School Athletics

We recently took part in the Track and Field Athletics Competition in the Aura, Letterkenny, where we came back with loads of medals on the day. Well done to all who took part.

Donegal Cross Country Athletics Finals

The finals of the Donegal Cross Country athletic competition took place in Buncrana on Tuesday October 24th. Twenty-four athletes represented the school.  We had a most enjoyable day with many fine team and individual performances.  Our u-11 girls won team silver in the large school section.


Primary School Cross-Country Championship

The first athletics meeting of the school year was held in glorious weather at Milford track on Tuesday 19th September 2017.  Thirty-eight athletes represented the school in three age categories; u-9, u-11 and u-13.  The athletes had a good day, returning with 15 individual medals, and are awaiting final team placings for the event.

The hard work has paid off with a most successful outing at the regional School’s Cross Country event at Miford A.C. on Tuesday, 19th September. The U-9 Boys, U-13 Girls, U-13 Boys won Team Gold. Kilmacrennan N.S won the Best Large Schools and won the Best Overall School on the day. Well done to all involved.

The U-9 Boys receiving their Gold medals and plaque from James Gibbons of Milford A.C.

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The U-13 Girls Team receiving their Gold medals and plaque from James Gibbons, Milford A.C.

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The U-13 Boys Team receiving their Gold medals and plaque from James Gibbons, Milford A.C.

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Active School Flag News //School Athletics News

ASF Committee for 2016/17:

Sophie ; Oisin; Tara ; John-James ; Dylan; Mary

2016-17 Cross-Country Training:

Our Under 9 Boys and Girls

Our under 11 Boys and Girls

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Pupils from first to sixth classes have been lunchtime training since we returned to school in September, with training on Mon/Wed/Fri weekly.

The hard work has paid off with a most successful outing at the regional School’s Cross Country event at Miford A.C. on Tuesday, 27th September.  Our U-9 girls and boys won Team Silver and Team Gold respectively, while both our U-11 girls and boys won Team Gold.  Further success followed when both the U-13 teams also won Team Gold.

Kilmacrennan NS also won the best overall school on the day.

The top four in each winning gold team, as well as our two top eight finishers in  the U-9 girls qualified for the County Donegal Primary School’s Cross-Country Final at Lifford A.C. on October 13th.

The meeting at Lifford was most enjoyable with 24 athletes representing the school.  Our U-13 Boys claimed team gold medals, winning the County title, while our U-11 girls won Team Silver.  Comhghairdeas le gach duine.

Active School Information

Kilmacrennan NS has once again achieved the standards required to be awarded the ‘Active School Flag’ 2015-2018.

The school applied for the renewal of the flag in early September, having been awarded the flag for the first time in 2012. A new committee is formed at the start of the new school year consisting of six students from Rang 4- Rang 6 with the help of Mr. O’Donnell who coordinates the process. A portfolio was compiled and sent into Mayo Education Centre, who in turn sent out a representative to see how we implemented the whole process. To our delight, we got the good news that we were being awarded the flag once again. The school now can boast of being one of the only schools in the country to have achieved the ‘Active School Flag’ standard on two occasions. It is hoped to unfurl the flag in the coming weeks with some special guests being lined up!!

Active School Flag Committee Elected.

Rang 4-Rang 6 elected the following students to represent them on this years (2016-17) ASF committee (). This committee will meet with Mr. O’Donnell on a fortnightly basis to discuss upcoming events being organised within the school and also to discuss the process of regaining the Active School Flag once again.

2015-’16 Athletics News

Fun for all at Sportshall 2015:

The school recently competed in the regional qualifiers of the Sportshall Athletics in the Aura, Letterkenny. A total of six schools competed in four competitons (Junior boys; Junior girls; Senior boys and Senior girls). The competition was of the highest standard across 12 different disciplines, 6 field events and 6 track events. The final results were as follows:

Senior Boys: 2nd place

Senior Girls: 3rd place

Junior Boys: 3rd place

Junior Girls: 3rd place

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School’s Cross Country Athletics.

Our School Athletic Club is up and running once more.  The first meeting of the school year was a district Cross-Country meeting in Milford.  We had a large number of athletes participating on the day.  All put in a determined effort and were rewarded with a considerable number of individual and team medals.

There were six team categories.  Kilmacrennan took team gold in three of these; U-11 GIRLS, U-13 Boys and U-13 Girls.  Comhghairdeas le gach duine.

