- By St. Patricks Classical School
- In Athletics, Sport, St Pats Tribune
- Tags Cross Country, Geraldine Nolan Cup, Meath Track & Field Championship
The cross country team had a very successful season last year and have high expectations for the coming season. They have high numbers turning out for training, both those hoping to improve their overall fitness, those adding to their football training and those who hope to compete in upcoming inter-school competitions.
First up this year will be the Geraldine Nolan Cup, help near Oldcaste. The trophy was won by the team for the first time last year and they will be aiming to repeat their success this year. The team also performed exceptionally well in Meath, Cross-Country Championship winning the overall competitions in all levels and while difficult will try to mirror the fete this year. Unfortunately they lost out in the Meath Track & Field Championship last April, letting go of the title they had help for three of the previous four years. This they hope to retake.
In terms of ambitions for this year Mr. Moore said that realistically if they can get three of their four teams into the Leinster Finals in the Cross-Country Championships that would be a huge achievement as the North Leinster competition is one of the most competitive sections in the country with teams from as wide as Mullingar, Dundalk and across North County Dublin taking part. Some athletes to look out for this year include Kevin McGrath, Eoin Smyth, David Hawes, Ryan Sheridan, Sean Nolan, Eoghan Moore, Adam Canning and Fergus Crilly McEntee as well as some ambitious first-years.
Finally Mr. Moore, who is this year joined by Mr. Cregg, said that training continues Monday, Tuesday and Thursday with Monday’s particularly important for all 1st Years, including those involved in the 1st Year Football panel.
Jonathan Mc Donagh