Badminton Success.

10 TY students took part in a badminton doubles tournament in Coolmine on Thursday 31st January. It was a fantastic day! Congratulations to Seán Lambert and Dylan Kennedy who came third out of fifteen teams. Well done to everyone who took part.


Leinster LC Qualifying Swim Meet Success!

Leinster LC Qualifying Meet January 2019

Congratulations to the seven PCS students who competed in the recent Leinster Long Course Swim Meet. Lily Yu, Alison Rivera-McMahon, Alex Neville, Cillian O’Sullivan, Ben Kelly, Sean Church and Lara McEvoy. Great times were produced with PB’s by all, also a  fantastic medal count of 10 as follows:

Lara McEvoy: Gold 200M Free,Silver 200M/400M IM, Bronze 100M Back.

Sean Church: Gold 400M IM, Bronze 100M Breast.

Cillian O’Sullivan: Gold 200M Breast, Silver 100M Breast, Bronze 50M Breast.

Good luck to Lara, Sean and Cillian who qualified for the Irish Open National Championships in March.


Bleep Test Champions!

Congratulations to the following students who got the highest bleep test scores in their year. The PE department were very impressed with these fantastic results!
1st yr: Boy: Ryan Kelly   11.12        Girl: Abbie O Hanlon  11.2

2nd yr: Boy: James Reen 11.2        Girl: Naoise Cullen 9.10
3rd yr: Boy: Max Kelly  14.5             Girl: Amy Gleeson 10.3

U17 Boys Soccer Victory.

Congratulations to the Boys U17 Soccer Team on their 2-1 win against the reigning league champions Colaiste Choilm, Swords in the North Dublin Semi-Final. Both goals were scored by team captain Matthew Taaffe with assists from Liam Wright and Conor Archer. Special mentions to Mark Morris, Nathan Geraghty and Kian Morgan on their exceptional performance throughout the game. Portmarnock Community School will now play St. Declan’s College, Cabra in the final.


Athletics News

Last Wednesday and Saturday the school competed in 8 events in the Leinster Track and Field Competition in Santry Stadium. Well done to all those whose competed: Naoise Cullen- 800m, Harry Mac Keogh- 100m Hurdles, Conor Gleeson- 400m Hurdles, Craig Giles-800m + 1,500m, Aaron Cullen- 3,000m + 1,500m and Grace McKeever- Long Jump. Grace and Aaron placed 2nd and 3rd in their events and have qualified for the All-Ireland’s on Saturday 2nd of June in Tullamore. The athletics club and school wish them the best of luck.

Kevin Oliver – Judo Champion.


Swimming

Portmarnock Community School have four students selected to represent Leinster in the upcoming schools interprovincial competition in April. PCS has the largest representation of any school in Leinster which is a significant achievement. Well done to all involved for your commitment to the sport of swimming and for representing the school with pride. The swimmers involved are Lara McEvoy, Sean Church, Cilian O’Sullivan and Cian O’Keeffe-Tighe.
Well done also to those who recently participated in the Community and Comprehensive Swimming Competition held in Newpark Comprehensive School. The school came 2nd in the overall medals table.

Well done Aaron.

Well done to Aaron Cullen who was representing PCS in Waterford this weekend at the National Cross Country Finals. Aaron had a fantastic race. The course was extremely wet and mucky therefore very heavy underfoot. He placed 10th overall and just lost 9th place with 100m to the finish line. He is now 2nd on the reserve list to represent Ireland at the Cross-Country Internationals as the top 8 qualify. We are extremely proud of his hard work and his dedication to training. Thanks to Ms Malone and Ms McDonald for their mentoring.


Raising the Barr.

On Thursday 16th November the Irish Olympian Thomas Barr trained our students in a two hour session. The school won this amazing training session as a prize for competing in the Irish Life Health Schools Fitness Challenge.

The event was supported by Irish Life Health and they work in close partnership with Dublin City University and the creator of the Irish Schools’ Fitness Challenge, Professor Niall Moyna.

Thomas was so generous with his time and the school is still buzzing with excitement from the event and the lucky students who got to participate #RaisedTheBarr thoroughly enjoyed it! Who knows he may have inspired future Olympians!

For a full report click here.

 

 


Well Done to the Running Club.

Congratulations to all 30 students who competed in the Cross-Country Race in the Phoenix Park yesterday. Individual winners were; Naoise Cullen 1J (2nd), Maximilian Kelly (1st), Aaron Cullen (2nd) and Craig Giles (1st). Team winners were both the Senior Girls and the Senior Boys’ Teams won the team events.. Both have won Perpetual Trophies that will be engraved and displayed in the school.
The First year girls team narrowly missed medals and placed 4th overall – with more training as a team I am sure they will place soon. Special mention must go to Rhys Chapman 3N and Jamie O’Hanlon 3C who jumped up to the Senior Boys. They nearly doubled their distance but, with their help, the Senior Boys’ won best overall Team.
Thanks to Ms Malone and Ms McDonald who have established PCS as an athletics force to be reckoned with.

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