Secondary Schools Athletics

Secondary Schools Athletics

This is a belated update on the recent Secondary Schools multi-events competition. In the Connacht finals of this event held about 3 weeks ago, athletes from the club dominated the girls events with some exceptional performances.


  • Sinead Gaffney won the Connacht title in the Minor Girls age group, with Jessica Heneghan taking 3rd place. Both girls are in the Pres Athenry.
  • Maria McNamara (also Pres Athenry) finished 2nd in the Junior Girls age group with an exceptional performance which included 4 PBs.
  • Ashley McDonnell took the silver medal in the Intermediate age group with another strong performance, followed by Katie O'Donoghue in 4th place. Again both girls are in the Pres Athenry.
  • Rachel Finnegan (Loughrea VS) and Sophie Ralston (St Raphael’s Loughrea) took 1st and 2nd in the Senior Girls event.






I had delayed in posting the above in order to also include the official scores in each of the 5 events – but that information is not available yet.


 A week later in the National finals of the competition, Rachel Finnegan had an exceptional performance to take 2nd place in the Senior Girls event with a score of 2478 pts (high jump 1.40m, long jump 4.58m, shot putt 5.73m, hurdles 16.8s, 800m 2:31.7).


And also in outstanding form at the National finals, Maria McNamara scored 2519 pts in a high standard Junior Girls event to take 10th place (high jump 1.50m, long jump 4.75m, shot putt 6.15m, hurdles 12.7, 800m 2:40.1).

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