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Monday, 12th February 2024

Boyne AC win medals in the Leinster secondary schools cross-country

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Jack Garvey and Seamus Keenan who both won medals at last week's Leinster secondary schools cross-country competition.

Boyne AC athlete Jack Garvey competed in the Leinster secondary schools cross-country competition on Wednesday 7th February and came away with a well-deserved gold medal.

Even though he was a year out of age, Garvey was on the intermediate boys team and was determined to give it everything as he lined up in a massive field of over 140 competitors.

Garvey was not at all daunted by the 4.5 km long, sweeping course, but the beautiful surroundings of Phoenix Park made it all the more enjoyable. A true test of stamina took place and Garvey persevered admirably to win a team gold medal.

This was an amazing accomplishment for this young man, especially when you consider that he only started running a little over a year ago. No doubt he will already be looking forward to the all-Ireland Secondary school Cross Country finals set for March 9th. 

Seamus Keenan, who also participated in his school's junior team and easily qualified from the North Leinster Secondary Schools Race, is another athlete who Boyne Ac are very proud of.

Seamus made the running in a fantastic 3km race to get a well-deserved fifth team position. Although he is known to favour a longer distance, Keenan’s determination has to be commended. 

This coming weekend, both athletes and their Boyne AC clubmates will travel to the Ras na hEireann race.


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