5 June 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Amy Ní Amaill, a Transition Year student in Coláiste Oiriall and stalwart with Glaslough Harriers, is the 2014 All-Ireland Schools’ Track and Field Intermediate 1500 metres champion. She won her title in Tullamore on Saturday and had almost five seconds to spare on her nearest rival, Emma O’Brien from Dominican College, Wicklow. All of Ireland’s up and coming athletes competed fiercely on Saturday to bring home a national title to their school. Coláiste Oriall is delighted with Amy’s national success.

Amy won the event in a new personal best of 4:32:59. This was 12 seconds faster than Clodagh O’Reilly’s winning time in the Ulster Championships in the Ulster Forum a few weeks ago. While coming second in the 3000 metres, Clodagh, from Loreto College, Cavan, didn’t feature on the podium in the 1500 metres on Saturday and came in in fifth place in a time of 4:51:89.

Nadia Power from St. MacDara’s Community School, Templeogue was the one to watch and she went to the front after 50 metres and Amy uncharacteristically decided to stay with her …

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