Nationals

It was another action packed two days in Tullamore this weekend as the National Outdoor Juvenile Championships got under way. Having qualified to compete on the national stage we had thirteen athletes competing for National titles and new personal bests. The club came away with three individual medals. Well done to all the athletes for great performances and reaching the all Irelands.

In winning form on Saturday were Mollie White winning silver in the 75mHurdles with a pb of 11.69, Amy Callaghan winning silver in the U14 high jump with a jump of 1.53m and Aoife Lenehan winning bronze in the shot putt (3kg) with a throw of 11.18m.

There were many superb performances from our young athletes over the two days. In the U13 hurdles Ella Barry put in a strong performance coming seventh overall with a personal best of 10.43. Also in the U13 60hurdles Loclainn Harris ran brilliantly to come sixth overall in an excellent time of 10.01. A great achievement for our young athletes.
In a very strong throwing field in the U14 javelin Amy Callaghan threw a personal best of 31.68 to come fifth while Emily McGreal and Amy Bellew performed very well coming eighth and ninth with throws of 23.54 and 22.54m respectively.
Orlaith Quinn jumped very well in the U16 High jump coming eighth. Aoife Lenehan threw very well in the discus just missing out on the medals coming fourth.
On Sunday Eamon Armstrong U12 ran well in his 60m sprint heat and Mollie White ran well in her heat of the U14 80m sprint and both were unlucky not to reach the finals. In the U12 high jump James Bellew jumped well. Ella Barry jumped well in the U13 long jump coming ninth overall.
Amy Bellew and Niamh Quinn threw very well in the U14 discus with Niamh Quinn throwing a personal best of 23.31 to come fifth and Amy Bellew coming seventh. Katie Lenehan threw well just missing out on the medals coming fourth in the U15 discus and fifth in the U15 shot putt. Zoe Mohan also put in a great throw of 32.54m in the U18 discus to come fourth.

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