North Munster Secondary Schools’ Cross Country Championships Success for St. Joseph’s

North Munster Secondary Schools’ Cross Country Championships Success for St. Joseph’s

St. Joseph’s students from 1st Year to Transition Year took part in the North Munster Secondary Schools’ Cross Country Championships last Thursday January 29th. Well done to all our athletes who endured very challenging running conditions in Pallaskenry, Co. Limerick.
Our minor girls were first to run. Cliodhna Ryan and Rebeca Keane put in great performances on a very wet, cold and windy day. Next runners up were our minor boys team of Adam O’ Neill, Jimmy O’Gorman, Ben Ryan, Liam McInerney, Dan Withycombe, AJ Reynolds and Ronan McGrath. All ran very well in very heavy underfoot conditions.
Kayleigh Cahill had a great individual performance in the junior girls race, finishing in a very impressive 6th position, followed by Maeve Moroney, Sarah Bergquist, Leah Molloy, Nessa Flynn and Aisling Dooley. These girls came 4th in the team event and have now qualified for the Munster Schools Competition.
First year Fintan Caulfield ran a fantastic race in the junior boys event, finishing in 6th position, followed closely by team mates Paddy Donnellan, Cormac Murphy and Enda Madden. This ensured a second place position in the team event and another Munster qualification. The other team members were Joe O’Sullivan, Christopher Notre, Luke Meade, Jonah Bartelink and William Corbett.
Our intermediate boys put in very impressive performances, with Sean Cahill (4th), David Meehan (5th), Sean Murphy (15th) and John Duggan (16th) all finishing high up. They were followed closely by Cathal Browne, Feargal Kearney, Stephen Donnellan and Keith Donnellan. These great performances from the boys led to a silver medal in the team event, ensuring that St. Joseph’s will have 3 teams running in the Munster Competition. The other intermediate boys running were Alan O’Dea, Niall Queally and Paul Kelleher.
We are so proud of all of our athletes, particularly given the very challenging running conditions on the day. We are now looking forward to the Munster Schools’ Competition which will be held in Cork IT on Thursday February 11th.

St Joseph’s Make History

St Joseph’s Senior Camogie team made history in Limerick on Saturday beating Presentation Thurles in the Munster Colleges “A” camogie final. In the 48 years this competition has been running, this was St Joseph’s first time winning it. Congratulations to the girls and their coaches on this historic win. Match report to follow.

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Inter-schools Show Jumping

Well done to Donna and Leanne who put on a wonderful performance, representing St Josephs, in the Horse riding Interschools leagues specifically for students on Saturday last . Despite terrible weather conditions, Donna and Leanne put on a tension filled performance ,where it looked like they were going to repeat the performance that saw Donna and Ciara Nonnan win the inter schools four years ago.While beating very stiff competition from all over the province, they came second to Ard Scoil Ris in a thrilling all clear round against the clock losing out by a fraction of a second on first place.

( M Moran and M Hayes Managers )

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Cross Country News

Clare Secondary Schools’ Cross Country Championships Success for St. Joseph’s

St. Joseph’s students from 1st Year to 4th Year took part in the Clare Secondary Schools’ Cross Country Championships last Thursday November 12th.  The event was held in the Lee’s Road Complex in Ennis.
Our minor girls were first to run - Cliodhna Ryan, Rebeca Keane and Gillian Donnellan put in great performances on a very windy day.      
Next team up were our minor boys – with a very successful third place victory, winning bronze medals for the team.  These boys were led home by Adam O’ Neill in 13th position, closely followed by Jimmy O’Gorman in 15th position and then Ben Ryan, Liam McInerney, Dan Withycombe and AJ Reynolds.
Ciara Halpin had a great individual performance in the junior girls race, finishing in a very impressive 5th  position, followed by Caoimhe Kelly, Maeve Moroney, Nessa Flynn, Leah Molloy, Sarah Bergquist and Ella Clayson.  These girls won bronze medals in the team event.
Fintan Caulfield in 1st year finished the junior boys race in 9th position, followed closely by Paddy Donnellan, Cormac Murphy and Enda Madden.  This ensured a third place victory in the team event, the other team members being Cian Mulqueen, Luke Meade, Christopher Notre, Joe O’Sullivan.  Also running in this race were Jonah Bartelink, William Corbett, Andrew Conheady, Shane Nolan and Shane Regan.
In the intermediate girls race Aoife Vaughan, Eilis Whitney, Sinead Conlon and Aoibh O’Reilly put in fantastic performances guaranteeing themselves a strong second team place and silver medals for these girls.
In the intermediate boys event Sean Cahill ran a superb race to take 2nd place, with strong performances also by Sean Murphy in 6th place and Cian O’Callaghan (10th).  David Meehan, John Duggan, Cathal Browne, Feargal Kearney and Padraig Cahill also finished well. These great performances from the boys led to a gold medal in the team event.  The other intermediate boys running were Keith Donnellan, Ben Purcell, Stephen Donnellan, Colm McInerney, Alan O’Dea, Paul Kelleher, Brian McSweeney, Niall Queally and Liam Hogan.
We are so proud of all of our athletes as their great performances on a wet and windy November day led to St. Joseph’s taking second place in the Best Overall School for the “Tully Cup” 2016.  Well done to all our runners!
We are now looking forward to the North Munster Schools’ Competition to be held in Pallaskenry in January.

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Munster Senior B Colleges Champions 2015

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Munster Senior B Colleges Champions 2015
The senior hurling’s squad bowed out of the All-Ireland Colleges Series last Saturday in Navan with a gut-wrenching one point defeat to Cross and Passion Ballycastle. The panel represented our school with fantastic team spirit and despite defeat on Saturday have made great strides to regain the senior crown for the first time in 34 years.