Our Lady’s Bower students kickstarted the athletics season when they travelled to Bushfield, Loughrea to compete in the South Connacht Cross Country Championships on January 24th. Great conditions meant for an enjoyable course for all participants – from our novices to more seasoned runners.

As a result of their performance 1st Years Kirsten So and Róisín Ní Chuinneagáin, in the Minor category and 5th Year Elena Martin, in the Senior category progressed to the Connacht Finals.

The Connacht Finals took place on February 22nd, again in Loughrea. The three girls were very happy with their runs, but knew they faced tough competition as only the top 15 finishers would move on to the next leg. Congratulations to Elena Martin, who will now travel to Waterford on March 11th to compete in the Senior All Ireland Finals. We wish her every success.