Avril-DeeganIn the past month Avril Deegan has been very busy. On Thursday 12th February Avril came third in the Munster Schools Cross Country in Cork and her school Presentation Thurles won the team gold. The Leinster Indoor Championship took place in Athlone where over two days Avril won gold in the U18 1500m, gold in the Junior 1500m, gold in the Junior 3000m and bronze in the Junior 800m.

Next to Co. Down to the Junior cross country National Inter-Clubs competition where Avril competed as an individual finishing fifth in a very strong field. On the 3rd of March Avril competed in the Munster Schools Indoors at Nenagh winning gold in the 1200m and silver in the 600m.

The 7th of March saw the final of the Irish Schools Cross Country in Clongowes Wood College where Avril finished fifth gaining her a place on the Irish Schools Cross Country Team which takes place in Santry on March 21st.

No let up for Avril as she has also been selected to run on the Irish U20 team in the International cross country development competition in Co. Antrim this Saturday. A very proud day for her as she lines out in an Irish singlet for the first time pays dividends to all her hard work. Good luck and continued success!