Future Is Bright As Young Raheny Dominate Club Championships

Mark Smyth may start looking over his shoulder. Raheny’s fastest man is a marked man. If yesterday’s club track & field championships are anything go by; a huge body of the club’s younger members are out to emulate him No less than 45 Athletes took part in the 200m, resulting in eight very entertaining and competitive races, setting the tone to a wonderful club day at the iconic and historic…


Final Curtain on Cross Country Season

The Schools Cross Country year staged its final examinations up North in Mallusk, Belfast with Raheny interest centring on the boys and girls minor and the boys senior event. The qualification method in schools athletics is Olympian in design. The regional championships represent the 1st round heats, the provincials are semi-final with their demands and for those who manage to get through the first two rounds then the All-Ireland’s are…


Storm George runs home at Leinster Schools

Wednesday’s Storm Dudley vented its anger on proceedings at the Leinster Schools Cross Country Championships in Santry Demesne. The wind howled, the rain lashed, the ground softened, questioning the resolve and desire of athletes, officials and spectators alike. In truth it was a real cross country day for the purists and none relished the challenge of it more than Raheny’s George Sevastopulo. Running the most astute of races in the…


Return of School Tests

After two years of frustration, competition finally returned to the Secondary Schools this week with the kicking off of the various qualification races that lead to the prestigious All-Ireland Schools. This being January, it was all about Cross Country. For the uninitiated there are three rounds, the provincial zone championships, the provincial championships and finally the All-Ireland championships. Thus it was that our clubs students depending on the locations of…