St Louis Grammar School
Ballymena
Promoting Excellence, Endeavour and Empowerment

Sports Day

Sports Day was held on Thursday 14th June.  Strong winds delayed the start of the 42nd annual St Louis Sports Day but once proceedings got underway, the efficiency of the pupils and staff involved in the events ensured the event ran smoothly and to time.  Once again the track events and High Jump were held on the grass pitch with Discus, Shot Put and Long Jump being held on the All Weather pitch.  Year 8 to 10 girls took part in various track events in the morning while the boy’s competed in the field events and their other competitions were run off after lunch. 

The day climaxed with the 100m and 200m finals followed by the class relays. These proved very close contests but no class managed a male and female double victory! 

There were a number of records broken this year with both Lara Ball and Ryan Thom setting new records for male and female Year 9 1500m and Michael Read a new Year 10 and overall record in 1500m. Year 9 students Sarah Fyfe (400m) and Kevin O’Boyle (javelin) also set new year group records in their events.

Once again the 2018 SLG Sports Day was a resounding success. Scheduling now allows medals to be presented to event winners on the day so official photos can be taken on the podium! Well done to all the students who took part in their various events and collected points for their ‘house.’  Sports Day is an excellent showcase of the talent of St Louis students who participate whole heartedly and enthusiastically. Congratulations to the individual and relay winners.  Thank you to Mr Gillan for coordinating the day and to all the staff involved in the planning and preparation of Sports Day 2018 and to all those who supervised events and looked after the results, tuck shop and ice cream van queues. 

The new records set were:

NAME

CLASS

EVENT

PREVIOUS RECORD

NEW RECORD

Ryan Thom

9 Lismoyle

1500m

5:39.06

5 mins 35 secs

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin O’Boyle

9 Lismoyle

Javelin

19.10m

21.20m

 

 

 

 

 

Lara Ball

9 Lismoyle

1500m

6:12

6 mins 08 secs

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Fyfe

9 Lyndon

400m

1:12.92

1 min 10 secs

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Read

10 Laragh

1500m

5:34:36

5 mins 27 secs

 

The class relay winners for 2018 were:

 

GIRLS

BOYS

YEAR 8

Laragh

Lismoyle

YEAR 9

Lyndon

Layde

YEAR 10

Lismoyle

Lisbreen

 

 

Sports Prize Giving took place on Monday 24th September 2018.  House winners were announced and individual awards presented.

Pupils are awarded points for participation and placings from each event which enables House Winners to be determined. The 2018 House winners were:

Year 8 = Lurig

Year 9 = Layde

Year 10 =   Layde

 

Overall house winners = Layde

 

The final presentations of the morning were the individual sports awards:

 

BEST JUNIOR MALE ATHLETE = Adam Campbell

 

BEST JUNIOR FEMALE ATHLETE = Kyra Kelly

 

ENDEAVOUR AWARD (for attitude, effort & commitment to PE and Sport) = Ryan McQuillan (Male) and Tara McDonnell (Female).

 

ALISTAIR BRESLIN HURLING TROPHY = Daire McMullan

 

ALISTAIR BRESLIN FOOTBALL TROPHY = Shaun O’Callaghan

 

BEST JUNIOR CAMOGIE PLAYER = Kyra Doherty

 

BEST JUNIOR LADIES FOOTBALLER = Saoirse McErlain

 

The PE Department wished to acknowledge the success of Moneyglass ladies football players who over the last couple of years have won numerous All Ireland underage titles.  The players involved were Cliona Griffin, Caoimhe and Saoirse McErlain, Alica Boyd and Molly McCoy – well done girls!

 


 

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