Kilkenny CBS Cross Country Star
Over the past few weeks CBS student John Murphy (Transition Year) has emerged as a future star of Cross Country running. John, a son of Fintan and Siobhain of Maddoxtown who only took up Cross Country seriously a year ago, has competed with distinction in recent school competitions. In the South Leinster Schools Competition on Feb 3rd John came second in a field of 110 competitors over a 4500m course at Carlow Hurling Club.
From there he proceeded to the Leinster Schools Cross Country Finals at Dublin City University finishing a very creditable 3rd again over 4500m. John’s placing here was a comfortable qualifying position for the All Ireland Cross Country Schools hosted by Cork Institute of Technology in Cork City.
On Saturday March 13th, out of a bumper field of 140 runners, John showed true grit and determination to finish a close 7th. With further coaching with his school, his local club Gowran AC and the expertise of Kilkenny City Harrier’s coach Ned Nolan, John has all the credentials and talent to make a name for himself in this gruelling discipline.
The whole School Community at CBS is proud of his efforts and wish him further success for the future.
With thanks to Kilkenny People who kindly allowed us to use this information.