New run director Colleen McKenzie

Well done to our coaches Keith, Dominic and John in this mornings Ardgillan parkrun

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A lovely morning in Ardgillan,windy but at least we missed the rain again. Results are available now at this link, they were up earlier but then vanished for a while but seem to be back.Well done and thank you to all our volunteers,runners and walkers and especially our new run director Colleen McKenzie.http://www.parkrun.ie/ardgillan/results/latestresults/

Irish Schools Team

What an honour to have not one but 2 of our athletes selected to the Irish Schools Team for the second year in a row. Well done and best of luck Rhona and Isabel.

Wishing the best of luck to Rhona Pierce and Isabel Carron on their selection to the Irish Schools team for the SIAB Schools Cross Country International in Bolton, England this Saturday.

All-Ireland Schools Inter Girls XC

Golden Girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations to Rhona Pierce, All-Ireland Schools Inter Girls XC Champion 2014, also to her teammates from Skerries Community College who retained the Inter Girls team title for a second successive year. Well done Rhona, Isabel, Sarah and Laura. Super runs also from Eryn and Eibhlin for Loreto Balbriggan. Full report to follow.

Aviva All-Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships
Aviva All-Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships

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Top 3 Inter girl’s: Rhona Pierce win’s the title after a great battle with Clodagh O’Reilly 2nd and Fiona Everard 3rd #lovemud

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Cork IT

Report from All-Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships 2014:Cork IT, Saturday 8th MarchAll things golden was the colour of the day for Skerries athletes who travelled to Cork IT for the prestigious All-Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships on Saturday 8th March 2014. The competition was the culmination of weeks of regional and provincial qualifiers which saw the best of Irelands young athletes gather to battle it out for All-Ireland glory.Once again Skerries athletes did not disappoint. Competing in the Intermediate girls race, Rhona Pierce in the singlet of Skerries Community College romped to an emphatic victory over the much fancied Clodagh O’Reilly (Loreto, Cavan) to take the Intermediate girls title. In close proximity was Isabel Carron, coming home in 8th place and ensuring both girls representation for a second successive year on the Irish Schools team for the upcoming SIAB International Cross Country in Bolton, England in 2 weeks time. The girls were ably backed up by Sarah Byrne in 31st and Laura Costello 58th thus sealing and retaining their victory from last year in the team event. On top of this the girls also brought home the prestigious Maeve Kyle award for the most successful girls team competing on the day.The Intermediate girls race also saw Eryn Devine competing for her school, Loreto, Balbriggan. As always, Eryn dug in and had a strong run around the 3,500mtr course finishing in 26th place overall. In the Junior girls 2,500mtr race, we had Eibhlin McCarthy in the colours of Loreto, Balbriggan. Eibhlin, who has gone from strength to strength over the past number of months over the country, finished in a highly commendable 25th place overall in her first All-Ireland Schools finals.It is hard to express how proud we, the coaches, parents and members of Skerries AC are of these group of athletes. We are fully aware of the dedication they put into their sport, but results like this make the commitment and sheer craft all the more worthwhile. It gives a great boost to our small club and an inspiration to our younger athletes who will aim to emulate this success in years to come. Congratulations girls, we salute you.

And all of them mature, kind and supportive of each other. It was a pleasure to watch them all race. Serious thanks to Joanne, Keith, Kevin and all the coaches. They wouldn’t have got there without you.

Round 1 of the Juvenile Spring Series

Well done to our athletes who turned out in huge numbers for Round 1 of the Juvenile Spring Series in sunny Santry Stadium yesterday. There were many impressive first time performances from our athletes. Wins were recorded by Daphney Hope Ndjatang, Joshua Ericson and Rapha Diamond Ebs with podium finishes also by the following, Shauna Prior (2nd u8), King Diamond Ebs (3rd u10), Holy Diamond Ebs (2nd u12), Cian Ensor (2nd u14), Stephen Byrne (3rd u14). Many of our athletes had top 10 placings in their races. Well done to everyone and thank you to Clonliffe Harriers AC for a most enjoyable morning. We now look forward to Round 2 in Skerries on Sunday 6th April.