It’s been a busy few days for club athletes with more great performances. Yesterday at the Cumann na mBunscol Schools athletics in Santry, 4 of our athletes representing Scoil Réalt na Mara came home with 3 medals. Joshua Ericson had a fine gold medal winning performance in the boys u12 500m, Vita O’Brien took the silver medal in the girls equivalent with her brother Moses also taking the silver in the boys u11 race. Laura Fagan who is showing great improvement race on race had a strong run in the girls u11 to finish 6th overall.On Saturday we had a small but quality field of athletes compete in the final Track and Field league in a sun drenched Morton Stadium. First up were the sprints with u10 to u12 boys and girls running heats, semis and finals. Well done to those who made sprint finals as follows, Cillian Emmett u10 6th, Daphney Ndjatang u11 5th, Oisin Hegarty u11 7th. u13 to u16 sprints were timed with strong runs by Ella Kingsnorth, Ella Walsh and Naomi Ndjatang in the u13 80m. Ben Cohen u13 80m and Brian Walsh in the u14 80m. There were also top 6 finishes from the following athletes in the distance races, u10 Keva Ndjatang 6th, u11 Daphney Ndjatang 1st, u13 Vita O’Brien 3rd, u13 Oliver McQuaid 4th.Finally at the IMC meet in Belfast, Isabel Carron had a super run in the womens 3000m to finish 3rd in 10.08. Well done to all.
Well done to our athletes who were in action at the Leinster Schools Track and Field Championships in Santry over the past few days. Congratulations to Isabel Carron who placed 2nd in the Senior Girls 3000m. Orla Bollard had a fine run to place 6th in the same race. In fact both girls were on course for massive pbs, however only ran 6.5 laps as opposed to 7.5 due to an error on the lap counter!! Unfortunately Aoimhe Downey who has been producing a great return to form of late had to withdraw from the Senior Girls 800m after sustaining a hamstring injury earlier in the week. Eibhlin McCarthy was in action on Wednesday in the u16 girls mile but unfortunately struggled with a tight hamstring on the day and was out of the medals on this occassion. Well done to the girls and best of luck to Isabel who will now go on to contest the All-Ireland Schools Track and Field in Tullamore at the end of the month.
Results of Wednesdays Graded meet no.2:
Womens 800m B Race 1:
2nd Laura Costello 2.24.93
7th Sive Duncan 2.47.20
Womens 800m B Race 2:
3rd Aoimhe Downey 2.29.10
4th Eibhlin McCarthy 2.29.70
6th Aine McCarthy 2.33.75
7th Eryn Devine 2.37.57
Mens 800m D Race:
1st Conor Tuck 2.10.68
Womens 3000m A:
1st Isabel Carron 10.15.81
5th Orla Bollard 11.25.71
Mens 3000m C:
12th Keith Downey 10.06.85
14th Kevin Thompson 10.12.86
Orla and Isabel in action in last nights graded 3000m
Conor in action in 800m race. Well done everyone in particular Conor Tuck in the Mens 800 D race running a pb of 2.10 to take the win.
Good runs from everyone at tonight’s Graded meet in Tallaght:
Well done to all the athletes who competed in Track and Field League 1 in Santry yesterday in extremely difficult conditions. The rain and wind was relentless for the entire duration of the meet but this did not deter our athletes for giving it their all on the day. Many of the athletes had top 6 finishes in both their sprints and distance races. A huge Thank you to all the coaches and parents who helped in any way, its very much appreciated. Enjoy the rest of the bank holiday weekend.
Well done to all that competed in the Dublin leagues today,the conditions were tough, you all ran fantastic:)