1st Jun 2016

The last two days in May were probably  two of the  most exciting days in Scoil Mhuire’s sporting history.

On Monday 30th, 44 athletes headed off to Santry Stadium in glorious sunshine and did their school proud. The athletes ran their hearts out, the subs gave great support, and the overall behaviour of the boys and girls was exemplary. They were a credit to their parents. To make the day even more special, we came back with a handful of medals. Hero of the day was Alex Turley from Ms Ní Núnáin’s class , who won a gold medal in the under-10 60m sprint.

Shortly afterwards, Alex ran the anchor leg in the under 10 4 x 100m relay, and in both the heat and final, he had to make up about 20 m on his opponents, firstly in the heat to qualify for the final; then in the final, to secure a bronze medal for his team. Alex was joined on the relay team by Callum Byrne, Seán Treanor and Shane Wynne. They received great support from super subs, Noah Shiels and Sean Murphy.

24 hours later, there was another excursion from Scoil Mhuire as the 26 members of the school’s soccer squad, along with over 200 supporters travelled across to the northside of the city to the historic Dalymount Park. The occasion was the Pegasus Cup final- an historic occasion in itself as this was the first year for Scoil Mhuire to enter a FAIS (Football Association of Irish Schools) competition.

For those lucky enough to be there, the final between Scoil Mhuire and Terenure College will live long in the memory. It had everything you could want in a game-excitement, skill, more excitement and goals…..lots of them. At the end of 60 minutes of breathtaking action it was 4-4. The players then had to endure a further 10 minutes extra time in the searing heat. In the end, Scoil Mhuire’s superior fitness told and 3 extra time goals saw us come out on top by 7 goals to 4 against a very brave Terenure team. A full report from the manager, Mr Kirwan will appear on the website shortly.He is currently very busy negotiating with Mr Egan to see if he will be kept on as manager for next season. Surely a manager could not  be sacked after winning the cup……could he ?? Waiting in the wings is Caretaker Manager, Noel Shanahan. Mr Ellis was relegated to water carrier on the day but he made sure it was the hottest day of the year so he would feel important !

Well done to our supporters who really got behind the team and lifted them at vital stages during the match.