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Friday 24 October 2014

Medal wins in athletics for St. Brendan's boys

Published 22/01/2014 | 05:36

Athlete Risteard Clifford winner of the Senior Boys.

ST BRENDAN'S College consolidated its recent strides in athletics with several impressive performances at the Kerry Colleges Cross Country Championships held last week at Knockreer.

Risteárd Clifford was first home in the Senior Boys 5k race and led his team-mates to the senior boys title in the process. Joining Risteard in the Killarney school's senior quest were Conor Kissane (3rd), Padraig Clifford (6th), Matt Rinne (10th) and Fionan O'Donoghue.

St Brendan's were also medal winners in the Minor Cross Country section, finishing third overall thanks to a sterling effort from Christian O'Donoghue (4th), Darragh Fleming (6th), Jack Enright, Fergal Murphy and Frank McGuire. Meanwhile, Micheál Devlin collected fourth place in the junior boys section.

The Killarney school is rapidly making a name for itself in athletics and cross country, winning best overall boys' school at last year's event and backing that up with second overall on Thursday.

PE teacher and athletics team trainer Arthur Fitzgerald is a driving force behind the recent success and says the wins are a solid foundation for even more success in the future.

Kerryman

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