It was a very busy day in Cushinstown last Sunday at our indoor open sports day. Thank you to all the athletes and their supporters from the many clubs who travelled to take part in the competition. We had athletes representing various clubs in Meath with a large contingent from Dunboyne and Ratoath, Louth clubs also supported. We also had clubs representing Kildare, Kilkenny, Offaly and Carlow.
Thank you all for supporting the event.
Our Cushinstown athletes did very wel…l on the day with an impressive medal haul of 25.
On the track in the U12 60m Isabella Gogan claimed the gold. In the U13 60m sprint Laura Bolster claimed the gold and in the U14 60m sprint Mollie White came third.
In the U12 60m hurdles Aoife Rohan claimed the silver. In the U13 60m hurdles Laura Bolster claimed her second gold of the day and in the U14 60m hurdles it was first and second for Cushinstown athletes Mollie White and Niamh Quinn.
In the U10 long jump Roisin Quinn jumped very well claiming the gold with a jump of 3.49m. In the U14 long jump it was first, second and third for Laura Bolster, Mollie White and Niamh Quinn respectively.
In the U12 high jump Aoife Rohan came first with a great jump of 1.40m with Isabella Gogan claiming the silver with a jump of 1.31m. Aoife also came third in the U12 shot putt. In the U14 high jump Amy Callaghan jumped 1.53m to claim the silver medal. In the U14 shot putt. Amy Callaghan won with a great throw of 11.80m with her club mates Mollie White, Niamh Quinn and Emily McGreal in second, third and fourth place respectively. Katie Lenehan won the gold in the U15 shot putt with a great throw of 10.02m with the 3kg shot.
In the boys track event well done to our youngest competing Cushinstown athlete on the day, Ross Doyle who ran brilliantly getting through to the U8 60m sprint final which was a great achievement as this was his first competition.
In the U13 age group Loclainn Harris did very well coming first in the 60m hurdles and third in the U13 60m sprint. Lee Callaghan did very well claiming the silver medal in the U12 60m hurdles and in the U12 shot putt. Harrison Dodds one of our newest club members did very well coming third in both the U14 shot putt and U14 high jump.
Well done also to our other new members April Andrews, Niamh Byrne and Katie Lawlor who all did very well on the day competing for their first time for the club.
As usual a very big thank you to all our volunteers who helped out on the day or brought goodies for the shop. Without their help we would be unable to run our events.