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Cross Country


See latest Cross Country news here.

Every year, Gonzaga participates in the East Leinster Cross Country Championships. We compete in four age categories (Minor, Junior, Inter and Senior).

Should a team or an individual be successful on the day they automatically qualify for the Leinster Cross Country Championships which take place in DCU in February.

A good result at the Leinster Championships allows you to compete at All-Ireland level.

In the past we have enjoyed considerable success at the East Leinster Championships and a number of athletes have placed very well at the Leinster Championships.

Blackrock Cross Country Relays 09.11.2022

The school's cross country athletes were competing in the Blackrock cross country relays today. We had a winning team consisting of Harry Moran, Jack Conlon, Callum Ó Tuama and Liam Glynn. Well done to the team and all those who competed today.

Cross Country News 29.09.2022

The school’s cross country runners were competing in the Dublin schools championships today. The performance of the day was from Alex Ó Tuama who finished third out of over 200 athletes. Harry Moran, Callum Ó Tuama and Oscar Sugrue-Lynch all finished high up in their races. Well done to all the boys that represented the school today. Thanks to Mr McCrossan for the photos

Cross Country Leinsters 16.02.2022

The Leinster Schools Cross Country took place in Santry Demense on Wednesday 16 February. Weather conditions were punishing with plenty of wet and windy conditions to complement the hilly course. The first race to get underway for Gonzaga was the Minor boys 2000 metres. Liam Glynn lead the team home followed by Callum Ó Tuama, Lorcan Cooney, Theo Madigan, Leo Estevez Neill, Liam Bernin and Ces Collins. Overall, the team finished in 14th position.

The next race for Gonzaga was the Junior boys 3000 metres. Alex Ó Tuama ran bravely, just finishing outside automatic all-Ireland individual qualification on 16th position. Murrough McMahon followed 23rd position. The team placed 6th overall with Cillian Ó Mir and Mark Buggy.

Well done to all our athletes who represented our school with such enthusiasm.

A full set of results can be found here.

Thanks to Ms Gallagher for the photo.

Cross Country East Leinsters 26.01.2022

Yesterday was a welcome return to the East Leinster schools cross country which took place in the Phoenix Park. The course was flat and a punishing speed endurance test with weather conditions being dry and bright.

Well done to all our students who participated today.

Leinster Qualification: Congratulations to Alex Ó Tuama and Murrough McMahon who finished 3rd and 6th respectively in their individual Junior race, leading the team to secure gold. Well done to our Minor A team who won Bronze in their team category. Both teams will compete at the Leinster Schools cross country on February 16th in Santry Demense.

A full set of results can be seen via following link.

Cross Country News 22.01.20

​Mild and pleasant weather provided the perfect conditions for the 2020 East Leinster Cross Country Championships to take place yesterday. 18 boys from First to Fifth Year represented Gonzaga at Avondale House in County Wicklow. Eoghan Mac Muiris won the Junior B race (2,000m). In a very competitive Senior field and a challenging 5k course Patrick Hickey ran to 10th place and qualified for the Leinster Championship. Dylan Sanders running the challenging Inters course narrowly missed qualifying for the Leinsters by coming in 16th place. With over 200 runners starting, the Minor A race was the most competitive of the day. The Gonzaga boys pushed through the crowds and with impressive skill, fortitude and stamina Eoghan O’Donovan (4th), Tom Conway (15th), Max Duggan (19th), Tom Cooney (20th), Sean Hanley (58th) and Hugh Lenihan (74th) won as the best team and brought home Gonzaga’s first Minor Cross Country Shield. The team is looking forward to participating in the Leinster Championship on 12 February. See more photos here.

Cross Country News 06.02.19

Well done to all our 17 athletes who competed in their individual cross country categories in Avondale House, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow  on a mucky and challenging  course


A special well done to our Leinster qualifiers which takes place on the 13th February in Santry:

Aidan O Flanagan (11th- Minor Boys)

Cillian Mc Cabe (17th- Junior Boys)

DCU cross country invitational  17th January 2018

Congratulations to our six students who competed at the DCU cross country invitational  held on Wednesday 17th at DCU campus. The course was challenging; hilly in places but mainly flat ensuring the speed was kept fast. The standard of athletes was quite high as the event was open to schools all over the country with over 100 athletes in each race.  It will serve as good practice for East Leinster Schools Cross Country taking place next week in Wicklow.


Minor boys 1500m

Cillian Mc Cabe (41st)


Junior Boys 2400m

Andrew Hughes (55th)

Daniel Bradley (77th)

Archie Daly (79th)

Ben Bradley (83rd)


Inter Boys 3000m 

Michael Mallin (27th)





Cross Country Race Report, Phoenix Park, Thursday September 28th 2017

Gonzaga was well represented at the inaugural East Leinster Schools Cross Country event held in Phoenix Park, Thursday 28th September. The race was open to 1st year and 2nd year students from the Dublin region and students competed in their year groups. Over 150 students from other schools were in each race, the course was flat and the pace was extremely fast in both races.

Well done to all our students who competed. Results are below.

Ms. S Gallagher


1st Year boys 1500m: Cillian Mc Cabe 35th, Jack Thornton 48th, Mathew Cahill 70th, Ben Kelly Bowen 74th, Paulo Motta 101st, Thomas Coasse 100th and Hugh Dolan 102nd.

​2nd Year boys 2400m: Noah Maguire 5th, Leo Maguire 18th, David Varley 27th, Andrew Hughes 50th and Hugh Goddard 62nd.



​​​​News 17.02.2017

Well done to our four students who competed at the Leinster schools cross country in santry on Wednesday.


Jack Byrne, senior 7000m 32nd place

Michael Mallin (30th) and Noah Maguire (12th), junior 3000m

Charlie Lyons, 22nd, minor 2000m.


A special congratulations to Noah Maguire who qualified for the All Ireland schools cross country which will be held in Mallusk Playing Fields, Newtownabbey, on March 11th.

News 30.01.2017

A big well done to all our 26 students who competed at the East Leinster Cross Country Championships on Thursday January 26th. The event was held at Avondale House, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow which proved to be a very challenging course.


A special congratulations to the following qualifiers who will represent Gonzaga at the Leinster Schools Cross Country in Santry Demense on Wednesday 15th February:


Minor Boys (1500 metres): Charlie Lyons (5th)

Junior Boys (2500 metres): Michael Mallin (5th) and Noah Maguire (6th)

Senior Boys (5000 metres): Jack Byrne (8th) and Gavin Callery (15th)

Ms. S Gallagher

News Archive

Gonzaga had a Sucessful day at the east Leinster cross country championships in 2016.

​The event was held in Rathdrum House, Avondale, Co. Wicklow with many qualifying for the next round Leinster Championships. ​​

Michael Mallin 5th and Richard White 8th qualified in the Minor boys’ race. Tom McGrath 10th, Jack Byrne 13th, Gavin Callery 17th and Conall Cleere 33rd, qualified in the Senior boys’ race

The senior Boys team took the Bronze Team Medal.

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