St Louis Grammar School
Ballymena
Promoting Excellence, Endeavour and Empowerment

Sports Day

St Louis’ held their 40thannual Sports Day on a glorious sunny Wednesday 1st June.  This year the track events and High Jump were held on the grass pitch which has recently undergone development.  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. There were a number of fun events throughout the day including volleyball and parachute games.  The availability of a drone which flew over the schools grounds and took videos and photos of the pupil’s in action added to the occasion and the highlight was when almost 500 pupils and staff formed a massive ‘SLG’ and the drone got it on film – we can’t wait to see the final footage!

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 on the new grass track among the Year 9 and 10 year groups.  In the 200m heats, Year 9 student Roisin Ward broke the overall record of 29.44 by winning in a time of 28.16 seconds.  Bronagh Laverty set a new Year 9 1500m time of 6 minutes 12 seconds from the previous record of 6 minutes 13.27 seconds.  Both the Year 9 and 10 1500m records were also broken on Wednesday afternoon as Ciaran Campbell (Year 9) won his race in a time of 5 minutes 39.06 seconds while Ruairi McAleese knocked twelve seconds off the Year 10 record and almost six seconds of the overall record to finish in an incredible time of 5 minutes 34.56 seconds.  There were no new records set in any of the field events.

Once again the 2016 SLG Sports Day was a resounding success.  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 all the staff that 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

ADD INFO

 

Ruairi McAleese

10 Layde

1500m

5 mins 40 secs

5 mins 34.56 secs

New Year 10 & over all male record

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aidan Scullion

9 Lurig

100m

12.34 secs

12.18 secs

New Year 9 male record

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ciaran Campbell

9 Layde

1500m

5 mins 40 secs

5 mins 39.06 secs

New Year 9 male record

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roisin Ward

9 Laragh

200m

29.44 secs

28.16 secs

New Year 9 and overall female record

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bronagh Laverty

9 Lyndon

1500m

6 mins 13.27 secs

6 mins 12 secs

New Year 9 female record

 

The class relay winners for 2016 were:

 

GIRLS

BOYS

YEAR 8

Lismoyle

Lisbreen

YEAR 9

Laragh

Lurig

YEAR 10

Lyndon

Lismoyle

 

 

Sports Prize Giving took place on Monday 19th September 2016 and all Sports Day winners received their medals and house winners were announced. Special guests on the day were Antrim senior footballer Tomas McCann and senior sports journalist with the Irish News Brendan Crossan. 

After the medal winners had been presented, the 2016 House Winners were announced:

Year 8 = Layde

Year 9 =  Laragh

Year 10 =   Layde

 

Overall house winners = Layde

 

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

 

BEST JUNIOR MALE ATHLETE = Oliver McAtamney

 

BEST JUNIOR FEMALE ATHLETE = Maura Downey

 

BEST JUNIOR MALE SPORTSPERSON = Ciaran McQuillan

 

BEST JUNIOR FEMALE SPORTSPERSON =   Laura McAleese

 

ENDEAVOUR AWARD (for attitude, effort & commitment to PE and Sport) = Ruairi McAleese (Male) and Sinead McGarry (Female).

 

ALISTAIR BRESLIN HURLING TROPHY = Shane O’Boyle

 

ALISTAIR BRESLIN FOOTBALL TROPHY = Ruairi Hagan

 

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