St Cocas AC athlete Aoife O’Cuill has been selected for Ireland’s u20 Cross Country team to compete in the upcoming European Championships, that are due to take place in Lisbon on the 8th of December this year.
Aoife is the current u20/Junior Leinster Cross Country champion and she finished in 5th place at yesterday’s All-Ireland Championships at the same age group in Abbotstown.
It won’t be the first time that the Newtown native will pull on the green singlet, as she represented her country on the track over 3000m in the Celtic Games in Scotland in August 2018.
Aoife is a past secondary school student in Maynooth and the took to Facebook today to send their best wishes to one of Irish Athletics rising stars: “We send our warmest congratulations and good wishes to past pupil Aoife O’Cuill who has been selected for Ireland’s U20 Cross Country team to compete in the upcoming European Championships. Aoife has had great success while running for her school and club and now we wish her the best of luck as she runs for her country”
Aoife also won the u18 All-Ireland 3000m in Tullamore in 2018 (which lead to her representation in Scotland) and was crowned Extra Time Sport ‘Sports person of the year 2018’
Well done to the Maynooth Post Primary/Community College u14 boys footballers who beat Coláiste Eoin in UCD today to reach the Dublin A Final.
The lads trailed by nine points at one stage in the second half but turned the game on its head to win by three on a full time score of 4-11 to 4-08.
It turned out to be a mixed day for the school’s footballers as their senior boys team suffered heartbreak when conceding a late goal at home to St Aidan’s Whitehall in the Leinster Senior A Championship, ending their campaign for this year.
Leinster Senior A football Championship ‘Br Bosco Cup’ FT: Maynooth 1-15 St. Aidan’s Whitehall 2-13
Maynooth trailed by 1-07 to 0-06 at the break and after fighting back to eventually take the lead, they conceded the late goal to lose by a point.