Our senior pupils have enjoyed great success in recent athletics competitions held in Santry. The following pieces, written by Eoin Walsh and Mr. Doherty, contain all of the details.
Long Distance Racing in Santry
On Monday last myself, Evan Mc Sherry, Tom Maher, Aisling Sheridan and Niamh Sheridan went to Morton Stadium in Santry to compete in the 600 metre races. Sadly Kaitlin Coffey wasn’t able to come because she hurt her foot at the last minute and wasn’t able to run. We left the school at 9 o’ clock and headed for Santry Stadium. Shortly after we got to our seats the hurdles began. Once the hurdles were completed there was a special needs race and after that, there was a wheel chair race. After the wheel chair race our 600 metre races began. It was about a lap and a half of the stadium's track. After about 20 minutes of standing in the rain it was my turn to race! There were about 20 people in my race and I came 7th. Next it was Aisling’s race and she came 1st! Then Evan’s race came up and he also came in 7th place. Tom and Niamh both came in 4th position in their respective races. All in all, we were very happy with our results!
So that was our long distance Santry squad’s day at Santry stadium
By Eoin Walsh
Success in Santry!
Congratulations to all our fantastic athletes who represented Scoil Thomais with great skill and determination at this year’s field events on 5th June in Morton Stadium, Santry. The sun shone and after a ‘lap of honour’ to commence the proceedings, the games began with the sprint races. Despite the fierce competition, Arnold won the gold medal in the U10 Boys Final, outrunning his 31 competitors! Others won their heats but narrowly missed out on medals in the finals. In the relays, our U11 Girls team came in second place in their final, taking home silver medals! Well done to all and a special word of thanks to Ms Creighton and Ms Walshe for training our runners. A great time was had by all.