Medals galore as the future looks bright! Another great day for our U9-11’s Athletes at Santry (Photos Included)

The Dublin Pairs Competition took place yesterday in Santry with the BAC squad doing the club proud.

Reports are included below:

Girls Under 9:

We had 6 girls running in the 60m and 300m and some great performances by all.

Holly O’Brien, Sophie Curtin and Mimi Reuland were unlucky not to feature in the 60m medals with impressive first, second and third spots in their respective heats. Roisin Treacy, Rachel O’Brien and Sinead Kelly also ran very well in their 60m.

All six girls also ran in the 300m metres and again put in some brave performances with Sophie Curtin coming in 2nd in her heat and Holly and Mimi running in 4th & 5th in their heats. Roisin Treacy, Rachel O’Brien and Sinead Kelly also put in fine performances against strong competition.

Finally, Girls under 9 relay team were very strong winners in the Relay taking gold with a few metres to spare!!

Sophie Curtin, Mimi Reuland, Rachel O’Brien and Holly OBrien

Boys Under 9

David McMahon and Jack Mulsow were 1st and Second in their respective races and took Gold in the 60m. David and Jack were joined in the 60m by Chris O’Brien, Ben Evers, Oisin Gormley, David Quinn most competing in their first 60m competition for the club and all put in fine performances

David McMahon and Jack Mulsow both ran very strongly to win Bronze medals in the 300m, Special mention for Chris O’Brien who was 1st in his 300m race. A great achievement for Chris who again was competing for the first time for Blackrock AC. Oisin O’Gormely, David Quinn, Mark Fitzgerald also performed well in their 300m races.

There was Gold for Mark Fitzgerald and Killian Thornton in the Turbo Javelin ( 1st and 2nd best throws ) throwing a combined distance of over 23m. 

Well done also to Ben Evers and Killian Thornton who both performed well in the long jump.

Finally, the boys ran very well to take silver in the 4×100 relay – Mark Fitzgerald, Jack Mulslow, David Quinn an David McMahon.

All in all a great day for the Under 9’s. Lots of little smiling faces and proud parents…well done to all.

Report by Valerie Hunt 

Girls & Boys U10: 

For the Girls u10s, Annalie McMahon & Libby O’Gorman won Gold medals in the 60m, Long Jump and the 4×100 relay, along with their relay teammates Grace O’Connor and Joanna Dunne.
Grace and Joanna also took Silver in 60m, making a one two finish for BAC.Great runs from Grace Cleary, Shayna Crowley and Alex Maher in the 500m. Also Caoimhe Furey and Eve Gormley performed well in the Long Jump.

For the U10 Boys, Gold Medals for Sean O’Riagain and Peter Walsh in the 60m, who were also just pipped at the finish line to take Silver in the 4×100 relay, along with their team mates, Daniel Cheung and Luke Moraghan.

Daniel Cheung and Luke Moraghan took Silver in the 60m, another one two finish for BAC. The same pairing also won Bronze medals in the 500m.

Following his win in the League 4 Turbo Javelin the previous week, Daniel Schwer won Gold in the Turbo Javelin with his Pairs partner Jack Fairmaner with a combined throwing total of 27m.

Matty Keane and Sean O’Riagain came very close, finishing 4th in the 500m, with strong performances from Niall McCarthy and Sean Scanlan in 60m, as well as Rees Dowling in Long Jump.

Report by David McMahon

Girls & Boys U11:

For the under 11’s we had 19 children involved.  Many were competing for the for their first time,and all represented the club really well and really enjoyed the day.

In the sprints Shane and Matthew won a bronze medal.  Ella, who was recovering from being sick all week, and Hannah were very close to a medal.  Great performances also from Siobhan, Amelie, James, Justin, Conn, Robert, Max (our last minute sub) and Niall.

In 600m, Hannah and Sophie did really well, finishing near the front of their races.  Luke and Robert also both did well in their races and were close to getting a medal.  Other good runs at this tough distance from Amelie, Ella, Andrew and Niall.

In Javelin, Ciara and Robyn won gold, retaining their title from last year.  Luke and James, competing for the first time in javelin, were told they came second and were then given bronze medals – either way a great performance!  Caoimhe and Emily also did well, also both competing for the first time.

In the long jump, Shane and Matthew won a silver medal with great jumps.  Good jumps also from Conn, Justin, Max, Justin, Andrew, Sophie, Ciara, Robyn and Siobhan.  Many did this for the first time and showed their potential.

We had four relay teams this year.  Shane, Matthew, Robert and James were in fourth place in a photo finish for bronze. We had two new member on the team (James and Robert) so a good performance and great potential there. Ella, Hannah, Amelie and Sophie came close to qualifying for the final.  The other two teams – Caoimhe, Ciara, Emily and Siobhan plus Niall, Justin, Conn and Luke also did well – good baton changing on display!

Well done to all!

Report by Barry Thornton