All-Ireland Schools Silver Medal for John O’Connor

Rising athletics star, John O’Connor has added an All-Ireland Silver Medal to his already impressive haul.

John O’Connor, a second year student at St Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland has had another successful year in national colleges track and field competitions.

Five Golds in 2018

Last year John, a mamber of An Ríocht AC  won a total of five gold medals in the 60m and 100m junior boys grade as a first year student competing in colleges track and field competitions.

This year John has won a total of five medals in the minor boys grade with: three gold and two sliver.

Medals List

He won gold in the Kerry Colleges100m; gold in the North Munster 200m in a time of 24 seconds and silver in the North Munster Colleges 100m.

With a gold medal in the North Munster 200m, John then qualified for the Munster final in the 200m where he won gold in a personal best time of 23.5 seconds.

Track and Field Finals

This secured his place in the All Ireland Schools Track and Field finals in Tullamore on June 1st last.

John claimed his first All-Ireland Schools medal winning silver in a time of 23.79 seconds and just 0.4 seconds off the gold.

A Fantastic Achievement

“This is a fantastic achievement for John and his success is well deserved as his commitment and dedication to his chosen sport is highly admirable,said his principal, Denis O’Donovan.

“We are all delighted for John and very proud of his achievements and no doubt there is more to come in the next school year,” said Mr. O’Donovan in conclusion.

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