School sports a golden success!

The evening was dry, we were off to a good start!  Then the athletes arrived from the local schools in the parish and farther afield.  We were delighted to welcome them all to our annual event which is an important tradition for the school.  Sean Michael Collins did a great job as MC (hope he knows he’s not getting paid!!!) and all the parents in Gurrane school had a job for the night which was much appreciated.  There were races for all school going children including sprints, 220, 440, relays, long jump, and the fun ones – the three legged race and the sack race.  The evening always ends with the Tug-of-War and it was no surprise that Glasheen Boys took gold again (31 years in a row!!).  Thanks also to those who did some home baking, which was well received with a cup of tea or coffee.  A huge thanks to all our sponsors who were mentioned on the night.


Here are some great photos (thanks to Eoin Reardon):-


Girls O12 Girls U11 BOYS U12 Glasheen pulling to victory Knockavilla fighting hard Girls sack race Sack race nearly there Matthew and Charlie heading for glory Still passing the baton 3 legged race line up Overall best girl Aoife Callan Newcestown Raffle prizes David raking long jump Gurrane lads Callum lomg jump Luke long jump