On Saturday the 30th of June five of Cushinstown AC’s senior team athletes competed at the Junior and Under 23 National Championships in Tullamore. Donal Kearns jumped his way to third place in the U23 long jump with a jump of 6.35m. Michael O’Sullivan threw a PB in the U23 men’s shot put (10.61m) to come third. Luke Redmond came back from injury to run the U23 men’s 100m but sadly just missed out on the final. Elizabeth Morland earned multiple golds over the course of the day, throwing 44.25m in the U23 lady’s javelin, jumping 6.07m in the long jump and running 13.70s in the 100mh. Zoe Mohan also earned multiple golds, throwing a PB of 44.34 in the junior lady’s hammer, Zoe also won the first ever weight-for-distance competition for women where she earned the gold medal and a national record with a personal best of 5.98m. This is a great result for the senior team and we hope they continue their success.
On Sunday it was turn for some of our younger athletes who took part in the pairs and U12/U13 national championships in Tullamore. In the U9 turbo javelin Annalise Harris and Kacey McManus were in brilliant throwing form winning the bronze medal, a brilliant achievement girls, well done. Also competing in the searing heat today, Harry Gough and Kyle Hetherton threw well in the U10 turbo javelin, James Bellew jumped well in the U13 high jump, well done boys great achievement to get to the National finals. Well done to everyone over the weekend and thanks to their coaches.