The Tipperary Primary Schools Cross Country Championships took place on Wednesday 3rd October in Thurles Crokes Complex, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. A record number of 2,433 children were entered in 20 different races (an increase of 333 from 2011) from 87 County Schools. On the day, the total figure of children who finished was 2,263.
The biggest races of the day took place in the Medium Schools category where the girls numbered 163 & the boys 153 in the 3rd/4th Class race & 150 & 159 in the Girls & Boys 5th/6th class races.
Lots of schools came to the fore in their various categories scoring multiple individual & team medals. Some notable Schools were:-
Major Schools Team Category
St. Peter & Pauls NS, Clonmel, St. Michael’s NS, Tipperary Town & Newport Convent Primary School
Large Schools Team Category
Moycarkey NS, Moyglass NS, Upperchurch NS, St. Joseph’s NS, Templemore & Rosegreen NS.
Medium Schools Team Category
Rahealty NS & Thomastown NS
Small Schools Team Category
Mount Bruis NS, Tipperary Town, Ballycahill NS & Doon NS.
Extra Small Schools Team Category
Lorrha NS, Skeeheenarinky NS & Kilcommon NS
Full results & photos can be found on the Tipperary Athletics Website at www.tipperaryathletics.com.