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Cross Country Win Win!

The Cross Country team and their coach Mr. A O Neill are a winning success, they kicked off last term on the 5th of October by finishing first overall at the Clonliffe Schools Invitation. Forty two schools took part from around Ireland so the competition was tough. The star performers on the day were Dillon Paisley, Cian Hill, Dermot Buckley, Daniel Lacey, Cian Bolger and Sean O Leary who won the senior race.

 

Next on the list was the Blackrock Invitational on the 16th of November. At this event in Blackrock College the lads still on their winning streak took the Blackrock Invitational title.

 

A week later a former St. Aidan’s student, Mick Byrne (Class of '74) came to visit the school. Mick went from St. Aidan's to Providence College on scholarship. He coached athletics at Iona University for 24 years and is now head coach in Wisconsin University.

 

He gave the Cross Country team a very insightful talk on his experiences in the field of Cross Country and Athletics. Mick told the team about his adventure from St. Aidan’s all the way to America and eventually becoming head coach in one of the top universities state-side, Wisconsin University. Mick would have walked through the school’s corridors over 40 years ago. He was delighted that the team was still winning titles decades after him.

 

As a thank you for Mick coming, senior captain Gregory Hossenny gave Mick the singlet he wore while winning the Schools Senior Cross Country title in 1974.

Next up is the All Ireland C.B.S in A.L.S.A.A