Leinster Championships

Another busy weekend for our juvenile athletes at the Leinster U12-U19 Championships in Tullamore. We had 15 athletes competing over the two days putting in some great performances and coming home with a bagful of medals and many new personal best performances. A huge well done to all our athletes who did so well. On Saturday Roisin Quinn jumped and ran brilliantly in the girls U12 hurdles to come fourth overall and on Sunday she threw very well in the U12 turbo javelin coming seventh overall. Peter Bellew jumped well in the boys U12 long jump. In the U13 girls javelin Doireann Power threw brilliantly to claim the bronze medal. Doireann also competed in the long jump and ran and jumped very well in her heat of the 60m hurdles just missing out on qualifying for the final. Kevin Doyle also did very well in the heats of the U13 boys 60m hurdles. Nia Hetherton travelled down to Tullamore but unfortunately was too ill to compete so we hope she’s feeling better now. In the U14 75m hurdles Aoife Rohan ran and jumped very well coming third in her heat to qualify for the final and coming fifth overall. Aoife also jumped brilliantly in the U14 girls high jump to claim the silver medal.  Lee Callaghan had a very successful weekend winning silver in the U14 discus, bronze in the U14 javelin with a personal best throw and earned another bronze in U14 high jump. James Bellew also jumped very well in the U14 high jump to claim the silver medal. On Sunday Laura Bolster jumped brilliantly in the U15 long jump to win the gold medal with a jump of 5.18m. She also ran brilliantly in the U15 100m heats to qualify comfortably for the final where she claimed another gold medal. In the boys U15 Loclainn Harris ran brilliantly in the 80m hurdles to come second and in the 200m sprint final he ran very well in a very close finish to come fourth. On Sunday he claimed a gold medal after a brilliant performance in the U15 250m hurdles. Amy Callaghan jumped very well in the U16 high jump to claim the bronze medal. On Sunday she was in great throwing form winning gold in the U16 shot put and silver in the javelin. Amy Bellew was also in good throwing form on Sunday coming third in both the U16 shot put and javelin. On Saturday both Mollie White and Niamh Quinn ran brilliantly in the U16 80m hurdles with Mollie winning gold and Niamh bronze. Niamh also threw brilliantly in the U16 discus winning silver. On Sunday Mollie competed in the U16 long jump and the U16 250m hurdles where she claimed another gold medal. Aine O’Sullivan also had another very successful weekend bringing home 4 medals, silver in the U17 javelin, U17 discus and 100m hurdles and bronze in the U17 shot put. In the U18 long jump Orlaith Quinn jumped very well coming fifth overall.


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