GCH athletes produce top class performances at the Connacht Indoor Championships

  • Posted on: 27 February 2017
  • By: Ger

GCH had a hugely successful day at the Connacht Indoor Championships in Athlone at the weekend. 

Jack Dempsey and Seren O’Toole were the stars of the Games each winning triple Gold medals in their age groups.  Jack won the U19 Boys 60m , 200m and helped team mates Sean Kilmartin, Kacper Poniatowski, and Darren Costello to Gold in the 4 X 200m relay.  Seren won the 200m, 60m hurdles and the long jump.

Emma Moore won Double Gold in the 800m and 60m and helped team mates Gillian McGrath, Aoife Waldron and Nicole Quirke to silver in the Girls U14 relay.  Ava McKeon also won double gold winning both the 60m hurdles, 600m and then went on to claim silver in the 60m and anchored her relay team of Leana McDonncha, Isabella Burke and Kelsey wall to bronze in the U13 Girls relay.

Robert McDonnell won the U16 Boys 200m and came 3rd in the 60m.  Darragh Jennings won the U14 Boys 800m and was 3rd in the Shot Putt.  Lydia Doyle won the U18 Girls 60m hurdles and was 2nd in both the 200m and 60m sprint.  Darren Costello won the 60m sprint .  Rachel Hughes won the U17 Girls 800m and Mary Duggan won the U16 Girls Shot Putt.  Aaron Brennan won the U17 Boys 1500m and was 3rd in the 800m. Eoghan Jennings won the U16 Boys pole vault and was 4th in the Shot putt.


Other notable performers were Sean Kilmartin who claimed silver in both the U19 Boys 60m and the 200m sprints.  Diego Brule won silver in both the 400m and 60m hurdles.  Rita Lahoe won silver in both the 60m hurdles and  was 4th in the 60m sprint .  Kacper Poniatowski won bronze in the 60m sprint.  Other qualifers for the National were Gary Martyn finishing 4th in the U18 Boys 1500m ,  Laoise Geraghty 4th in the U17 Girls 200m, Sinead Duggan in the U15 Girls 60m and Jonathan McGrath in the U16 Boys 60m hurdles and 200m.

Our U12 Girls performed really well to finish 5th overall in the 4x100m relay.  Well done to Caoimhe Callaghan, Mia Craughwell, Kayla McKeon and Sadbh Farthling.