Today we celebrated Third Year Student Daniel Downey’s fantastic achievements, claiming gold while representing our school and his country.

We gathered our Second and Third Year Students in the GPA to make a presentation to Dan, following his success this year.

Ms. Mulhare, Dan’s Athletics coach in our school, began the presentation by reminding our students of Dan’s achievements to date-

-Leinster Champion in the High Jump, Long Jump, 800m in Schools and Clubs

 – 1st – All Ireland Schools 800m 

– 1st – All Ireland Club 800m 
– 1st – All AAA (Birmingham, where he represented his country) 800m 

– 1st – All Ireland Outdoor and Indoor Pentathlon 

We then watched Dan’s 800m race from the All Ireland Schools and as Ms. Mulhare said, there is no 15 year old in Ireland to run 800m faster than Dan, and he is in our school!! 

Dan was presented with a canvas from his Year Head, Mr. White and a pair of Nike multi event spikes from Deputy Principal, Mr. Thompson, to mark the occasion and celebrate Dan’s achievements.

Once again, we couldn’t be prouder of Daniel and his achievements to date. Watch this space!!

Please head over to our social media accounts to watch the clips of Dan’s surprise! 
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