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Click here to see the U13 to Junior I Indoor Championships Timetable. We recommend you arrive at 1:30.
Well done to Niall KELLY and Patrick NAUGHTON who both competed in the IRISH LIFE HEALTH NATIONAL MASTERS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS in Athlone over the weekend.
Some great results from both our masters athletes.
Results can be found here
Irish Life Health All Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships
Clongowes Wood College in Clane, Co Kildare was the setting for this year's All Ireland schools cross country championships on Saturday. A Catholic school in the Jesuit tradition which was founded in 1814 was shown in all its splendor on a crisp but sunny spring day.
At the start of the season this was a race that we highlighted mainly because we were the reigning All Ireland champions. But life can sometimes jump up and bite you which is what happened with an injury to last years all Ireland 4th place finisher Cian Hodgins.
It's at times like this that you find out the true character of your team and rather than feel sorry for themselves they still won the East Munsters and Munsters title to qualify for Clongowes hoping that Cian would be recovered in time for the All Ireland's. But he is only about 70% right so the team headed by our track star Tom Walshe just got on without him.
So Tom Walshe, Luke Purcell , Jamie Moloney, Seán Hayes and Seán Moylan went to the start knowing that it was going to tough to get a team medal.
In the end they finished just outside the medals in fourth but it was a great effort. Tom Walshe after a brilliant effort was our first man home in 10th place in a race that was run at a relentlessly fast pace because of the very flat nature of the course. He was backed up by Luke Purcell running one of his best races to date in 25th. Jamie Moloney in 42nd, Seán Hayes 58th and Seán Moylan 78th all ran solidly but we just came up short in 4th position.
That's the end of the cross country for this year and we have County and All Ireland indoors for the next three weekends.
Munster Schools Indoor Games
We had Munster schools indoors during the week with some great results from our club members Ailbhe O'Neill, St Mary's, delivered again with a fine win in the Inter girls 600m.
James Sage, St Joseph's Borrisoleigh, won the inter Boys 60m hurdles.
Micheál Moylan finished 3rd in the minor boys 600m.
In the girls shot competition's we had Caitríona Finn, St Mary's Nenagh, 2nd in the minor comp and Emma Carolan, Newport, 2nd in the junior competition.
In the long jumps Ben Connolly, Nenagh CBS, was 3rd in the junior and Mark Carroll, Nenagh was 3rd in the Inter Boys.
Ellen Dwyer, St Mary's, was also 4th in the junior girls long jump.
George O'Leary, Glenstal, finished 3rd in his 1200m heat also.
Well done to all involved.
Well done to Mark Tierney & Brian Naughton who represented the club in this weekends Throws festival in Templemore. More info + results available on http://www.tipperaryathletics.com/. Well done both.
Entries are now closed for this competition. For those entered please review the timetable of events below. Relay teams will be finalized on the day Coaches will advise Athletes when to arrive at the complex. This will be another busy day so arrive on time, bring food and warm clothes!
Update 26th Feb
Please see the timetables / events for the county indoors below.
Information regarding entries for the above competition will be sent out via text message by Christine this week (Week starting 25th Feb).
Due to the large numbers expected to participate it is important that you follow the instructions/requests in that text once received.
A closing date for your entries will be confirmed in that message and no late entries will be allowed.
Keep an eye out for that text. We will also post updates to the website and on our Facebook page
We had the U12/19 Munster indoor champs this weekend And starting with the U12s we had an excellent weekend.
Anna Paxman and Lilly Duffy were both fantastic when finishing 2nd & 3rd in a very competitive U12 600m event. This age group is very strong in the club with Mairéad O'Brien 60m, Kara O'Carroll 600m and Jane Quigley long jump & 60m also performing very well.
Ruairí Walshe took 2nd in his heat and 5th overall after an excellent run In the U12 boys 600m.
Niamh Boland and Hannah O'Shaughnessy were also in action with Niamh competing in the U13 Long Jump, Shot Putt & High Jump and Hannah in the U13 Long Jump.
Ben Walshe competing in the U14 800m finished 5th overall despite winning his heat in 2m 25s. Also U14 Róisín Duffy was 4th in her high jump with 1.40m
U15 Tom Walshe retained his Munster 800m title with a very impressive performance in 2m16s.
Ellen O'Dwyer with a clearence of 1.55m took the silver medal in the U15 high jump for her first Munster individual medal and well done to Emma Carolan receiving Bronze in the U15 shot Put.
Ellie and Sarah McEvoy were both busy this weekend after competing in the 60m Hurdles (Ellie), 60m Dash (Sarah) as well as High Jump and Shot Put. Ellie was 4th U15 high jump with a PB of 1.50m. Sarah also made a PB of 1.30m. Well done both!
Luke Purcell who is usually more at home at cross country was our top performer in the U16 age group with a battling 2nd place in the 1500m which will give him lots of confidence going into the upcoming all Ireland schools cross country.
James Sage who is returning from injury took 3rd place in the U16 hurdles and Seán Hayes was 4th in his U16 800m final.
Another athlete who came into the championships hoping to retain their title was Ailbhe O'Neill in the U17 800m. This she did in style and also added the 1500m title for good measure to come out as our star athlete of the weekend.
Louis Doyle took the bronze medal in the U17 200m final in a very tight race for his first Munster individual medal.
Our two U19 boys took a title each with Joe McEvoy winning the 60m hurdles and Sean Carolan winning the Long jump with Joe taking the silver in the same event.
Photographs of this weekend's competition can be found on our Facebook page.