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 [...]
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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.
It was gold all round for our Ladies over 30 and Men over 35 at a cool, windy and slightly damp Kilmacow today. Golden all round because the individual gold and team gold in both events were won by KCH. The ladies made it 1, 2 and 3 individuals with Caitriona Muldowney, Donna Dunne and Caoimhe Foley gathering the individual gold, silver and bronze. Donna having led for most of the race was passed by Caitriona who stormed through the final lap. The ladies had good reserves with Kate Millea placing 7th and Sheila O'Callaghan 8th. The men were equally [...]
It was another successful outing for twins Annie and Shay McEvoy. Both were on the Irish Under 20 teams competing at the Celtic International in Northern Ireland. Shay finsihed in sixth place and was second scorer on the team which came second. Annie who came eight was also the second scorer on the ladies the Irish team whic finished in third place.