The Senior Championship Shield for Athletics was first awarded in 1895. In 1908 a new Senior Shield replaced the previous one which was full, having been first presented in 1873 when a race for All Schools was first held at each School carnival. The new Shield was backdated to 1895.
The Intermediate trophy was named The J M McCann Trophy. Jim McCann attended St Joseph’s College, leaving in 1957. His record in the Open Long Jump (7.42m in 1957) stands as the oldest record in the program.
The Junior Athletic Trophy is, curiously, named The Ladies Challenge Plate, even though it is a rather fine cup. It was first awarded in 1912.