Mr. Keenan’s track and field boys and girls were at it again last week, this time at the East Leinster Athletics Championships in Santry, and once again his motley, merry minions returned with medals! Fifth Year Tomás Clancy found a sport in which he could compete while still maintaining his monologue about social justice: race-walking! And his was no mere pedestrian effort: Tomás took the silver medal in his first ever race-walk! Tomás dedicate this win to the ‘world-wide distribution of wealth’, to which we all look forward, but we also eagerly anticipate his next race-walk. Imagine what Tomás could do with a bit of experience under his belt!
The storied athletics venue of Morton Stadium also witnessed our First Year Sidney Weir McErlean adding to her already impressive list of sporting achievements (Gaelic, hockey etc…) by winning the Silver in the 200m. Well done to our two medalists but also to all who took part: the dozens of Conlethian athletes giving it there all in a variety of events, from the long jump to the shot-putt, including the First Year girls relay team who would have won another Silver except for a technical disqualification. It was a great accomplishment for the boys and girls and a ringing endorsement of Mr. Keenan and Mr. Maguire’s efforts to mix athletics into the sports schedule this past few years. Stay tuned for the Leinsters!