Santry 2019

A huge congratulations to our athletics competitors on bringing home a total of 23 medals from the Cumann na mBunscol Athletics events in Santry. The Athletics field events were held on Monday the 20th of May. Gaelscoil Thaobh na Coille’s medallists were: Alex Ní Chléirigh (1st place in Shot Putt U14), Aoife Ní Néill (1st place in Hurdles U14) Ruth Ní Aoláin (2nd place in 600m race U14), Alice Sincléir (2nd place in high jump U11) Niamh Ní Aoláin (3rd place in Hurdles U11), Grace Nic Aodha (3rd place in 600m race U11). The weather was lovely on the day and was perfect for the athletics.

However, it was a different story altogether the following Monday (27th of May) when the track events that were held as the skies opened up and the rain came done in torrents soaking the athletes through to the skin! However, the inclement weather did not stop our athletes who excelled once again by winning another 17 medals: Ruth Ní Aoláin (1st place 100m Sprint U14), Dylan Ó Dubhthaigh (3rd place 60m Sprint U10), Girls Relay Race U10 3rd place (Alannah, Ava, Daisy, Holly, Mia) Girls Relay Race U11 3rd place (Alice, Chloe, Grace, Katie-Daisy, Niamh) Girls Relay Race U14 4th place (Aoife, Charlie, Martha, Meave, Ruth)

We are very proud of all of the pupils who competed in Santry over the two days, most of whom made it through to the final heats in their respective events. Comhghairdeas to them all.

On another note, we were delighted when we were approached on the day by teachers from several different schools who had high praise for our pupils whom they had heard speaking so fluently ‘as Gaeilge’ in and around Morton Stadium. We were delighted to receive such positive comments about our pupils. Beatha teanga í a labhairt!

Máirín Ní Dhubhthaigh


27 Bealtaine 2019

Athletics – Track Events

Track Events : Medal Winners 

60m Sprint U10 3rd Dylan Ó Dubhthaigh

100m Sprint U14 1st Ruth Ní Aoláin

Girls Relay Race U10 3rd Alannah, Ava, Daisy, Holly, Mia

Girls Relay Race U11 3rd Alice, Chloe, Grace, Katie-Daisy, Niamh

Girls Relay Race U14 4th Aoife, Charlie, Martha, Meave, Ruth

100m Sprint U14 1st                              60m Sprint U10 3rd



Girls Relay Race U10 3rd

Girls Relay Race U11 3rd

Girls Relay Race U14 4th

20 Bealtaine 2019

Athletics – Field Events

Field Events – Medal Winners

Shot Putt U14 1st Alex Ní Chléirigh

High Jump U11 2nd Alice Sincléir

HurdlesU11 3rd Niamh Ní Aoláin

HurdlesU14 1st Aoife Ní Néill

Running 600m U11 3rd Grace Nic Aodha

Running 600m U14 2nd Ruth Ní Aoláin


Shot Putt U14 1st                              Athletics’ Star – Ronnie Delaney


Hurdles U11 3rd                               Hurdles U14 1st



High Jump U11 2nd                              Running 600m U14 2nd


Running 600m U11 3rd