Mr. Shay Keenan does not do things by halves: when he heard about the happy coincidence that there would be both junior and senior Cross Country races at Morton Stadium in Santry, he hired a bus and welcomed all comers! ‘The more, the merrier’ is the St. Conleth’s sporting philosophy and so it should be, as participation is the name of the game at our school and we make sure that no-one is ever left out. Sadly, this trip was the first in a long time which did not include our tracks and field talisman, Tony Barry. (He was busy… off trying to scupper the Budget!).
We did worry a bit for Mr. Keenan’s personal safety (and sanity), as filling a bus with Juniors and then throwing in a bunch of First and Second Years at their seasonal hyperactive peak is the not the recipe for a morning ‘milk run’ but Shay is an old hand at these things and the increased proportion of girls certainly helped settle things down (in decibel if not pitch!). As you can see form our pics above, everyone had a great time and completed the race in very good times. There will be more races ahead and if any Seniors are interested, their are efforts being made to get Athletics training up and running again! Stay tuned!