The students of Castletroy College achieved unbelievable results at the All Ireland schools athletic finals in Tullamore on June 2nd .
First on track Sarah Hosey came a fantastic 4th in Junior 1,500 4:47.24 , next on track was Rachael Hosey who took 5th in Intermediate 1,500 , 4:57.34 a brave race from Rachel who was in the mix for a medal until the end
Ciara Neville competed the ultimate treble winning the senior girls 100m in 11.62 and the 200m in 23.79 , she then anchored the senior girls relay to victory , her final run for Castletroy college .
Finishing off their athletics careers in style the senior girls took gold in the 4x100m relay . Huge congrats to Chloe Tobin , Anna Burke , Annie Russell , Ciara Neville and coach Noelle Morrissey and Mr Reale .
Castletroy College put the icing on the cake and won the senior girls overall team trophy for second year in a row
Thank you girls for being amazing ambassadors for Castletroy College .
Castletroy college has always strived to provide a broad based education for the young people in the community and to provide the conditions for the fullest development of each pupil as a person. Participation in sport has always been central to this aim.
In order to facilitate a broad range of activities Castletroy College gained 5.5 Acres of land in 2010 allowing it to provide 3 grass pitches for the benefit of its pupils. At the time the college was unable to invest adequately in the drainage of these fields resulting in a requirement for a major upgrade now. The fields remain unplayable for much of the school year making it difficult to provide the quality extra curricular experience that the pupils deserve. This means extra travel time for matches that should be played at home with knock on costs in facilities rental and bus costs. It also means that our teams miss more class contact time than they should have to.
What are we doing?
There is a requirement in the medium term to invest approximately €200,000 in these fields to bring them up to an acceptable standard. As a first phase of this investment Castletroy College has identified 2 projects costing approximately €40,000 which will greatly improve the GAA field and one Rugby field. It is our ambition that both of these projects will commence this Summer but that will depend on fundraising.
The current realities of how schools are inadequately funded means that we have to turn to the community to fund this upgrade. We are actively seeking local businesses to help us improve our facilities for the betterment of the community that they serve. Information relating to this can be got by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Castletroy College would like to take this opportunity to thank the many ex-pupils, parents, teachers and members of the community who give their time to sport in Castletroy. We would also like to thank the parents/guardians who have supported the school financially through the voluntary contribution over the years.
Huge congrats to the students from Castletroy College who competed on June 3rd 2017 at the Irish Life Health All Ireland schools track and field championships in Tullamore
Ciara Neville 5th year won on the double -winning the senior girls 100m in a new Irish record 11.53 and Euro Junior standard , she also anchored her school to victory in the 4x100m relay in a record of 48.02 .This helped Castletroy win the senior girls overall team title .
Castletroy college senior girls 4x 100m relay winners
Castletroy college senior girls 4x300m relay second place
Castletroy college minor girls 4x 100m relay second place
Diro Lawal boys 100m junior -4th
Diro Lawal boys 200m junior -3rd
Tesse Lawal boys 100m minor -5th
Chloe Tobin girls 400m hurdles -6th
Sarah Hossey competed in minor girls 800m final
Huge congrats to all involved in a hugely impressive and successful All Ireland schools Athletic championship .Huge thanks to coaches Noelle Morrissey , Mr Reale and Ger Lavin .
Well done to Rachel Hosey of TY who came 3rd in the North Munster schools cross country 2.5 km intermediate girls and her sister Sarah Hosey of 1st yr who came 1st in the 1.5km minor girls in Pallaskenry .
Huge congratulations to the 35 students who represented their classes and school at the World marathon challenge in UL on Oct 7th .They completed the 26.2 miles by doing 200m relay legs and between them completed a total of 105 laps of the track in a time of 2.02.56 and were the overall winners on the day. Many thanks to Limerick sports partnership for organising a fantastic event and well done first years on a fantastic team effort .