Greg’s Blog From Tallaght

Dublin T&F League 3 (8th May 2016)

Well folks it was league 3 at Tallaght and though the day started a bit misty (on the road by 8.30!) it later turned into a sunny day with loads of sunny performances.

Now me and my eight athletes sussed out their track (wish we had a track!) by a quick run round and then it was stickers on shirt time as the start was vast approaching.

Tallaght AC were great as they put on both track and field throughout the day , so it didn’t matter where you looked there was something going on! And they kept to time.

First up U14 400 metres and a reluctant Naomi , pep talk from me and she was ready. Don’t worry about the starting blocks said I you will be shown how to use them. She was and to be fair to Tallaght AC they assisted all sprinters that needed help.

So Naomi was a bit nervous (no smile) the gun went , home 7th (big smile) and I said you will enjoy and she did it. Well had no choice mum was there!

Josh , now there’s a man fired up before the off! Sizing the opposition up early doors , signals to his mum lane one and comes in 2nd! Top sprinting Josh!

Keva Nicole and Lauren up next. 600 metres for them (oh how I’d love a track in Skerries) , all ran well and gave it there all. Then all three rushed over to the turbo javelin and heh why not , get your 3 euros worth says me!

Daphney had not said a lot up to this point , she was in de zone and boy was she! Led from the start only to be pipped down the home straight. A strong run and a second for team Skerries. Mum was delighted!

Cillian then had made a quick dash from the infield from his turbo javelin (boy done good) over to the start of 600m. Came in 10th which was no mean feat as it was a big field. Bit of an all rounder our Cillian!

Lorcan well I said to him 600m you could do that in your sleep. He didn’t let me down , led from the off only to be caught on the last bend from a lad who was strong and looked a quite bit older. 2nd place and Lorcs was steady , training paying off.

Last and by no means least me main man James Kenny. Wasn’t gonna miss him do his 1500 metres. Quite a way so I said to him pace yourself. Did exactly what it says on the tin slowly built up his pace and as each lap went by so did the athletes he was passing. Clever running JK and a 4th to boot!

Big thanks Tallaght AC keeping it to time , athletes for the hard bit , mum and dads for the easy bit (cheering) and hope to see you all track-side at Santry May 21st!

Coach Greg