St. Fintan’s High School celebrate medals at All-Ireland Schools

Following on from a successful All-Ireland schools track and field championships, this is a beginning of a series looking closer at the success stories of the day.

St. Fintan’s High School celebrate medals at All-Ireland Schools

By Anne Buckley

A St. Fintan’s 1-2 in the 200 metres was the highlight of the day at the All-Ireland Schools track and field championship In Tullamore.

Michael Farrelly took gold 22.26 seconds with Sean L’Estrange second in 22.34, a new personal best.

This was a magnificent achievement for the Michael and Sean who are friends, training partners, fellow school mates and club-mates.

Not only did Michael win the 200, but earlier, he took 100 metre silver, posting a personal best of 10.99 seconds to break that 11 second barrier.

This was following a throat infection earlier in the week. When they say you should never run when on antibiotics, but Michael didn’t read that script.

The boys’ achievements, together with that of James Hyland in the steeplechase secured helped St Fintan’s to second place in the Intermediate category, which was won by Belvedere College.

James was fifth in the Steeplechase, posting a PB of four minutes 42.51 seconds.

Well done boys on this memorable achievement. A credit to your school, your club and your coaches.