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Ryan Byrne, Reece Poutch, Jamie Farrell all represented St Aidan’s by taking part in a boxing show case in the National Boxing Stadium organised by Michael Carruth and Oisin Fagan.

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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

 

 

Bright Start For Both Of Our Soccer Teams

Our U-17 and U-19 soccer teams have had hugely positive starts to their respective campaigns, e both each winning their first two games.

It is particularly pleasing to see the new players such as Aaron Malone, Jack McMahon and Eric Andrews settle seamlessly into the team, replacing the influential past students like Eric Whelan and Jamie Lennon.

It is hoped that this year we will win a competition at both age groups and get closer to achieve our long term goal of being the No.1 soccer team in the country!

 

Evening Herald Sports Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Mr. Alan O’ Neill who was named Evening Herald Sports Coach of the Year 2016 at a ceremony in the Aviva Stadium.

This is a great honour for Mr. A O Neill and richly deserved as he is a dedicated and committed coach, who has inspired and helped so many students on their journey through life. From all the staff and management, well done!!

Here in St. Aidan’s our principal has a great appreciation for all who give up their free time to all the extra- curricular activities and to everyone else who supports the extra- curricular life of the school.

“We firmly believe that our extra- curricular activities are something we should all be very proud of and the success of our students would not be possible without the huge commitment given by so many staff.”

 

Basketball June 2016

Best of luck to Brian Aston, Tariq Gueballi and Matt Treacy . They have been selected to play for the Irish U18 men’s basketball team. They will compete in division B of the FIBA European championships in Skopje Macedonia in July. Best of luck to Brian Aston, Tariq Gueballi and Matt Treacy . They have been selected to play for the Irish U18 men’s basketball team. They will compete in division B of the FIBA European championships in Skopje Macedonia in July.

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