More Success at Day 3 of the National Juvenile Championships

  • Posted on: 18 July 2017
  • By: Ger

Day 3 of the Championships took place on Sunday in glorious sunshine in Tullamore.  Emma Moore got the day off to a brilliant start with a Gold medal in the the U14 Girls 200m in a great  new pb of 26.1.  Emma is now reigning National Champion in both the 200m and 800m U14 a remarkable achievement from a very hard working athlete.

Darragh Jennings won the club’s second medal of the day with a great throw of 33.45m in the U14 Boys Discus to claim the Silver medal. Darragh also won a bronze medal in the Shot Putt last week.

Seren O'Toole claimed a Silver medal in the U16 Girls 250m hurdles in an impressive time of 37.2.  It was great to see Seren  back at her best again after suffering a nasty fall in the Tailteann Games recently.   It took great courage to find the confidence to hurdle  in competition again and put in such a brave performance.

Aoife Sheehy put up a great battle to take Silver in the U18 Girls 400m hurdles in a new pb of 64.63 taking 4 seconds off her previous best time. Aoife ran a strong first 200m which put her in bronze medal contention at the 300m mark but  her strength and determination in the home straight resulted in a Silver on the line.  As a result of her great effort Aoife has now been selected to represent Ireland in the upcoming Celtic Games to take place in Santry on 5th August along with Clubmates Lydia Doyle , selected for the 100m hurdles and Laura Nally who has been selected on the  4 X 400m relay team.

 Diego Brule who won a Bronze medal in the U18 Boys 400m hurdles in 58.55.   Diego had to dig deep on the home straight to secure the bronze and his hard work all year certainly paid dividends,

Aaron Brennan put in a terrific performance in the U17 Boys 1500m finishing just outside the medals in 4th place.  Thomas McStay also put in a fine performance in the U18 Boys 1500m where he finished 6th in the final after qualifying from the heats earlier in the morning.  Other finalists were Eimear Rowe who finished 6th in the U15 Girls 200m final in 27.01 and Luke Daehler 6th in the U14 Boys 200m in 26.54 sec.

In the 'B' Championships on Saturday Joanna Healy finished 5th in the U16 girls final in 14.44 and 6th in the 800m in 2.47,  and Kayla McKeon ran a fine time of 9.44 in the U12 Girls 60m.