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Galway Schools to the fore in Connacht Primary Schools Cross-Country PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Tobin   
Friday, 17 October 2008

Galway primary schools performed with distinction at the Connacht schools cross country finals which were held in Sligo last Saturday.

In the Junior Girls race, the 3 Galway schools finished in the top four teams with Craughwell NS taking the Connacht title, Claregalway in 3rd place and Scoil Chroi Naofa Athenry in 4th place. Grainne McDaid (Craughwell) was the highest placed individual from Galway when finishing 4th.

In the Junior Boys race, Oranmore Boys NS easily won the team title and Liam Forde (Ballyglass NS) took 3rd place in the individual rankings.

In the Senior Girls race, Cregmore NS took the Connacht title with Craughwell NS taking the bronze medals. And Alanna Lally (Crumlin NS) won the individual gold with twins Michelle and Veronica Burke (Scoil Ui Cheithearaigh) taking 3rd and 4th place.

In the Senior Boys race, Oranmore Boys NS took the bronze medals in the team event, just ahead of Craughwell NS in 4th place. While Conor Gillen (Gaelscoil de hIde, Uaran Mor) ran a fantastic race to take individual silver.

Full results of the races are at:-

http://www.galwayathletics.com/dmdocuments/ConnachtPrimarySchoolsCrossCountryResults2008.pdf

Well done to all of the participants as these were tough races on an extremely difficult course, one that most senior runners would struggle on!

Last Updated ( Friday, 17 October 2008 )
 
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