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Comhghairdeas ó chroí le hAmy Ní hAmaill a bhfuil áit bainte amach aici ar fhoireann Cailíní Sóisearacha Trastíre na hÉireann tar éis an seachtú áit sa tír a bhaint amach ar an Domhnach.


Coláiste Oiriall’s Amy Ní hAmaill clinched seventh place in the AVIVIA All-Ireland Schools’ Cross Country Championship in Galway on Saturday and thus secured a place on the Irish Junior Girls Cross Country team. Amy had already qualified for the AVIVA All-Ireland Schools’ Cross Country Championship after her excellent performance at the Ulster competition earlier in the month.

The All-Ireland event was held in St Mary’s in Galway on Saturday last the 10th March and Amy was competing in the Junior Girls event which consisted of 2 short laps and one longer circuit totalling 2,500m. Amy was an individual runner and without the support of a team she was started in the outside lanes and found the start very difficult. Amy gradually moved up the field and on the completion of the second short lap she found herself in 16th position.

On the final lap Amy demonstrated her determination and began to overtake many competitors who found the foot conditions on the final stretch challenging.  She finished a very strong race with a sprint finish to cross the line in 7th position. This result and her superb time means that Amy has secured a place on the Irish Schools Cross Country team that will compete in the European Championships in Scotland on March 31st.

Other Sporting Activities

Meanwhile the Coláiste Oiriall Under 16 Girls football team defeated Bailieborough Community School to win the Ulster Quarter final in Clontibret and progressed to play a school from Dromore, Co. Tyrone yesterday in the semi-final.

Coláiste Oiriall won three of the Girls Gold team placings , namely 1st Years, Intermediate and Senior in the VEC Cross Country Championships held in
Black Island, Castleblayney on 1st March.  Amy Ní hAmaill, Sarah Ní Fhailigh, Deirdre Nic Canna, Celine Ní Fhailigh and Jessica Ní Dhruacháin received individual medals.

The Girls 1st Year Basketball team had a convincing win over Cnoc Mhuire, Granard in Streete on 5th March while the 2nd Year team also came out on top
in a closely fought contest. St. Aidan’s Cootehill conceded the points in the remaining round of matches and now Coláiste Oiriall finds itself in the semi-final
of the North East Schools Basketball League against St. Oliver’s, Oldcastle on 22nd March with Coláiste Oiriall having home advantage as they topped the group.

The Boys 1st and 2nd Year teams defeated Scoil Uí Mhuirí, Dunleer on the 8th March while the 2nd Years also defeated Ardee Community School on
the same day. The victories mean that the 1st Year team is now in the regional final while the 2nd Year team is in the regional semi-final.

The Boys under 14 and under 16 soccer teams travel to Dundalk today to play the High School, Carrickmacross. Déanann muid comhghairdeas leis na luthchleasaithe agus na himreoirí uilig as na héachtaí atá bainte amach acu, go speisialta Amy Ní hAmaill. Tá muid ag súil leis na foirne gabh’ail giota eile ina gcuid comórtas. Ádh mór orthu go léir.