It was a long day at the Leinster Indoors today. It was a 7.30am start but with a full bus heading for Abbottstown the mood was high. Coming home was another story. The snow delayed everyone and with the lunches long since eaten hunger pangs dulled the enjoyment of success on the track. And success there was. Twenty teams represented the club and we have to be proud of every one of them. Full marks for every team – It didn’t matter if a team seemed destined not to advance to the final as every team member pushed hard on every leg – great to witness. And indeed many of our teams did get to the final of their race – twelve made the finals and eight won medals. Competition was higher than ever – explained by the Girls under 14 A team finishing second in their heat but not qualifying for the final. Gold went to the under 12 girls. Having finished second in their heat they were under pressure in the final but they dealth with it superbly to take the gold. There were high hopes for the girls under 15 – last years under 14 champions. They were magic once again breaking the record once again but finished second behind Rathoath. Two other silver accolades went to the boys under 14 A team and the boys under 15. Four teams won bronze – Boys under 13 A team, Girls under 16, Girls under 18 and the Boys under 12 A team. The other finalists were Boys under 13 B team, Boys under 14 B team, Boys under 16 and Girls under 13 A team.
While the relays were the main focus of the day there were a number of field events taking place. Jennifer Leahy had a PB in the High Jump to win silver. There were great results in the Triple Jump with the under 15 boys scoring first, second and third with Harry Boyle, Conor Byrne and Kealan Gray respectively. The under 15 girls also did well with Abbie O’Brien 2nd, Orla Kenny 3rd and Ella Delahunty 4th.