Chloe and Sean star at Irish Schools T&F

Chloe and Sean star at Irish Schools T&F

Chloe Casey and Sean Cotter who both won silver at the Irish Schools Track & Field
with Chloe in the Intermediate Girls Discus and Sean in the IntermediateBoys 3000m

Possibly the busiest week on the athletics calendar all year saw 5 major competitions held in the past week with the Galway County Sports, Galway City Sports, Galway Senior Track & Field, Irish Schools Track and Field and Galway Community Games.

The highlight of the week was the fantastic silver medals won by Sean Cotter (Calasanctius) with an exceptional 9:09.04 in the Intermediate Boys 3000m and Chloe Casey (St Raphael’s) in the Intermediate Girls discus with a throw of 32.33m. Ellie Cronin (Pres Athenry) went close to the medals with 5th place in the Intermediate high jump with 1.55m.


Laura Cunningham, Lorraine Delaney and Arlene Earls
at the Irish Schools Track & Field in Tullammore

There were strong performances also from Arlene Earls (St Brigids) 7th in the Senior Girls in an excellent 2:24.54; Laura Cunningham (Pres Athenry) 7th in the Senior Girls High Jump with 1.55 and Lorraine Delaney (Calasanctius) 8th with 1.50, with both girls also placing 9th and 11th in the triple jump with 10.18 for Laura and 9.88 for Lorraine; Luke Evans (St Raphael’s) 11th in the Senior Boys 2000m Steeplechase in 7:14.38; Alisha Larkin (St Raphael’s) 10th in the Intermediate Long Jump (4.47); Leanagh Gilligan and Caoimhe Gilligan (both St Brigids) 11th and 12th in the Intermediate Triple Jump with 9.54 and 9.07; Patrick Noonan (Pres Athenry) with an excellent 9:29.50 to place 7th in the Intermediate 3000m; Kyle Moorhead (Pres Athenry) with a PB of 2.05.60 in the Intermediate 800m; Oisin Keane (Calasanctius) 7th in the Junior discus with 26.26m; the Pres Athenry Junior relay team who placed 8th in the final in a time of 53.59; Ava Finn (Pres Athenry) who placed 12th in the Junior long jump; Lauren McNally 9th in the Junior javelin (21.99) and Caoimhe Starr 9th in both shot putt (8.33) and discus (19.10); and Lukas Schukat who placed 9th in the Minor long jump with 4.63.

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