National Championships

A huge well done to all our athletes who have competed over the last few weekends in Tullamore at the National Championships. They have done themselves and the club proud qualifying to compete at national level and putting in great performances. A big thank you to all the coaches and especially head coach Phelim Joyce for all the time and effort over the year getting the athletes ready for competition.
Day 2 and 3 of the championships took place this Saturday July 13th and Sunday July 14th and we had 10 juvenile athletes competing. A trio of silver medals was won. On Saturday Niamh Quinn put in some great throws to win silver in the U16 discus. A second silver medal was won by Laura Bolster who ran brilliantly in the U15 100m sprint, Laura also jumped very well in the long jump coming fifth overall. And the third silver medal was claimed by Loclainn Harris on Sunday in the U15 250m hurdles.
On Saturday James Bellew and Lee Callaghan both jumped well in the U14 high jump, and on Sunday Lee threw a personal best in the U14 discus just missing out on the medals coming fourth. Amy Callaghan and Amy Bellew both threw very well in the U16 shot put with Amy Callaghan just missing out on the medals coming fourth and Amy Bellew seventh. Amy Callaghan also threw a personal best throw in the U16 javelin and was again very unlucky to miss out on the medals coming fourth overall, while Amy Bellew was very unfortunate not having any throws marked. In the searing heat on Sunday afternoon Mollie White ran brilliantly in the heats of the U16 250m hurdles to qualify for the final where she put in a great performance coming sixth overall. Katie Lenehan and Aine O’Sullivan both threw very well in the U17 discus with Katie just missing out on medal coming fourth and Aine sixth. Aine also threw very well in the U17 javelin to come fifth overall.  Best of luck to our athletes who are competing next Sunday in Tullamore at the B championships.

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National U20 & U23 Championships

On Saturday the 6th of July 2019 two of our senior team athletes competed at the U20 and U23 National Outdoor Championships in Tullamore. Elizabeth Morland won the long jump with a jump of 5.98m. She also came second in the shot put with a throw of 11.72m and third in the U23 women’s 100m hurdles with a time of 14.08s. Michael O’Sullivan came third in the U23 men’s discus with a throw of 34.66m and fifth in the shot put with a throw of 10m.

National Championships Day 1

Well done to Aine O’Sullivan, Amy Callaghan, Mollie White , Niamh Quinn, Loclainn Harris and Lee Callaghan who all put in great performances at Day 1 of the National Athetics Championships in Tullamore today. Aine ran very well in the heats of the U17 100m Hurdles, and both Mollie and Niamh ran very well in the heats of the U16 100m Hurdles but unfortunately none of them qualified for the finals. Loclainn Harris ran very well in his heat of the boys U15 80m Hurdles qualifying for the final and coming fifth overall. Amy jumped well in the U16 high jump event coming sixth overall while Lee put in some great throws in U14 javelin. Well done to everyone.

 

National Prs & U12-13 Championships

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!

AAI Games & National Combined Events

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!

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Meath Outdoor League

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 Doireann, 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.

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.

 

Leinster Senior & Master Championships

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.