Day three of the All Ireland Juvenile indoors
Day three of the All Ireland Juvenile indoors U12 / 19 turned out to be a good day for the club in Athlone on Sunday. Star of the show was Joe McEvoy who continued his fine sprinting form of late with a good win in the U18 60m hurdles. After a great start he dominated the race and got a new PB with an 8.24s run. He defeated his good friend and training partner Darragh Miniter from Kilrush who picked up the silver medal who travels to Nenagh a couple of times a week to train.
James Sage finished second in the Scottish nationals two weeks ago and he also continued his good form with the silver medal in the U15 60m hurdles. This was James first track individual All Ireland indoor medal and he will carry a lot of confidence into the upcoming outdoor season.
Our third medal of the day went to Ailbhe O’Neill with a bronze medal in the U16 girls 800m. A week ago Ailbhe finished fourth in the 1500m and she turned up this week determined not to finish outside the medals. She needed all her fighting spirit and talent to medal in a very competitive race. Her time of 2.22.01 was a new indoor Pb. With the outdoor club & Schools not too far away she will be on a high going into the new season.
Josh Delaney had a fine 12.10m throw in the U16 shot for a very close fourth place finish and he too will be determined to turn the form around in the outdoor season.
Also in the throws Emma Carolan threw the shot 10.10m for a fifth place finish.
Ted Collins had a welcome return to form this weekend. After a difficult year with problems caused by growing 10 in the last 18 months he turned the corner in a big way this weekend reaching the final and securing a great new Pb of 2m.05s in the U17 800m . This 6ft 3in 15 yr old will benefit from a little more strength growth rather than height in the coming year and will be a formidable competitor going forward.
The last day of the indoors is in two weeks with the relay finals in Athlone .