These teams, and a number of other top finishing athletes, then represented the school at the Donegal Cross Country Primary Schools Final in Lifford on October 15th.  We had 15 athletes representing the school in the finals.  Again, it proved to be a successful outing.  The U-13 boys claimed gold in their category, while the U-13 girls claimed team silver medals.

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2014-’15 Athletic News.

School Year 2014-’15.

The School Athletic Club is ‘up and running’ once again for the new term.  Cross Country training is our early focus.  The first meeting of the school year was the Donegal Primary School’s Cross Country Championships in Finn Valley on 30th September 2014. There were six races on the day.

Under 9—-600m

Under 11—800m

Under 13—-1000m.

The school enjoyed great success on the day, winning individual gold in three out of the six races. These individuals were backed up by numerous other individual placings and medals. Overall, the school also won two gold team events and one team silver event. Comhghairdeas le gach duine.

The second athletic event was a meeting organised by Letterkenny A.C. in October. Once again, the school had numerous individual and team successes, winning two individual gold and two team gold events.

Athletics 2013/14

Letterkenny AC Track & Field Championships:

The inaugural LAC meeting was held in the Aura, Letterkenny under darkened skies with plenty of rain. However, our pupils’ spirits failed to be dampened as they once again came to the fore. Hundreds of children from the surrounding areas participated across five different age groups in sprints, long distance and long jump events. A total of 29 pupils respresented the school on the day and a medal tally of (5 gold); (4 silver); (3 bronze) and (3 team bronze) were won on the day. The children deserve great credit for this wonderful achievement. Well done to all!


Donegal Cross-Country Championships:

Kilmacrennan N.S. entered the 2013 Donegal School’s Cross Country Championships and were delighted with the performances of all athletes on the day. Many enjoyed personal best times, others claimed individual or team medals but team participation and enjoyment was the key factors. Particular mention is afforded to the Senior Boy’s team who won the Boy’s U-13 County title.
Below are the team group photographs.
First up is the Kilmacrennan U-9 team.2013 Donegal School's Cross Country Championships.
Below, Kilmacrennan U-11 team.

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Above, the Kilmacrennan u-13 teams.

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Above, Kilmacrennan N.S. Athletics teams for 2013 Cross Country Championship.

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Above are Kilmacrennan N.S. U-13 Senior Boys; County Champions.

In-School Training.

All pupils from first to sixth class began a six week cross-country training programme at lunchtime in the school in early September 2013. Many of the pupils are reporting that the training is gradually becoming a little easier!

2012-’13 Athletic News.

Donegal Primary Schools Athletics 2013:

Finn Valley was the setting on a glorious summer day for the annual 43rd Donegal Primary Schools Athletics finals. Our squad travelled to Ballybofey in May with a proven record as one of the outstanding schools on the athletics circuit over the past 5 years.Again our athletes failed to disappoint and put in some brilliant individual and team performances to claim a haul of 14 medals. This included 5 gold and 9 silver medals with a couple of 4th place finishes also to gather points in the team standings. This was a great achievement considering that over 1300 children and 100 schools participated on the day. The school were also successful on the team front as we finished in 2nd place in the large schools section for the second year running. A truly outstanding feat when you consider the size of other schools in this section.
Schools Results:
1st Scoil Iosagain, Buncrana (73pts)
2nd Kilmacrennan NS (45pts)
3rd St. Mary’s, Stranorlar (34 pts)

Donegal Cross-Country Athletics 2012/13:
The first race meet of the season took place in late September with the cross-country athletics taking place in Finn Valley. Over 1500 children participated in races at U9, U11 and U13 age groups. Our children excelled in all of the races with 15 children taking home medals. Outstanding performances on the day saw team medals being won by the U9 girls; U11 boys and U11 girls.

Sportshall Athletics 2013:
The first race meeting in this competition took place in the Aura, Letterkenny with four teams from the school participating. The 3rd/4th class girls teams were outstanding on the day and qualified for the county finals. The finals were again held in the same venue and again the girls excelled by lifting the county title for the first time. The Donegal victory saw the girls progress to the All-Ireland semi finals that were held in Sligo in March. Again the girls showed their talent and came through in 1st place to qualify for the finals in Athlone. The finals showcased the best talent in Ireland at this level and the girls put in a fantastic performance to finish in 3rd place. A truly outstanding achievement by a fantastic bunch of girls. The future does indeed look bright for athletics in the school.

All Ireland Record-Breaker:
A word of mention to Stephen (Rang 5) on breaking the All-Ireland long jump record in Athlone recently by jumping a fantastic 4.57m. Well done Stephen.

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