O’Leary and Saunders Win GloHealth Leinster Schools Senior XC Titles

Close to a thousand schools athletes contested the GloHealth Leinster Schools’ Cross Country Championships in Santry Demesne on Wednesday, 11th of February.  Jack O’Leary (Clongowes Wood) and Hope Saunders (Mt. Temple), who both represented Ireland at the European Cross Country Championships last December, ran out the impressive winners of the senior races. (more…)

GloHealth Announce Sponsorship of Irish Schools’ Athletics

GloHealth, Ireland’s most innovative health insurer, today announced its sponsorship of Irish Schools’ Athletics, which includes the full competitive programme from Regional and Provincial to National levels. (more…)

DCU Invitational Cross Country 2015 Report

On a crisp January afternoon, the DCU Schools Invitational kicked off the secondary school’s 2015 cross country season at the DCU sports grounds. Despite the cold frosty weather conditions – schools travelled from far and wide to compete; with St. Kieran’s College from Kilkenny dethroned the St. Aidan’s CBS boys to win the Best Overall boy’s school. In the Best Overall girls school competition, Mount Temple and Holy Child Killiney shared the honours with Colaiste Iosagain a close 3rd. Entries increased again this year from 1028 competing athletes to 1142, this annual event showcasing some of the Ireland’s best future talents in cross country running.

Minor / Junior

Both Minor races produced impressive individual winners with Ella May Cromie (Mount Temple) and Con Doherty (St. Colman’s College, Newry) both powering home to take the Minor titles. The Minor team titles were won convincingly by St Marys College from Naas and St. Kieran’s College from Kilkenny.

At Junior level, Sarah Healy (Holy Child Killiney) who won the minor girls race in 2014, stepped up to take this year’s Junior title, while Cian May (Salesian’s Celbridge) who came 4th last year in the Minor event, made the leap to win the Junior boy’s individual title. Scoil Mhuire from Trim (last year’s Minor girls’ team winners) won the girls’ junior team title from Holy Child Killiney. St. Kieran’s College Kilkenny also secured the boys junior team title from St. Malachy’s of Belfast. (more…)

Wexford Schools Cross Country

Almost 500 students from 19 Secondary Schools across Co. Wexford took part in the first ever Wexford Schools Cross Country on Wednesday, November 26th, in the scenic surroundings of John F. Kennedy Park outside New Ross.

Perfect Weather

With perfect weather and underfoot conditions, many of the students were experiencing their very first taste of Cross Country running.

The event was the brainchild of Linda Rogers of United Striders AC, who works as a PE teacher in Ramsgrange Community School, and was backed by the County Board of Athletics Wexford. Local clubs provided officials and the technical expertise to keep the eight-race event running smoothly. (more…)

Leinster Schools Combined Events

A very large entry made for a long day at yesterday’s Leinster School Combined Events.


The Senior age group were well contested in both the boys and girls, Matthew Behan C.U.S. was a class apart in the boys winning by a big margin from Rolous Olosa of King’s Hospital. The highlight of Matthew’s day was his excellent 8.13 in the 60m hurdles.

Annabelle Morris from St. Vincent’s Dundalk ran a strong 800m to take the Senior title from Amy McTaggart of Greenhills Drogheda. The Intermediate Girls was dominated by Elizabeth Morland from Dunshaughlin C.C. who had five strong performances giving her over 3,600 points, well ahead of Niamh Kelly from Sacred Heart Drogheda in second place. The Intermediate boys was a much closer affair with only a handful of points separating the top three. In the end Tim Bowler from CBS Enniscorthy held off his school mate Ryan Murray and Keith Marks from Ashbourne C.S. (more…)