Archive for July, 2018

19 Jul 2018

All Ireland Clubs update: Bobbi & Oisin take top 3 finishes at All Ireland Clubs with some great performances by our younger athletes in the Pairs & U12/13 Comps in July

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Congratulations to Bobbi Gilespie 3rd place/ U15 Pole Vault and Oisin Kelly 2nd place U18/ 3k Steeplechase on well deserved top 3 finishes over the weekend in Tullamore. Both athletes have worked hard over the last six- eight months on their disciplines and thoroughly deserve their rewards and National recognition. Oisin also ran the 3000m over the weekend and finished in 5th position. 

Earlier in the month we had numerous athletes competing in the Pairs & U12/13 All Ireland Field events:

  • U9 Boys Pairs 60m & LJ: Julian Browne & Bobby Sommers
  • U9 Boys relay: Julian Browne, Bobby Sommers, Rory McNamara & John Campbell
  • U9 Girls Pairs LJ: Hazel Flanagan & Mealla Hunt
  • U11 Girls Pairs LJ: Sarah Cowman & Mily Furey
  • U10 Boys Pairs TJ: Patrick Curren & Jude Mullen
  • U10 Boys 60m: Patrick Curran & Matthew O’Donnell
  • U12 Boys LJ: David McMahon 
  • U12 Boys TJ: Mark Fitzgerald, Killian Thornton & David McMahon
  • U12 Girls TJ: Julia Holmes
  • U13 Girls LJ: Annalie McMahon
  • U13 Boys Javelin: Jack Fairmaner & Daniel Schwer

Well done to everyone competing….

10 Jul 2018

Sarah makes history with double Gold at the European U18 Championships  in Gyor

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Sarah makes history with double Gold at the European U18 Championships  in Gyor

In what was another outstanding weekend for Irish Junior athletics, Sarah Healy was once again the stand out performer, with a double gold at the European U18 T&F championships. Her achievements led the Irish squad to one of their most successful competitions ever at this level which was widely acclaimed at home and abroad.

Full report below:

Sarah was entering these championships off a string of impressive performances which installed her as the firm favourite for both the 1500m/ 3000m. She was also returning to Gyor, the scene of last year’s EYOF championship triumph, where she picked her first European title over 1500m. 

The races themselves had no shortage of excitement with Sarah displaying a maturity beyond her years in delivering top class championship performances. After comfortably qualifying through the heats of the 1500m on Friday morning, she turned her attention to the 3000m in the afternoon. In a hotly contested race Sarah moved through the gears producing a stunning last 1k (covered in a highly impressive 2.58) to set up her first Gold medal in a new CR of 9.18.05. Indeed such was the high calibre of the race, the first six athletes all achieved outdoor PB’s. This achievement on its own was hugely impressive by Sarah who is still only 17 years old Read more