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Connacht Primary Schools Cross Country 2019 Report

28th September 2019 at Moyne Community School

Results

Race Report

There was a noticeable increase in participation at this year’s County Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championships held on 28th September on the grounds of Moyne Community School. The course was in good condition despite the recent rain and families enjoyed the competitive atmosphere cheering on all the runners as they came to the finish line.

The Annual event hosted by Longford Athletics Club is a firm favourite on the autumn school calendar with over 250 children representing sixteen national schools taking part. Cross country fits in well with schools that are implementing The Daily Mile initiative promoted by Athletics Ireland to get all school children outside running for 15 minutes every day.

In early September Frank Greally, Athletics Ireland’s Ambassador for The Daily Mile, and Ray Flynn, two time Olympian and Irish mile record holder visited Longford and spoke to children about the benefits they will gain from taking part: feeling healthier and fitter, and more able to concentrate in the classroom.

The Harry Farrell Perpetual Shield for the school with the highest score for individual top 20 finishers across the four races as well as team points went to St. Mel’s National School Ardagh. Having last won the Shield in 2015 they put in a very strong showing winning 4 sets of team medals, Silver in both junior races and Gold in both senior races.

Scoil Mhuire, Newtownforbes was close behind taking 2nd place with numerous top twenty finishers in every race as well as winning one set of Gold, Silver and Bronze team medals. The 3rd and 4th class boys in Fermoyle earned top points in their race taking the set of Gold team medals to help their school secure the 3rd place trophy.

Sian Gallagher, Mercy Ballmahon, won the secondary schools race for 1st\2nd year girls, leading from the start and together with teammates Aisling Lane, Katie Duignan and Evie Grant secured the set of Gold medals as well. The Moyne Community School team took Silver.

All of the individual and team medallist qualify for the Connacht Primary Schools Championships that will be hosted by Longford AC at Moyne, and will be sent out to all schools. The 5th\6th class and secondary school medallists are invited to compete in the Inter Country race for Longford and Offaly on Friday, 4th October, at Tullamore Harriers Stadium at 7pm.

Photos

A selection of photos of medallists at this year’s Connacht Primary Schools Cross Country.

Change of Venue: Connacht National Schools Cross Country / Leg 1 of the Senior League

Please note that the Connacht National Schools Cross Country competition and Leg 1 of the Senior League will take place on Sunday 13th October, 12 noon, at Moyne Community School in Longford.

All-Ireland Schools Track & Field Championships 2019

1st June 2019 at Tullamore Harriers Stadium

There were great results for the Longford AC teenage athletes at the All-Ireland Schools Championships. We now have 2 All-Ireland Schools Champions in high jump and sprint, plus Silver & Bronze medallists. Congratulations to all the competitors, what a great way to end the school year!

Moyne Community School

Nelvin Appiah- 2nd year in a row All-Ireland Schools High Jump Champion when he cleared 2.10m for a thrilling new pb to win Gold in Senior Boys High Jump and 6th place in the 100m 10.89 seconds.

Cian McPhillips- Silver in the Senior Boys 800m, time of 1:53.41 min

Yemi Talabi- Bronze in the Intermediate Girls 100m, in 12.27 sec and 4th place in Long Jump (5.65m)

Kate Hagan- 10th place in the Junior Girls 1500m in time of 5:11.56 minutes

Gospel Idahor- Senior Girls 400m 7th place, 1:00.14 min

Ardscoil Phadraig, Granard

Funmi Talabi- Gold in the Minor Girls 100m, and a new pb at 12.35 sec

Nelvin Appiah

Nelvin Appiah soaring over the bar at 2.10m for Gold, finishing his Moyne Community School athletics career with a thrilling new pb. For the 2nd year in a row Nelvin is All-Ireland Schools High Jump Champion. His progress in High Jump over the years: 2016 Silver 1.85m, 2017 Bronze 1.90m, 2018 Gold and new CBP 2.02m, 2019 Gold 2.10m. photo by Keith McClure Photography

Funmi Talabi

Ardscoil Phadraig, Granard 2nd year student Funmi Talabi winning Gold in the Minor Girls 100m sprint, with a new pb at 12.35 seconds, at the All-Ireland Schools Championships in Tullamore on 1st June 2019. Funmi has been fastest girl in her age group in Connacht since she was U9 and has excelled in Community Games so we are very proud to see her reaching the national schools podium. photo by Keith McClure Photography

Yemi Talabi

Yemi Talabi captured in action in the Inter Girls 100m final at the All-Ireland Schools Championships on June 1st in Tullamore. She worked hard to win Bronze at 12.27 seconds in a very talented line-up. Yemi finishing in 4th place in Long Jump at 5.65m.
This is Yemi’s third year to compete: In 2018 Yemi won Gold in the Intermediate Girls Long Jump 6.02m and set a new CBP. In 2017 she was the Bronze medallist in the Junior Girls 100m, 12.82 sec, and took 4th place in Junior Girls Long Jump, 5.10m. photo by Keith McClure Photography

Cian McPhillips

Without a doubt the race of the day! Both feeling the burn after 800m as they tried to out run each other to the finish line… photos by Keith McClure Photography
Cian 2016 10th place Junior Boys 800m,2:11.71 minutes
2017 Bronze U16 Boys 1 mile, 4:34.65 minutes
2018 Gold Inter Boys 1500m, 4:09.93 minutes

Connacht Primary Schools Cross Country results

View results here

Confirming Connacht Primary Schools Cross Country Races Going Ahead as Scheduled

Confirming Connacht Primary Schools Cross Country Races are going ahead as scheduled TOMORROW Saturday Oct 13th at Bushfield, Loughrea, Galway. start at 12 noon Sharp, plan to arrive by 11:30am

Important Messages for Co. Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championships Medallists

2 important messages for all individual and team medalists from the recent Co. Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championships:

5th\6th Class individual AND team medallists are invited to compete in the Inter County Cross Country Race for Longford & Offaly at Tullamore Harriers Stadium, Oct 5th, 2018 @7pm sharp. Please arrive by 6:30pm for warm up. This is free and a great chance to get in training before the Connacht race. One of the coaches from Longford AC will be in Tullamore to meet all the children from Longford when they arrive.

