Day 1 of the Meath Championship’s in Fr. Murphy’s, Athboy on Saturday the 28th of April saw three of our senior athletes, Zoe Mohan, Aoife Lenehan and Michael O’Sullivan competing in their respective events. Zoe earned gold in both the junior ladies hammer and junior ladies weight for distance (WFD) events while earning silver in the senior lady’s hammer and senior ladies WFD. Aoife Lenehan secured gold in the U18, junior and senior ladies discus events. In the men’s category Michael O’Sullivan took gold in the senior men’s discus with a PB, he later came second in the senior men’s WFD.
Day 2 of the Championships saw a large contingent of our juvenile athletes travel to Claremont stadium in Navan yesterday. There were some great performances by the Cushinstown athletes with an abundance of new personal bests and county medals. It was great to see so many of our younger athletes taking part so well done to everyone. Thank you to all our volunteers who helped out with the different events on the day.
In the U18 shot putt Aoife Lenehan won the gold medal. In the U16 javelin Aine O’Sullivan claimed the gold and Katie Lenehan the silver. In the U16 discus there was a role reversal with Katie claiming the gold and Aine the silver. Aine completed her very successful day by coming third in the U16 high jump. Jack Mc Geer ran very well in the U16 boys 100m sprint to come third and jumped brilliantly in the long jump to claim the silver medal. In the U15 shot putt it was a clean sweep for the Cushinstown girls with Amy Callaghan coming first, Amy Bellew second, Mollie White third and Niamh Quinn fourth. Amy Callaghan and Niamh Quinn also ran very well in the 100m sprints.
In the U14 long jump Ella Barry jumped brilliantly to claim the gold medal with Laura Bolster claiming the silver. Laura went on to win the U14 60m sprints. Loclainn Harris jumped brilliantly in the U14 boys long jump to come second. In the U13 shot putt April Andrews, Niamh Byrne and Ellen Gough all threw well. April and Niamh also ran well in the 60m sprints. Ellen jumped very well in the high jump to come fifth. Aoife Rohan jumped brilliantly to claim the silver medal in the high jump. Lee Callaghan was in winning form jumping brilliantly to claim the gold medal in the U13 boys high jump and claiming the silver medal in the long jump. Nia Hetherton was also in great jumping form coming first in the U12 high jump. She also did well in the U12 turbo javelin. Eva Gallagher and Katie Lawlor threw very well in the U12 turbo javelin coming fifth and sixth respectively. Eva also ran very well in the grueling 600m race. John Dardis, Andrew Gough, Kevin Doyle and Luke McAlleese all jumped well in the U12 long jump. John and Andrew put in great runs in the 60m sprints and Kevin and Luke in the 600m. In the U12 shot putt Kevin Doyle was in great throwing form winning the gold medal. Roisin Quinn, Anna Dardis and Jane McDermott all jumped very well in the U11 long jump with Roisin just missing out on the medals coming fourth. They all ran very well in the very competitive 60m sprints. In the U11 turbo javelin Barry Lenehan threw brilliantly to claim the gold medal. Peter Bellew also threw very well. Peter jumped brilliantly in his first U11 high jump competition just missing out on the medals coming fourth. In the U10 girls turbo javelin Aoife Cassidy was in great throwing form claiming the silver medal. In the U10 boys long jump Harry Gough jumped very well. Harry also ran well in the very competitive 60m sprints. Kacey MacManus, Annalise Harris and Maria Dardis all jumped brilliantly in the U9 long jump with Kacey McManus claiming the gold and Annalise the bronze medal. Annalise and Maria also ran very well in the U9 60m sprints. Well done everyone.