Clonmel High School is celebrating another fantastic sporting achievement after it welcomed home athletic heroes from the All-Ireland cross country schools championships.
Having put out the red carpet in recent years for All-Ireland winning minor hurlers, All Ireland winning minor footballers and their own All-Ireland winning soccer team Clonmel High School had the honour of embracing another magnificent sporting achievement when Sean Tobin captured the prestigious senior boys cross country All-Ireland title and the High School team took the silver medal in the schools All-Ireland cross country championship.
Sean Tobin landed the big prize in his last year as a schools athlete to bring the honour back to the High School for the first time while the team ran exceptionally well to take the bronze medal having already captured for the first time for the school a Munster team cross country title.
High School Principal Shay Bannon paid tribute to Sean Tobin and the members of the cross country team .
“All the lads are wonderful leaders in the school.They are a credit to their families, to the school, to the community and to their club.Their dedication and commitment is unbelievable and their success reflects so well on the partnership in the community between the school and the athletic club that is doing fantastic work with so many young people in the community,” he said.
The High School principal said that all of the athletes involved in the All-Ireland success do so much to encourage others to take up athletics within the school and in their community.
“They are a wonderful group of young lads who have put in a massive amount of hard to work to reach such an incredibly high standard in their sport.They are great leaders and an example to all,” he said.
Shay Bannon thanked the parents involved and the teachers, Kathleen Deely and Des Feeney(who this week is taking part in a masters athletic event in Spain), for the support they had given the athletes in their preparation for the event.
“The boys can be seen running around Clonmel most nights,they put in the work and they got their just rewards,” said Shay Bannon.