Sparkling performances at the Connacht Indoor Championships
Day 1 of the Connacht Indoor Championships for U12s and & U13 took place in Athlone IT on Saturday and over 20 athletes travelled from the Club. It was a hugely enjoyable day for all the athletes and their parents and there were some great performances too from the youngest athletes in the Club. The following won medals on the day and have qualified for the National Championships in March ….
U12 Girls Relay (Elisa Jaime Stapleton, Juno Hayes, Jessica Kay and Eva Boo)
U12 Elisa Jaime Stapleton 60m & 3rd Long Jump
U12 Jessica Kay 60m hurdles
U12 Ben Moran Long jump
U13 Boys Relay (Ronan Duggan, Richard McGrath, Ben Moran and Conor Faherty)
U12 Juno Hayes 60m and Shot Putt
U12 Conor Faherty 600m
U13 Tara Keane 60m hurdles
U13 Ronan Duggan 60m
U12 Elisa Jaime Stapleton Long Jump
U12 Ben Moran 60m hurdles
U13 Tara Keane Long Jump & Shot Putt
U13 Richard McGrath 60m ( also 4th Long jump)
U13 Ronan Duggan 60m hurdles
Great performances too from U12s Eva Boo who won her 60m heat, Alison Strange 5th 60m heats and Jodie Quirke 5th 60m heats. Shane McGovern won his 60m heat in the U12 boys race and was 3rd in heats of 600m. Eireann Greene finished 3rd in her U13 60m heat, Alysso Salvo, Thea Power and Jane Fahy all finished 5th in their U13 60m heats and Emma Tannian 6th in her U13 60m heats.
At Sunday’s event over 70 athletes made the journey to AIT and three of our juvenile athletes achieved double gold. Seren O’Toole won the U18 60m hurdles and the 200m, Robert McDonnell won the U18 200m an 400m and Conor Hoade won the U16 60m hurdles and the long jump. Over 30 juvenile athletes achieved individual qualification for the National Indoor Championships for 2019 and a list of those athletes is attached below as well as the full results of Day 1 and Day 2.
Congrats to the following athletes all won Connacht titles on Day 2.
Evan Moran U14 boys 60m hurdles
Mathieu Madden U15 60m
Ava McKeon U15 hurdles
Conor Hoade U16 60m hurdles and the long jump.
Eimear Rowe U17 200m.
Shaun Gilligan U17 60m
Robert McDonnell U18 200m and 400m.
Seren O’Toole U18 60m hurdles and 200m.
Lydia Doyle Senior 60m,
Laura Nally Senior 200m
Aoife Sheehy Senior 400m
Aisling Joyce Senior 800m
Regina Casey Senior 3,000m
Sean Breathnach Senior Shot Putt
Seamus Leddy Senior 1.5K Walk
Jim Phelan Masters 200m & 400m
Majella Loftus Masters 200m
Richard O’Hanlon Masters Shot Putt
U15 relay Relay (Ava McKeon , Anna Lee, Rachel Fahy and Leana McDhonncha.)
U16 girls Relay (Nicole Quirke, Roisin Dalton, Gillian McGrath and Aisling Healy)
U17 boys Relay (Shaun Gilligan , Andrew Egan , Conor Hoade and Niall Breathnach)
U18 Girls Relay ( Chloe Casey, Seren O’toole, Jennifer Hughes and Colma Ni Cheidigh)
U18 Boys Relay (Robert McDonnell, Eli sheedy, Eoghan Jennings and Niall Breathnach).
U19 Girls Relay (Seren O’Toole, Rachel Hughes, Miriam Greene and Jennifer Hughes )
There were numerous silver and bronze medals won also on day 2 and the top four juveniles qualified for the National Indoor Championships in March. The list of qualifiers for each event is attached below as well as the full results for both days.