Limerick Indoor Athletic Championships 2017
Also on Saturday the county indoor athletics took place in Nenagh. The Club sent a strong representation of all juvenile athletics which put in some great performances and returned with a large hoard of silverware.
Results as follows:
U/9 girls relay were 2nd in the final. the team was Mya Lee, Kerrie Walsh, Jessica Maguire & Aisling Halvey. Jessica also won her 60mtr sprint and Aisling was 3rd in her sprint final. U9 mixed Relay – 2nd in final. Team was Ronan Collins, Evan Kinnane, Kerrie Walsh and Jessica Maguire. Ronan Collins also won 60 metre & 300 metre and was 3rd in long jump. Under 10 relay team were Aoibhe Maguire, Jessica Maguire, Mya Lee & Aisling Halvey who finished 4th in the final. Under 10 boys: James Coffey, Steven Weeks, Darragh Fenton & Ronan Collins ran a great relay and finished 4th in final. Steven also competed in long jump. Darragh, Steve & James ran 500 metre final.
Under 11 boys Gearoid Enright was unlucky not to medal in his 500mtr when he was in the medal positions when he tripped overtaking another athlete. He ran a fantastic sprint heat and qualified for the finals. Gearoid also finished 2nd in the under 11 long jump. U11 Girls: Emma Halvey got to final in 60 metre sprint. Under 12 Girls 4th in relay final. The team was Rachel Fenton, Emma Halvey, Aoife Collins and Sophie O ‘Keeffe. Rachel Emma Sophie & Aoife also did long jump.
Under 13 Ava Hennessey, Katie Cleary, Aoife Collins and Rachel Fenton 4th In relay final. Ava and Aoife also ran 60mtr hurdles finals. Under15 boys Relay: Conor Finn, Conor Clery, Owen Enright & Oisin Enright ran in a very exciting relay and were just pipped at the post to finish 2nd in the final. Conor Cleary was 2nd in 60metre final with Conor Finn finishing 3rd and Owen Enright 4th. Conor Finn also finished 3rd the under 16 long jump. This was one of the numerically largest and strongest teams that have competed in a championship for the club in many a year and the results speak for themselves. Many thanks are due to our dedicated coaches Nuala Collins and Tony McMahon for all the hard work put in. Thanks also to the parents who helped out and travelled on the day and also who helped out in training all through the year. Also our thanks to Kilmallock GAA for the use of the hurling pitch on Saturday mornings for relay and sprint training. It is very satisfying to see our underage structure in such a healthy state and bodes well for the future of the club.
Ballyriggan trail run
Saturday last just outside Kilfinane saw the Ballyriggan Trail Run take place hosted by Ballyhoura Active. For those unfamiliar with these runs they are opportunities for runners to experience trail and mountain running in a less competitive environment than a race. The Ballyriggan run took in a 6 and a half mile run which had a total climb to the highest point of 600 feet and went through spruce woodlands as the runners made their way to the top. Conditions underfoot were quite testing @ times with visibility also impaired somewhat due to low cloud and fog. However the relatively mild weather and clear mountain air as well as the scenery more than compensated. A small crowd of around 25 hardy souls took part in the morning run with 6 from Kilmallock AC Donie Dwane, Simon and Mike Reynolds, John Paul McCarthy (his first experience of trail running), Aisling Deady and Jenny Clery. The Club will be hosting our own run in January details of which will be published once they are finalized.
The club trains four times a week Monday and Wednesday and Fridays meeting @ the side car park of the Church @ 7 pm and 10 am on Sundays outside Deebert House Hotel. Training for our Junior athletes is on Tuesdays from 6.30 to 7.30 @ the track @ St Josephs Chareville. New members are welcome all year round. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. All athletes training in the evenings should dress appropriately with high visibility clothing a must and also to take care when running on the roads