Ailbhe O'Neill, Sarah Lane and Ted Collins were in Athlone over the weekend as part of the U20 National Endurance Squad.
As well as tough track sessions there were also talks on Nutrition, Injury prevention and a Q&A session with Fionnuala McCormack:
Well done to the Nenagh Olympic Athletes who competed in the county Junior, Senior & Masters T&F Championships in Templemore yesterday.
No results available at the time of publishing, so I'll update once received.
Borrisoleigh Mile 2019
There was a huge turnout in Borris last night where the 3rd annual Borrisoleigh Mile took place.
A time of 4:35 saw Crusaders AC athlete Michael Kiely (formerly of Borrisoleigh) win the Gerard Ryan Perpetual Trophy.
John Fitzgibbon (Thurles Crokes) took second place in 4:37 with Paddy Cummins (Moycarkey) a further one second behind in third place.
Also on the night Sarah Lane of Nenagh Olympic won the Paddy Dolan Perpetual Trophy in a time of 5:04 followed closely by Dundrum’s Dymphna Ryan in 5:08 with another of Nenagh’s top athletes Ailbhe O’Neill in third place in a time of 5:27.
A total of 8 athletes broke the 5 minute barrier with 42 in total breaking the 6 minute barrier.
Well done to Sarah and to all our club members and support who traveled the short distance to Borrisoleigh. Always a lovely evening and well hosted by the crew from Track attack!
County Tipperary T&F Championships
Update 10th may
County T&F kicks off tomorrow morning, Saturday for the U13 to U19 age groups. Then again on Sunday for the U9 to U12 age groups. Start lists were posted here on Facebook and on our website earlier in the week. We've ~ 90 Athletes entered from our club with over 1300 from clubs across the county.
For some this will be your first time attending a competition / outdoor competition:
Update 7th May - Timetables
Tipperary Track & Field Championships Saturday 11th May U13 - U19
Tipperary Track & Field Championships Sunday 12th May U9 - U12
Update 6th May- Final Start List
Update 3rd May
Entries are now closed for the county T&F. Thanks all for your entries. Entries received are below.
Please check the below and if there is a mistake please contact Brian on 0879165960 before 6pm Today, Friday 3rd May.
(Relay teams will be picked be selected on the day by the coaches. We get a lot of questions on this.... We can only do this on the day & prior to the relay start times as the selection will be based on who is there (Not every one entered competes & not everyone who competes remains at the track for the duration)).
Update 29th April
*** Reminder - All entries need to be submitted by Thursday 2nd May 8pm (closes after Juvenile training) ***
Update 17th April
Update 16th April
Update 15th April
Click the links below to bring you to the timetable of events for each day.
Thanks to LEEVALE AC for the attached guide to healthy eating for teenage athletes. Just click the link below to download.
World Masters Indoors
Borrisokane native and Portumna based athlete Niall Kelly (seen here in his Irish Singlet #2218) represented Nenagh Olympic and Ireland at the recently held World Masters Athletic Championships held in Toruń Poland. Niall equaled his seasons best time in the 60m clocking 8.56.
He struggled with a tight lane draw in the 200m but came back to run a PB in the 60m Hurdles to place him 16th overall in that event.
Well Done Niall. Fantastic performances. 🇮🇪👍
This weekend we had day 1 & 2 of the All Ireland juvenile indoor championships in Athlone. Even though we had some notable absentees due to sickness and injury such as Darragh Miniter, Sarah Lane, James Sage and Cian Hodgins our competing athletes did us proud.
Joe McEvoy U19 had a great weekend with Gold in the 60mH and silver in the High jump with a great 1.95m clearence.
In the same age group Sean Carolan jumped 6.44m to take the bronze in the U19 long jump.
Ellen O'Dwyer year continues to go from strength to strength with silver in the U15 high jump with a 1.55m clearance.
Another athlete on the rise literally is Jodie McGrath U16 who broke her PB on her way to a 2.90m clearance in the pole vault which was good enough for the silver medal.
Another pole vaulter to medal was Ben Connolly who finished third in the boys U16 in another PB of 3.20m
We had a number of athletes who athletes who finished fourth but unluckiest of all was perhaps Ailbhe O'Neill U17 with two fourth place finishes in both the 1500m in 4m51s and 800m in 2m18s. Both were Pb's to set her up nicely for the upcoming outdoor season.
Ted Collins U18 was also fourth in his very competitive 800m which was his best result in over 18mths.
Ellie McEvoy U15 a sister of the above mentioned Joe was another of our fourth place finishers this time in the U15 high jump in 1.50m.
We also had a number of athletes in finals including Tom Walshe 6th in the U15 800m,
Emma Carolan 7th in her U15 shot, Louis Doyle U17 200m and two young lady's making their debuts at this level of competition were Anna Paxman and Lily Duffy who both ran fantastic in the U12 600m both showing they have a bright future in this sport.
We have one more day indoor which will be all the relays in Athlone next Saturday 6th April.
Well done all!
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