It may be only the 6th of January but this Munster Junior U20 & U23 indoor championships was the second competition of the new indoor season.
Getting underway with the 60m we had three athletes in the final. Darragh Miniter was 4th, 16yr old James Sage 6th and Sean Carolan 7th. Sean had just run over from winning the shot putt in 13.25m. He also won the weight for distance with 7.71m.
Not to be outdone our girls got in on the act with first of all two bronze medals. One by Jodie McGrath in the Pole Vault in 2.65m and then Sarah Lane dropping down a distance but showing good speed to take 3rd in the 400m with a time of 61.3sec.
When the 800m came around 16yr old Ailbhe O'Neill showed that she is now a force to be reckoned with. Dominating from start to finish she went clear and beat the reigning All Ireland U16 800m champion Maeve O'Neill from Doheny in Cork by over two seconds.
Ted Collins picked up the bronze in the junior mens 800m and team mate Sean Hayes was 4th in the same race.
Tom McCutcheon continued his good form with 3rd in the junior 400m in 55.8 sec. Padraig Hassett was 5th in the same race in 57.02.
That duo then joined up with Louis Doyle and James Sage to finish 2nd in the 4x200m relay.
There was also an U11 to 16 combined event on today at the same time but results are unavailable at this time because of a very late finish time. We will get them to you tomorrow on our FB and Web page.
Next Saturday we have round 1 of the national senior indoor league in Abbottstown and on Sunday the County Senior Cross Country takes place in Galbally at the earlier time of 12 pm than originally advertised.
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