. There was not much to speak on soccer during the period prior to 1900. During the first 3 decades of 20th century St. Patrick’s did remarkably well in soccer and had several victories against much stronger opponents.
Now the College maintains the high Patrician standard in soccer. For the soccer fans of Jaffna, Patricians are giants.