National Juvenile Track and Field Championships Day 3 and National Juvenile B Championships

Last Saturday and Sunday saw more juvenile action in Tullamore with the All-Ireland B Juvenile Track and Field Championships taking palace on Saturday and day 3 of the All-Ireland Juvenile Championships taking place on Sunday.

On the third day of the Juvenile Championships, two bronze medals for the Brow Rangers man- Patrick Darcy – in the Under 19 Hammer and Discus and yet another All-Ireland medal for James O’Neill from Gowran AC in taking silver in Under 19 Discus were amongst the highlights.

Mark Wallis from St Senan’s continued his great performances over these championships when he finished 3rd in the Under 14 Discus. Another medal to add to the two he brought home to Kilmacow last weekend! Tara Ramaswamy ran a fantastic race to finish 4th in the under 16 1500m. Southern neighbours St Joseph’s had Katie Taylor competing in the under 14 200m. Katie ran strongly to make the final and finished 8th in the final, where a mere second and a half separated all 8 finishers.

KCH athletes had another successful day with medals yet again for the McEvoy twins, Annie and Shay, taking 3rd and 2nd respectively in the 1500m Under 17. Other city athletes to show well were Jennifer Leahy 4th Under 16 250m Hurdles, Kevin Burns 10th Under 17 1500m, Ciara Deely 5th Under 18 200m, Ella Richardson 5th and Ciara Murphy 11th in Under 18 1500m and Johnnie Collins in the boys equivalent.

Other athletes to show strongly from Gowran were Daire Mahon coming joint 4th in Under 15 High Jump and competed in the 250mH, Eoin Murphy finished 10th in the Shot Putt while Gavin Manning and Hannah Kehoe both ran strongly in 1500m to come 11th and 6th overall.

In the B Championships, St Senan’s had another great day with 5 medals including a championship best performance from Tadgh Connolly, who took the gold in the Under 14 Shot Putt. Juliet Evans took gold in the under 12 60m with silver medals gained by Keelin Roche (U13 High Jump), Shane Morrissey (U12 Long Jump) and Ben Wallis (Under 12 600m).

St Joseph’s athletes Erin Foley (Under 14) who came third in Shot Putt and first in Long Jump and Eoin Kennedy (Under 15) who brought home three medals – two gold and one silver- in sprint, long jump and sprint enabled their club to match the St Senan’s medal haul in number.

Gowran AC brought home 4 medals. Highlights included silvers in Shot Putt for Eve O’Dwyer (Under 15) and Billy Coogan (Under 13), bronzes in Shot Putt for Cain Scully (Under 12) and Under 13 Long Jump for Noah Scully. KCH athletes Luke Dunne (Under 14) who took home two medals in 800m (1st) and Shot Putt (2nd), John Muldowney, third in 800m Under 14 and Harry Boyle who took the Under 13 Sprint also brought four medals back to the county.

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