Some of the athletes who started early on a sunny 2018 Pre Louth Championship…..
A great start to the Track & Field season from 37 of our athletes who travelled to the Lourdes Stadium in Drogheda on a very sunny April Saturday afternoon for the Pre Louth Championships.
Before events got under way there were some lovely words and a minute’s applause in memory of Killian Ekhator from Boyne A.C. who sadly passed away just 10 days ago, our thoughts are with his family, friends and all those at Boyne A.C.
U8 – First out on track were our U8’s with Holly Murray collecting a trio of medals, gold in the 60m, silver in the 300m & bronze in the turbo javelin (4.74m). Harry Breen earned himself a gold in the turbo javelin (9.95m) as did Tom Joe McCormack by winning his 60m and his brother Sean competing well.
U9 – Our newest U9 member Oran Lynch had a great run coming 2nd in the 300m and Alex Callan 3rd in the 80m. Courtney Commins came 3rd in the long jump (2.39m) with Rurí Mothiram, Tess Anderson & Max O’Sullivan also competing well in their events.
U10 – Fintan Kelly received a silver medal in the U10 turbo javelin (16.16m) and Lily Breen also received a silver medal in the girls’ turbo javelin (10.37m). Jessica McCarron was 4th in turbo javelin with newcomer Kelsey Martin-Clarke also doing well in her U10 events.
U11 – Tom Maguire got his 1st gold of the day in the U11 long jump (3.76m) & his second in the turbo javelin (20.88m). He also claimed 2 bronze, one in the 80m & moving up an age to the U12 relay with team mates Dylan McCarron and brothers, Callum & Tadhg Caffrey. Dylan just missed out on a medal by coming 4th in the 80m & 5th in the 600m. Arthur Sands came 3rd in long jump (3.61m) with Caoimhe Carolan, Ashyn Mothiram & Jack Martin another newcomer also competing well in their events.
U12 – Amy Murray won bronze in the 80m as did Tadhg Caffery in the U12 turbo javelin (19.27m), while Jack Dowdall got gold in the 80m & silver in the long jump (4.06m). Charlie Sands put in a great effort to make the final of the 80m but just missed out on a medal.
U13 – Grace Anderson, another of our newcomers competed well as did Jack McCarron by coming 4th in the U13 long jump & 5th in the 600m.
U14 – Kya Mothiram was top of the podium by winning the U14 shot put (8.77m) with Orlaith Carolan taking the 3rd spot (8.40m). Orlaith also came 2nd in the 100m. Ava McNally & Samantha McCarron also competed well in the U14 events. Not to be outdone by his brother Tom, James Maguire claimed a trio of gold medals in the 100m, long jump (4.81) and he ran with St. Peter’s A.C. to take his third gold in the U14 relay.
U16 – Aoibheann Carolan won silver in the U16 shot put (8.97m) with Isobelle Delaney took the bronze (7.52m). The girls were joined by Rebecca McCarron & Eireann Hoey to take silver in the U17 relay. Also competing well in her U17 events was Emma Gillespie.
The club and coaches are very proud of all those who competed, especially those who represented our club for the first time. Well done to you all and congratulations to our medal winners.