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Ted Collins Wins Bronze at All-Ireland T&F

The GloHealth All Ireland Schools Track and Field Championships was held in Tullamore Sunshine in celebratory mode as the Irish Schools’ Athletics Association celebrates its centenary year. Over 480 schools participating from the 32 counties the standard was exceptionally high.

Fantastic news for Glenstal Abbey School which was represented on the Winners Podium by Ted Collins who finished 3rd in the Minor 800m with a Personal Best of 2 mins 11 seconds. This is all the more amazing as Ted had a very broken training pattern leading into the Final with injuries impacting his training schedule.

Ted singled out his Glenstal Athletics coach Brendan O’Keefe for his great dedication to Athletics which has been excellent for Ted and the school. Ted would not have achieved two all-Ireland successes in his first year without the dedication and support from Brendan which is  greatly appreciated and applauded.

Congratulations Ted and thank you Brendan. We look forward to hearing of Ted’s further successes in Athletics in the years to come. He is a unique talent and will go from strength to strength.