A team from Loreto College, Coleraine finished in the Bronze Medal position in the All-Ireland Cross Country Finals, held at the University of Ulster’s Jordanstown campus on Saturday 9 March.
The Loreto Minor Girls team, Molly Brennan, Niamh Carr, Abigail McBroom, Anna Morrison, Shakeera Nazeer and Victoria Tsang (all Year 9) had already taken first place in the local District event, followed by second place in Ulster. In the All-Ireland event, three teams from each province had qualified to take part, along with individuals who had finished in the top 15 places. The Loreto Minor team finished in a magnificent third place following a terrific run from all five girls.
In the Junior Girls race, Loreto College’s Aoife Carr (Year 10), competing as an individual runner, was placed 22nd in a field of 114.
Mr Paul Cunning, Co-ordinator of Cross Country Running at Loreto College, paid tribute to all the Loreto athletes who took part in the event on their teamwork, dedication and outstanding performances on the day. Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, congratulated the runners and Mr Cunning on these magnificent achievements on behalf of all the staff and students of Loreto College.