Jack claims gold at school ath­let­ics

New Ross Standard - - SPORT - Sto­ries be­hind the scenes

JACK FORDE of St. Kil­lian’s A.C. won gold with the Ir­ish Ju­nior boys’ team at the international schools com­bined events com­pe­ti­tion at the Emi­rates Arena, Glas­gow, on Fri­day.

Jack, a stu­dent at Wex­ford C.B.S., was de­lighted to come away with new best per­for­mances in 800m (2.18.02m) and 200m (25.6s). The five-event com­pe­ti­tion also in­cluded 60m hur­dles, long jump and shot putt.

The tal­ented multi-even­ter, along with his team-mates Iar­lath Gold­ing (win­ner of in­di­vid­ual bronze), Alan Mi­ley and Jordan Cunningham, can be jus­ti­fi­ably proud of their com­bined per­for­mance.

The Ir­ish team had fur­ther rea­son to cel­e­brate with the Ju­nior girls win­ning bronze, In­ter­me­di­ate girls tak­ing sil­ver, and In­ter­me­di­ate boys get­ting bronze.

Jack Forde

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