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Jack & Sarah McCaffrey bring Sam Maguire and Brendan Martin Cups to Belgrove!!

Presentation of Marathon Certificates















Marathon runners


Marathon Challenge 2012


On Friday 27th of April the boys in 3rd & 4th classes completed their marathon challenge in St. Anne’s Park. They assembled with some of their parents and family members at the main gates, walked to the mound (site of the former Guinness home) and started the run. On completion of their first marathon the athletes enjoyed a well-deserved bottle of water and a healthy snack bar.

We would like to congratulate all the boys for persisting with their marathon challenge and thank the parents for supporting them throughout the last three months.

Athletics Championships

Every year boys take part in the North Dublin Cross Country Championships in Portmarnock (November) and the Dublin Primary Schools Athletics Championships in Santry Stadium (June).

Cross Country

Cross Country 1

Cross Country 1

The school has been entering teams in the event for the past 5 or 6 years and Belgrove has had great success individually and team wise. The competition was postponed in November 2009 due to bad weather and the event was run instead on Thursday February 25th 2010.

Cross Country 2

Cross Country 2

The course was thronged with hundreds of children – boys and girls – full of excitement and full of hope that they would do themselves and their school proud in the races ahead.
There were eight different races, one at each age level (U- 10, U-11, U-12 U-13) for boys and for girls.

Cross Country 3

Cross Country 3

The four cross-country teams did remarkably well.
The two younger teams (U-10 and U-11) won silver medals and the two older teams (U-12 and U-13) won gold. There were also very strong individual performances in the following categories:

Cross Country 4

Cross Country 4

Kieran McKeon came 3rd at U-10
Daragh Levins came 2nd at U-11
Darragh Glynn came 3rd at U-11
Martin Byrne came 1st at U-12
Rory Clarke came 2nd at U-12
Shane Power came 2nd at U-13

Well done to all the boys for their great commitment to training over the past number of weeks and many thanks to all the parents who turned up to support on the day!

Cross Country 5

Cross Country 5

Cross Country 6

Cross Country 6


Senior Athletics Team

Senior Athletics Team

The school has been entering teams in the Athletic Championships for over 30 years. The boys have trials in a wide variety of events – sprints, relays, high jump, long jump, hurdles, middle distance races – and train regularly for 6-8 weeks prior to the sports day.
Last year’s championships took place on Wednesday June 3 (sprints/relays) and Thursday June 4 (field events).

Under 12 runner, Barry Davis, was unable to run because he was unwell on the day but Shane Power stood in for him at short notice and ran a great race, coming in 5th in a very strong field of 40+ athletes. Other athletes on the day also put in great performances but just missed out on medals.

Junior Athletics Team

Junior Athletics Team

Luke O Higgins jumped nearly 4 meters in the Under 12 Long Jump and was unfortunate to come up against particularly tough competition. Similarly David Byrne and Sean McKeon in the High Jump gave very good personal performances but bowed out just before the final shake-up for medals.

Our return to Santry the next day was for the sprints and relays. Our Under 10 team came 3rd in the relay race bringing a welcome clutch of medals back to the school. There was no luck with the other teams nor with the individual sprinters. They all gave of their best, however, and represented the school proudly.

Weekly Timetable

Monday:Homework Club, Computers & Art.

Tuesday:Homework Club, Drama, Spanish & Art.

Wednesday:Homework Club, Chess, French, Spanish & Art.

Thursday:Homework Club, Strength Training & Drama.