Athletics News.


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.

 

Spikeball Finals

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.

PCS Swimming News.

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.

Girls Spikeball

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)

Portmarnock CS Equestrian Team going from strength to strength.

fullsizerender-2Well 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.

Congratulations Caoimhe O’Connor!

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Dublin LGFA are delighted to announced that Dublin U16 player Caoimhe O’Connor from Clontarf GAA club is this years worthy recipient of the Leinster Young Player of the year Award.

Caoimhe was instrumental for Dublin this year and played a pivotal role in Dublin winning their seventh consecutive Leinster Crown.

The diminutive forward has to date collected provincial medals at U14 (2014) and U16 level (2015, 2016) with Dublin.

Ali O’Keefe wins for Ireland.

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My name is Ali O’Keeffe. I am 15 years old. On the September 8th I flew to Glasgow to represent Ireland in the Japan Karate Shoto World Championships 2016.

We flew to Glasgow on Thursday and we stayed in the Days Inn Hotel. I had two events on Friday. In my first event I performed in Family Kata with my Dad and my Sister, we came third! Then, about two hours later, I had my second event. I competed in Team Kumite where I fought against an English girl, I beat her!

The next morning, 10th September, I competed in three more events and came fourth in all of them! After the competition, we met the rest of our team and the next morning we flew back to Ireland. I was upset that my weekend was over but very happy I got to achieve my dream – and won two bronze medals! I can’t wait for the next World Championships!

Thank you to Sensei Dermot O’Keeffe, our coach! There are lots more competitions coming up – Let’s go JKS Ireland!