Cross country and Athletics- Track and Field has always played an important role in the St. Gerald’s sporting calendar.
The Cross country season kicks off every year in January. Athletes are invited to compete in the regional round which leads onto, Connacht and National finals. St. Gerald’s have always been successful in cross country running with many athletes going onto national level. Some of our established cross country runners include Sean Brophy, David Bell, Michael Conway and David Joyce.
St Geralds Athletics Team 2009/10
The ultimate in Irish Juvenile Track and Field competitions commences in April and May with the Nationals taking part the first weekend in June.
St. Gerald’s College has had many successes in track and field events down through the years at Connacht, National and International levels ranging from the hammer and shot putt to the hurdles, distance running and race walking. Some of our famous athletes include Gerard Kelly ( Hammer), Mark Regan ( Hurdles), David Joyce (800m), Noel Rice ( steeplechase and distance running), Patrick Bell ( race walking) and David Conway ( long jump and sprints).
We hope to continue our success in Cross Country and Track and Field events in the coming years.
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Basketball was first played in St. Gerald’s College in Castlebar in 1985 with the arrival of Br. Denis O’ Rourke from Ballyvourney in Co. Cork, where he coached school teams to Munster titles. St. Gerald’s schools basketball success goes hand in hand with the Castlebar juvenile basketball scene. The school also had close ties to the local division one senior men’s team.
St. Gerald’s has had a number of international panel and team players. Including Robet Fahey, Danny Fahey, Mark Fahey, Paul Mc Guinness, James Durcan, Tommy Canavan, Hermann Heyl, Kevin Mc Guinness, Johnny Kelly, Finin Canavan, Alan Casey and Aidan O Shea.
In 2001 St. Gerald’s were represented in three All Ireland Finals, U16C U16A and U19B, with the youngest U16 squad prevailing on the day winning the school’s first All Ireland title. In 2002 the U16A’s were All Ireland finalists in both the bank of Ireland cup and the Cadbury’s time out league. In 2003 the U19A’s finally won the coveted All Ireland League and cup titles. In 2005 we were once again U16A All- Ireland finalists and in 2007 we again reached the U19A All Ireland League Final.Last Updated on Jun212011
Gaelic football in St Gerald’s has a proud tradition within the college, with teams competing in all grades in the Connacht Champships and Leagues in the past years. St Gerald’s competes in the A grade in all competions:
- First Year
- Second Year
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