National 800mts Champion

National 800mts Champion

Runner-Up U/16 Long Jump

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a fantastic day Saturday proved to be for Dylan McLoughlin who was competing in the All Ireland “B” Track & Field Championships in Tullamore.  Dylan began the day by competing in the U/16 Long Jump where he had to contend with four other athletes.  On his first jump he soared out to 4.98mts which put him in second place.  With three further rounds to go anything could happen and for Dylan it was a nerve racking wait.  But great credit to him as it took a championship best performance of 5.56mts from the winner to claim gold.  Dylan held on to second place by virtue of his huge first round jump and won a national silver medal with 11cms to spare on the bronze medal winner.

Even better was to come later in the day as he lined up for the 800mts alongside athletes from Drogheda, Kilkenny, Boyne, Glenmore and Glaslough.  A total of eight boys entered the final each with high hopes of bagging the title but it was Dylan who showed a clean pair of heels to his rivals powering down the home straight to cross the line in a personal best time of 2.13.67 and claim the National Title of U/16 800mts Champion.  A fantastic performance from this young athlete and well deserved for all the effort he puts in to training and racing.

To cap a great day for the McLoughlin family, Dylan’s younger brother Aaron competed in the Boys U/13 600mts and in a very competitive and fast paced race he crossed the line in 11th place in 1.57.90.  Well done Aaron on a great race.

 

County Masters Road Championships

The County Masters Road Championships take place in Clonmel on Sunday next 23rd July.  The distance for both the men’s and ladies races is 6k.  The team categories are 0/35 and 0/45 for the ladies and 0/35 and 0/50 for the men.  Athletes who are competing should give their names to Geraldine Hickey on or before this Wednesday 19th July.

All Ireland Juvenile Track & Field Championships

Dylan McLoughlin, Sean Burke and Jack Hickey were the club representatives at the All Ireland Juvenile Track & Field Championships held in Tullamore at the weekend.  It is great to see the club represented in such a prestigious competition where the top athletes from around the country have qualified to compete.  Dylan was the first into action and he ran a steady and controlled race in the Boys U/16 800mts to finish a very creditable 12th overall in a time of 2.15.58.  Next up was Sean who competed in the U/17 Javelin and High Jump.  On a day of mixed fortunes for Sean he was extremely happy with his Javelin placing of 9th with a throw of 28.16 but never got the run up for the High Jump correct and eventually finished 5th.   Jack was in action in the Boys U/17 400mts and powered around the track to finish 6th overall in 55.03 less than half a second from a personal best.  Well done to all three athletes firstly on the achievement of reaching this level of competition and secondly on their performances against the best in the country.

All Ireland Juvenile “B” Track & Field Championships

Saturday next, 15th July in Tullamore sees the staging of the All Ireland Juvenile “B” Track & Field Championships for U/12 to U/16.  Following on from his performance in the “A” Championships Dylan McLoughlin will once again represent the club at these championships in the U/16 800mts and he will have nothing to fear against many of the same opposition.  We wish Dylan the very best of luck.

Munster Representative

Congratulations to Aisling Maher who has been selected to represent Munster at the Special Olympics National Games to be held in Dublin next year.  Aisling is well deserving of this accolade as she has trained consistently throughout the year culminating in winning a Munster title in Cork last month.  All her energy and focus will now be on winning a national title and no doubt the club will support her in every way to achieve that aim.

Open Road Races

Once again our athletes have been competing on the roads of Dundrum and Cahir over the past week.  Sharon Kiely, Mark King, Sharon Cantwell, Brian Carroll, Pauline O’Connell, Catherine Dunne and Frances Long competed over distances of 10k and Half Marathon and each are to be commended on their performances.

County Masters Road Championships

The County Masters Road Championships take place in Clonmel on Sunday 23rd July.  The distance for both the men’s and ladies races is 6k.  The team categories are 0/35 and 0/45 for the ladies and 0/35 and 0/50 for the men.  Athletes who are competing should give their names to John Flynn within the next week.

All Ireland Juvenile Track & Field Championships

Best of luck to Jack Hickey who competes in the 400mts at the National Juvenile Track & Field Championships this weekend in Tullamore.

County Juvenile “B” Track & Field Championships

13 individual medals were won by our juvenile athletes at the County “B” Track & Field Championships in Clonmel consisting of 4 gold, 3 silver and 6 bronze medals.  Gold medals wins and the title of County “B” Champion came the way of Reiltin Morrissey in the Girls U/9 200mts, Sara McGinley in the Girls U/10 Turbo Javelin and double gold for Aaron McLoughlin in the Boys U/13 80mts and 600mts.  Silver medals were won by Adam Spillane Leane in the Boys U/11 500mts, Cormac Burke in the Boys U/12 Turbo Javelin and Jack Flanagan in the Boys U/11 Long Jump.  Bronze medals went to Niamh Gleeson in the Girls U/9 60mts, John Delaney in the Boys U/11 60mts, Amy Reddan in the Girls U/12 600mts, Liam Ryan in the Boys U/12 Turbo Javelin, Ruth Phelan in the Girls U/9 Long Jump and Adam Spillane Leane in the Boys u/11 Long Jump – his second medal of the day.  All of our athletes also performed very well in the relays with all returning home with a medal of some colour.  Athletes who ran, jumped and threw on the day included Sara McGinley, Fred Power, Ciara Joyce, Niamh Gleeson, Olive Spillane Leane, Jack Gleeson, Adam Spillane Leane, Aaron McLoughlin, Reiltin Morrissey, Adam Phelan, Ruth Phelan, Cormac Burke, Aidan Burke, Shane Burke, Lorcan Burke, Jack Flanagan, Eleanor Doyle, Maria Doyle, Frank Doyle, Jack Guilfoyle, Cathal Guilfoyle, John Delaney, Liam Ryan, Rogan Lyons, Jack Reddan and Amy Reddan.  Well done to one and all on your performances.  Thanks to all the parents who supported the athletes in Clonmel.  We appreciate all the support.

Club Lotto

Well done to Tom and Bridget Maher, Sean Fogarty and Jim Maher who were winners in our lotto this week.  Many thanks to everyone for continuing to support the club by buying tickets.

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