Super Boker Boys make history
The Wexford C.B.S. Senior 4 x 100m relay team made a little bit of history in Tullamore on Saturday when they won the Senior schools national relay.
No school from county Wexford had ever won any relay titles at the nationals in either boys' or girls' events since the formation of the schools association in 1916, so the C.B.S. are the first in 101 years.
The team featured David McDonald, Luke O'Neill, Sam O'Neill and Aaron Smith.
They were up against Bandon Grammar School from Cork who were going for their third title in a row, but the Boker boys showed their class with some very slick baton changes and just managed to get over the line ahead of the Cork crew.
The lads were presented with their medals and the perpetual cup. The C.B.S. Wexford will now be inscribed on this cup alongside such prestigious schools as Blackrock College, Belvedere, Rockwell and Terenure.
These four lads have now won every relay at every level in athletics: Community Games, Athletics Ireland and now an Irish schools title, breaking many Irish records along the way.
The four boys have been together since they were Under-10s and are also very good at their own individual events of sprinting and hurdling.
David McDonald also picked up a bronze medal in the Senior boys' 100m, running a great time of 10.75 seconds, and Aaron finished just outside the medals in fourth place in the Senior hurdles.
Another club member, Nathan Murphy, finished ninth in the Intermediate boys' shot putt.
The C.B.S. also finished third overall school in the Senior boys.