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 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.
Well done to Aine O’Sullivan, Amy Callaghan, Mollie White , Niamh Quinn, Loclainn Harris and Lee Callaghan who all put in great performances at Day 1 of the National Athetics Championships in Tullamore today. Aine ran very well in the heats of the U17 100m Hurdles, and both Mollie and Niamh ran very well in the heats of the U16 100m Hurdles but unfortunately none of them qualified for the finals. Loclainn Harris ran very well in his heat of the boys U15 80m Hurdles qualifying for the final and coming fifth overall. Amy jumped well in the U16 high jump event coming sixth overall while Lee put in some great throws in U14 javelin. Well done to everyone.
A few photos of the fun had in the sunshine at the Athletics Ireland athletics camp last week in the club. A lovely bunch of budding athletes, they were very active playing games and getting to try different events such as long jump, high jump, shot put and turbo javelin. Well done to all the team leaders and their helpers who did a fantastic job.
All Ireland medalists! Well done to Annalise Harris and Kacey McManus on their bronze medal win in Tullamore yesterday at the National championships.
A huge well done to our young athletes who all put in great performances on Saturday.
In the girls U11 Pairs turbo javelin Nessa Rohan and Saoirse Power also threw very well and the U9 boys Pair of Rian Power and Ross Doyle jumped very well in the very competitive U9 long jump event.
In the U12 girls high jump event Jane McDermott jumped brilliantly just missing out on the medals on countback to come fifth overall.
In the U13 girls javelin Doireann Power also put in a great performance and threw a new pb of 19.8m. Well done all!
It was another busy weekend for some of our older athletes who competed today and yesterday in the AAI Games and Irish Life Health Combined Events in Santry. They all did very well putting in some great performances.
Amy Callaghan came third in the U16 Girls Pentathlon competing in the 80mhurdles, long jump, shot put, high jump and 800m. Aine O’Sullivan came fifth overall in the Youth Women Heptathlon competing in the 100mHurdles, high jump, shot put, javelin, long jump, 200m sprints and 800m. Aine also competed in the javelin event at the Tailteann Schools Interprovincial Championships on Saturday contributing to the overall win for Leinster. Elizabeth Morland came first in the women’s 200m sprints, first in the Women’s javelin and second in the Women’s high jump. Michael O’Sullivan came third in the Men’s Discus. Well done!