Marist show sporting prowess
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.