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Huge Medal Haul at Cork and South Munster Meets

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It has been a busy week on the Track & Field front for Douglas CS athletes with the South Munster Schools and Cork Championships taking place. There were plenty of outstanding performances from the athletes at both competitions.

At the South Munster Championships Alan O Donovan came 1st in the Minor 800m, Sean Barber came 3rd in the Junior 800m, Jamie O Connell came 2nd and Stephen Cotter came 3rd in the Intermediate 1500m, Evan Byrne came 3rd in the Under 16 mile, Liam Harris came 3rd in the Intermediate 3000m, and the performance of the day was from Brendan Couch who came 1st in the Senior 5000m, with John Durcan 3rd in the same race.

All qualified for the Munster Schools T&F Championships. At the Munster Schools Championships the top 3 athletes in each event qualify for the All Ireland Schools T&F Championships in Tullamore on June 1st.

At the Cork T&F Championships held in Cork IT there were great performances by Alan O Donovan who came 1st in the Under 14 800m and 2nd in the Under 14 1500m, Sean Barber who came 3rd in the Under 16 1500m, Fionn Bracken who came 2nd in the Under 18 1500m and 3rd in the Under 18 1500m, Stephen Cotter who came 3rd in the Under 17 800m, and Jamie O Connell who came 2nd in the Under 18 800m.

Steven Macklin