We were back in Athlone today Sunday for the All Ireland Senior League. A good start to the day is always preferable. Robbie Bennett was probably favourite for the 200m but he pulled up injured half way through so it was not to be.
Joe McEvoy was competing in the unfamiliar for him Triple jump but responded well to finish 3rd with a 12.5m clearance. Darragh Miniter was equal first in the high jump. With young Ted Collins 1500m and our 4x200m relay of Paul White, Joe McEvoy, Darragh Miniter and Ted Collins posting solid results Paul White's 2nd place finish in the 400m was enough to guarantee an overall 3rd position for the team. We'll done to all involved and we wish Robbie a speedy recovery.
David Sheahan moved to the road this weekend and continued his recent good form with a bronze medal finish in the County Novice Road championships in Moyne. It can be a bit of a shock to the system for pure cross country athletes but David adjusted admirably so well done from all.
Nenagh CBS on a Sunday morning is usually a relatively quiet affair with an easy 60/70 min long recovery run but this Sunday was different with the CBS 5/10k race organised as a fund raiser by our own Elaine Cullinan, Caroline Hayes, Geraldine Himli and Brid Walshe. A good turnout was had and Darren Dunne led the 10k runners home in 33m 30sec. He was followed home by Sean Hayes and Luke Purcell.
Cian Hodgins led the 5k runners home in 17min. He was followed home by Jamie Moloney and Ruairí Walshe. Well done to all.
Almost every year a group of athletes from the club head to Glasgow's Emirates Stadium and this year was no different. James Sage, Tom McCutcheon and Lewis Doyle headed for Scotland and they did us proud with some good performances.
James finished 5th in the U17 60m hurdles final. Tom was 6th in his U17 400m final but he had run a fine 53.5 sec in his heat and Tom is underage again next year. Lewis ran 24.3 in his 200m heat.
So I'm going for a well earned lie down now and it's back to a much more civilised weekend with just the East Munster Schools cross country champs in Waterford on Friday 30th and the Munster Star Awards in the Tower Hotel also in Waterford on Saturday 31st.
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