Emma Moore sets new Championship Record

  • Posted on: 26 March 2018
  • By: Ger

Day 2 of the National Championships took place in Athlone on Sunday and there were once again several outstanding performances for our athletes who won six additional national medals on the day.  Over the two days the club has brought home 11 national medals this year, a measure of the work that these athletes have put in over the winter months.


The performance of the day has to go to Emma Moore who took three seconds of the championship record in the U15 Girls 800m winning her race in a magnificent time of 2.13. Emma led from the gun and controlled the race throughout.

Seren O’Toole continues to impress  and  picked up her second medal of the championship in the U17 Girls 200m where she ran a strong race to record an excellent time of 25.97.

Ava McKeon also picked up a silver medal in the U14 Girls 60m hurdles in a terrific time of 9.27 seconds. Clearing all hurdles seamlessly this was a great performance from Ava to win her first individual national medal.

Robert McDonnell ran a superb race in the U17 Boys 200m where he put up a great battle to win a bronze medal in an impressive time of 22.69.  Robert has shown great promise this year and it was heartening to see his efforts rewarded at the championships.

Aoife Sheehy put in a strong finish in the U19 Girls 200m to secure a bronze medal and achieve  a new personal time of 26.49 in the process.  Aoife has made huge progress this year reducing her time significantly with each race.  She also finished 5th in the final of the 60m hurdles.

Lydia Doyle picked up her second medal of the Championship winning a bronze medal in the U19 Girls in a time of 9.29. This was Lydia’s first race over the hurdles this year and it was a great performance to make the podium.


Just outside the medals in 4th Place was Conor Hoade who ran a great time of 9.19 in the U15 Boys hurdles.  Mathieu Madden qualified for the final of the U14 Boys hurdles which was a great achievement in his first national championships.  Aoife Waldron had a good run in the heats of the U15 Girls hurdles recording time of 10.85.   seconds


The following athletes were outside the medals  but recorded some great times;

Barry Murphy                    2.09  U17 Boys 800m

Cillian Jordan                      2.09  U17 Boys 800m

Laura Nally                          2.21 U19 Girls 800m

Eimear Rowe                     2.28  U16 Girls 800m

Rachel Hughes                2.29 U18 Girls 800m

Leana Nic Dhonncha       2.29  U14 Girls 800m

Aoibhe Joyce                     2.34 U14 Girls 800m

Jonathan Mc Grath          24.6 U17 Boys 200m

Kaper Poniatowski          24.06 U19 Boys 200m

Diego Brule                       24.21 U19 Boys 200m

Richard McGrath              3.77m U12 Boys Long Jump