ATHLETICS

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East Leinster cross-country trials take place in school in January with qualifiers competing in the East Leinster Schools competition later in the month in Avondale House, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow. Successful runners may then advance to the Leinster Schools competition.

East Leinster track & field athletics takes place during the summer term. Successful qualifiers can compete in the competition held at the track in Irishtown. There is generally a high standard required for boys to qualify for all track and field events.

Sports Day takes place on a Saturday in May on the school grounds. It is open to all students who wish to take part. Field events for 1st – 5th years involve a qualification process, 6th years can compete in events on the day. All track events are open to any student on the day. The relays and tug-of-war are the final events of the day, attracting a large crowd.

09.06.2022

All-Ireland Track and Field Championships 2022

Two Gonzaga athletes competed in the All Ireland Schools Track and Field competition in Tullamore at the weekend. Cillian McCabe finished third in the senior boys 400m hurdles, while Eoghan Mac Muiris finished second in the inter boys 400m H. 🥉🥈A huge achievement from the boys and a fantastic way to end the schools athletics’ season.

Thanks to Mr McCrossan for the photo.

19.05.2022

Leinsters 2022

Four students represented Gonzaga at the Leinster schools track and field championships yesterday (Wednesday 18 May). Liam Glynn came third in the minor boys 75m hurdles. Eoghan Mac Muiris also took home bronze in the intermediate 100m hurdles and in doing so will represent Leinster in the Tailteann games. Harry Moran finished 8th in a very competitive minor 800m, while Bobby Colbert came third in the junior boys 200m.

Thanks to Mr McCrossan for the photos.

09.05.2022

Leinsters 2022

Well done to everyone who competed in the recent East Leinster Track and Field championships. We had a successful day on Thursday 28 April, Day 1 of the championships, with three gold medals (Harry Moran minor 800m; Eoghan Mac Muiris inter 400m hurdles; Cillian McCabe senior 400m hurdles), one silver (Bobby Colbert junior 200m), and one bronze (Junior 4 x 100m)

Three Gonzaga athletes also brought home medals at Day 2 of the championships on Tuesday 3 May in Santry. Liam Glynn won the minor boys 75m hurdles; Eoghan Mac Muiris finished second in the Intermediate boys 100m hurdles; while Cillian McCabe claimed bronze in the senior boys 400m.

Thanks to Ms F. McCarthy and Mr McCrossan for the photos.

EAST LEINSTERS 2019

Congratulations to our athletes who competed to the highest level over two days at the East Leinster Schools Track and Field Championships held at Morton Stadium, Santry.

 

The following students won medals and will go on to represent the school at the Leinsters:

 

Gold

Stephen Mc Mahon-Junior Long Jump

 

Silver

Davy Colbert- U-16 200m

Cillian Mc Cabe- Junior 80m Hurdles

Harry Dempsey- Senior 3000m Walk

Senior 4x 100m relay

Henry Higgins, Fergus O' hOisin, Hugh Prendergast, Harry Colbert

 

Bronze 

Aidan O' Flanagan- Minor 800m

Stephen Conneely- Inter 400m Hurdles

Marcus Phelan- Inter Long Jump

EAST LEINSTER SUCCESS 2018

Well done to all our fantastic athletes who competed at the East Leinster track and field championships held at Morton Stadium over two days (Monday April 30th and Thursday May 3rd). A special congratulations to those now qualified for the Leinsters which will be held later in the month.

 

Gold Medal Winners:

Sean Barry, Senior 100 metres

Sean Barry, Senior, 200 metres

Senior 4 x 100m relay (Sean Barry, Henry Higgins, Hugh Prendergast, Fergus O' hOisin)

 

Oscar Pairceir, Minor Long Jump

Luka Hasset, Junior 200 metres

Cian Crowe, U-16 Shot Putt

 

Silver Medal:

Cian Crowe U-16 Long Jump

 

Bronze Medal:

Stephen Mc Mahon Minor Long Jump

Leinster Track & Field results 2018

Sean Barry (5A) - Senior 200m - 5th place

Cian Crowe (2B) - Junior Discus - 6th place

Cian Crowe (2B) - Junior High Jump - 7th place

Richard White (2D) - Junior 800m - 8th place

 

Well done to the three boys for competing in tough competition and representing the College so well.

East Leinster Track & Field  Medal Winners 2017

Junior HJ – Cian Crowe (SILVER)

Junior Discus – Cian Crowe (SILVER)

 

Senior 200m – Sean Barry (SILVER)

Senior 100m – Sean Barry (BRONZE)

 

Senior 200m – Elliot Allen (BRONZE)

Junior 800m – Richard White (BRONZE)

Minor 80m – Luka Hassett (BRONZE)

 

Qualifiers for Leinsters – Cian Crowe (HJ & Discus); Sean Barry (200m); Richard White (800m)

East Leinster Track & Field Medal Winners, May 2016

Bronze Medals

Jack Byrne - Senior 2000m

Luke Miller - Minor 75m Hurdles

Elliot Allen - Senior 200m

 

Silver Medals

Mikey Holly - Intermediate Shot Putt

Henry Higgins - Intermediate 100m

Cian Crowe - Minor Discus

 

Gold Medals

Harry Dempsey - Junior 1200m Walk

Fergus O hOisin - U16 Shot Putt

Fergus O hOisin, Frank O'Grady, Jack Barry & Hugh Prendergast - U16 4x300m Relay

Henry Higgins, Mikey Holly, Fergus O hOisin & Oisin Pairceir - 4x400m Open Relay

 

Leinster Track & Field Medal Winners:

 

Bronze Medal

Cian Crowe - Minor Discus

 

Gold Medal

Fergus O hOisin, Frank O'Grady, Jack Barry & Hugh Prendergast - U16 4x300m Relay

 

​​​​Thanks are due to Ms Conway, Ms Gallagher, Ms Alcorn & Mr Stewart for their work with the Athletics participants this term and during the school year, and for compiling the entries and medal winners for the East Leinster.

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