Douglas Community School had a very successful day at the first leg of the South Munster Schools Track and Field Championships held at Cork IT track recently. This was the first track event of the season and the team brought home nine medals in total with the second leg due to be held this week. In the Minor Boys 800m Jack O’ Mahony had a superb win with Kevin Horan a great fifth. In the Junior Boys 800m Alan Ring finished second with Brendan Couch narrowly missing out on a medal in fourth. In the Senior Boys 800m DCS took all three medals with Peter Hanrahan first, Cullen Lynch second and Patrick Coleman third. In the Intermediate Boys 3000m Ian Tobin ran very well for third place, with Andrew O’ Keeffe a good fifth. David Kelly had a superb win in the Intermediate Boys 400m Hurdles also.
Douglas Community School’s successful World Schools Cross-Country Championship team were honoured recently at a civic reception in the City Hall with the Lord Mayor. This was in recognition of their fifth place finish in Slovakia in April. Congratulations again to them on a brilliant performance.