Patrick takes glorious All Ireland title

Jun 7, 2010 [Noel Guiden] The All Ireland Schools track and field Championships brought the curtin down on the schools year at Tullamore on Saturday. After a long qualifying serious there were a number of Clonliffe athletes in action on what was a glorious Sunmmer`s day. Pride of place goes to Patrick O`Connor in the intermediate boys sprints. Patrick took the 100m title in 11.22 and was second in the 200m in 22.08. Jamie Rossister was also in fine fettle taking silver in the senior boys 2,000m SC in 6.10.06, and a little later put the spikes back on for the 1500, were he placed not surprisingly well out of the medals!. A magnificent silver also from Shauna Furman in the senior girls 100H 15.11. Great efforts also on the day by Fintan Doherty in the inter boys 800m having been ill this week was a very credable 7th in a time of 2.01 and from young Liam Ashton in the Junior boys 1500m who arrived here as Leinster champion and maybe found this one a race too far as he slipped from his recent high standards finishing 12th in 4.45, still Liam in fairness has that Leinster Gold tucked safely away as a reminder of an excellent school`s season. Hopefully all will be freshened up again in a couple of weeks to pull on the Clonliffe singlet for the Dublins and Nationals.