Irish Athletics

Gormanston Park’s long history with athletics continued recently when we welcomed the Irish athletics team for a training camp. To put that into perspective; Gormanston College currently rank 11th in the all-time records with 65 gold medals at national level.

The athletics team lead by the very experienced Steve Mackin and Joe Ryan were taking part in an intense training camp to whip these Irish athletes into shape. Their training included full use of all our track and field facilities (i.e. our 400m cinder running track, long jump and shot putt cages), gym and playing pitches.

The athletes also stayed in our modern accommodation and while they enjoyed nutritious catered food to aid their training. They were able to relax in our green room at night, equipped with a 65” TV and numerous channels, as well as free WiFi throughout the facility. If they had any energy left over, they could also go for a round of footgolf to pass the evening.

Best of luck in the future and we can already tell Irish athletics has a bright future.