Athletics

2016-2017

World Marathon Challenge


29 Sept 2016: Very happy second years who participated in the World Marathon Challenge at the University of Limerick
Very happy second years who participated in
the World Marathon Challenge at the University of Limerick.

 
The World Marathon Challenge was held in the University of Limerick on Thursday last.
 
30 second year students completed the 26.2 miles of the marathon
in a time of 2 hours and 17 mins.

 
29th Sept 2016: Desmond College Second Year students who participated in the World Marathon Challenge
Desmond College Second Year students who participated in the World Marathon Challenge.

 

2015-2016

Bronze Medal Winners in the Munster Orienteering Schools Competition

Alice Duffy, Iris Keneally, Roz Barrett and Hannah McMahon pictures with the Bronze Medals they received for their 3rd place finish in the Munster Orienteering Schools Competition.
 
April 2016: Desmond College Students win Bronze in Munster Orienteering Schools Championship


Emmett Wrenn won an individual Silver medal in the Munster Schools Orienteering recently in the Demesne in Newcastle West.
 
April 2016: Desmond College studnt wins Silver in the Munster Schools Orienteering Competition

 


Nathan Wright wins at Munster Schools Indoor Athletics Championships

March 2016: Nathan Wright wins Bronze and Gold at the Munster Schools Indoor Athletics Championships

Nathan Wright, Desmond College pictured following a gold medal in the 600 meters and bronze in the 1200 meters at the Munster Schools Indoor Athletics Championships in Neenagh recently. Later in the week Nathan placed a fantastic 23rd in the All-Ireland Schools cross country finals.

North Munster Cross Country Championships

Feb 2016: Nathan Wright, Desmond College, Bronze medal winner at the North Munster Cross Country Championships.
Nathan Wright, Desmond College, Bronze medal winner at the North Munster Cross Country Championships. Nathan has now qualified for the Munster finals next week in CIT.


Feb 2016: Catherine Cahill and Clodagh McNamee pictured at the North Munster Cross Country Championships in Pallaskenry recently.
Catherine Cahill and Clodagh McNamee pictured at the North Munster Cross Country Championships in Pallaskenry recently.

Desmond College Boys U15 Team at the North Munster Cross Country Championships in Pallaskenry recently
Desmond College Boys U15 Team at the North Munster
Cross Country Championships in Pallaskenry recently.

Desmond College Boys U17 Cross Country Team keeping warm ahead of their race at the North Munster Championships
Desmond College Boys U17 Cross Country Team keeping
warm ahead of their race at the North Munster Championships.

World Marathon Challenge

Oct 2015: Students from Desmond College who completed 27 miles in 2 hours 3 minutes and 7 seconds

Students from Desmond College
who completed 27 miles in 2 hours 3 minutes and 7 seconds


Oct 2015, University of Limerick: some of the desmond college second year girls who participated in the world marathon challenge

Clodagh McNamee, Catherine Cahill and Choe Walsh
at the World Marathon Challenge in UL

30 second year students went to the University of Limerick with PE teacher Ms Sandra Quaid to complete the 27 mile event.

After 2 hours 3 minutes 7 seconds the Desmond College students completed the 105 laps of the University of Limerick track. Finishing just 5 second behind Castletroy College, Desmond College had the second fastest time in Limerick.

A great day was had by all with many students pushing to level they had never used before. Well done to all involved a fantastic achievement.

John Paul Gahan, Chloe Walsh, Iris Kennelly and Clodagh McNamee at the World Marathon Challenge in UL

John Paul Gahan, Chloe Walsh, Iris Kennelly and Clodagh McNamee
at the World Marathon Challenge in UL


Oct 2015: 30 Second Year Desmond College Students Participated in the World Marathon Challenge in University of Limerick with PE Teacher Ms Sandra Quaid to Complete the 27-mile Event
2015 Oct: Desmond College 2nd Year Students: Corey Healy, Konrad Poprawski, Michael Conlon, Brendan Guiry, Jack McKenna and Brian Mortell at the World Marathon Challenge in UL

Corey Healy, Konrad Poprawski, Michael Conlon, Brendan Guiry, Jack McKenna and Brian Mortell at the World Marathon Challenge in UL

 

2014-2015

Desmond College complete Marathon Challenge in UL

Desmond College Students complete the Marathon Challenge in the University of Limerick 2014 Desmond College Students complete the Marathon Challenge in UL 2014

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Thirty second year students from Desmond College took part in the WORLD MARATHON CHALLENGE ran by the Limerick Sports Partnership on Wednesday 1st October. The thirty students had to complete 26.2 miles/42.2KM in an attempt to beat the current world record of 2hours 2mins and 57 seconds.

The race was started at 11am simultaneously with all the other events happening around Ireland and the globe, the first leg of the race was completed by Limerick sports stars including Munster rugby players, Limerick FC players and some international track and field athletes. Following the sports stars each Desmond College student completed 1.4KM at 200meter intervals.

The students however did not beat the current world record but set a new record for the school with a time of 2hours 12mins 43seconds. Each student performed to their very best and were delighted to be announced second fastest school in the Limerick region. Congratulations to our fantastic athletes, some who have a very promising future in athletics.

Community Games Success!

Desmond College Community Games Success 2014

Paul Moroney achieved great success in the Community Games during the summer when he won 3rd place in the All Ireland U16 Finals in Gymnastics. This sport which places great emphasis on core work and both upper and lower body strength is one of the most challenging, competitive but fast growing sports. As with all young athletes, Paul commitment to his sport and weekly training is the key to his great success.

2013-2014

Limerick and Clare ETB Sports Day

Limerick and Clare ETB Sports Day, on Friday 4th April 2014.

Limerick and Clare ETB Sports Day First Year Boys Relay Limerick and Clare ETB Sports Day First Year Girls Relay

Limerick and Clare ETB Sports Day Long Jump Boys Limerick and Clare ETB Sports Day Long Jump Medal Winners

Limerick and Clare ETB Sports Day First Year Girls Limerick and Clare ETB Sports Day Relay Changeover

Limerick and Clare ETB Sports Day Shot Put Boys Medal Limerick and Clare ETB Sports Day

2011-2012

Desmond College Athletics competitors 2011-2012

2010-2011

Athletics - Field of Our Dreams

A group of students from Desmond College who recently took part in County Limerick VEC Inter-schools Sports competition.