All-Ireland bronze for seven-year-old Feidhleim at Community Games
Recognised today as the 'boy from the Meath Chronicle' at the finals of the Community Games in Carlow, seven-year-old Feidhleim Seepersad took an All-Ireland bronze medal back to the Royal County.
Everyone in Yellow Furze NS and the surrounding area were buzzing with excitement when Feidhleim's story was spotted in the Meath Chronicle this week ahead of the finals of the athletics today in Carlow.
He was even recognised by two Meath supporters at the National Finals today as 'the boy from the Meath Chronicle.'
And this morning at 11.10am, Feidhleim competed for Meath and Leinster in the All Ireland National under-8 60-metre sprint.
Feidhleim finished in an impressive third place for Meath and celebrated with a beautiful bronze medal as well as a participation medal.
Feidhleim does all his own training and the Community Games was his first running experience.
It all started on Friday 6th August when he ran in Seneschalstown to first gain a place to represent his club.
He was then successful at county and provincial levels and today ran in the All-Ireland series,.
Feidhleim is in second class in Yellow Furze NS and plays football with Seneschalstown.
Feidhleim had the support of the club, the community and the county behind him today and he did everyone very proud.
His kitten Oreo and dogs Thomas (13) and Bowser (one) were also all cheering for Feidhlim today.