DCS Athletes best in Munster!


Douglas Community School athletes continued their outstanding Cross-Country season with some great individual and team performances at the Munster Schools Cross-Country Championships at Cork IT recently. The course proved to be a big hit with the athletes with plenty of fast running. First into action were the minor boys over 2000m where the DCS team had a superb team win with 29 points. The team had six athletes finish in the top 15 and easily won the team title. Jack O’ Mahony led the team home in a superb 3rd with other great runs from Liam Harris 5th, Kevin Horan 9th, Alan Horgan 12th, Jamie O’ Connell 13th and Luke Varian 15th. The junior boys raced over 3,500m and the race of the day came from Brendan Couch who eventually finished a superb 5th. Brendan has come into great form in recent weeks and continues to get stronger. Behind him the team battled hard with Daniel Mason, Fintan Cadogan, Paul Lehane and Eric O’ Neill all having good runs to get the team into 6th place. The intermediate boys team lined up in their 5000m with high hopes.  They produced the goods, winning the team title easily with 45 points.  The ‘B’ team came 3rd with 93 points. Mark Seacy had his best race to date finishing a superb 5th and with other great runs from Ian Tobin 12th, Emmet Bracken 13th, Andrew O’ Keeffe 15th and Jamie Sullivan 16th Douglas Community School had a great team win. Finally the senior boys’ race over 6000m proved to be a one-sided affair with Shane Quinn running away from the field. Patrick Coleman had a fine 2nd place, running on his own for the whole race. With great runs by Cullen Lynch 7th, Alan O’ Brien 11th and Brian Murray 15th DCS easily won this team title also. The team was without their 2nd scorer in Peter Hanrahan, but will have him back in action in two weeks time. Douglas Community School also had the added bonus of winning the best overall school cup for the 5th consecutive year.

Steven Macklin