It was a very busy weekend for our juvenile athletes and their supporters who travelled to Athlone this weekend for Day 1 and 2 of the Leinster Indoor Juvenile Championships. We had 19 athletes competing on both days and they all put in some great performances coming away with a worthy selection of medals and personal bests. A number of our younger athletes were competing for the first time at these Leinster Indoor Championships gaining valuable competition experience, well done to you all. James Bellew jumped very well in the U14 boys high jump to win the gold medal with a pb jump of 1.49m. Lee Callaghan also jumped very well in the U14 high jump and put in some great throws in the U14 shot putt coming fourth in both events. Aoife Rohan jumped brilliantly in the U14 girls high jump to win the silver medal with another pb jump of 1.48m. Aoife also qualified for the 60mHurdles final and came 7th overall.
The U15 girls were in winning form with Laura Bolster claiming the gold medal in both the long jump and 60m sprints. Ella Barry claimed the gold medal with a brilliant performance in the 60m Hurdles, she also jumped very well in the long jump. Loclainn Harris ran very well in the very competitive U15 60m sprint coming 5th overall and jumped well in the long jump, he competed brilliantly to qualify for the 60mHurdle final and went on to claim the silver medal. The U16 girls were also in great competing form with Amy Callaghan winning the gold in the shot putt, silver in the high jump, and jumping well in the long jump. Niamh Quinn ran brilliantly to win the silver medal in the 60m Hurdles, she also came 4th in the shot putt. Mollie White jumped brilliantly in the long jump to claim the bronze medal. Both Mollie and Abi Sheehy ran very well in the very competitive 200m, Abi also jumped very well in the long jump coming 5th overall. Amy Bellew threw well in the shot coming 5th overall. In the U13 age group Nicole Hoey ran very well in the girls 600m. Nia Hetherton jumped very well in the high jump coming 4th overall, she also threw well in the shot putt and put in a great performance in the 60mHurdles. Doireann Power also ran very well in both the 60m sprints and the 60mHurdles and put in some great jumps in the long jump.
Roisin Quinn and Jane Mc Dermott both threw very well in the U12 girls shot putt with Roisin doing some great throws to come fourth overall. Jane also jumped very well in the U12 high jump coming 6th overall. The U12 boys also competed very well in their first Leinster competitions with Peter Bellew competing in the high jump, Evan Hoey in the long jump and the 600m and Kenny Killeen in the long jump. Well done to everyone.