Mount Sackville Secondary School

Sisters of St.Joseph of Cluny, Chapelizod, Dublin 20

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Leinster Schools Track and Field Championships 2017 Last June

Leinster Schools Track and Field Championships 2017 Last June

Exceptional performance by Sadhbh Mohan at the All Ireland Schools Track and Field championships last June 2017

Mount Sackville struck gold on the track, at the All Ireland Schools last June 2017. The following description is how the event was reported on Athletics Ireland website. The race was streamed live on the day also and can still be accessed on you tube.

'In the minor girls' 800m Sadhbh Mohan (Mt Sackville) had to run a new record of 2:17.14 to beat Victoria Lightbody (Wallace HS Lisburn) 2:18.11 who was also under the old record. In the junior girls' 1200m walk the first three girls were all under the previous record.'

This was an exceptional performance by Sadhbh who was a 1st year student at the time. The last time the school won an individual track medal at this level was when Sarah Hawkshaw claimed the silver medal in the junior 800m. Sarah has since gone on to represent Ireland internationally, in athletics and hockey and is currently on a sports scholarship in the USA.

Sadhbh's older sister Aisling represented Ireland internationally at the SIAB schools cross country championships in Scotland last March, which was her first international and a great achievement for Aisling. Caoilinn Mohan is the third Mohan sister in Mount Sackville and is also a keen runner, as well as her sisters and has represented her school on many occasions on the track and in cross country.

Well done to all the Mohan's on the success achieved in the past year in schools athletics.

B. Corrigan

[ posted under Sport on 18 October 2017 ]