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Basketballers are Silver Medallists

 

As a school community we united in congratulating our fantastic under-16 basketball players and coaches on their terrific achievement in reaching the All-Ireland final against Castletroy on the 26th February. It is a huge achievement to reach such levels and an indication of the efforts of all involved. It's worth remembering that they ran close a very strong team which had pretty much obliterated every other team they had played. So well done on that terrific performance. 

 

On the day, team members were: Dakota Callally, Sam Cummins, David Fanning, Aidan Geraghty, Callum Keogh, Jerard Laureta, Thomas McGorry, Darragh McGowran, Jack Moore, Sean O'Reilly, Paul Ryan and Gabriel Tang who all played an amazing game.

 

Our Principal, who attended the match, said that the team gave everything they had to the game and it was a great occasion even without the win. Everything that happened as they left school that morning was a credit to all our school community. He thanked Ms. Melbourne, Ms. O Brien and Ms. Peoples for all their efforts in helping the team achieve so much.

 

 

The supporters were a credit to the school on the day, respectful at the right times and loud at the right times. At the end of the game while the winners were having their photograph taken our players came to the side to thank their supporters. It was a moving image that summarised what the school is all about.  That dignity, respect and support for each other is part of what we are as a school, contributed to by us all. Well done to all involved.

 

U16 basketball silver medal finalists

Under-14 hurling

 

The school would like to thank the Breffni Group for the sponsorship of our new under-14 hurling jerseys. We would like in particular to thank Seán Flynn, owner of the Breffini Group and father of past pupil Rory Flynn (Class of 96). Seán is a Leitrim native but very much an honorary Dub! We have no doubt the lads will wear them with pride.

 

U14 hurling

u14 hurling 2

Soccer skills to the fore

 

The under-17 soccer team had a very successful season reaching the Leinster Final and Dublin North semi-final. While the team hoped to bring home some silverware, they came up just short in both competitions and were beaten by two very strong outfits. However, the young side will undoubtedly use the experience to help them in next year's campaign.

 

 

Platinum Barbers

 

The school would like to thank Platinum Barbers in Swords for their sponsorship of our Senior Football training jersey. A special mention to the owners, Richie Lalor and past pupil Kevin Ronan (Class of 2000). In the picture left to right are Jack Berry, Dan Desmond, Richie Lalor and Dean Robertson.

 

Platinum Barbers

Cross Country Final

 

The school Cross-Country team was sharpening its swords ahead of the National finals only to be beset by a raft of illness and injuries. However our tough and resilient First Years were unscathed. 

 

 

They represented the school on Saturday 7th March in the Irish Life All-Ireland Schools Cross-Country championship in Santry Demesne. They had trained consistently since early September to reach the summit and were ready to go. They are very proud of what they have achieved but were naturally a little bit nervous. Close to 450 schools had entered the competition and now it was down to the final 12. Just to be competing in the final 12 school is a feat in itself. The first years on the team were Devin Morrisey (C), Logan Preston, Rory Quill, Josh Mahon, Cathal O' Neill, Noah Rossi, Finn Murray, Tom Brosnan, Andrew Bruton and Devin Wynne.

 

 

It was an emotional day as two parents of these lads had run for the famous red and white of St. Aidan's and Andrew's uncle, Niall, was a double Olympian and world champion. There was only one lonely soldier going in the Senior race - Callum Simpson surely deserving of a supportive pat on the back. They ran with great vigour and pride for the school on the day giving it their all. Congratulations to the first-year Cross-Country team which ran strongly finishing 6th in the all-Ireland championships. Hardly anything separated 3rd-6th so they were close to making the podium. Warmest thanks and appreciation for all the support this season from Mr. O Neill. 

 

Cross Country Final

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