Galway Athletics Report

first_imgDay One of the 2019 Galway Track and Field JuvenileChampionships was held Sunday last in summer like weather in Dangan, with the U9to U12 age groups competing in front of a large attendance at the NUI Galway venue. At U12 level, there weresome great individual performances, with double golds for Keevagh Barry and BenMoran. The opening event, the 60m sprint hurdles saw wins for Ben Moran of GCHand Lauren Kilduff of Craughwell AC. The 60m sprints were won by Keevagh Barryof Craughwell AC and Jeremiah Oifoh of Tuam AC.Girls pairs podium L to R Lauren Loughrey and Laura Berrigan of Ballinasloe  AC 2nd, Daisy Griffin and Carla Fahy  Loughrea AC winners, and Ella Brennan and Lauren Casserly , Tuam AC 3rd  Victorious in the LongJump were Keevagh Barry of  Craughwell ACwith her second gold and Ben Moran of GCH likewise securing his second gold ofthe day. The Turbo Javelin golds went to Kiera Mernagh of Craughwell AC and ConorHaverty of Tuam AC. Ciaran O’Donnell of Tuam AC and Emma O’Donovan ofCraughwell AC claimed gold in the U12 High Jump. In the Shot Putt, Ruby Caseyof East Galway and Padraic Kelly of Caltra and District AC won gold.In the distance events over600m the winners were Aisling Geaney of South Galway and Odhran O’Hare of TuamAC. Craughwell U12 Girls and GCH U12 Boys teams won relay gold.The U9, 10 and 11 competitions were team based withthe top combined scores or times of two athletes per club in each event winningoutAt U9 level, Daisy Griffin and Carla Fahy won the GirlsLong Jump for Loughrea AC, while Ruairi MacNena and Jack O’Dwyer of Craughwell ACwon the Boys event. In the Turbo Javelin, the Craughwell pairing of Lilly MayGrealish and Leah Mahon won gold in the girls, with Shiloh Mihes and ShaneLalor of Tuam AC, winning out in the Boys section. On the track, the 60m eventwas won by the pair of Sally Fahey and Martha Macadam of South Galway AC in thegirls and in the boys’ event, the winning team was that of Dean Garvey and RhysCostello of Tuam AC. The 300m distance event team winners were Sally Fahey andMartha Macadam of South Galway AC with their second gold of the day, along witha great team win for Ryan Scully and Ruairi Connolly of Clare River Harriers inthe boys’300m event. South Galway AC took the Girls relay title, while Tuam ACclaimed U9 Boys Gold medals U12 Boys Relay teams podium (L to R) Tuam AC 2nd, GCH, winners and Craughwell AC 3rd At U9 level, Daisy Griffin and Carla Fahy won the Girls Long Jump for Loughrea AC, while Ruairi MacNena and Jack O’Dwyer of Craughwell AC won the Boys event. In the Turbo Javelin, the Craughwell pairing of Lilly May Grealish and Leah Mahon won gold in the girls, with Shiloh Mihes and Shane Lalor of Tuam AC, winning out in the Boys section. On the track, the 60m event was won by the pair of Sally Fahey and Martha Macadam of South Galway AC in the girls and in the boys’ event, the winning team was that of Dean Garvey and Rhys Costello of Tuam AC. The 300m distance event team winners were Sally Fahey and Martha Macadam of South Galway AC with their second gold of the day, along with a great team win for Ryan Scully and Ruairi Connolly of Clare River Harriers in the boys’300m event. South Galway AC took the Girls relay title, while Tuam AC claimed U9 Boys Gold medalsIn the U10 team competition, Sarah Donald and EllaSisson of GCH won Long Jump gold in the girls event, with Oisin O’Donovan andLuke Connaughton, also of Craughwell, winning gold in the Boys event. The 60m girls sprint event was won by the pair ofSarah Donald and Ella Sisson of GCH, making it a double gold for the GCH duo,with Callum McMahon and Alan Hallinan, a Craughwell pair, winning the Boys. In the Turbo Javelin Sophie Kelly and Abbie Donoghueof Caltra and District AC won out in the Girls section, with Dara Breathnachwith a massive 17.20 metres, and clubmate Matthew Murphy, of GCH claiming teamgold in the Boys event, U10 Girls  500m , fastest 3 on the day, L to R Remy Aylmer ( Craughwell AC ) 2nd, Eimear Fallon , Tuam ( 1st), Kate Kilkenny ( Ballinasloe and District ) 3rd The 500m distance race event team winners were EannaMcGrath and Cian McGinn of Tuam AC in the Boys, with Remy Aylmer and AislingLavan, representing Craughwell AC, winning the Girls title.  