Douglas Community School athletes competed at the first leg of the Cork Schools Invitational Cross-Country League held at Tramore Valley Park recently. The weather conditions were ideal for racing with blue sunny skies. The First Year students raced over 1000m and here the school’s team ran superb winning the team title with eight athletes in the top 16 out of 120 people. The team was led home by Sean Barber fourth, Cian Dadgar fifth, Sean Smith sixth and Michael Scully seventh. The combined Second/Third Year race was held over 2000m and here DCS also won the team title led by Declan O’Herlihy in third place and fine runs from Jack Twomey, Fionn Bracken and Dan Begley.
The school also recently got the news that they will represent Ireland at the World Schools Cross-Country Championships in Malta in March. A seven-man team from the school will travel to the prestigious event for u17s which is only held every two years. Douglas Community School finished fifth at the event in 2010. Congratulations to the team on their selection.