Marist show sport­ing prowess

The Argus - - SPORT -

IT’S been a busy month for sport at Marist Col­lege with pupils ex­celling in golf, soc­cer and ath­let­ics.

The se­nior golf team fin­ished a re­spectable sixth place in the Le­in­ster qual­i­fy­ing round of the Ir­ish schools cham­pi­onship. Kyle Raf­ferty, Niall O’Cal­laghan and Sean Mc Au­field saw off stiff com­pe­ti­tion in what was a top-class field.

On the ath­let­ics track Kevin Oladun­joye and Des­tiny James com­peted in the Le­in­ster Schools com­bined events cham­pi­onship in the Na­tional In­door Arena Ab­bot­stown.

They com­peted in five events, the long jump, 800 me­tres, 60m hur­dles, shot putt and 200 me­tres. Kevin re­turned five PBs and Des­tiny fin­ished ninth with three PBs.

The boys also train with Dun Deal­gan AC un­der the guid­ance of Dr Gerry Mc Ar­dle. Kevin was suc­cess­ful and fin­ished fourth over­all to qual­ify for the All Ire­lands. The boys also got to show­case the new kit which was kindly spon­sored by KME Steel­works which in is owned by Ja­son Quinn a for­mer past pupil.

Last but not least Ryan O’Kane, a tran­si­tion year stu­dent, had a busy sum­mer com­pet­ing for Dun­dalk in the Milk Cup in Col­eraine. He de­liv­ered four man-ofthe-match per­for­mances in the pres­ti­gious tour­na­ment which led to him to re­ceiv­ing the over­all Player of the Tour­na­ment award.

He was in­vited to show­case his tro­phy at half-time at the League of Ire­land match be­tween Dun­dalk and Derry.

Kevin Oladun­joye and Des­tiny James.

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