A few photos of the fun had in the sunshine at the Athletics Ireland athletics camp last week in the club. A lovely bunch of budding athletes, they were very active playing games and getting to try different events such as long jump, high jump, shot put and turbo javelin. Well done to all the team leaders and their helpers who did a fantastic job.
All Ireland medalists! Well done to Annalise Harris and Kacey McManus on their bronze medal win in Tullamore yesterday at the National championships.
A huge well done to our young athletes who all put in great performances on Saturday.
In the girls U11 Pairs turbo javelin Nessa Rohan and Saoirse Power also threw very well and the U9 boys Pair of Rian Power and Ross Doyle jumped very well in the very competitive U9 long jump event.
In the U12 girls high jump event Jane McDermott jumped brilliantly just missing out on the medals on countback to come fifth overall.
In the U13 girls javelin Doireann Power also put in a great performance and threw a new pb of 19.8m. Well done all!
It was another busy weekend for some of our older athletes who competed today and yesterday in the AAI Games and Irish Life Health Combined Events in Santry. They all did very well putting in some great performances.
Amy Callaghan came third in the U16 Girls Pentathlon competing in the 80mhurdles, long jump, shot put, high jump and 800m. Aine O’Sullivan came fifth overall in the Youth Women Heptathlon competing in the 100mHurdles, high jump, shot put, javelin, long jump, 200m sprints and 800m. Aine also competed in the javelin event at the Tailteann Schools Interprovincial Championships on Saturday contributing to the overall win for Leinster. Elizabeth Morland came first in the women’s 200m sprints, first in the Women’s javelin and second in the Women’s high jump. Michael O’Sullivan came third in the Men’s Discus. Well done!
Thank you to everyone who has supported the club in the Meath Indoor & Outdoor League over the last few months.
Last Wednesday night was the final night and we had 21 of our 97 eligible members in attendance.
Our U15’s Ella, Laura, Loclainn & Ben mastered the shot put gaining PB’s and loads of points, our U14’s Aoife, James & Lee also gained points in the shot, Loclainn & Lee went on to run the 1,500m and did very well with Loclainn placing 1st and Lee 3rd. Our U13’s Doire…ann, Nia, Ruby, Trudy & Kevin did very well in the high jump placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th and running very well in the 60m, also doing very well in these events were our U12 boys Peter & Evan with Peter placing 3rd in the high jump. Our U11’s Saoirse, Nessa & Kyle ran brilliantly in the 300m and jumped great in the long jump. Annalise was our sole U10 member and placed very well in both the 60m & long jump. Lastly our sole U9 girl Keelin, and our U9 boys Ross & Rian all ran brilliantly in the 250m and threw great in the turbo javelin.
It was the masters turn then with Marie running the 400m, up next was the 3,000m where Aoife, Samantha, Sandra, Suzanne & Eva ran a great race gaining valuable points. Finally at the end of the night our masters took on the challenge of throwing the turbo javelin where there was great competition with Paul Barry marginally getting the better of Joe, Robbie & Fran. Good battle between the ladies with Sandra, Samantha, Suzanne, Eva & Julie all gaining the last of the valuable points at the end of the night.
We need to wait for the final nights points to be added up, fingers crossed we have managed to remain top 3, and we will let you know our placing as soon as we have it.
Again thank you all for your continued support and to our officials each night.
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.
Two of our Senior team’s athletes competed in the Leinster Senior and Master Outdoor Championships in Tullamore on Sunday the 2nd of June. Zoe Mohan competed in the senior women’s weight for distance where she came second with a throw of 6.91m. Zoe also came second in the senior women’s hammer. Michael O’Sullivan competed in the senior men’s discus where he came third with a throw of 33.80m.
The younger Cushinstown AC athletes did themselves and the club proud at the Leinster U9-U11 Pairs and U12-U13 championships in Tullamore on Saturday. They returned home with four well deserved medals and lots of valuable competition experience! Well done to everyone! The U9 boys Pair of Rian Power and Ross Doyle claimed the bronze medal in the U9 long jump event and narrowly missed out on the medals coming fourth overall in the 300m mid distance run. The girls U9 Pair of Keelin Hetherton and Lucy Jo McMahon put in some great jumps in the long jump and ran very well in the 300m.
The girls U10 Pair of Annalise Harris and Kacey McManus put in some great throws to claim the silver medal in the U10 turbo javelin event. They also did well in the long jump event. It was another silver medal in the girls U11 turbo javelin where the U11 Pair of Nessa Rohan and Saoirse Power threw brilliantly. They also jumped well in the U11 long jump. The boys U11 Pair of Harry Gough and Kyle Hetherton threw very well in the turbo javelin coming sixth overall. They also jumped very well in the U11 long jump.
In the individual events Jane Mc Dermott jumped brilliantly in the U12 girls high jump to claim the bronze medal, she also threw well in the U12 shot put. Roisin Quinn put in some great throws in the U12 shot put to come sixth overall. Peter Bellew put in some good jumps in the boys U12 high jump and competed in the shot put while in the U13 girls high jump Nia Hetherton jumped well but unfortunately it wasn’t her day to medal. She threw very well coming seventh overall in the U13 shot put.
A lot of the athletes were out in force again today for the Community games which were held in Cushinstown. Well done to all.
Summer Camp 2019
Have Fun, Be Active, Try Athletics!
The Athletics Ireland Summer Camps will give children the chance to try a whole range of fun athletics events such as: Sprinting • Javelin • Hurdles • Shot put • High jump • Relays
Camps are open to children aged 6 – 12 and are priced at €60 for one week with a €10 discount for each additional family member, the camp begins on Monday the 1st of July and runs right through to Friday the 5th of July starting at 10am and finishing at 2pm daily.
As well as learning new skills, making new friends whilst having lots of fun each child will go home with a t-shirt, back pack, water bottle, an improved medal for 2019 and a participation certificate.
On Saturday the 25th of May two of our senior athletes represented Ireland at the Irish-Scottish Universities match held in the Antrim Forum. Donal Kearns came second in the 110m hurdles with a time of 16.77s while Michael O’Sullivan came third in the discus with a throw of 33.30m. Both of our athletes’ results helped Ireland win both the men’s and overall points competitions over Scotland.