The Primary Schools Track and Field competition for South Tipperary took place in ideal conditions at the Dr. Pat O’Callaghan Sports Complex, Cashel Road this week.
This very popular event was organised by the Carrick on Suir, Moyglass and Clonmel Athletic Clubs. Competition was very keen in all the School categories over the 100m, 300m, Ball Throw and the very popular 4 x 100m Relays.
The purpose of this promotion was an introduction to Track and Field Athletics for School pupils in the area and the categories were devised to ensure that schools had equal and good competition.
This event was to encourage as many pupils as possible to compete and so points were rewarded to all the teams that represented their School and every pupil scored valuable points for their School as this competition was based on team effort.
This added great excitement as every pupil was encouraged by their fellow pupils and it created a great atmosphere. At the Presentation of Prizes all the athletes were encouraged to join their local Athletic Club where they can participate in many other events regardless of ability and fitness under the supervision of qualified Coaches.
The following schools competed, St Mary’s Parochial School, Clonmel, Skeheenarinky, Newtown Upper, Carrick on Suir, St Peter’s and Pauls, Carrick on Suir C B S, St Oliver’s Clonmel, Powerstown, Gael Scoil Cluain Meala, Presentation Convent Carrick on Suir, Presentation Convent Clonmel, Clerihan, Moyglass, Rathkeevin, Kilsheelan, Scoil Mhuire New Inn, Ballyneale, Clogheen, Crehana, Golden, Grangemockler, Lisronagh, Newcastle and New Inn Boys School.
In the Small Schools, Newtown Upper National School, Carrick on Suir won the Best Girls School award in this category. Skeheenarinky National School won both the Best Boys School award. In the Medium Schools competition, Lisronagh National School won the Best Girls School award while Clogheen National School won the Best Boys School award in this category after a very close competition with Ballyneale who were also runners up in the Girls Competition. In the Large School competition, Moyglass National School won both the Best Girls School and the Best Boys School competitions. In the Major School competition Presentation Convent, Carrick on Suir won the Best Girls School award while St Peter’s and Paul’s Primary School, Clonmel won the Boys Schools. The Clubs would like to thank everyone who helped to organise this programme of events.