Athletics at GCS
Gorey Community School
At the forefront of education in North Wexford since 1993
Gorey Community School
Well done to the schools Athletics Team who competed against 8 other wexford schools at New Ross Athletics Track....Congratulations to
Molly Maher - 1st Junior Girls 100m
Eimear O'Hagan - 1st Junior Girls 200m
Holly Whelan - 2nd Intermediate Girls Shot Putt
Kelly Brennan - 3rd Junior Girls 800m
Ciara Ryan 1st yr came 1st in the 200m intermediate semi-final
Well done to Ms.Sybil Rothwell and Mr.John Whooley and all teachers involved!
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Gorey Community School came away with four excellent medals at the Wexford School's Cross-country Championships involving 24 schools from Wexford. Thirty-Two athletes represented the school with some excellent running by every member of the team.
Gold for Elizabeth Gahan in the Under 14 Girls.
Gold for Joe Byrne in the Under 14 Boys.
Gold for Corrine Kenny in the Under 15 girls.
Bronze in the team event Under 17 girls, Molly Maher, Jean Condren, Luica Gomet & Kelly Brennan.
Other outstanding performances by Ignas Siksnius, a strong 14th in the Senior men's race, Oliver Gahan raced very well to finished 11th in the under 17 boys, Joel Mckillen in the Under 15 Boys and Molly Maher, 10th in the Under 17 Girls also produced some very strong performances.
South Leinster Athletics
Gorey Community School had an excellent start to the South Leinster Track and Field championships In the Waterford Regional Sports Centre.
First up Orlaith byrne who won a silver in the Junior girls 80m hurdles and a bronze in the junior 100m sprint. Orlaith won both her heats to progress to these finals running some very strong races. Orlaith is only in 1st year and moves on to the Leinster finals next weel
Angelica Mcgee in first year won a silver medal in the minor high Jump. This was Angelica’s first competition and produce some brilliant performances to win the silver medal.
Other excellent performances were Sophia Tkacheva placed a very strong 4th in the Minor girls 1100m. Malachy Cathcart jumped an impressive 4.75m in the junior boys long jump to place just outside the medals. Diana Williams ran very strong races in the 100m and 200m junior girl events narrowly missing out on a medal in the 200m with a 4th place finish. And a place in the 100m final.
In the Senior cycle events first up was Elizabeth Gahan in the U-16 200m heats. Gahan put in a solid performance and paced herself well to qualify for the final with ease by taking 2nd position. Race 23 of the day was the 200m final for Gahan, and despite some confusion before the final which forced her to take lane 8, the less desirable outside lane, put in a powerful performance and went on to win the highly contested race.
Next up was Fran Ryan to take on the challenge of the gruelling intermediate 3000m final. Being new to this event Ryan started very strong, however the blistering pace proved too much to stay with the lead group and was forced to withdraw, but none the less having gained invaluable experience in the endurance event to take to future races.
Sean Kinch and Craig Blackburn had two events, the U-16 200m and the mile. Despite giving the races their all, they failed to qualify for the 200m final, but both put in very brace performances during the mile, finishing in the middle of the main pack.
The last race of the day saw Gahan take to the track a second time for the final of the U-16 girls mile. Gahan proved that she is both an endurance athlete and a sprinter by finishing in 2nd position, adding to her gold from the 200m.
Gahan and Byrne will now progress to the Leinster schools track and field championships in Santry on the 15th of May, having proved that both athletes are ones to watch for the future.