Athletics

Athletics club takes place during the Summer Term, with Track and Field practice on a Monday and Wednesday after school from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.

Pupils have the opportunity to participate in a range of Track and Field events such as- Long Jump, High Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Putt, Javelin, Discus and long and short distance running.

The Royal School participate in 4 major events in Cross Country and Track and Field throughout the year.

The season starts with the District Cross Country Championships of which the top three teams and top 15 individuals qualify for the Ulster Cross Country at Mallusk, if successful at Ulster level they will progress to compete in the All Irelands.

In the 2015 season over forty Royal School Armagh athletes competed in the District Championships. There were impressive individual performances from Pippa Best 2nd in Senior Girls; Eliza O’Gorman 6th in Intermediate; Yasmin Morrow 4th in Junior; Joseph Hayes 4th in Mini Boys.

In the team events the Mini and Junior Girls Teams all qualified for the Ulster Championships.

In the Track and Field events Royal School Armagh are always well represented and successful at the District Championships, with the top 3 in each event qualifying for the Ulster finals day at Antrim Forum and having the opportunity to qualify for the All Irelands.

In the 2015 season over 60 boys and girls competed in the District D Championships, with over 30 qualifying for the Ulster Championships. At the Ulsters the best performances came from Senior Boy David Agnew in the 100m and Eliza O’Gorman in the Intermediate 1500m Steeplechase, both who were beaten on the line into 4th place.

Eliza gained a call up onto the Ulster U17 Interpro Team in June, finishing 5th and the top runner in Ulster.