27 June 2012 - Three Club Athletes gain International Selection


It was a most successful weekend for our club athletes in National competitions in Santry

Stadium[Saturday] and in Tullamore [Sunday].


The prestigious Tailteann Games Inter provincial, in a blustery Santry, found Kelly McGrory, Abbey Vocational School, repeating her All Ireland Schools win when she crossed the line in the 300m hurdles.The Laghey lass was very fast from the blocks and good aggressive hurdling technique found her with a five metres lead entering the home straight. A strong headwind in the last 70 metres made it difficult for all athletes to hold form. A slight mishap at the final barrier did not deter Kelly as she swept to victory. Later in the afternoon she doubled up as Ulster's representatives with club and school mate, Kate McGowan in the 80m Hurdles. Kate came through and repeated her All Ireland Schools winning performance with Kelly in the bronze medal position. Earlier Kate had battled with the elements when recording a third place in the Long jump with a best of 5.20metres.


Following the meeting the Irish Schools selectors rewarded both with places on the Irish Team for the Home countries International in England on July 21st. Kelly and Kate are also members of the Irish 4 x 100 and 4 x 300m relay squads.


Congratulations from everyone in Tír Chonaill on this fine representative achievement and to Royal and Prior Raphoe,John Kelly, Shot Putt, Cian McBride, Summerhill College,/Grange 800m, Zak Irwin, Sligo Grammar, 100/200m and Jordan Hilton, Protora, 4x100m relay.


Its a fine achievement to be included on a provincial team at any level. Emma Brady, Abbey Voc School, got out to a new PB distance of 10.41m in the Triple Jump for 5th.Hannah Campbell, St Catharine's Killybegs, cleared 2.50m in the Pole Vault for a 5th place finish. Thanks to the club/school coaches and parents who traveled to Santry to support and encourage.



Barry Quigg, 3rd High Jump

Louise Harvey, 5th 400m Hurdles

Christopher Doherty, 2nd Pole Vault


Barry Quigg clears1.90m in High Jump


Chritopher Doherty left 2nd in Pole Vault at National Juniors


Conal Mahon in theTriple Jump at National Juniors in Tullamore


John Kelly Shot Putt winner


Karl Griffin centre winner of 400m at National Juniors in Tullamore


Karl Griffin starting from blocks


Louise Harvey in 400m Hurdles