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!