Ennis Athlete Strikes Right Balance Between Study And Sport

An Ennis based national athletics Champion says he’s found the perfect balance between studying and athletics.

16-year-old Dean Casey has taken silverware for both St Flannans College and Ennis Track Athletics Club – and was crowned November’s Clare FM Sports Star of the Month for his U18 Cross Country title win.

Casey is a transition year student at Flannans and, while he still has two years of study to go before his Leaving Cert, says he hopes he can win a scholarship to help him into a college in America where he can continue his athletic career in third level.


He says that his love for running started almost by accident – but he’s managed to work out a way to balance study with his running: