Leinster Championships

Our Cushinstown juvenile athletes put in some great performances this weekend at Day 1 and Day 2 of the U12-U19 Leinster Championships in Tullamore on Saturday and Sunday. In very changeable weather, one minute sunshine the next rain with some windy conditions in between, the athletes all performed brilliantly with many personal bests achieved. Well done to one and all. 17 athletes travelled down over the two days returning home with 16 Leinster medals and many 4th place finishes putting themselves through to the All-Ireland competitions in July.  In the U13 boys Javelin Lee Callaghan threw brilliantly to claim the silver medal with James Bellew coming fourth.  In the U13 60m Hurdles Aoife Rohan ran very well in her heats coming third and finished sixth overall.  In the U14 75m Hurdles Loclainn Harris ran very well in his heat and finished second overall, in his 60m sprint Loclainn also ran well coming seventh and in the 200m sprint he ran very well to finish in fourth position overall. Unfortunately injury prevented Ella Barry from taking part in her events on the day.  In the U14 200m sprint Laura Bolster was first in her heat and ran brilliantly in the final to win the gold medal, Laura ran just as well in the 80m sprint coming first in her heat and winning the gold medal, she completed her hat trick of gold medals over the weekend winning the gold medal in the U14 long jump.  In the U15 200m sprints Abi Sheehy ran brilliantly coming third in her heat and was unlucky not to qualify for the final.  In the U15 high jump Amy Callaghan was in great jumping form winning the gold medal.   The U15 javelin competition was a very competitive event with Amy Callaghan, Emily McGreal and Amy Bellew all throwing personal bests and coming second, third and fourth respectively. In the U15 shot putt Amy Callaghan threw well to claim the silver medal. Amy Bellew and Mollie White also threw well with Amy coming fourth overall.  In the very competitive U15 long jump Niamh Quinn jumped a personal best to finish in the top eight with Abi Sheehy also jumping well coming ninth overall. In the U15 80m hurdles Niamh Quinn ran brilliantly in the heats and was very unlucky to just miss out on the medals coming fifth overall.  In the U15 discus Niamh Quinn threw brilliantly to win the gold medal, with Amy Bellew, Emily McGreal and Mollie White also all throwing well and unfortunate not to place on the day.  In the U16 high jump Jack McGeer jumped very well coming fourth, and ran very well in his heat and was unfortunate not to make the final.  In the U16 javelin Katie  Lenehan came third and Aine O’Sullivan fourth, there was also some great throwing in the discus with Katie coming second and Aine third, Katie also came second in the shot putt.  In the U17 long jump Orlaith Quinn jumped very well coming sixth overall.  In the U18 shot putt Aoife Jane Lenehan threw very well to win the silver and also claimed the silver medal in the discus. In the U19 boys long jump Ciaran Kearns jumped well coming fourth. Well done everyone, a great credit to the club and all the coaches.

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