It was Valentine's Day in Armagh ( and everyplace else) today but it wasn't quite St Valentine that was on the minds of those lining u Well done men.p for the 5 mile international road race. Among those on the start line were KCH duo Brian Maher and Toss Hayes. The crossed the finish line with Brian in 41st place on 14.27 and Toss in 45th on 14.29.
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Competition on Day 2 of the Leinster Indoors was equally as competitive as yesterdays Day 1. So medalwise coming home with seven medals today was a fine achievement. But it wasn't just the medal winners. There were many many excellent performances which will give both experience and confidence as the season progresses. The hurdles brought four medals with under 12 athlete Ruth Crowley starting the run with a silver. Dany Ring got silver under 14. And then Rachel Leahy won bronze under 16 followed by Jennifer Leahy with another silver under 18. Just outside medals in the sprint hurdles were [...]
Day 1 of theLeinster Indoors at AIT was a busy day with numerous heats in some events. Getting into a sprint final was a major achievement. Top marks then to Molly Daly to win silver in the girls under 12 final. Laura Leahy u12, Grace Delahunty and Hannah Quinn u13, were among those who made it to the semifinals of their respective 60m. Under 15 girls, Orla Kenny and Amelie Foley, and under 16 girls Jennifer Obah and Tara McGuire all qualified for the finals of their sprints. While medals were scarce on the track it was a different story [...]
A very successful outing for a large contingent from the club at this year's 10 mile in Dungarvan today. Our ladies led home by Caitriona Muldowney were third of 56 clubs. The men with Trust Mtinsi at the helm were fifth of 67 clubs. Well done all.
Our athletes had a great day at the AAI Games in Abbottstown today. Certainly it was a great day for Ciara Deely with a first place in the 200m including a PB of 25.09. But that wasn't all. Running the first leg of the 4x400m relay she is now part of that team heading for the European Juniors in Sweden in July. They won the relay in 3.45.27. There were PBs also for Shay McEvoy, James Kearney and Kevin Burns in the 3000m. Their respective times were 8.30.02, 9.08.78 and 9.28.73. There were further fine performances from Luke Whelan 9.47.50 [...]
We had three athletes at the National Indoors today, two under 23 - Callan Byrne and Jack Manning, and one Junior - Ciara Deely. Callan and Jack made the finals of the 6om with Callan placing 4th (7.09) and Jack 8th (7.26). Ciara was in the 400m and after winning her heat shefinished second in the final. Her time was 56.48.
Our two scholarship students in the US had very successful indoor performances to day. Peter Lynch, Tulsa, had a PB of 14.38.38 when he finished third in the 5000m in the Pittsburg Invitational. Aoibhe Richardson, Portland had her PB of 9.31 in the 3000m at the Washington Open in Seattle.