Athletics – May 2013




After many trials throughout the school, 23 boys were chosen to represent the school in Cumann na mBunscoile County Athletics. We trained very hard for 2months with Ms.Mc Guire on most Lunch breaks. Our technique was improving and we were getting fitter day by day. We worked on sprinting, long distance running and relay passing. On the 28th of May we went to Dangan to compete in the County Sports. We were all very excited getting the bus early in the morning. There was very heavy rain throughout the events but we managed to run very well through it. In U13 long distance, Jason and Dean ran and made it into the finals. U11 long distance (Séan and Jack) made it into the semi-finals. U9 long distance (Luke and Ronan) ran brilliantly and got through to their final where Ronan won a silver medal.


Sprints were the next event. U9 (Jack and Louis)  made it through their heats and semi-finals to secure a place in the finals where Louis won a bronze medal. U11 (Mark and Ciaran) and U13 (Cornelius and Robert)  ran excellently but unfortunately did not make it to the final. The final event was the relays. We had been practicing our hand pass technique for weeks and it paid off. U9 (Emmanuel, Dovydos, C.J and Jack) came 3rd in their heats. U11 (Alex, Colin, Darrah C and Darragh H) came 4th in their heats. U13 (Domnik, Emilio, Michael and Fionn) came 4th in their heat also.


To round off a fun day, we got some treats on the way home. All the boys did our school proud. Well done to everyone. A big thanks to Ms. Mc Guire, Mr. Crowe and Ms. Conneely.