Two athletes, Katie Bergin and Jack Hickey, represented the club at the AAI games in Santry on Sunday. In an action packed programme of events and against the top athletes in the Country both did exceptionally well.
Katie set a new personal best of 59.16 for the 400mts, breaking the 60 second barrier for the first time. In the process she has also set a new club record for the event, breaking a 29 year old record of 60.05 by Louise Maher in June 1993. Well done Katie.
Jack ran within 2/10’s of a second of his own personal best in his 400mts heat with a strong finish to cross the line in 52.23, very consistent performances from Jack.
Irish Life Health National Junior & U/23 T&F Championships
This coming weekend 19th/20th June will be a busy one for our junior and U/23 athletes as their national championships take place in Morton Stadium, Santry. Against the backdrop of Covid-19 all precautions will be put in place to ensure the championships run off smoothly and without incidence and for our five athletes this will be yet another step up in competition, one which they will certainly relish. Jack Hickey and Katie Bergin compete in the U/23 200mts and 400mts with Aisling Dwyer, Leona Maher and Aoife Dwyer competing in the Junior 100mts and 200mts. All four girls will then combine to compete in the 4 x 100mts and 4 x 400mts relay events. The club wishes all five athletes the very best of luck.
2021 Summer Games
Sunday 4th July has been pencilled in for this year’s Summer Games. Over the past three years this event has grown from strength to strength and no doubt this year the club will again produce the goods to provide a platform for athletes to show their talent on the track and in the field. More details will issue later in the week.
Split the Bucket
The winner of the Split the Bucket for Friday 11th June was Kathleen Flynn, Bouladuff. Any one interested in being part of this fundraiser for the club can contact Elaine Flynn or Kathleen Maher at training on Tuesday and Friday nights or any committee member. €2 per envelope per draw. Option to pre-pay is also available and coming on-line shortly.
Munster Track & Field Championships
The following are the dates for this year’s Munster Track & Field Championships:-
3rd July – Munster U/12-U/19 Boys – Day 1 – MTU Cork
4th July – Munster U/12-U/19 Girls – Day 1 – MTU Cork
10th/11th July – Munster U/9 – U/11 – Venue to be Confirmed
17th July – Munster U/12-U/19 Boys – Day 2 – MTU Cork
18th July – Munster U/12-U/19 Girls – Day 2 – MTU Cork
24th July – Munster Junior & U/23 – Templemore
31st July – Munster Senior & Masters – Templemore
County Road Championships
The County Road Championships for 2021 were finalised at the last County Board meeting and are as follows: –
27th June – County Novice Road Championships hosted by Moyne Athletic Club
14th July – County Novice “B” Road Championships – venue to be confirmed
25th July – County Intermediate Road Championships – Carrick-on-Suir
8th August – County Masters Road Championships – Clonmel
22nd August – County Senior Road Championships – Dundrum
12th September – County 10 Mile Road Championships – Galbally