In the Relays, Tuam AC took the Boys title,while Galway City Harriers won gold in the Girls event,At U11 level Rachel Warde and Mia Hollingworth ofCraughwell AC won Long Jump gold in the girls, with the Craughwell pair of SamCasey and Kai Watters winning gold in the Boys event. In the Turbo Javelin, AnnaliseNally and Taillte O’Callaghan of Tuam AC emerged victorious, with Ethan Staceand Tom Malone, also of Craughwell, taking the honours in the Boys competition.The 60m girls’ event was won by the Craughwell AC pair of Lauren Morgan andRachel Warde, with Tom Henry and Ryan Hession of Tuam AC taking gold in theBoys. In the final action of the day, the long distance 600m event, the teamwinners were Loughrea pair of fastest on the day Hazel Fahy and Hannah McGrathin the girls’ event, with Jack Cahill and Leo Molloy of Craughwell AC winningthe Boys title. In the Relays, Tuam AC won gold in both Girls and Boys races. U12 Girls Hurdles medallists L to R, Jessica Kay GCH 2nd, Lauren Kilduff, Craughwell winner and 3rd place Corrib AC’s Ailbhe Walsh Day two of the championships, for U13-19 athletestakes place Sunday next 12th May in Dangan LimerickMarathon Neasa De Burca (2nd lady), Martin Kearney (sub 3 hour), Elaine Walsh (Ladies Winner) ,all GCH, at Limerick marathon prize giving GCH athletes had considerable success in the LimerickMarathon held Sunday last, as Elaine Walsh of GCH was the first lady home theLimerick marathon in a time of 2.59 while clubmate Neasa De Burca ran a greatrace and just missed the 3-hour mark with a superb 3.00.24.  Martin Kearney of Galway City Harriers brokethe 3-hour barrier at 64 years of age, clocking 2 hours 58 minutes,  a phenomenal achievement for an incrediblytalented and hardworking athleteIn the Half marathon, Culain O’Meara and Sinead Foranwere first home for the city club in 1.23 and 1.27 respectively Galway 5kmSeries Winner Galway 5k series race 1 in Caltra, Cathal O’Reilly, Loughrea AC ( Pic Credit John O’Connor) The opening race of the 2019 Galway 5km Series washeld Tuesday last in Caltra, with a huge field of over 700 runners finishingthe event on the traditionally fast course. Cathal O’Reilly of Loughrea AC was first man home in a solid time of16.27 ahead of series regular Kevin Moore second in 16.34, and Conor Dolanthird in 16.42. First lady home was once again Regina Casey of GCH ina time of 17.58, with Niamh Hennelly also GCH, second in 19.38 and Edel Kellyof Athenry AC third in 20.12.   Irish MilersClubSome of GCHs best middle-distance runners competed atthe Irish Milers Club meet in Greystones with Keith Fallon making a comeback totrack racing, winning his 800m heat in 1.56. Jack Maher of GCH ran a personalbest clocking 4.02 over 1500m, Jack Miskella of Craughwell and GCH’s JamesFrizzell both clocked 4.06, while his clubmates Neill Keane clocked 4.09andBarry Murphy 4.12, both ran new bests. GCH athlete Maebh Brannigan ran an encouragingseason opener of 2.19 over 800mOver 3000m, new GCH signing Laura Shaughnessy ran9.44, and NUI Galway athletes Aoife O’Brien and Orna Murray impressed with10.23 and 10.27 respectively.GCH distance athletes Aaron Brennan with an 8.52,andJohn Moroney with a 9.06 time and a solid time over the Men’s 3k events FixturesThe Boston Scientific Block Marathon, Half Marathon, 10kand 5k series of race stakes place this Sunday, 12 May, 2019 from 8am at theBoston complex in Parkmore. Registration is on  Race entry link: boston-block-marathon-2019print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway Trackand Field Juvenile Championshipslast_img

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