The first round of the Douglas Community School First Year Cross-Country League took place in the second week of September with each of the four first year classes tackling the 950m course. With over 90 students taking part, there were 40 places available for the ‘A’ Final.
In the NC1 race Colm Daly had a fine win with Bartlomniei Tczeciak second, and Ryan McCarthy third. In the NO1 race Darragh O’ Shaughnessy had a great win with Eoin O’ Riordan second and Peter Froggatt third. Jamie O’ Connell won the NT1 race in style with Alan Horgan second and Eric Fahy third. Finally in the NU1 race Jack O’ Mahony won with Liam Harris second and Kevin Horan third.
It proved to be a great day’s racing and introduced all the first year students to cross-country running . The school now has a very proud tradition in athletics having won the best overall school award at Munster level for the last five years and last year winning the All-Ireland Schools Under-17 Cross-Country team title. Many of these young first year students will become future stars and carry on that tradition.