First year students were brought to ‘Awesome Walls’ in Finglas last Thursday 25th of May. Students had some fun and a well-deserved break before the summer exams. Thanks to the first year tutors and Mr. Maynes for organising the trip and accompanying the students and thanks to Miss Clarke for supervising on the day.
Congratulations to Aaron Cullen 3F and Craig Giles 4G who have both qualified for the All-Ireland Track and Field Competition which takes place in Tullamore on Saturday 3rd June.
Aaron finished first in his U16 Mile race. He ran a very tactical and fast race with a finishing time of 4 min 42 seconds. Aaron has grown into such a mature athlete that is improving his running with every race.
Craig won the 800m race and also received the FISEC Maastricht Cup, again a very tactical and fast race sub 2 minutes (1.58). Craig also competed in the 1,500m and placed second which qualifies him to compete in both races in Tullamore. To qualify in both races and to recover so quickly is a testiment to his dedicated approach to training every week.
The club and school are very proud that the boys will represent the school at such a prestigious sporting event. Best of Luck!!
Yesterday Aaron Cullen 3F and Craig Giles 4G represented our school at the All-Ireland Cross-Country Championship in Mallusk Co. Antrim. Unfortunately Maximilian Kelly 1F couldn’t compete in his race due to a conflicting important soccer match – there is always next year!
Aaron and Craig were both competing in the same race the Inter Boys 5,200m. With a large amount of rain that morning and the previous days the course was very heavy underfoot with many athletes losing their footwear! They raced against 127 competitors and both finished with pride after a very long and tough hilly race – Aaron finished 45th and Craig finished 57th. The running club and school are very proud of both boys and their achievements in this sport, they are an inspiration to the younger athletes in our club! We look forward to the track and field season – training has already started!
On Wednesday 15th February 3 students competed in the Leinster Schools’ Cross-Country Championships in Santry Demesne. Maximilian Kelly 1F ran first in the Minor Boys’ 2000m race, he had an amazing race and was leading in parts of the heavily waterlogged course. It was a tough race and he finished an impressive 7th place, that strong finish qualifies him to compete in the All-Irelands. Two students competed in the Inter Boys’ race – Aaron Cullen 3F and Craig Giles 4G. Both athletes were recovering from injury and illnesses so the nerves were palpable.
Both boys had a great start and kept up with the leading group through the tough 4500m race. Craig was the first to finish in 6th place and followed quickly by Aaron in 14th place. These great performances by both have qualified them for the All-Ireland which takes place in Newtownabbey in County Antrim on Saturday the 11th of March. The athletics club and school wish the three boys the best of luck at such a prestigious competition.
Training for Santry Track and Field Competitions will begin after mid-term on Friday mornings and Wednesday after school. A schedule of training for both track and field events will be put up on the ‘B Compound’ noticeboard after mid-term. New members of all abilities are welcome! Any questions see Ms. Malone.
Well done to the 1st yr Boys, 1st Yr Girls, 1st Yr Mixed and 2nd Yr Girls teams on their participation in the All Ireland Spikeball Finals held in UCD recently. All teams did themselves proud and participated in many exciting games against schools from all around the country. Although no silverware was brought home, the teams put up great performances in all their games.
5 students from PCS represented their school at the Leinster Schools 2017 swim gala; Cian Tighe, Lily Yu, Sean Church, Cillian O Sullivan and Emma Kelly. All of the students did their school proud. Cian Tighe won 3 gold medals for the 400 free style, 100 butterfly and the 100 free style.
There will be a national schools competition held in Dublin in May, this will be the top students from schools across the country representing their individual schools and province. Cian Tighe will be representing PCS at the National event.
Well done to the 1st and 2nd Year Girls Spikeball teams. Both teams managed to qualify for the All-Ireland Competition to be held in January following the regional finals today (Monday). Both teams finished 2nd in their groups before beating their opposition in the regional semi final stage to advance to the big day out in UCD where they will face 7 other schools from around the country. The teams were: 1st yr: Molly Johnston, Niamh Costello, Amy Gleeson, Ciara Whyte, Abbie Byrne, Eva Hakim, Danielle McFadden. 2nd Yr: Rebecca Cooke, Ciara Mullin, Marina Krasteva, Emily O Shea, Sophie McGlynn. (Photos in photo stream)
Well done to our Equestrian Team ; Kate Flanagan, Aoife Tuite, Sophie Finnegan and Lauren Upton.
The team have been competing against 15 other secondary schools in Leinster and achieved a podium place in their last show jumping league round. Teams travelled from Dunshaughlin, Trim, and Navan to participate against them and they came fourth.
Good luck in your remaining competitions girls. See the photos on the left for images of the team in action.