Day 1 of the Meath Championships took place on Saturday April 27th and six of Cushinstown’s juvenile athletes travelled to Fr Murphys AC in Fraine, Athboy for the discus event. In the U16 discus the Cushinstown girls dominated with Niamh Quinn, Amy Callaghan and Amy Bellew coming first, second and third respectfully. In the U18 discus Katie Rose Lenehan claimed the gold and Aine O’Sullivan the silver. Two of our senior athletes also competed, Zoe Mohan competed in the junior and senior weight for distance and won with a PB of 7.30m. She also competed in the junior hammer where she came first and also came second in the senior hammer with a throw of 44.90m. In the discus she came first in both the junior and senior competitions with a throw of 30.72m. Michael O’Sullivan also competed where he came second in the senior discus with a throw of 32.96m.
Yesterday Sunday April 28th the Meath Javelin Championships took place in conjunction with Cushinstown AC Open Sports Day event. The Cushinstown athletes performed very well claiming 17 county medals in total. In the U13 girls javelin Doireann Power claimed the gold and Nia Hetherton the bronze. In the U13 boys event it was first, second and third for Kevin Doyle, John Dardis and Andrew Gough respectively. In the U14 boys it was again first, second and third for Lee Callaghan, James Bellew and Conor McCloskey respectively. In the U14 girls April Andrews claimed the gold and Aoife Rohan the silver medal. In the U15 boys Ben Mongey claimed the gold medal. In the U16 girls Amy Callaghan claimed the gold with Amy Bellew taking the silver and Niamh Quinn the bronze. In the U18 junior event Katie Lenehan came first and Aine O’Sullivan second. In the senior women’s javelin event Elizabeth Morland claimed the gold medal. Well done to all.