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Winner of the Y8 Cross Country Race Sophia Coyle with College Principal Mr M James and teacher Mrs S McBroom - View Full Size Image
Winner of the Y8 Cross Country Race Sophia Coyle with College Principal Mr M James and teacher Mrs S McBroom
Medallists in the Y8 Cross Country Race: Layla OHara, Sophia Coyle and Naoimhe Guiney - View Full Size Image
Medallists in the Y8 Cross Country Race: Layla OHara, Sophia Coyle and Naoimhe Guiney
Y8 Cross Country Race winner Niall McLaughlin with College Principal Mr M James and teacher Mrs S McBroom - View Full Size Image
Y8 Cross Country Race winner Niall McLaughlin with College Principal Mr M James and teacher Mrs S McBroom
Medallists in the Y8 Cross Country Race: Leon Boyd, Niall McLaughlin and Ryan McCloskey - View Full Size Image
Medallists in the Y8 Cross Country Race: Leon Boyd, Niall McLaughlin and Ryan McCloskey
08/11/2017 YEAR 8 CROSS COUNTRY RACE AT LORETO COLLEGE

The twenty-third annual Mary McCabe Trophy race, involving all Year 8 students, took place in chilly conditions at Loreto College Coleraine on Wednesday 8th November 2017. This event was held first in 1996, following the presentation of the trophy by Dr McCabe, in memory of his wife Mary. The McCabe family had three daughters, Geraldine, Jemma and Anne –Marie, who attended Loreto in the 1970s. All three girls were keen and successful athletes and their parents often came to races and were very supportive of the girls. The silver cup was for Minor Girls’ cross country and has been competed for each year. There is also a boys’ shield and each year, Year 8 boys and girls compete for these two trophies.

The event saw Year 8s completing a taxing run just short of 2000m through the College campus, and this year’s winners were Sophia Coyle and Niall McLaughlin.  Mrs Maeve Close and Mrs Sheila McBroom, co-ordinators of Cross Country running at Loreto, joined College Principal Mr Michael James and Head of PE Mrs Maureen McCullough in offering congratulations to all those who took part, and commiserations to those who could not do so, or who dropped out due to injury. Mrs Close and Mrs McBroom paid tribute to the senior students and members of staff who acted as stewards, and to the Loreto PE Department and the College Sports Captains and their Deputies who helped to organise the event.

Many of the previous winners of this event have gone on to sporting success in athletics, hurling, gaelic football and camogie at national and international level, and many of the medallists could have a bright sporting future ahead. Many of these promising young athletes are likely to be selected to represent Loreto at the Cross Country District Championships at the Ulster University, along with other talented athletes from throughout the school.

Medals were presented as follows:

Girls
1. Sophia Coyle 8C
2. Layla O Hara 8D
3. Naoimhe Guiney 8D

Boys
1. Niall McLaughlin 8G
2. Leon Boyd 8A
3. Ryan McCloskey 8C

The two individual winners, Sophia Coyle and Niall McLaughlin, had their names added to the trophies to join an illustrious list of Loreto athletes.  Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, congratulated all the Year 8 students on their enthusiastic participation in the event, and paid tribute to Mr Close, Mrs McBroom and the team of Year 14 marshals who had organised the race.