Seven young athletes travelled to Gowran, Co. Kilkenny on Sunday for the National Un-even age juvenile championships and great credit is due to them as they all put up great performances in what is always a most competitive championship. With qualification secured a couple of weeks ago, all seven athletes have attended training sessions with diligence and this attention to detail showed on Sunday.
The first race with club athletes involved was the Boys U/15 where Jack Flanagan led them home in 104th place closely followed by Adam Spillane-Leane in 129th with Bill Cussen and Adam Phelan finishing 140th and 141st respectively. Jack and Adam were scoring members of the Tipperary team that finished 11th overall. Mary Cussen was our lone entrant in the Girls U/17 and had a storming run to finish 72nd and a scoring member of the Tipperary team that finished 8th. Our final athletes were Aaron Moore and Michael O’Mahoney in the Boys U/17 race and what races both ran with finishes of 34th and 41st respectively. These excellent performances saw them both score on the Tipperary team that finished 6th overall.
Well done to all the athletes, an experience that will only stand to them as they progress through the different age groups and again many thanks to all the parents for their support.