GCH athletes produce top class performances at the 2017 All Ireland Schools Championships

  • Posted on: 5 June 2017
  • By: Ger

At the highly competitive All Ireland Schools Championships GCH athletes took home 5 medals.

Cillín Greene achieved two European Junior qualifying standards at the All Ireland Schools Championships in Tullamore on Saturday.  He  ran 10.70 in the 100m in a photo finish with Mark Smyth, with Smyth taking gold, with both athletes awarded the same time .  A couple of  hours later Cillín ran 21.68 in the 200m to take silver once again to Mark Smyth in the Senior boys race. 

Bryan Ndego cleared 1.90m in the Senior Boys High Jump to claim joint silver with Craughwell's Jerry Keary.  It was great to see Bryan back in action after struggling with injury for most of last season.

Eoghan Jennings took silver in the Junior Boys Pole Vault, jumping 2.75m in wet conditions.   Eoghan also competed in the Discus where he finished 10th overall.

Seren O’ Toole  won bronze in the Inter Girls 300m hurdles in a new pb of 44.8 taking almost 4 seconds off  her previous best time.  Seren later went on to compete in the 200m where she  finished 6th in 26.66.

Jack Dempsey was awarded Connacht ' Outstanding Male Athlete' for 2017 for his performance at the Connacht Schools Championships in the Senior Boys 100m. He was presented with the cup on the day.  Jack ran a superb time of 10.89 sec in the Senior Boys race 100m race where he finished 4th in one of the most competitive races of the day.

Diego Brule finished 4th in an exciting finish of the Inter Boys 400m hurdles where he took almost 3 seconds of his pb to finish in 57.83.   Laura Nally finished 5th in the Senior Girls 400m race, Gordon O’Connor 6th in the Senior Boys 2,000m steeplechase, Aoife Sheehy 7th in Senior Girls 400m hurdles,  Laoise Geraghty 7th in the Inter Girls 300m, Lydia Doyle 7th in a new pb of 12.48 in the Senior Girls 100m, Aaron Brennan 7th in the Inter Boys 1,500m, Cillian Jordan and Barry Murphy were 7th and 9th in the Junior Boys 1,500m, Eimear Rowe 9th in the Junior girls 800m and Eanna Folan 10th in the Senior Boys 1,500m.