The girls from Scoil Mhuire Secondary School competed in the first of the 2 day North Leinster Schools Track& Field Championships in Santry Stadium, Dublin, on Wednesday 2nd May. First year to 5th year students took part in Jumps, Throws, Sprints and Middle Distance running. A very large crowd of girls and boys Secondary schools in North Leinster competed in these events.
Four girls qualified to compete in the Leinster Championships which take place on 16th and 19th May in Santry. They were Grainne Curran who won the Junior U15 LJ, Ashling O’Hare 2nd in Junior U15 800m, Ciara McGuire 2nd in Minor SP and Debbie Awomolo 3rd in Minor Discuss.
Other athletes who performed very well were: Orla Farrell, Megan Smith, Caoimhe Eivers, Orla Ainsworth, Amy Troy, Nicole Smith, Emma Coffey, Rachael Walsh and Alison Daly.
Friday 2nd May
The second day of the North Leinsters T&F Championships took place on Friday 4th May. Most events were for the Intermediate and Senior athletes. On the day Scoil Mhuire had 7 girls who qualified for the Leinster Championships on Saturday 19th May. They were Orla O’Donnell 1st Senior U19 Jav, Laura Ann Daly 2nd Inter U17 Discuss, Clare McLernon 2nd LJ, 3rd HJ and Laura & Ciara Heneghan 1st & 2nd Inter 200m. The girls Senior u19 Relay team got 2nd place, and they were Alison Daly, Emma Foley, Clare McLernon and Laura Heneghan.
Doireann Clarke, Laura & Ciara Heneghan and Ashling O’Hare ran in the Junior U15 Relay and were placed 3rd but unfortunately only the first 2 teams go through to the Leinsters. Over the two days in Santry 18 Medals were won including those for Relays.
Overall, there are 11 girls representing Scoil Mhuire in the Leinster Championships. This is a great achievement for the girls.
Well done to all the girls who took part over the 2 days, and best of luck to those competing to go through to the All Irelands.