In cross-country, the school would like to wish Eoin Smyth from 6th year all the best as he competes in the All-Ireland Schools Cross Country Finals this weekend outside Belfast. Eoin who has featured for the Meath U-21’s this year has ran during his time in school and it is a credit to him that having managed to qualify last year for the same event, he managed to make it two-in-a-row this year after a confident run in the Leinster Finals. Raced in Santry Eoin ran solidly all the way through to finish in the top 10 this guaranteeing his entry to this national final.
Unfortunately the school’s Junior and Senior teams and Inter individual athletes who had made it through the North Leinster Finals failed to progress. In what could only be put down to ‘one of those days’ it seemed what could go wrong, did go wrong as several athletes narrowly missed out on the All-Ireland’s and will have to wait to the Track and Field season to bounce back. However, there was one other success on the day with first year Marcus Clarke who qualified in the Junior U-15 race and who will also join Eoin in the All-Ireland’s over the same weekend. We wish both the best of luck.
Trim 10 Mile
One final achievement from our Leaving Cert athletes in the past month were the completion of the Trim 10 mile by Eoghan Harkin and Ryan McGowan. Both are athletes who have run with the cross-country team since 1st year. They had been training for a couple of months with this race in mind and both successfully completed the 16.1 kilometre course in 1 hour 33 minutes and 1 second. The race took place early last month on a course that started in Trim, went out through Dunderry and back into the finish in Trim via Kilbride.