North-Leinster Success for DCC Athletes
On Friday the 22nd of January the Annual North Leinster Schools Cross Country was held in the ALSAA complex in Santry. The course was flat but heavy underfoot. 17 students from DCC participated in this years event. The top 15 individuals in each race and the top 3 teams will compete in the Leinster Cross Country on the the 10th of February in Santry, Demense.
Sean O’Connor was the first DCC athlete to be awarded a place in the Leinsters finishing 10th in the junior boys race. Martha Ní Riada came 3rd and Petra Reilly came 15th in the Intermediate girls race. Paddy Maher finished 4th in the Intermediate boys race with Jarlath Jordan a close 5th.
Overall it was a very successful day. All students ran to the best of their ability and represented their school with pride.
Best of luck to Sean O’Connor, Martha Ní Riada, Petra Reilly, Paddy Maher and Jarlath Jordan who will be competing for a place in the All-Ireland Schools Cross Country on the 10th of February in Santry, Demense.
DCC School's Invitational
The DCU Schools Invitational on the 13th of January kicked off the 2015 cross country season. Jarlath Jordan, TY came 4th in a very competitive Intermediate race. 16 athletes from DCC competed in the Invitational with many athletes running in an age category with older athletes. Despite the cold frosty weather conditions schools travelled from across the country to compete, with over 1142 athletes competing.