Record breakers O’Connor and Ryan set Athlone alight


Record breakers O’Connor and Ryan set Athlone alight

Kate O’Connor (St Vincent’s Dundalk) and Daniel Ryan (CBS Thurles) highlighted the GloHealth All Ireland Schools Combined Events Championships in Athlone IT on Saturday November 7th with record breaking performances.

O’Connor dominated the junior girls age group with a tally of 3,865 points to set a new Irish record.while Ryan was equally impressive in the intermediate boys with a total of 3,785 points - also a new record. 

Bowler and Burke take Senior titles

Tim Bowler led a 1-2-3 for St Mary's CBS Enniscorthy in the senior boys with a tally of 3,424 points. James Fortune and Peter O’Connor rounded out the podium with scores of 2,792 and 2,643 respectively.

The St Mary’s trio dominated proceedings with Bowler impressing in particular setting marks of 8.56 in the 60m Hurldes, 11.74m in the shot put, 6.17m in the long jump, 23.40 seconds in the 200m and 2:07.76 in the 800m.

Cara Burke (Methodist College Belfast) took the senior girls crown with a tally of 2,349 points ahead of Laoise Bennis (Hazelwood College, Limerick) in second on 2,067 points and Kathleen Craig ( Royal & Prior School, Raphoe) on 1,663 points.

Ryan breaks record in Intermediate boys

Daniel Ryan dominated the intermediate boys with his tally of 3,785 – 8.15 60m hurdles, 14.84m in the shot put, 6.76m in the long jump, 23.40 in the 200m and 2:11.46 in the 800m. Damien Hickey (Davis College, Mallow) finished second with 3,298 points. David Dagg (St Benildus College) was third with 3,218 points.

Anne Corcoran (Ursuline Waterford) edged the intermediate girls with 3,500 points ahead of Vicki Cusack (Davis College, Mallow) on 3,485 points, Bronagh Walsh (St Leo’s Carlow)  finished third on 3,309 points. Corcoran clocked 9.53 seconds for the 60m hurdles, 11.93m shot put, 5.06m long jump, 1.64m high jump and rounded out with 2:30.83  for the 800m.

O'Connor a class apart

Kate O’Connor put in a classy display to win the junior girls with a big score of 3,865 points. Her marks were: 9.42 seconds 60m hurdles, 11.96m shot, 1.70m high jump, 5.40m long jump and a front-running 2:17.16 800m. Anna McAuley (Methodist College Belfast) nabbed the silver with a score of 3,326 points ahead of Sophie Meredith (SMI Newcastle West) on 3,315 points. 

Brian Lynch (Colaiste an Spioraid Naomh) won a competitive junior boys competition with a score of 3,154 points – 9.01 60m hurdles, 11.71m shot put, 5.93m long jump, 24.20 200m, 2:10.31 800m. Daragh Minitier (Kilrush Community School) got himself up to second with 3,010 points while Tom Mullan (Holy Cross Strabane) was third with a score of 2,980 points.

Full results are HERE

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