The Douglas CS u17 Cross-Country team makes school history next week when they become the first ever school team to compete at a World Championships. The six man team of Peter Hanrahan (Captain), Patrick Coleman, Marc Tobin, David Oâ€™ Keeffe, Adam Kelleher and Brian Murray head for the Czech Republic to represent Ireland at the World Schools Cross-Country championships. This is a fantastic achievement for the school and all at the school would like to wish them the very best of luck. A special thanks to Sportsgeardirect and John Buckley Sports who have kindly sponsored gear for the team.
Also this week the 1st & 2nd year student took part in the latest leg of the DCS mile challenge. This was held at the Mardyke track in windy conditions. Conor Oâ€™ Brien had a great win in a time of 5.13 and he was followed closely by an outstanding run from 1st year student Emmett Bracken with 5.22. Conor Foley, Ian Tobin, Mark Oâ€™ Sullivan, James Kelleher, Mark Seacy and Andrew Oâ€™ Keeffe all had great runs also. The performance of the day came from Jamie Sullivan who recorded a new personal best of 5.47. Jamie has displayed true determination over the last 18 months having ran his first ever mile in 8.09 and now he has a best of 5.47. Well done Jamie on a superb performance.