It was a busy weekend for the Irish Junior athletes who were competing in Kent & Tiblisi. Our very own AmyRose Farrell was in action at the Schools International T&F in Kent. And what a race she was involved in. Having been in a commanding position half way through the race she was involved in a “heavy” collision with one of the English athletes. By the time both athletes got back on their feet a gap of over 30m had opened up to the main group with the leadrs a further 10 metres ahead. AmyRose battled bravely to get back to the main group and then pushed on again finishing in third place in surely what was the “comeback of the day”. Well done to AmyRose on a brave performance and maybe on another day it would have been a different colour medal.
Congrats to U16 Club athlete, Lara Gilespie, who stormed to four Irish titles over the weekend at the National Track bike Championships. Another great weekend for her after last weeks triumph over 800m in Tullamore. Congrats from all @ BAC
Congratulations to AmyRose Farrell who closed out her 2015/16 season with another victory over 3000m in the Tailteann games on Saturday last. AmyRose was in fine form taking up the running over the last 500m and securing the title for Leinster in the provincial competition. She will now go on to represent Ireland in the SIAB T&F Championships in Kent on July 16th.
Lara Gilespie was also taking part and narrowly missed out on a podium finish in a pulsating 800m race but got a well deserved medal when running a fine leg for the victorious girls 4 x 300m relay team.
Both girls played starring roles in helping Leinster retain the Girls provincial team title.
Report by Barry Thornton:
The club is now closed for the summer months for all Juvenile age categories.
Senior Women/ Men and Fit4Life groups will continue as per normal times.