Munster U14 to U19 Competition R.S.C. Waterford
We are beginning to move into the business end of the track season and this weekend’s action is from the Munster U14 / 19 in Waterford. We had a lot of athletes participating so starting with the youngest age group and ladies first it was Emma Carolan who gets the ball rolling with two 3rd place finishes in Shot and Hammer in the U14 age group. Also in this age group Ellie Mc Evoy finished 4th in the High Jump in 1.40m.
U14 boys next and two athletes who go from strength to strength are Cian Hodgins & Tom Walshe who dominated the middle distance events with 1st & 2nd finishes in both the 800m & 1500m events.
Jodie McGrath again showed her potential in the pole vault with a 2nd place finish in 2.15m and in the U15 boys James Sage continues to impress with a 2nd place finish in a very tight 80m hurdles race. He also had two 3rd place finishes in the Long Jump & 100m. His U 15 teammate Ben Connolly was 2nd in the pole vault in 2.40m and 3rd in the Hammer with 29m. Luke Purcell competing in the 1500m finished 5th in his first munster track championships.
Ailbhe O’Neill is really starting to show her true potential and her two strong silver medal performances in the U16 800 & 1500m sets her up nicely for the Tailteann games next Saturday in Morton stadium.
Josh Delaney was a busy man with Gold in the Discus, silver in the shot and bronze in the Hammer all in the U16 age group.
U17 we had Ted Collins set a new Pb of 2.01.5 on his way to the 800m title and Ted is also competing in this event in the Tailteann games next Saturday.
Sarah Lane had two tough events on Saturday but her gold in the 400m in 60.2 and silver in the 800m showed she was well up to the task.
Josh Egan ran well also with a fine 4th in the U17 400m .
U18 Emily Tierney cleared 1.50m to capture the High jump title.
Joseph Mc Evoy won two silver medals with 1.90m in the high jump and was second to his U18 teammate Seán Carolan in the javelin.
Speaking of Seán Carolan we have saved the most successful until last when he won four titles and was third in another. He won the shot in 13.92, Discus in 40.70m , Javelin in 53m and he pipped his teammate
Brian Naughton by only one centimeter 47.48 to 47.47 to win the U18 Hammer title. He also had a season best of 6.53m to finish 3rd in the long jump.
Next week we have the Tailteann games on Saturday in Morton stadium, Santry, Dublin and the first round of the National senior league in Templemore on Sunday.
Munster Senior Championships CastleIsland
We travelled to Castle island on Sunday for the Munster seniors and on a warm overcast day our small squad produced some good performances.
Mark Tierney had a busy day in the throws with silver in the shot & Discus and bronze in the weight for distance.
Seán Carolan competing in his first senior competition won the long jump with a jump of 6.49m
Robbie Bennett ran both the 400 & 200m . He was 2nd in the 400 in 49.9 and 5th in the 200m in 22.4.
Liam Finn was 5th in the 400m on his first outing of the outdoor season.
Ciara Cummins will be a little disappointed with 5th in the 800m in 2.21 but I’m sure she will turn her form around with more races in the next couple of weeks.
Margaret Mary Grace had a good run for 4th in the 400m in 63.5s
Munster Pairs U9 to U11
Well done to all the Athletes taking part in U9 to U11 pair competitions. We did not feature in the medals on the day but great to see all the Nenagh Athletes compete.
Many of our Athletes were competing under their parish colours last Sunday. Results below
Anna Paxman 1st U10 200m
Hannah Grace 3rd U14 800m
Matthew Sage 4th U12 200m
Lewis Doyle 2nd U16 200m
Zach Egan 3rd U14 800m
James Sage 3rd U16 100m
Relays Templederry U16 Boys
Emma Carolan U14 Girs Shot Putt
Phoebe Sage 4th U14 Girls Long jump
Clodagh Daly 4th U12 100m
Try a Tri Event
Some of our members were participating and helping out with Try a Tri event last Saturday.
Well done to Luke Purcell winning U18 Category and the O' Neill Family for winning the Relay Event.
Munster Entries for U14 to U19 Competition
All Ireland Schools Competition Results
Tullamore was the venue for the All Ireland Schools on Saturday and the Harriers was looking resplendent in the sunshine and a fitting venue for one of the best days out in Irish Juvenile Athletics.
The club had athletes representing many different schools in the locality from Ballina to Borrisoleigh & Nenagh to Newport.
So starting in that order St Anne’s, Ballina had Joe McEvoy & Sarah Lane and Joe picked up the silver medal in the Javelin throwing over 43m but was a little off form in the high jump which is normally his strongest event finishing 4th with 1.85m.
Sarah Lane would have had high hopes of a medal in the inter 800m but suffering a migraine on the day meant she did well to finish 5th. These are the days sent to test us Sarah and I’m sure you will soon be back to your best.
St Joseph’s Borrisoleigh next and their star Athlete on the day was James Sage who picked up the silver medal after a storming run in the junior 80m hurdles. James is going from strength to strength and must be looking to the rest of the year with great relish .The school also had a 4th place finish from Alex Reynolds in the junior Discus with 32m and Tom McCutcheon was 6th in the Minor boys 100m in 12.8s. Borrisoleigh also finished 5th in the Junior relay.
Nenagh had two schools participating and The CBS captured gold when Toomevara’s Mark Carroll with a fine leap of 5.92 took the gold medal in junior boys.
Two of our endurance stars Tom Walshe & Cian Hodgins were in the minor 800m. Both boys ran very well against older athletes with Tom’s track speed shining through for a new Pb of 2.14 for sixth and Cian who will be more at home with a longer distance also had a Pb of 2.16 for 7th.
Ben Connolly’s throw of 33.54 was enough for a 6th place finish in the junior boys Javelin.
The Girls of St Marys did a fine job of keeping the flag flying for the Ladies with Ailbhe O’Neill lowering her 800m Pb by 3 1/2 Sec to 2.18 when capturing the bronze medal in the junior girls.
St Mary’s were also represented by Jodie McGrath in the junior Pole vault and her clearance of 2.30 was a new Pb finishing 6th only 10cm off third and Jodie is young enough for this age group again next year.
Seán Carolan representing St Marys Newport had a great day with Gold in the inter boys Discus with 42m and silver in the long jump with a jump of 6.54m.
So another good day for both schools and club and with the schools track now finished we move on to the munster club track championships over the next two weeks.
Schools All Ireland Competition Photos
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