More than 530 pupils from 1, 2 and 3 teacher schools around the county took part in Day 2 of the 10th annual athletics championships held by Allianz Cumann na mBunscol in conjuction with Donegal Sports Partnership today on the sun-drenched Aura track, Letterkenny.
A well organised competition was held and all teachers, parents and athletic coaches are to be commended on running a great event that was both enjoyable and relaxed and yet competitive for the children.
Thanks to Letterkenny AC for the use of equipment, Rosses AC for the help on the day as well as Lifford AC for the use of its fine facilities on Day 1 of the championships.
There were both sprints and distance events for all pupils as well as Long Jumps, High Jumps, Shot Putt and Ball Throw. Junior and Senior Infants enjoyed a Teddy Bear Race whilst the day ended with inter-school relays.
Last week 318 pupils from 4 teacher schools met at the Ben O’Donnell track in Lifford for their championships. Frosses NS emerged victorious there with Scoil Mhuire, Creeslough a close second. Magherabeg NS was in third. A word of thanks to all who helped there and a special mention to Brendan O’Donnell and his Lifford AC members who were so helpful on the day.
The overall school results for Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Athletics for 2014 are:
1 and 2 teachers schools: 1st: Keadue NS. 2nd: St Riaghan’s, Glenties.
3 teacher schools: 1st: Roisin NS. 2nd: Stramore NS, Glendowan.
4 teacher schools: 1st: Frosses NS. 2nd: Scoil Mhuire, Creeslough.
This brings an end to Cumann na mBunscol athletics for the season.