Save the date……Saturday the 21st September 2019 in Donaghamore Ashbourne GAA Club
Tickets can be purchased from CAC club committee, all support for this event greatly appreciated.
A great finish to the outdoor season for two of our juvenile athletes Amy Callaghan and Aine O’sullivan who competed in the Northern Ireland & Ulster U17 Combined Event in Belfast this weekend. Amy finished 3rd in her 1st Heptathlon Event and Aine 4th. Well done girls, great achievement!
On Saturday and Sunday, the 27th and 28th of July two of our Senior team athletes competed at the National Senior Championships in Morton Stadium, Santry. Elizabeth Morland won the javelin with a PB throw of 46.60m, she also came third in the shot put with a throw of 12.45m. Michael O’Sullivan narrowly missed out on the final of the men’s discus with a throw of 32.16m to come ninth. With the end of the 2019 track and field season upon us the club would like to congratulate our athletes on their performances over the year and wish them all the best on the off-season break and pre-season training.
Well done to our 10 athletes that made the short trip to the Lourdes Stadium on Saturday for the Setanta Games hosted by Athletics Louth. With a great variety of events to choose from Shot, Turbo, LJ, Sprints & Middle Distance races, Aine, Amy, Lee, Aoife, Doireann, Nia, Nessa, Saoirse, Rian & Cian came home with 16 medals between them so well done to all. Next event is the Boyne AC sports day again in the Lourdes Stadium on Sunday the 4th of August from 1.30pm.
A big well done to Kevin Doyle, Nia Hetherton and Ruby Harford who had a very successful trip to Tullamore today, all coming home with medals. Kevin won gold in the U13 shot put, Nia won bronze in the U13 shot put and in the U13 high jump Nia won silver and Ruby the bronze medal. Well done!
A huge well done to all our athletes who have competed over the last few weekends in Tullamore at the National Championships. They have done themselves and the club proud qualifying to compete at national level and putting in great performances. A big thank you to all the coaches and especially head coach Phelim Joyce for all the time and effort over the year getting the athletes ready for competition.
Day 2 and 3 of the championships took place this Saturday July 13th and Sunday July 14th and we had 10 juvenile athletes competing. A trio of silver medals was won. On Saturday Niamh Quinn put in some great throws to win silver in the U16 discus. A second silver medal was won by Laura Bolster who ran brilliantly in the U15 100m sprint, Laura also jumped very well in the long jump coming fifth overall. And the third silver medal was claimed by Loclainn Harris on Sunday in the U15 250m hurdles.
On Saturday James Bellew and Lee Callaghan both jumped well in the U14 high jump, and on Sunday Lee threw a personal best in the U14 discus just missing out on the medals coming fourth. Amy Callaghan and Amy Bellew both threw very well in the U16 shot put with Amy Callaghan just missing out on the medals coming fourth and Amy Bellew seventh. Amy Callaghan also threw a personal best throw in the U16 javelin and was again very unlucky to miss out on the medals coming fourth overall, while Amy Bellew was very unfortunate not having any throws marked. In the searing heat on Sunday afternoon Mollie White ran brilliantly in the heats of the U16 250m hurdles to qualify for the final where she put in a great performance coming sixth overall. Katie Lenehan and Aine O’Sullivan both threw very well in the U17 discus with Katie just missing out on medal coming fourth and Aine sixth. Aine also threw very well in the U17 javelin to come fifth overall. Best of luck to our athletes who are competing next Sunday in Tullamore at the B championships.
On Saturday the 6th of July 2019 two of our senior team athletes competed at the U20 and U23 National Outdoor Championships in Tullamore. Elizabeth Morland won the long jump with a jump of 5.98m. She also came second in the shot put with a throw of 11.72m and third in the U23 women’s 100m hurdles with a time of 14.08s. Michael O’Sullivan came third in the U23 men’s discus with a throw of 34.66m and fifth in the shot put with a throw of 10m.