It turned out a scorcher in Dangan as the u9-11 ages had a fantastic time with their friends and produced some stunning athletic performances in the process.
The competition incorporated a paired results section and we won’t have the results of that for a while – below are the medallists I know of at this point – will add more later! The full results of a fantastic day can be found on the Connacht Athletics website.
In the under 9s, the highlight of the day was Jack Hibbit’s Gold in the 300m in a fine time of 56.85. Grace Glynn won Bronze in the Long Jump while Gerard Murray won Bronze in the Turbo Javelin. Conor Mannion was second in a hotly contested 60m sprint in 10.65. In the pairings, the qualifiers were Conor Mannion/Jack Hibbit (1. 60m, 1.300m); Muireann Kelly/Emnma McGovern (2. 60m); Gerard Murray/Aaron Burke (1. Turbo); Grace Glynn/ Roise Beatty (2. LJ);
The under 10s were fantastic. Among the many excellent results were 500m Gold for Laoise Colleran in 1.49 to win Heat 2 with Ruby Maher close behind for Silver, winning heat 1 in 1.52.05. Ruby Maher won 60m Silver while Lola Whitney-Mangan took Long Jump Bronze. In the pairings the qualifiers were Ruby Maher/Realtin Ward (2.60m); Laoise Colleran/Ruby Maher (1.500m); Lola Whitney-Mangan/Cerys Johnston (1. LJ);
The u10 4x100m Relay teams won Gold and Silver with Realtin Ward, Lola Whitney-Mangan, Laoise Colleran, Ruby Maher, Ava Burke in the Gold winning team and Leah Rabbitte, Bethann Beattie, Cerys Johnson, Ellie Lennon in the Silver. Not to be outdone, the u10 boys team of Nathan Quinn, Conor Quinn, Dean O’Halloran, Jack McNena and Cormac Burke also took Gold in an exciting battle with Clare River Harriers.
The under 11s saw a fabulous Gold in the 4x100m with Lincoln King, Seán Colleran, James Niland and Darragh O’ Donnell. Faye Whelan took Silver in the Long Jump. In a massive result in the boys long jump, Ruairi McNena won Gold with a 3.72 leap and Darragh O’Donnell took Silver. In the pairing competition, the qualifiers were Sean Colleran/Lincoln King (2. Boys 60m); Sean Colleran/Darragh O’Donnell (2.600m); Donal Coyle/James Niland (600m); Ciaran McNena/Brian O’Gara (3. Turbo); Ruairi McNena/Darragh O’Donnell (1. LJ).
The title picture above features brilliant u9s Aaron Burke, Connor Mannion, Olivia Gorman, Roise Beatty, Kaci Madden, Dylan Doyle, Matthew Drysdale and Odhran Fallon all enjoying their day out! There were too many highlights to cover in detail but here are just a selection of pictures from a brilliant day for athletes from Craughwell! Well done to everyone – you are all brilliant!