St Mel’s National School, Ardagh, holding the Ray Flynn Perpetual Trophy for winning 2nd place overall at the 4th Annual Co. Longford Primary Schools Relay Races held on 29 April 2016 at Clonguish GAA grounds, Newtownforbes
Hosted by Longford Athletic Club
The 4th Annual Co. Longford Primary Schools Relay Races were held at Clonguish GAA grounds, Newtownforbes on Friday 29 April 2016. 12 schools participated, giving 400 children the opportunity to take part and enjoy a fun evening of running. Thanks to all the principals, teachers and parents for preparing the teams and supporting this annual event hosted by Longford AC. Please see the Club webpage longfordac.com for photographs of the winning teams from all the races. Information about the Club, membership, training and results of competitions can all be viewed.
Results for each race:
|2nd Class Girls||Edgeworthstown||Newtownforbes||Colehill|
|2nd Class Boys||Edgeworthstown||Newtownforbes||Killoe|
|3rd Class Girls||Colehill||Ardagh||Newtownforbes|
|3rd Class Boys||Killoe||Newtownforbes||Ardagh|
|4th Class Girls||Ballymahon||Edgeworthstown||Joint: Colehill/Tashinny|
|4th Class Boys||Newtownforbes||Killoe||Colehill|
|5th Class Girls||Edgeworthstown||Ardagh||Newtownforbes|
|5th Class Boys||Edgeworthstown||Killoe||Ballymahon|
|6th Class Girls||Ardagh||Colehill||Killoe|
|6th Class Boys||Ardagh||Lanesborough||**Ardagh|
**Only 1 team from a school can score points in each race so the points for 3rd place in the 6th class boys race went to the 4th place finishers Newtownforbes. Ardagh won the set of 3rd place medals but not any points as they had 2 teams in this race and their other team came in 1st place.
2nd Class Girls 1st-Kenagh 2nd-Newtownforbes 3rd-Edgeworthstown
2nd Class Boys 1st-Colehill 2nd-Newtownforbes 3rd-Newtownforbes
3rd Class Girls 1st-Cloontagh 2nd-Newtownforbes 3rd-Newtownforbes
3rd Class Boys 1st-Fermoyle 2nd-Fermoyle 3rd-Killoe
4th Class Girls 1st-Edgeworthstown 2nd-Killoe 3rd-Newtownforbes
4th Class Boys 1st-Fermoyle 2nd-Edgeworthstown 3rd-Edgeworthstown
5th Class Girls 1st-Newtownforbes 2nd-Newtownforbes 3rd-Edgeworthstown
5th Class Boys 1st-Edgeworthstown 2nd-Killoe 3rd-Cloontagh
6th Class Girls 1st-Newtownforbes 2nd-Edgeworthstown 3rd—
6th Class Boys 1st-Lanesborough 2nd-Edgeworthstown 3rd-Lanesborough
Score Board 2016
|2nd B||3rd G||3rd B||4th G||4th B||5th G||5th B||6th G||6th B||Total|
The set of Ray Flynn Perpetual Trophies were presented to:
1st place Edgeworthstown
2nd place Ardagh (had two 1st place wins)
3rd Newtownforbes (had one 1st place win)
Hosted by Longford Athletic Club
At Clonguish GAA Grounds, Newtownforbes
Friday 29th April 2016 @ 6.30pm SHARP
6.00pm Registration in Sports Hall €2 per athlete
6.30pm 2nd class girls 4 X 200m
2nd class boys 4 X 200m
3rd class girls 4 X 200m
3rd class boys 4 X 200m
4th class girls 4 X 200m
4th class boys 4 X 400m
5th class girls 4 X 200m
5th class boys 4 X 400m
6th class girls 4 X 200m
6th class boys 4 X 400m
Each relay race will be followed immediately by the relevant subs race so the 2nd class girls relay will be followed by the 2nd class girls’ subs race.
Medals will be presented to the first three teams in each race. Medals also for first three individuals in each subs race. The Ray Flynn Trophy will be presented for the best school based on finishing positions in each race. 1st place 5 pts, 2nd place 3pts, 3rd place 1pt. Only one team from a school can score points in each race.
The events are as follows:
U9 Girls & Boys U10 Girls & Boys U11 Girls & Boys
Born 2008 Born 2007 Born 2006
60m 60m 60m
300m 500m 600m
Long Jump Long Jump Long Jump
Turbo Javelin Turbo Javelin Turbo Javelin
It is an indoor individual event on the 17th April 2016 in Athlone. Starting at 1.00pm sharp.
We would like parents to email the child’s name, DOB and events to Longfordac@gmail.com.
The cost will be 5.00 per child to cover the cost of the arena.
The closing date for entries will be April 9th at 10am. This is later than the official closing date of Friday April 8th but we need to get the message out there to parents. Please do not expect it to be extended.
It should be a great introduction to competition in a very relaxed atmosphere and it would be great to get loads of kids involved.