‘A great success for a wonderful year group.’ That was the view of Kilkenny College Principal Mr. Simon Thompson following the issuing of this year’s Leaving Certificate. ‘The students more than fulfilled their potential. Congratulations to each and every one of them’, he continued.
Sport in the school is about humility, dedication and hardwork. We need to keep up the numbers who play sport in our school. This is part of our DNA. The work that is put into sports will compliment the success achieved in the classroom. We must also continue to maintain a strong level of respect and gratitude to those in school that make these sports happen. Without the teachers/coaches that are involved none of this would happen and I would like you to show your appreciation to all your teachers and coaches. The awards for the 2015/16 season are as follows.
|Ridgeway Cup Best U14 Boy||Noah Pim|
|Elliot Cup – Best U15 Boy||Chris Reynolds|
|Walshe Cup – Best U16 Boy||Rory MacGabhann|
|Pococke Cup – Best Senior Boy||Anu Awonusi|
|Sports Shield – Best Minor Girl||Ruth Burke|
|Junior Victor Lodorum – Best Junior Girl from Forms 2 and 3||Ruby Millet|
|Victor Lodorum – Best Senior Girl||Ellen Atkinson|
|Trevor Stedmond Cup – 100m for Boys||Glenn Holmes|
Summer Track and Field Athletics report 2016
The Summer term of 2016 has proven to be one of our most successful in the school’s history going back many years. The numbers turning up for athletics as their ECS choice is steadily on the rise, and hopefully with more input from other sports in the College this trend will continue in the coming years.
South Leinster Athletics championships
A total of eighty or so athletes donned the school singlet this year to represent Kilkenny College in the South Leinster Athletics championships held in the RSC in Waterford, late April and early May last. In all the team secured a total of thirty medals of a variety of colours spread across a range of events as diverse as Long Jump, High Jump and Pole Vault, Shot Putt, Discus and Javelin, Hurdles, relay and 1500m respectively.
Worthy winners of note included Alex MacNeill of Form 3 in the Inter girl’s Pole Vault, Ruby Millet also of Form 3 in the Inter girls Long Jump, and Anu Awonusi in the Senior Boys Shot Putt, where he set a new record distance.