County U9 to U12 T & F Championships

26 of our juvenile athletes travelled to Templemore on Sunday last for the first of the County outdoor Track & Field events, the weather was not very favourably for the kick off of the outdoor season with gale force winds the order of the day but thankfully the rain held off for the entire event. The Club brought home a total of 17 medals – 9 individual and 2 sets of Relay Medals, amongst the individual medals were three County Titles which were won by Niamh Ryan in the U12 Long Jump and 600m Race and Micheala Ely in the U9 Ballthrow.  Niamh took the Long Jump Title which crowns her indoor and outdoor County Champion for the season with a jump of 3.38 which was far off her personal best but the results reflected the strong wind that the athletes had to face. Niamh had a fantastic run in the 600m finishing strongly making amends for the Indoor Championships in which she finished 2nd, she also made the final of the 60m sprint finishing 4th overall – well done Niamh. Micheala Ely finished 1st in the Ballthrow U9 – well done Micheala in what is your first competitive season. In the Boys U12 600m Jack Hickey had a fine run finishing 2nd overall, Jack also made the final of the 60m sprint and competed in LJ. Rachel Cleary put in a very solid performance in the Girls U9 300m finishing 3rd. Cathy Hogan put in a great finish in the U10 500m to finish 3rd overall. Ellen Moore finished 3rd in the Long Jump recording 3.17m. Rachel Butler finished 3rd in the 60m in what was a very tight final indeed. Jamie Kiely finished 3rd in the Boys U11 Ballthrow. Our U9 Girls Relay Team of Micheala Ely, Louise Hickey, Helen Cleere and Rachel Cleary finished 3rd and our U11 team of Ellen Moore, Rachel Butler, Cathy Hogan and Aisling Hickey also finished 3rd.  Other athletes to perform admirably on the day (some of which reached finals of 60m sprint in very strong fields) were: Jake Bowe, Aaron McLoughlin, Adam Butler, Philip Hayes, Blake Power, Aaron McNamara, Ellen Maher, Armand Schoeman, Conor Flynn, John McCormack, Ryan Egan, Ciaran Lloyd, Dylan McLoughlin, Emma Dunphy and Laura Daly. Well done to all and a big thank you to all our coaches and parents for their help and support on the day.

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