Daniel Ryan travelled to the Emirates Arena, Glasgow last weekend to represent Ireland and CBS Thurles at the SIAB Schools International Combined Events Championships. It was a wonderful day for the fourteen year old who won an individual silver medal in the Junior Boys competition posting 2 competition PBs in the Long Jump (6.48m) & 200m (23.75). Lying 2nd after the 2nd event, Danielmaintained his position despite tremendous pressure from a very strong English team. Daniel also led the Irish Junior Boys team home to a silver medal finish in the team competition with his team-mates David McDonald, CBS Wexford, Damien Hickey, Davis College, Mallow & Jack Rudden Kelly, Castleknock College, Dublin also putting in sterling performances on the day. Daniel finished 6th in this competition last year with his team finishing 4th so it was a great day for him to win 2 international medals.
This win is the icing on the cake for Daniel who has had a tremendous year of athletics. In 2013, he has won 12 National titles (AAI Indoor U/15 60m, 60mH, Long Jump & Combined Events, AAI Outdoor 200m, Discus, 80mH & Combined Events, All-Ireland Schools Junior 80mH & Long Jump & Combined Events & Community Games U/16 100m) & 2 International medals. He has also set 4 National records this year alone (AAI Indoor 60mH & Long Jump, AAI Outdoor 80mH, Schools Junior Long Jump), 4 Munster records (Indoor Boys U/15 60m, 60mH & Long Jump & Outdoor 80mH)& an East Munster Schools Record in the Junior Boys Long Jump & recently he was nominated for a Munster Star Award for “Best Tipperary Indoor & Track & Field Male Athlete”.
He will receive his award at the Munster Star Awards Ceremony in Waterford on Saturday 25thJanuary.