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Forty eight athletes represented Scoil Ruain at the County Secondary Schools’ Track and Field Championships held in Templemore on Wednesday April 9th, proving to be a most enjoyable day for all students involved with many having great success at intermediate level.
First Year student, Gavin Ryan, won bronze in the 800 metres.
Gavin Joy, Third Year, won bronze in the 100 metre sprint while his brother Stephen, a Sixth Year student, also won bronze in his 100 metre sprint at senior level. Stephen has been a great ambassador for athletics throughout his time in Scoil Ruain. Patrick Harding, a Fifth year studetn, broke his own personal record in the High Jump, winning bronze overall.
Eamonn Troy, Third Year, won silver in the 1500 metre steeplechase. Fellow Third year students, Hannah O’Connell and Katie Tobin won silver and bronze respectively in the 1500 metres.
Dylan Kennedy, a senior student, won bronze in the 800 metres. Amazingly, it was Dylan’s first day of running competitively.
Success on the track was not confined to individual categories, with the school’s relay teams performing very well. The minor boys’ team of Patrick Campion, Rhys Shelly, Darragh Lynch and Danny Gleeson took bronze while the senior boys’ relay team of Stephen Joy, Billy Barrett, Niall Doocey and Conor came second. The intermediate girls team finished third, a great result for team members Grainne Horan, Jessica Dowling, Lauren Dowling and Robyn Schubert.