It was a very successful outing for all the Douglas Community School athletes both past and present, at the Munster Schools & Colleges XC Championships at Waterford IT. The Minor boys finished 4th team with great runs by Ciaran Couch, Christian Begley, Conor Horgan, Daniel Hurley, Luke Horgan and James McCarthy. The team were just a mere 7 points off qualifying for the All Ireland Championships.
In the junior boys 3500m race Ben Smith had the race of his life finishing in 5th place and leading the team to a 4th place finish, again just a mere 5 points off 3rd place. Daniel Barry, Sean Barber and Pa Walsh ran very well.
Douglas CS were 1st team in the Inter boys 5000m race with great runs by Liam Harris, Luke Varian, Jamie O Connell and Evan Byrne. This team is a special one and remains unbeaten for the season, aiming for a top finish at the All Ireland Championships in Belfast on March.
John Durcan ran a superb race in the senior boys 6000m for 6th and with Eoin Bourke a great 10th the team came 2nd. Billy Murphy, Brendan Couch and Emmet Bracken all ran well also.
In the Universities 6000m race DCS past pupils Cullen Lynch, Craig Harrington and Alan O Brien helped Cork IT win the team title. Well done to all on some fine performances!!!!