Connacht champions, Sionann O’Reilly-Collins, Katie Kelly, Ciara O’Murchadha-Flynn and Laura McIntaggart made up the Athlone Community College team taking part in the 40th All-Ireland Schools Cross Country Championship on Saturday, 7th March.
The event was held in the excellent sporting facilities of the University of Ulster’s Jordanstown Campus just outside of Belfast. The Community College team took 5th place overall in the Junior Girls 2.5 km run. Each girl put in an excellent performance towards the overall 5th place for the team.
This was a great achievement for the four Roscommon girls who are not soley focussed on running. The girls are involved in other activities such as camogie, sword fencing, football, soccer, horse-riding and swimming. This was only the second time these girls ran the 2.5k distance which makes their placement all the more remarkable.