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 four athletes with fourth place finishes – Evan Cullen and Louis Raggett, both under 13; AlexCullen under 14 and Orla Kenny under 15. Patrick Lacey won bronze in the under 13 high jump and Michael Raggett also won bronze in the under 16 long jump. One of the exciting races of the day was the final of the girls 600m under 12. Three girls got away on the first lap leaving Molly Daly at the front of the pursuing pack and this remained until entering the third and final lap when Molly quickly closed the gap and was in third place with 100m to go. Then she battled for and made second place just before the line – a quality performance.
Among the many other good results were Clodagh O’Callaghan 6/high jump, Cormac Holden 6/60m hurdles, Hugh Healy 6/shot – all under 12; Roisin Burns 5/60m hurdles under 13; Blaithin Holden 6/60m hurdles and Sean Young 5/800 – both under 14; Jennifer Obah 6/200m, Eoin Deely 6/high jump and Tara McGuire 6/shot – all under 16.