‘GloHealth Irish Schools’ Track and Field Championships’ 2015

Congratulations to Grosvenor's talented squad of athletes which enjoyed a number of successes at the ‘Glohealth Irish Schools’ Track and Field Championships’ 2015, held at Tullamore, County Offaly, on Saturday 30th May.

The highlight of the day came in the Intermediate Boys’ 4x100 metre relay where Grosvenor’s quartet of Ben Stevenson, Andrew Proctor, Jonny Little and Nathan Chan, fresh from victory at the Ulster Schools’ Championships two weeks earlier, were unfortunate to just miss out on gold in a thrilling race, finishing in a blistering time of 46.29 seconds to be just edged out of first place, by two one hundredths of a second, by Blackrock College.

Elsewhere the Junior Boys’ relay team of Ben Gilmore, Fynn Bailie, Charles McMullan and Ryan Downs were able to emulate the success of their Intermediate counterparts, securing silver in an impressive time of 48.04 seconds to add to Grosvenor’s medal haul for the day.

In addition the Senior Boys’ and Girls’ relay teams, each of whom had won silver at the recent Ulster Championships, also performed commendably but were unfortunate to just lose out on a place on the podium. In the girls’ race Grosvenor’s team of Nicole Muirhead, Lucy Armstrong, Lois Hagen and Sophia Campbell finished in a time of 51.07 seconds to narrowly miss a bronze medal, while in the boys’ relay the GGS team of Zac McNab, Gareth Thompson, Gareth Lammey and Adam Wilson recorded a time of 45.13 seconds to place 6th.

In the individual events Ben Gilmore and James McMaster, both silver medalists from the Ulster Championships, also performed commendably, Ben placing 5th in the Junior Boys’ 100 metres with a time of 11.83 seconds and James finishing 4th in the Junior Boys’ hammer with a distance of 38.21 metres.

Given the elite standard of performances across all events and age groups on the day, Grosvenor’s dedicated athletes deserve huge credit for the impressive manner in which they represented the School last Saturday. Huge credit is due to coaches Mr Andrew Gibson, Mrs Karen Kirk and Mrs Linda McIlvenny, without whose expert guidance the team would not have enjoyed such success throughout the season.

Well done to all of Grosvenor’s athletes who have performed so well throughout the year and we look forward to celebrating more successes on the track during the 2016 season. 

Grosvenor's Intermediate boys' 4 x 100 metres relay team of (from left to right) Nathan Chan, Jonny Little, Andrew Proctor and Ben Stevenson which narrowly missed out on a gold medal at the Irish Schools' Athletics Championships 2015, held at Tullamore on Saturday 30th May.