Athletics has become a very popular sport in Templeogue College in recent years. Training is on Mondays from 3.30-4.45 with Ms Power and Ms Foynes.  Transition Year students devise training programmes for younger students.  Students from all year groups take part. The cross country season runs from September to March. The school takes part in Invitational meets and the Leinster and West Leinster championships.  From March to May the school takes part in Track and Field events.  Most students have no experience in athletics before they start in the school.

 In recent years the school has had considerable success in provincial and national level, including a national silver relay medal in 2013. Simon Essuman is a current national schools track champion and Dean Conway placed 6th in the 2014 national junior long jump championship. Three recent students, Paul Whelan, Ciaran Mackey and Joshua Essuman have progressed to Third Level education in Ireland with bursaries and Mitchell Byrne is now studying in Boston on an athletics scholarship. Mitchell, Simon and Dylan Keegan have also been part of Irish juvenile and schools teams.

Most importantly, athletics is open to all, regardless of ability. Most students who participate aim simply to improve their own performances. It is a great way to keep fit, have fun and meet new people.



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