The first 10 Individual finishers & top 3 Teams in each race qualify for the Connaught Primary Schools Cross Country taking place on Saturday October 13th in Bushfield, Loughrea, Co. Galway, races start at 12 noon sharp. Please plan to arrive by 11:15am so that the children can walk the course and do a warm up\stretch. All entry fees will be paid by Longford AC. One parent or teacher per school to be responsible to collect the envelope with race numbers for your school at the registration desk when you arrive.

Co Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championships Report

County Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championships hosted by Longford Athletics Club 29th September 2018 at Moyne Community School

The Annual County Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championships hosted by Longford Athletics Club were held last Saturday, 29th September 2018, at Moyne Community School. 201 children representing 15 national schools from across the county took part.

Scoil Mhuire, Newtownforbes is the 2018 winner of the Harry Farrell Perpetual Shield. The school had the highest score for individual top 20 finishers across the four races as well as winning one set of Gold and three sets of Silver team medals. After finished in 2nd place for the last two years this is well earned.

St. Teresa’s National School, Killoe – 2nd place

St Mel’s National School, Ardagh – 3rd place

St. Sinneach’s Mixed National School, Colehill – 4th place

Results

3rd\4th Class Girls 800m race

3rd\4th Class Boys 800m race

5th\6th Class Girls 1000m race

5th\6th Class Boys 1000m race

Secondary Schools 1st\2nd Year

Photos

girls 3rd 4th class race

The first 10 girls across the line in the Annual Co. Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championships 3rd\4th class girls 800m race on 29th September 2018 at Moyne.

boys 3rd-4th class race

3rd\4th class boys pictured after running 800m cross country at Moyne, September 2018

5th-6th-class-girls

The 5th\6th class girls individual medallists pictured after running the 1000m race at the Co. Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championships at Moyne on 29th September 2018

5th 6th class boys

Co. Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championships, the top 10 individual finishers in the 5th\6th class boys race on 29th September 2018 at Moyne Community School

The individual cross country medallists in the 1st\2nd year secondary school girls 1600m race, 29th September 2018 at Moyne

1st 2nd year boys

The Moyne Community School team pictured after the 1st\2nd year boys 2000m cross country race on Saturday 29th September 2018 at Moyne

Come and Try Athletics

Longford Athletics Club ‘Come & Try’ demonstration
September 29, 4-6pm
At Moyne Community School

come and try athletics

 

Co. Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championship 2018

Saturday 29th September 2018 at Moyne Community School

Longford Athletics Club will once again be hosting the annual Co. Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championship on Saturday 29th September 2018 at Moyne Community School, with races starting at 5pm sharp. In 2017, 15 primary schools and 240 students participated.

Registration is from 4-4:45pm, entry fee €3 per student. All primary schools in County Longford are invited to enter, there is no limit on participants so all students in 3rd-6th classes are welcome to take part. The first 10 individuals plus the first 3 teams in each race will receive medals on the day and qualify to go forward to the Connaught Schools’ Championships hosted by Galway on October 13, 2018, venue TBC.

There is also a Special Invitation for the 5th\6th Class and 1st\2nd Year Secondary School medallists to compete in the Inter County Cross Country Race for Longford & Offaly at Tullamore Harriers Stadium on Friday evening October 5th at 7pm.

A ‘Come and Try’ event will be on in the gym on the same day. Longford Athletics Club wants to increase participation in athletics across the county and we have received funding for our project from Longford LCDC, Pobal, Healthy Ireland and the Department for Health. Currently we provide training for Little Athletics thru Juvenile age groups (ages 6-18 years) in Dromard, Kenagh & Longford town. Each year the Club hosts the Annual Primary Schools Cross Country and Relay Races for all schools in County Longford. Longford Sports Partnership offers Indoor SportsHall athletics and every Sunday the Longford Junior Parkrun takes place for free at The Mall. Coaches and athletes will be on hand to answer questions and give demonstrations.

The Club is also looking for parents/teachers that want to get involved as volunteers/coaches to ensure we can continue to provide opportunities for all the children across the county so please come and talk to us for more information.

Any queries contact longfordac@gmail.com

6th Annual Longford Primary Schools’ Relay Races

Hosted by Longford Athletic Club
At Clonguish GAA Grounds, Newtownforbes on Friday 27th April 2018

This was the 6th year that Longford Athletic Club has hosted the Relay Races and we had the largest participation to date with 502 children running in the relays and subs races.

13 primary schools across the county took part:
St Mel’s NS, Ardagh; Scoil Samhthann, Ballinalee; St Matthew’s NS, Ballymahon; St Sinneach’s NS, Colehill; St Colmcille NS; St Patrick’s NS, Dromard; St Mary’s NS, Edgeworthstown; St Teresa’s NS, Killoe; St Dominic’s NS, Kenagh; Melview NS; St Mary’s NS, Newtowncashel; Scoil Mhuire NS, Newtownforbes; Tashinny NS

Congratulations to St Mary’s NS, Edgeworthstown on winning the Ray Flynn trophy for the best overall school for the 3rd year in a row. 2nd place St Teresa’s NS, Killoe and 3rd place Scoil Mhuire NS, Newtownforbes.

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