The Track & Field Season got off to a flying start with record numbers at the Pre-Louth Championships in Bush on April 9th and all our Juveniles thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience with 38 of them competing in all ages from U8 to U17.
Representing our U8s were newcomers Freya Whelan, Aisling Musiime, Gerard Thornton and Charlie Malone. All ran, jumped and threw their best with Aisling taking gold in the Girls 60m and Turbo Javelin and Charlie coming 2nd in the Boys 60m and 1st in both the 300m & Turbo Javelin.
Competing in the U9 events were, Isobella Whelan, Elise Dardis and Rian Lynch. Newcomer Isobella ran her heart out to came 4th in the Girls 60m final with Elsie taking bronze in the 300m and Rian coming 3rd in the combined Boys U9/U10 Turbo Javelin.
Representing the U10s were newcomer Evelyn Thornton, Evie Corcoran, Tess Maguire, newcomer Jack O’Malley, Cillian Woods, Sean Boyle and Frank Sands. This giddy bunch stuck together and gave their all with both Tess and Evie taking 1st and 3rd respectively in the combined U9/U10 Turbo Javelin and joined by U9’s Rian Lynch, Frank, Cillian and Sean took home the bronze in the Boys U10 Relay.
Our U11s, Rhona Keenan, Sophia McKenny, Sachin Chanda, Daire Halpenny and Alfie O’Sullivan tried it all with success on the day going to Sophia McKenny to came away with the bronze in the 600m. Newcomer Lily Maguire was our sole U12 athlete who gave her all in each event as did Kristupas Ruskys, Jokubas Ruskys and TomJoe McCormack with Kristupas coming 3rd in the Boys U11/U12 combined Turbo Javelin and joined by U11’s Alfie O’Sullivan, Kristupas, Jokubas and TomJoe came 3rd in the Boys U12 Relay.
More gallant efforts from our U13s, Daniel Cirdei, Max O’Sullivan and Oran Lynch who joined newcomer Liam McGahon in the U14 Boys Relay to take home the Silver. U14s Aoife Pentony, Emma Boyle & Jessica McCarron ran well through the heats and joined by U15s Molly Keenan and Charlotte O’Shea, Aoife and Emma ran their hearts out just missing out on a medal in the U15 Girls Relay.
Newcomer Luke Kenny ran well in the Boys U16 track events as did Caoimhe Carolan in the Girls U15 100m with Dylan McCarron taking silver in a very close Boys U15 100m final who was soon followed by Charlie Sands taking gold in the Boys U16 100m, silver in the Shot Put and bronze in the 800m. Jack McCarron was our oldest competitor on the day taking home the gold in the combined Boys U17/U19 Long Jump.
Thank you to Athletics Louth and the weather! it was surprisingly dry and warm for a day of competition in Bush and a super well done to all our Athletes, we look forward to seeing them again at the Louth Championships next month