Scoil Mhuire athletics team win Irish Schools trophy

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Scoil Mhuire athletics team win Irish Schools trophy

Scoil Mhuire Secondary School's athletes excelled at the Irish School’s Athletics Championship in Tullamore winning the Silvermint Trophy for top Intermediate team.

Ninety-three schools scored points in the Intermediate group, with Scoil Mhuire winning by one point ahead of St Vincent’s College, Dundalk in 2nd and Mount Anville School, Dublin in 3nd. The Carrick school also won the Intermediate title at the Irish Schools championships 20 years ago in 1996.

Miriam Daly was the star competitor, winning the 80m hurdles in 11.70secs and the 300m hurdles in a personal best time of 42.80 secs.

Alexandra Lapiy was 5th in the Javelin with a PB throw of 30.76m while Emily Nolan was 6th in the 300m with a PB time of 41.96 secs.

In the relay final, Scoil Mhuire l 4 sprinters ran great legs. The photo finish image had to be enlarged for the judges to be able to declare Castletroy of Limerick the winners in a time of 48.87.secs. Scoil Mhuire's second place time of 48.88 sec was a team PB. The Scoil Mhuire team were: Aoife Doyle, Miriam Daly, Cora Murray, Emily Nolan and Laura Whelan.

Miriam Daly, Aoife Doyle and Alexandra Lapiy have been selected on the Munster team for the Tailteann Inter-provincial this Sunday, June 26. This competition is a trial for the Irish schools team to compete in the Schools International in Kent on July 16.

Scoil Mhuire's athletes also won the best Intermediate school team award at the Munster Schools Championship and won the best overall school title at the East Munster Championship.