Skerries AC had an amazing weekend at the Sport Ireland Indoor Arena Abbotstown where Dublin Indoor Track Championships took place. Not sure who was most excited about the prospect of visiting the newly opened arena, our athletes or the parents & coaches.
The event kicked of with strong performances by our Sprinters, in the relays on Friday evening. The hard training (especially on cold nights at the track), certainly paid off. All were outstanding. Special mention must go to our U10 boys, whose team made it to the finals. They came a very respectable 5th.
Saturday kicked off with some of our older athletes. Again strong performances from all, but special mention to our medalists:- In the girls U16 1500m Ruby came first winning Gold closely followed by Lottie in 3rd winning Bronze. Eibhlin came 3rd winning Bronze in the girls U19 1500m. Despite a very late night on Friday, a lot of our young athletes returned on Saturday to participate in the sprints. Again all were outstanding many reaching the semi finals and finals, but a special mention has to go to Jake who came 1st winning Gold in the U11 boys 60m sprints.
We were represented on Sunday by some of our older athletes. A final medal collected by Conor coming 3rd in the boys U19 800m, winning Bronze.
Thanks to the parents for your ongoing support. Thanks also to all the coaches who worked so hard to prepared the athletes for the races. Most of all thanks to the athletes who participated. We are so proud of you all.