St Brigid's College, Loughrea



Well done to Darragh Fahy (Gold), Emma O' Donovan (Bronze) and Charlie Searles (4th in Minor Boys) who were competing in the Connacht Schools combined events held in Athlone IT on November 5th 2021.

St. Brigid's College was well represented by our Minor Boys, Minor Girls, Junior Girls and Intermediate Boys teams who competed in the Cross Country event in Calry, Sligo recently.


St. Brigid's Intermediate boys team that finished 2nd in the Connacht Schools Cross Country held in Calry, Sligo 2018



St. Brigid's Minor girls cross country team that finished 2nd in the Connacht schools cross country held in Calry, Sligo 2018



The Junior girls team that finished 6th in Calry, Sligo 2018



Minor boys cross country team that finished 10th in Connacht Schools cross country 2018


Brendan Lynch

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Brendan Lynch, All Ireland Triple Jump Champion 2017 and member of the Irish Schools Athletic Team 2017


St Brigid's College is steeped in both cross country and track and field athletics. Students to shine over the years in the cross country were Frances McNamara who finished 4th in the All Ireland Junior Girls cross country held in Boyle County Roscommon in 1990. Laura Shaughnessy won numerous Connacht Schools cross country titles in her six years in the school and competed for Senior Girls Irish Schools team in 2009. Caroline Clancy, Niamh Daly ,Davina Daly, Linda Porter, Rachel Finnegan, Shane Dolan all competed to a high standard in Connacht Schools Cross Country Championships over the years.

Cross Country Roll Of Honour
Connacht Champions
Minor Girls 1996, 2008
Junior Girls 1997
Inter Girls 1998, 1999
Senior Girls 2000

County Galway Vocational Schools Cross Country
St Brigids College (formely St. Brigid's Vocational School) won the Best overall trophy from 2000-2008 and they won the Best Girls School 2000-2008 and the Best Boys trophy 2000-2008. The top 6 athletes in all the ages Minor Junior Intermediate and Senior in both girls and boys were selected to run for the County Galway Team and compete for the Conor Morris Trophy. Conor Morris Cup was put up between Dublin County Vocational Schools and Galway County Vocational Schools. County Galway Vocational Schools won the Conor Morris Cup 1988-1989 1990-91 1991-1992 1992-1993 1994-1995 1995-1996

Track and Field Athletics
In 2009 St Brigids College had its greatest day when three students won All Ireland medals in Tullamore. Maria Cooney won the Junior Girls Long jump with a leap 5.44m, Linda Porter won the Girls under 16 mile and Ciara Hanlon won a silver in the Junior Girls Triple Jump witha leap of 9.40m. Also Maria Cooney won the Connacht Pentathlon and was selected on the Irish Schools Pentathlon team that Competed in the Home Countries International in Glasgow 2009.

Other athletes to win medals at the All Ireland was Lisa Clarke in the Junior Girls Long Jump bronze, Laura Shaughnessy in the Senior Girls 3000m bronze.

Other athletes to be Connacht champions over the years Kiara Barrett Discus and Javelin, Rachel Glynn Shot Putt, Linda Porter 1500m, Jennifer Barrett Triple Jump, High Jump and Discus, Sarah Finnegan 400m Hurdles, 100m Hurdles, Pentathlon and Triple Jump, Rachel Finnegan 400m Hurdles, Pentathlon and 100m Hurdles, William Finnegan Triple Jump and Pentathlon, Thomas Barrett High Jump, Triple Jump and Discus, Ferdie Whelan Triple Jump and 400m Hurdles, Oisin McNally High Jump and Javelin, Katie Donohue Javelin, Emmett Creaven Triple Jump and Long Jump, Melissa Barrett Shot Putt, Discus and Javelin, Keane Holloway Pentathlon, Lisa Fahey Long Jump and High Jump, Cillian O’Malley Long Jump, Ciara Hanlon Triple Jump and Discus, Maria Cooney Long Jump 80m Hurdles and Pentathlon.

Connacht Shields
Minor Girls 1997, 2001
Junior Girls 1998, 2002
Inter Girls 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004
Senior Girls 2001, 2005, 2006
Junior Boys 2004
Inter Boys 2005, 2006

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Congratulations to Transition Year student Darragh Fahy who is the Irish Schools Champion in the Senior Boys Triple Jump with a jump of 13.46m at 9am this morning.
Good luck to St. Brigid's College athletes who are competing in the All-Ireland Schools Track and Field Championships this weekend in Tullamore Harriers Stadium.
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