Category Archives: Athletics

Cross Country Relays


Well done to the athletes who represented us at the Wicklow Invitational Cross Country relays. There were over 30 schools in attendance and the children conducted themselves commendably as ever. They were great sportsmen and women but also tough and resilient when they needed to be. Every team had a top 10 finish which is remarkable in such a huge field. Special congratulations to our gold medal winners – 4th class boys, 5th and 6th class girls, silver medal winners – 3rd class girls and bronze medal winners 5th and 6th class boys. Special thanks to Fiona, Orla, Rebecca and Jane who helped out and to Mr. Flynn and Ms.  Lambkin who organised.


Another Amazing Day of Athletics

St. Kevin’s has once more swept the boards at the Wicklow Cross Country Relays in Avondale today.  We had some really strong, impressive laps by all runners. We had a tally of 7 gold and 2 bronze team medals. Thank you to the parents Pauline,  Louise,  Alan and Sandra for accompanying us. Well done to all the children for their support as much as their success. Well done to the parents for all the time you put in to helping your children develop.  Athlete of the tournament goes to Keela Keogh  for holding on to her first place position under serious pressure!

3km Trail Run

On Tuesday, forty eight of our 5th and 6th class students took part in a 3 kilometre trail run around Avondale House. It was a very successful day with all students completing the difficult course. Well done to all the participants for representing the school so well.

A big thank you to Mr. O’Neill and Ms. Lambkin for organising the St. Kevin’s team and to Mr. McNeice and the two parents who came along to help. A great day was had by all!

(Ms. Lambkin ran the course twice with all the students to make sure everything was going smoothly… next year she should definitely get a medal…)

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Wicklow Schools Invitational Athletics Cross Country

Eimear Ryan in the lead

Third and Fourth class children ran a gruelling 800m, with a wicked hill at both the start and finish.   Fifth and Sixth had an added 200m loop to bring their race to 1km. The first four children from each school got points for their finishing position. These were used to score the team competition.  Lowest score wins.

20151103_104618[1] As ever, the children were a credit to the St. Kevin’s uniform/tracksuit!  They each ran gutsy races and no one was seen walking, despite the very tough, hill finish.  Our athletes were gracious and modest in victory. As you can see from the photo there was a massive turn out, with over 100 in each race.  Medals were hard won and yet we swept the board.  Well done to the dedicated parents who cart their children to athletics or sports training in all weathers.  Well done too to the talented and determined young athletes of St Kevin’s who represented the school so admirably.


Third Class Girls- 1st place team- top ten finish for all athletes- Ella Maher, Tara Casey, Sarah Hayes and Amy O’ Connell

Third Class Boys- 2nd place team- top ten finish for Daniel Connerty, also Tom Mc Carthy, Freddy Packman and Max Moody

Fourth Class Girls- 1st place team- top 10 finish for Lucy Willoughby and Isabelle Lynch, also Keela Leddy and Caoimhe Swan

Fourth Class Boys- 2nd place team- top 10 finish for Jack Ward and Saul Sweeney, also Jack O’ Neill and Lucas du Preez

Fifth Class Girls- 2nd place team-Gold for Eimear Ryan, top 10 for Louise O’ Riordan, also Cara Donovan and Cody Hempenstall

Fifth Class Boys- 1st place team- silver for Dylan Maher, Bronze for Finn Fogarty, also Colin O’ Shea and Ed Nicholson

Sixth Class Girls- top 10 finish for Molly Crowe and Keela Keogh, also Ailbhe Coughlan, Jessica Mc Donald, Rebecca Leahy, Maeve O’ Neill, Sophie Dallaghan and Megan Byrne

Sixth Class Boys – 1st place team -a stunning performance to take Gold, Silver and Bronze thanks to Joseph Prendergast, Colin Shortt and Darragh Rushe, also Conor Cunningham, Danny Molloy, Conor Galligan, Dillon Duggan and Frankie Kavanagh

Cody battling it out

Thanks again to the parent helpers and Mr. Mc Donnell for their time.

Amazing Athletes

Well done to our amazing team of athletes who took part in the Wicklow Schools Invitational Cross  Country relays in Avondale on Monday 21st Sept.  32 athletes left the school and 32 returned with medals!! This is an incredible achievement in a very competitive competition!  Well done to the children of St. Kevin’s and the parents who helped them to be so talented and determined.  Thank you to the following parents for helping on the day – Alan, Amanda, Orla, Vicky, Breda, Aideen and Pauline.  The athletes were 3rd class – Daniel Connerty, Tom Mc Carthy, Ben Kay, Max Moody, Ella Maher, Sarah Hayes, Kate Watson, Tara Casey  4th Class – Jack Ward, Saul Sweeney, Lucas du Preez, Andrew Bartlett, Emily O’ Reilly, Lucy Jones, Caoimhe Swan, Keela Leddy 5th class Dylan Maher, Finn Fogarty, Ed Nicholson, Colin O’ Shea, Eimear Ryan, Louise O’ Riordan, Cara Donovan, Emma Casey 6th class Jamesw Nicholson, Joseph Prendergast, Darragh Rush, Colm Shortt, Molly Crowe, Keela Keogh, Sophie Dallaghan, Rebecca Leahy

Pictures to follow…