The County Juvenile Indoor Championships took place on Saturday and Sunday in the Nenagh AC Indoor Complex with 54 athletes from the club competing from U/9 to Junior. The U/13 to Junior took place on Saturday with the club bringing home 2 gold, 7 silver and 10 bronze medals while on Sunday at the U/9 to U/12 competition 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 5 Bronze medals were won by our athletes.
Our Gold medal winners were Alana Spillane in the Girls U/10 300mts, Gavin Ryan in the Boys U/15 High Jump and Dylan McLoughlin in the Boys U/16 800mts. Silver medals were won by Helen Cleere in the U/13 60mts hurdles, Louise Hickey in the U/13 Shot, Aoife Dwyer U/14 High Jump, Eanna Guilfoyle U/15 High Jump, Gavin Ryan U/15 Long Jump, Aisling Dwyer U/16 60mts, Brian O’Callaghan Junior 60mts hurdles, Mairead Duggan U/9 60mts Silver Race, Sean Boland U/10 60mts Silver Race and Lorcan Burke U/11 60mts Silver Race. Winning bronze were Adam Phelan U/11 Long Jump, Jack Flanagan U/11 300mts, Cormac Burke U/12 Shot, Ciara Joyce U/9 60mts Silver Race, Shane Burke U/10 60mts Silver Race, Helen Cleere U/13 600mts, Eanna Guilfoyle U/15 Long Jump, Cathy Hogan U/15 Long Jump, Emma Gleeson U/15 High Jump, Katie Bergin U/16 60mts and Long Jump, Dylan McLoughlin U/16 60mts hurdles and Long Jump, Jack Hickey Junior 400mts and Roisin Daly Junior Long Jump.
While the above were individual medal winners we had many more athletes that made it through to finals in their events which is an achievement in itself. Many of our younger athletes were competing for the very first time at this level of competition and it was great to see how they took it all in their stride and produced some great performances.
The results of the relays were not to hand with the exception of the Girls U/9 team of Ruth Phelan, Aoibhin O’Dwyer, Eleanor Doyle, Reiltin Morrissey and Mairead Duggan who all ran brilliantly in their event to win the bronze medals.
Also competing on Saturday and Sunday were Jake Bowe, Aaron McLoughlin, Liam Ryan, Tara Gleeson, Leona Maher, Shannon Boland, Emma Delaney, Kate Delaney, Sarah McGinley, Dearbhla Gleeson, Orla Duggan, Ellen Nolan, Alana Maher, Blathnaid Lloyd, Cora Delaney, Saoirse Doran, Una Duggan, Amy Reddan, Marian Campion, Ciara Gleeson, Jack Reddan, Frank Doyle, Adam Spillane-Leane, Jack Gleeson, John Delaney, Fred Power, Cathal Guilfoyle and David Doyle.
Congratulations and well done to all 54 athletes for their performances over the weekend and a special mention to all the parents for bringing the children to Nenagh and supporting them throughout the two days of competition.