Dublin Juvenile Track and Field Championships

Success at Dublin Juvenile Track and Field Championships for Skerries AC athletes!!Proceedings kicked off in Santry on Friday evening with the 500mtrs/600mtrs and 800mtr races. u10 and u11 races were on times and our younger athletes all had great runs. Heats were required in the u12 to u14 races with a number of athletes qualifying for the final on Sunday morning in Tallaght. The first medal of the evening came courtesy of Sarah Whelan who won bronze in the u15 800mtrs. Bronze medals were also won by Eibhlin McCarthy and Eryn Devine in their respective 800mtr races.Day 2 of the Championships moved to Tallaght AC track and once again our athletes did not disappoint. Laura Costello took the bronze medal in the u18 400mtrs, Eibhlin McC bronze in the u16 1500mtrs, Eryn Devine bronze in the u17 1500mtrs and Orla Bollard silver in the u19 girls 1500mtrs. There were also good runs from Aoimhe Downey 5th u17 400, 6th u17 200m, Sarah Whelan 6th u15 1500m, Mairead Ni Chleirigh 10th u15 1500m, Aine McCarthy 4th u18 1500m, Stephen O’Connor 12th u15 1500m, Anna Calvez 6th in heats of u14 200m and Rapha Diamond Ebs who won her heat of the u14 200m and placed 7th in the final later in the day.Day 3 once again taking place in Tallaght saw our finalists from Friday evenings 600mtr heats take to the track. In the u12 girls 600 Vita O’Brien placed 6th, Holy Diamond Ebs 10th and Ella Kingsnorth 12th. Joshua Ericson bagged the clubs eighth medal of the Championships placing 3rd in the u12 600m. In the u13 600 Ruby Pereira and Lily Heaney 11th. John Fanning placed 12th in the u13 600m. The final race of the day saw Orla Bollard take the Gold medal in the u19 girls 3000m final.Congratulations and well done to everyone who competed over the 3 days and to the coaches and parents for all their help. Our medalists have now qualified for the AAI Juvenile Track and Field Championships of Ireland which take place in Tullamore on the 26th/27th July.