England Awaits!

Great news today to learn that Callum and Eimear had such a successful weekend at the Tailteann Games. Callum taking gold in the 5Kg Shot Putt and Eimear taking silver in the 300m hurdles. Both athletes have now qualified to represent their school and their country at the Schools Track & Field International in Derbyshire, England at the end of the month. Congratulations to both athletes, their families and coaches.

Congratulations Noelle

Hugh congratulations to Noelle Lenihan on her excellent bronze medal performance in tonight’s Paralympic Discus Final.

Her best attempt was her opening throw which reached a mark of 31.71 metres, enough for third place. That in itself was a Paralympic record at that point of the competition. Noelle then saw China’s Mi Na break the world record that the Noelle had set in June 2016 in Lausanne. Na won with a record throw of 37.60 metres, which like Noelle’s best throw, was also her first of the night. Silver went to Shirlene Coelho of Brazil.

Our best wishes and congratulations to Noelle and all her family on their success.


“Throw me to the wolves and I’ll return leading the pack.”

…More to follow…


Hazelwood College’s Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland quiz team are pictured here being congratulated by Irish Olympian Adam Nolan and BSTAI Secretary Joan Martin. Pictured are (from left to right) Adam Nolan, Caroline Ahern, Katie Ryan, Debbie Lynch and Lorna Mulqueen with Joan Martin of the BSTAI.

New World Record for Noelle

Hazelwood College student and member of the Ireland National Paralympics team Noelle Lenihan, set a new world record on her way to winning gold at this years IPC European Championships taking place currently in Grosseto, Italy.

Here is Noelle setting a new world record with her throw in the championships.

Women’s discus throw F38 | Victory Ceremony | 2016 IPC Athletics European Championships Grosseto

Here’s how NewsTalk 103-106FM reported on her success:

Cork’s Noelle Lenihan has added to Ireland’s medal collection at the IPC Athletics European Championships on Sunday evening, when she secured a gold medal and set a new World Record in the F38 Discus final.

Noelle set the new World Record on her very first attempt, when she threw a whopping 32.14m – a throw that put her straight to the top of the table and eventually won her the gold medal.

Speaking about the fantastic performance, National Throws Coach Dave Sweeney said: “She did great, and we’re really happy. She was very controlled, and to be honest, she has been throwing further than that the last few days in training so she’s a little bit disappointed that she didn’t throw further today! There was a tricky wind, which blew a lot of the discs down so it was a fantastic for her to throw so well in those conditions.

“This is a really big step in her career – to break a World Record and win a European Championships in one go and to then be a little bit unhappy with the performance is the sign of a good mindset and a sign of more exciting things to come in Rio!

“She will come away from today having learned a lot, she had very good competition there so she was pushed to the very end and we’re delighted for her.”

This was Ireland’s second medal of the Championships, following on from Deirdre Mongan’s bronze medal on Day One on Saturday in the F53/54 Shot Put final.