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All Ireland Athletic Success for CBS Thurles
CBS Thurles athletes ended a great year with a powerful performance at the GloHealth Irish Schools Track & Field Championships in Tullamore on Saturday 30th May. It was a super Saturday for our athletes who won a total of 9 medals, including 6 Irish Schools titles, 2 silver & 1 bronze between them also taking home for CBS Thurles, the Junior Boys Shield for Best Scoring School. All 5 athletes produced great performances & personal bests throughout the day in 11 different events. Daniel Ryan produced a stunning performance in the Inter Boys Long Jump leaping out to a huge new personal best of 7.10m to equal the Schools record & exceed the European Youth standard of 6.80m. Shortly after his record performance, he ran the 100mH where he won his second gold medal with a blistering run of 13.07, another new personal best & just short of the 12.97 record.
Sean Mockler also produced a stunning set of results to win double gold in the Junior Boys Discus (42.23) & Hammer (47.80m) with Liam McDonagh walking his way to gold in the Junior Boys 1200m Walk with his winning time of 6.07.05, a personal best by 21 seconds. David Ryan produced another class performance in the Junior Boys Long Jump to win gold with his leap of 6.34m, well ahead of the opposition also recording a personal best of 23.18 in the 200m later in the day to win silver. His younger brother Jack won silver in the Minor Boys Long Jump with a jump of 5.10m, his best ever & bronze in the Shot Putt with a throw of 12.20m. CBS Thurles won the Junior Boys Shield for Highest Scoring team winning with 45 points, well clear of Bangor Grammer in 2nd place on 24 points, also placing 3rd in the Minor competition & 6th in the Inter competition. Well done to all our athletics on a great finish to a memorable year.