WELB 2012 Cross Country Challenge Final
Pupils from Broadbridge PS Derry were thrilled to claim first place in the Girls' Team Event at the WELB's 2012 Cross Country Challenge final.
Over 250 pupils from 20 primary schools recently participated in the Western Education and Library Board’s (WELB) 2012 Cross Country Challenge Final held at the Templemore Leisure Complex, Derry.
It proved a victorious day for Steelstown PS, St Patrick’s PS Pennyburn, Broadbridge PS and Longtower PS. Broadbridge PS won the girls’ team event, closely followed by Longtower PS, in second place with St Patrick’s PS, Pennyburn claiming third. Whilst in the boys’ team event, Steelstown PS claimed first place, with Broadbridge PS and St Patrick’s PS, Pennyburn placed second and third respectively.
Enya Haigney from St Conor’s PS Omagh, came first in the individual girls’ event. Second and third place went to Caoimhe Walsh, Broadbridge PS and Mary Cait Byrne, St Patrick PS Pennyburn. Winner of the individual boys’ title was Sean Corry, Recarson PS Omagh, who crossed the line just before Sean McIntyre from St Patrick’s PS Pennyburn, with Kyle O’Reilly from St Therese PS Lenamore, claiming third place.
Ryan Cunningham, WELB Sports Development Officer and event organiser, praised the commitment and effort of all the pupils who took part and completed the course. He said: “Over 600 children participated in the Cross Country Challenge Heats and Final this year, which illustrates the success of the event. This is a competitive event but for the WELB it is about providing a fun and enjoyable sporting experience whilst promoting physical activity.”
He added: “Every child who participated in the Cross Country event this year should be very proud of what they have achieved in finishing the course as this is a great achievement on its own. I would like to thank all schools for their continued support over the years.”
Caption: Pictured at the WELB's 2012 Cross Country Challenge final are pupils from Steelstown PS Derry who were winnners in the Boys' Team Event.
Caption: Pictured at the WELB's 2012 Cross Country Challenge Final is Enya Haigney from St Conor's PS Omagh, who was thrilled to claim first place in the individual girls' race.
Caption: A very happy Sean Corry from Recarson PS Omagh claimed first place in the individual boys' race at WELB's 2012 Cross Country Challenge final.
Caption: Beaming with pride, pupils from Broadbridge PS Derry who were the overall schools winners at the WELB's Cross Country Challenge final.