2018 Leinster Championships u/14-19s

It is not every day an athlete gets to set a new record in Athletics. This weekend saw four new Leinster records set by Kilkenny athletes in the Leinster Juvenile Track and Field Championships in Tullamore. The championships opened on a positive note when, in the first event of the day Tadgh Connolly (St Senans) broke the 6 year old shot putt record for the boy’s u/15 on his opening throw. With the new mark of 13.90 still a meter below this best, Tadgh is certainly going to make an impact in the All Irelands in July. Fiona Dillon (Thomastown) who had to sit out the Track season last year, due to injury, has returned for track duty with gusto, when she set a new record in the girl’s u/15, 1,500m with a time of 4 minutes 45 seconds, 6 seconds inside the old record which has stood since 2013. Incidentally Hannah Kehoe of Gowran who was 2nd to Fiona also broke the old record when she ran 4 minutes 48 seconds – 3 seconds off the old mark. And if this was not enough Fiona returned to Tullamore a day later and set a new 800m record of 2 minutes 16, breaking the old 8 year old record by 2 seconds. Two records in two days for one person – phenomenal. Erin Foely of St Josephs, competed in the triple jump for the first time and entered the triple jump scene with style when she set a new Leinster record in the u/15 girl’s triple jump. This all amounts to Kilkenny as a county having more new Leinster records over the two days than any other county.


Boys u/12:

60m Hurdles 1 Liam O’Dwyer (G) 4 Issac Carew (SS)

Boys u/13:

60m Hurdles 1 Alex Cullen (KCH) 4 Daniel Ring (KCH), Long Jump 1 Alex Cullen (KCH), Javelin 3 Cain Scully (G)

Boys u/14:

High Jump 1 Keelin Roche (SS) 4 Darragh Nolan (G), 800m 4 David Williams (SS), Discus 2 David Williams (SS), Triple Jump 1 Harry Boyle (KCH)

Boys u/15:

200m 3 Danny Glennon (SJ), Shot Putt 1 Tadgh Connolly (SS), Hammer 1 Tadgh Connolly (SS) 3 Joe Roche (SS), Discus 2 Tadgh Connolly (SS) 3 Joe Roche (SS), Javelin 1 Peter McDonald (SS) Triple Jump 1 Evan O’Toole (SJ) High Jump 1 Evan O’Toole (SJ) Long Jump 3 Evan O’Toole (SJ)

Boys u/16 :

200m 1 Jordan Knight (SJ) 110m Hurdles 2 Jordan Knight (SJ) 250m Hurdles 3 Cathal O’Rielly (CC), Discus 1 Eoin Murphy (G), Hammer 2 Eoin Murphy (G) 3 Brogan McAvinnery (G), Shot 3 Eoin Murphy (G), Long Jump 1 Jordan Knight (SJ), High Jump 2 Brogan McAvinney (G)

Boys u/17:

3000m 4 Cathal Kearney (KCH) 110m Hurdles 3 Peter Dunne (G), High Jump 1 Peter Dunne (G)

Boys u/18:

Walk 1 Nicky Connolly (CC), 3,000m 1 James Kearney (KCH) 3 Luke Whelan (KCH), 1,500m 1 Shay McEvoy (KCH) 4 Kevin Burns, High Jump 1 Rory McGabhann (KCH), Steeplechase 2 James Kearney (KCH), Shot 1 Patrick Buggy (BR), Hammer 1 Zak Deneiffe (G)

Boys u/19:

Javelin 2 Michael Power (TT)

Junior Men:

Hammer 3 Patrick Darcy (BR), Discus 2 Patrick Darcy (BR)
Girls u/12:

60m Hurdles 3 Roisin Burns (KCH)

Girls u/14:

Walk 2 Sophie Monahan (SS), 80m 3 Amelie Foley (KCH), 200m Amelie Foely (KCH), Triple Jump 2 Orla Kenny (KCH 3 Abbie O Brien (KCH) 4 Ella Cusack (G), Long Jump 2 Amelie Foley (KCH)

Girls u/15:

800m 1 Fiona Dillon (TT) 3 Hannah Kehoe (G), 1500m 1 Fiona Dillion (TT) 2 Hannah Kehoe (G) 100m 3 Katie Taylor (SJ), 200m 3 Katie Taylor (SJ), High Jump 2 Saoirse Allen (SS) 2 Rose Sheridan (SS) 60m Hurdles 4 Rachel Leahy (KCH) Long Jump 2 Katie Taylor (SJ), Triple Jump 1 Erin Foely (SJ), Inter County Relay 2 Kilkenny Amelie Foley (KCH) Ella Delahunty (KCH) Rachel Leahy (KCH) Katie Taylor (TT)

Girls u/16:

250m Hurdles 2 Clodagh Monahan (SS) 4 Rachel Leahy (KCH), Hammer 2 Eve O’Dwyer (G)

Girls u/17:

1,500 1 Tara Ramsawmy (SS), 800m 2 Tara Ramsawmy (SS), 400m 4th Ellen Ryan (TT), Pole Vault 1 Becky Shannon (KCH) 300m Hurdles 1 Jennifer Leahy (KCH) 2 Sophie Jackman (SS) High Jump 2 Jennifer Leahy (KCH), Triple Jump 2 Sophie Jackman (SS), Hammer 2 Kate Cullen (BR)

Girls u/18:

Steeplechase 2 Aoife Allen (SS), 3000m 3 Aoife Allen (SS) 1,500m 2 Ella Richardson (KCH) 3 Ciara Murphy (KCH), 100m Hurdles 3 Ellen Purcell (G), Shot 4 Ellen Buggy (CC), Hammer 2 Darcy Hutchinson (BR)

Girls u/19:

Discus 4 Grainne Kelly (BR)
Junior Ladies: Triple Jump 1 Sarah Lawlor (SJ), Discus 3 Emma Kelly (BR), Hammer 3 Emma Kelly (BR)

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