There’s nothing like the onset of autumn on the local sporting scene to usher in the cross country athletics season.
And so it was in Emo last week when the Primary Schools cross country competition took place.
A large number of schools took part and such was the even spread of competition that from the six races, five schools had individual gold medal winners.
And it was the same in the team events with five different schools claiming the team gold. Killenard NS led the way by winning two team golds.
You can check out the full results and a selection of photos below.
4th Class Girls
1st – Ciara Milton (Killeshin); 2nd – Ciara English (Killeshin); 3rd – Eliza McLoughlin (Rath NS). 1st Team – Rath NS; 2nd Team – Killenard NS; 3rd Team – Killeshin NS
4th Class Boys
1st – Cillian Hoey (Portarlington BNS); 2nd – Eoin O’Loughlin (Ballyfin NS); 3rd – Ronan Maher (Killenard NS); 1st Team – Scoil Mhuire, Abbeyleix; 2nd Team – Killenard NS; 3rd Team – Portarlington BNS
5th Class Girls
1st – Ruby Phelan (Killenard NS); 2nd – Katie McLoughlin (Rath NS); 3rd – Orla Carroll (Ballyfin NS). 1st Team – Presentation NS, Portarlington; 2nd Team – Ballyfin NS; 3rd Team – Scoil Mhuire, Abbeyleix
5th Class Boys
1st – Daniel Downey (Ratheniska NS); 2nd – Will Craig (Killenard NS); 3rd – Shane Maher (Killenard NS). 1st Team – Killenard NS; 2nd Team – Portarlington BNS; 3rd Team – Holy Family, Portlaoise
6th Class Girls
1st – Della McLoughlin (Rath NS); 2nd – Faye Brown (Scoil Bhride, Knockmay); 3rd – Sahdbh Moore (Scoil Mhuire, Abbeyleix). 1st Team – Scoil Bhride Knockmay; 2nd Team – Rath NS; 3rd Team – Castletown NS
6th Class Boys
1st – Finn Craig (Killenard NS); 2nd – Johnny Harty (Portarlington BNS); 3rd – Daniel Kavanagh (Scoil Mhuire, Abbeyleix). 1st Team – Killenard NS; 2nd Team – Portarlington BNS; 3rd – Castletown NS