This was a busy day in Tullamore for the Leinster Pairs and also the under 12 and under 13 championship events. KCH had over forty athletes competing and between them they came home with over thirty Leinster medals – a great haul by any standards. The under 10s were the richest with five sets of pairs between them. Ellen Daly and Kara Canavan had double celebrations with silver in the 60m pairs and the 500m pairs. Robert Cullen and Tom Henderson were second in the Long Jump and then in the 60m sprint Robert paired with Mikey Phelan to win silver again. Not far behind them was the Patrick Wall and Tom Henderson pair who took the bronze in the 60m. The under 11 pairs, while not having the quantity of medals 0f the under 10s, had better quality. Kate Maher and Martha Bergin paired in the 60m and 600m and with fab performances won gold in the 600 and silver in the 60s. It was gold also for Paul Millea and Robert Lacey in the 600m. The under 9 Pair of Ali McDonald and Amelia O’Brien had their first taste of Leinster competition. No problem to them with bronze in the 300m.
In the individual events Molly Daly had a good day with double silver – 80m and 600m under 12. Also under 12 was Oisin Henderson who won the bronze in the final of the60m sprint. Under 13 Pia Langton having placed 5th in the 600m semi-final got stuck in for the final and produced a marvellous run to come home in third place. Louis Raggett, also under 13, was third in the High Jump and was also 4th in the 80m.
The day concluded with the Inter-county relays where our athletes played a significantrole. There were silver medalsfor under 11 girls Kate Maher and Emma Hogan in u11 girls and for Mathias Quaglia, Tiernan O’Brien and Robert Cullen in the boys u11. Under 13 girls Grace Delahunty, Hannah Quinn and Pia Langon also won silver. The under 13 boys, Louis Raggett and Oisin Henderson won gold.