Cross Country November 2023

Well done to all of the athletes that competed in the Cross Country competition in Fairyhouse on Wednesday, 23rd November 2023.

Long distances on a wet day with a mucky course and huge numbers is never easy. They did themselves and the school proud!

A huge congratulations to all of the athletes who participated in the Track and Field Championships in Navan. We are beyond proud of the effort that was put in by all participants especially on such a hot day.

They competed in 60m, 100m, 600m, 800m, relays, ball throw and long jump. We won silver in the U11  boys  60m. 🥈We won silver in the U13 boys 100m. 🥈There was a few who were just pipped to a medal position across all events.

They showed grit, determination and represented St.Mary’s with pride. We have a lot of talented athletes in our midst and we look forward to continuing our training next year. Bring on the next Championships! 💪🏻 

A big thank you to Ms. Muldoon, Ms. McDonnell and Ms. Jameson for preparing the children so well and allowing  coaches affording the children the opportunity to participate in an event like this. Thanks also to the teachers and support staff who helped out on the day!

Athletics training takes place once a week after school at different points throughout the school year. It provides children from 4th-6th class with an opportunity to be active and participate in activities outside of team sports.

Pupils train for running longer distances and have participated in  the ‘Meath School’s Cross Country Championships’.

Pupils also train for track and field events which include sprints, middle distance, relays, ball throw and long jump. We are very fortunate to have great amenities such as a gravel running track, spacious field area and a newly installed long jump pit to facilitate our training. The school has competed in the Cumann na mBunscol Track and Field Championships in Navan and look forward to the upcoming competition in June.

Field and Track Championship, Navan