Venue - Athlone IT
Uploaded by Garrett Moylan, with thanks to PRO Ray Deering
Nenagh Olympic athletes brought home seven medals from this years A.A.I. Juvenile Indoor Championships, two gold, two silver and three bronze.
Josh Egan - Gold U13 Long Jump, Bronze U18 Shot Putt
Deirbhile Ryan - Gold U18 Triple Jump
Padraic Hassett - Silver U12 60m
Ciara Cummins - Silver U18 1500m, Silver U18 800m
Joseph Mc Evoy - Bronze u14 High Jump
There were many new personal bests produced by our athletes, those who won and those who didn’t and we can be very encouraged by these performances. As you can imagine the standard in most events was very high and the experience of competing at this level will stand to all who participated. Well done to all of our athletes who made it to this stage and who did the club proud.
It was a great day of action and Nenagh athletes contributed to it with some fine performances. Not only did our medal winners excel but we also had excellent displays from others just outside the podium places with several personal bests produced.
Josh Egan did brilliantly to claim the title of All Ireland u13 Long Jump champion with a winning jump of 4.71m which is a new personal best and a huge jump for him. Josh produced a fine series of jumps throughout the competition and fully deserved the gold medal.
Deirbhile Ryan won the u18 Triple Jump with a winning leap of 10.67m and also put together a good series of jumps against her opponents.
Padraic Hassett made the u12 60m final by the skin of his teeth as a fastest loser but made the most of his chance in the final to claim the silver with a determined run.
Ciara Cummins' silver in the u18 1500m was the result of a courageous run when, despite not being at her best, she dug deep to finish in 2nd place.
Joseph Mc Evoy was our bronze medal winner jumping 1.55m in the u14 High Jump. Joseph was very unlucky not to have gone higher as he just clipped off 1.58m before exiting the competition.
Others in action on Saturday were as follows:
Aoife Deering was 4th in the u18 1500m with a seasons best 5.00.27 mins while Ted Collins set a pb in the u13 600m of 1.45.08mins for 6th place. Emma Hennessy was 5th in the u17 Long Jump with 5.00m and Alannah Deering set a new pb of 1.50m for 6th in the u15 High Jump. Amy White was 5th in her u17 60m heat and 7th in the Shot, while Shane Mc Shera-Quinn was a little below his best when finishing 6th in the u13 Shot. Sean Carolan was in the u14 shot and Jamie Kennedy was 11th in the u12 High Jump with a jump of 1.15m. Mikey Quilligan was very unlucky to be clipped from behind thus ending up on the ground in his u18 400m heat and ruining his chances of making the final while Liam Finn also failed to progress from his u19 400m heat where he ran 56.78secs.
Eight atheletes were in action producing a return of bronze medals as well as some fine performances.
Deribhile Ryan added to her gold from yesterday with a bronze in the u18 Shot where her best throw of the day was 11.84m.
Ciara Cummins had a solid run in the u18 800m final clocking a time of 2.19 and in the process secured a second medal for herself (a bronze) after a successful two days.
Our other athletes in action on Sunday as follows.
Amy White showed continuing progress by making the u17 200m final and clocking 26.51 for a 4th place finish. Sean Carolan also finished 4th in his event, the u14 Long Jump where his best jump was 4.67m, while Padraic Hassett completed a very good weekend personally with a 5th place in the u12 Long Jump and a pb of 4.00m. Josh Egan also had a good two days, following his gold yesterday he was 7th in the final of the u13 60m Hurdles today. Michael Quilligan produced a pb of 23.08 in his u18 200m heat but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to see him into the final which shows the standard of athlete he’s competing against. Aoife Deering ran 2.29 for a respectabale 7th place finish in the u18 800m final.
Overall it was a good weekend for our athletes with medals won and experience gained.
Congratulations to all who competed whether medalists or not, it isn't every athlete that makes it to compete in the national championships!
More photos can be viewed by clicking the links below.
Mar (1) AAI National Juvenille Indoors 22&23/03/14
Mar (2) AAI National Juvenille Indoors 22&23/03/14