Posted: 23rd September 2013

Clongowes Wood College SJ

Having been thwarted by inclement weather in the last two years, the students were not to be denied last Friday when the Inter House Sports Day took place in the school. Although the day dawned a little cloudy and cool it soon warmed up when the sun came out and the games commenced. ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’ as the Latin scholars would have it and indeed a great many of the athletes went faster, higher and stronger in their quest for the much coveted Aloysius Bowl for the victorious house.

While all participants are to to be praised for their efforts in pursuit of the Corinthian ideal, special mention must be made of Nicolas Rinklin who broke the Syntax record for the shot putt with a throw of 12.98m. After many a twist and turn and plenty of running, jumping and throwing, the boys of Collins House emerged triumphant with 106 points and their leader Ronan Breslin proudly received the trophy from Messrs Frank Kelly and Martin Wallace on the steps of the pavilion.

Thanks are due to all who helped make the day such a success: all who competed; the staff and GAP students who adjucated; Eamonn Dempsey and Sean Costello for preparing the track; our photographers David Nelson and Fr Jim Culliton; the Kitchen Staff for a great meal afterwards and our very special guest ‘Trampas’.

Declan O’Keeffe

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