Sunny days at the Louth Juvenile Track & Field Championships this year and hats off to the dedicated team and volunteers at Athletics Louth, a super organised, friendly and exciting event.
Well done to all our athletes on their podium successes and personal achievements and a big shout out to our newcomers, Cillian Hamilton, Ruby Durnin and Keira Flynn.
On Day 1, May 7th medals were popping up by the double… Congratulations to TomJoe McCormack who came away with the silver in both the U12 60m Hurdles and Long Jump and bronze in the Shot Put. Next to jump on the podium was Ruri Mothiram who took gold in both the U13 Shot Put and Javelin with a throw of 8.16m and 14.72m respectively. She was soon followed by Caoimhe Carolan who threw a fantastic throw of 23.46m to take gold in the U15 Javelin and gold again in the 80m Hurdles. Charlie Sands got double gold also coming 1st in both the U16 200m and Shot Put with Jack McCarron finishing the day to take home the gold in the U17 Long Jump and bronze in the 1500m.
On Day 2, May 8th our U9s, U10s and U11s joined us bringing lots of fun and giving their best in all four events, the sprint, distance, Turbo Javelin and Long Jump. Well done to Elise Dardis, Evie Corcoran, Cillian Hamilton, Frank Sands, Alfie O’Sullivan, Sachin Chanda, Sean McCormack, Molly Clinton, Ruby Durnin, Keira Flynn, Rhona Keenan, Lexie McKenney and Sophia McKenny. Elsie had a super event, our only U9 entry gave her all just missing out on a medal coming 4th in both the U9 Long Jump and 300m. Evie too did well, finishing in the top 8 in both the U10 Long Jump and Turbo Javelin and finishing 4th in her 600m heat. Frank too came 4th in his 600m and Long Jump but threw a fantastic 13.74m to take home the gold in the U10 Shot Put. Our U11 boys competed well with Sachin and Sean running through the heats to make the semi-finals in the 60m and our U11 girls enjoyed their day too with Sophia coming 4th in a timed 600m. Emma Boyle and Aoife Pentony competing at the Louths for the first time gave their all with Emma just missing out on a medal in the U14 Long Jump and Molly Keenan too came close finishing 4th in the U15 800m and 5th in the Long Jump. Another U15 entry was Dylan McCarron who ran through the heats to take bronze in the U15 100m. Also, running through the heats were Luke Kenny and Charlie Sands in the U16 100m with Luke finishing 6th and Charlie taking home the bronze, he also came away with the silver in the U16 Shot Put. Jack McCarron was back again on Day 2 coming away with the bronze in the U17 800m and Kya Mothiran throwing a fantastic 11.60m not only took home the gold in the U17 Shot Put but broke the Louth Record…
Congratulations to all our Juveniles – #clubproud