2005-06 Season Archive
All Ireland Success
ICD boys run into history books
Students from the college made history in Dublin at the recent All-Ireland Cross Country Championships. The ICD Junior Boys team won the All-Ireland U15 Team Race. Already Ulster Champions, the team powered to victory becoming the first Tyrone school and the first integrated college to win an All-Ireland Cross Country Team title.
The event was held in Dublin City University with over 700 runners competing for All-Ireland success. The ICD team ran superbly to finish with a total of 91 points. They were led home by Kevin McCool, who always stayed in touch with the leaders, and crossed the line in 7th place. This was a fabulous effort and qualifies Kevin to represent Ireland at the UK meeting in England in April.
Kevin was followed home by strong finishes from Marty Gervin in 22nd place, Christopher Lockhart in 24th and Cormac Dolan in 28th place. Ryan Donnelly also finished strongly in 55th place and there were good performances from Alan Ford, Paul Cummings and Justin Bothwell.
In the Intermediate Girls’ race, Fionnuala Ross produced a strong run to finish in 9th place.
This success is the culmination of six months hard work and the
students can now enjoy a few weeks rest before the start of the
track season. Andrew Sleeth, Acting College Principal, congratulated
the team on their return saying: “Congratulations to all
the students who participated in particular to the Junior Boy’s
Team for their outstanding accomplishment. Everyone in the college
has followed the progress of this young team, their determination
and dedication is to be admired and they have gained the respect
of staff and students alike. Congratulations to the boys and to
their parents who have supported them enthusiastically throughout
District Cross-Country Championship – February 2006
Ulster age group championships
Well done to all ICD students who participated in the recent Ulster age group championships in Scotstown, Co Monaghan. While all ran very well, qualifiers for the Irish finals where Megan Bothwell, Fionnuala Ross and Martin Gervin
Felix McCullaugh 10K road race
Congratulations to Year 10 student Fionnuala Ross on winning the Girl's U19 sectionof the first Felix McCullaugh 10K road race ina time of 43m 51 secs. This was an excellent run so early in the season and a fine result considering Fionnuala is only 15 years old.
Kevin McCool was second in the Boys U19 category, clocking 42m 35 secs - again a very good run considering Kevin is only 14 years old.
Well done to all students and staff who competed in a very well organised and marshalled race over a very tough 10K course. Below are their times.
Stephen Rice & Aidan Dolan (both clocked 42m 51)
John Ross (44m 07)
Christopher Lockhart (44m 37)
Dominic Clarke (44m 51)
Adam Booth (49m 30)
Paul Cummings (50m 50)