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Successful Irish Schools Champs

Midleton CBS took all three titles in the boys' categories in the Irish Post Primary Schools Orienteering Championships, which were held in Donadea Forest Park, Co. Kildare, while local girl, Deirdre Ni Riain (Gaelscoil Chill Dara), easily retained her title, finishing over 7 mins clear of her next rival. A big thanks to Mary Healy and all her helpers for organising the event. Thank you to the IOA who presented 2 Perpetual plates for the Senior Boys (Midleton CBS) and Senior Girls (Newtown, Waterford).

1st Yr Girls, 2.3k 1. Caoimhe O'Boyle (Newbridge College) 21:14; 2. Elizabeth Halloran (St Marys Secondary Mallow) 25:32; 3. Carrie Mullane(Newtown School Waterford) 25:58.
1st Yr Boys, 3.2k 1. Daire Crotty (Midleton CBS) 24:33; 2. Jack Delaney (Midleton CBS) 24:41; 3. Robert Byrne (Nagle Rice Doneraile) 26:24.

2nd/3rd Yr Girls 3.2k 1. Sinead O'Reilly(St Marys Secondary Mallow) 23:46; 2. Aoife Nic an Mhanaigh (Colaiste Iosagain) 27:25; 3. Colleen Halloran (St Marys Secondary Mallow) 31:37.
2nd/3rd Yr Boys, 4.2k 1. Darragh Lane (Midleton CBS) 34:28; 2. John Egan (Rockbrook Park) 36:31; 3. Chris Pollard (Rockbrook Park) 37:26.

Post Junior Cert Girls, 3.8k 1 Deirdre Ryan (Gaelcholaiste Chill Dara) 35:11; 2 Nichola Fennell (Newtown School Waterford) 42:33; 3 Olivia Chambers (Newtown School Waterford) 43:20.
Post Junior Cert Boys, 5.3k 1 James Griffin (Midleton CBS) 40:22; 2 Leslie Coughlan (Midleton CBS) 40:37; 3 Brian Hill (Patrician Secondary Newbridge) 42:33
1st team: Midleton CBS; 2nd team: Newtown, Waterford

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