2018 All Ireland B Track & Field

With athletes across all Kilkenny Clubs now preparing for the Juvenile All Ireland Championships, those athletes not securing a place but who did well in the Leinster championships had another chance to test their skills at the B All Irelands in Tullamore at the weekend.

This fixture has for the last number of years proved extremely instrumental for young athlete development, giving kids the confidence to enter a national event at a more comfortable competitive level.

In total 9 gold medals were won by Kilkenny clubs with Louis Raggett (KCH) achieving a new championship best in the boys u/12 High Jump.

Gold medals for Eoin Aylward and Ethan Butler of St Senans AC. With Juliet Evans finishing a close 4th in the u/13 80m. Eoin achieved a new personal best in the u/13 Long jump, avenging his 8th place in the Leinsters.
Also to get a PB was Anna Brennan of Gowran AC, whose new distance of 9.15m in the girls u/13 shot would have gained her 3rd place in her official Leinsters. Also to get a gold medal for Gowran was David Byrne in the u/16 High Jump. David also got a silver in the shot. Maria Connelly was 3rd in the u/14 High Jump.
Eli Dunne of Brow Rangers was just 1cm off 3rd place in the boys u/12 shot. But a PB in 4th place is an excellent result.

KCH just kept the medals coming in. With Gold for Jennifer Oboh in the girls u/15 100m, this was followed shortly by gold for Tara MaGuire in the u/15 shot and Luke Dunne also in the boys u/15 shot. Luke adittionaly was 2nd in the u/15 800m.
Louis Raggett was unstoppable today with two gold medals and a championship record in the high jump u/12 . He was joined on the podium for the long jump by Patrick Lacey who was 2nd. Patrick was also 3rd in the 60m. Ella Wall and Roisin Burns got a bronze medal apiece in the long jump and high jump respectively.

Girls u/12: Long Jump 3 Ella Wall (KCH), High Jump 3 Roisin Burns (KCH)
Boys u/12: Long Jump 1 Louis Raggett 2 Patrick Lacey, High Jump 1 Louis Raggett (KCH), Shot 4 Eli Dunne (BR), 60m 3 Patrick Lacey (KCH)
Girls u/13: Shot 1 Anna Brennan (G), 80m 4 Juliet Evans (SS)
Boys u/13: Long Jump 1 Eoin Aylward (SS)
Girls u/14; High Jump 3 Maria Connolly (G)
Girls u/15: 100m Jenifer Oboh (KCH) Long Jump 4 Jenifer Oboh (KCH), Shot 1 Tara McGuire (KCH) Tara also had a great run in 100m
Boys u/15: High Jump 1 Ethan Butler (SS), Shot 1 Luke Dunne (KCH), 800m 2 Luke Dunne (KCH)
Boys u/16: High Jump 1 David Byrne (G), Shot 2 David Byrne (G)

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