Fantastic Performances in Connacht Schools Finals

Fantastic Performances in Connacht Schools Finals

Jerry Keary (St Raphaels), Ryan Gallagher (St Raphaels) and Paul Armstrong (Pres Athenry)
at the Connacht Schools High Jump in Athlone IT

There were some exceptional performances from athletes from the club on Thursday in the finals of the Connacht Schools track & field which were held in Athlone, particularly in the 800m and triple jump events.

Weather conditions were not ideal with a swirling wind and bouts of rain but nonetheless the track saw some exceptional 800m times particularly from Kyle Moorhead with 2.12 in the Junior Boys, Oisin Lyons with 2.03 in the Intermediate Boys and Ben Garrard with 2.01 in the Senior Boys. Full results are here.

While there did not appear to be much of a trailing wind in the jumps, there were many PBs for our athletes with some exceptional jumping including a massive PB of 5.40m for Gavin Surlis in the Junior Boys long jump which was his first time over 5m and an equally massive PB for Laura Cunningham in the Senior Girls triple jump with an 11m jump on her final attempt which is 58cm further than Laura jumped only three and half weeks ago and a huge 71cm further than her PB from last July. Equally impressive, Leanagh Gilligan leaped a massive 10.50m in the Intermediate Triple Jump which is over a metre further than her best jump from last year – brilliant jumping! There were PBs also for Conor Roberts, Ava Finn and Shauna Tobin in the long jump and for Eva Whyte in both long jump and triple jump. In possibility the first time that Connacht schools has conducted a pole vault event, Ciana Reidy was very impressive when vaulting to a new PB of 2.30m.

Incidentally, Laura’s 11m triple jump would rank her currently as 2nd best in Ireland amongst jumpers of any age while her indoor best of 10.55 earlier this year ranked her 12th best amongst senior women indoors in 2017.

Provisional results have still to be announced so there are no track times to report on yet for the sprints. The following are preliminary results gathered from our coaches who were there on the day. I will update them as more information becomes available.

Minor GirlsLong Jump2 Ava Finn4.62Pres Athenry
 Shot Putt? Caoinhe Starr St Brigids
 200m1 Chloe Farragher St Brigids
  2 Ava Finn Pres Athenry
  5 Emma Jane Moran Pres Athenry
 4x100m4 Pres Athenry  
Junior GirlsHigh Jump1 Ellie Cronin Pres Athenry
  3 Aine Kelly St Brigids
 Shot Putt? Freya Bohan Pres Athenry
 Javelin? Lauren McNally St Brigids
  ? Ornaith Coen St Brigids
 100m5 Aleisha Larkin St Brigids
  6 Ornaith Coen St Brigids
 75m Hurdles4 Ellie Cronin Pres Athenry
  5 Aine Kelly St Brigids
 4x100m2 Pres Athenry  
  ? St Brigids  
Inter GirlsLong Jump2 Leanagh Gilligan5.00St Brigids
  4 Eva Whyte4.60Calasanctius
  5 Shauna Tobin4.33Pres Athenry
  ? Ava Power3.92St Raphaels
 Triple Jump1 Leanagh Gilligan10.50St Brigids
  2 Eva Whyte9.37Calasanctius
 Shot Putt1 Chloe Casey St Raphaels
 Javelin? Eva Kelly St Brigids
 100m? Siona Lawless St Brigids
 4x100m? St Bridgids  
Senior GirlsHigh Jump1 Laura Cunningham1.55Pres Athenry
  2 Ciana Reidy1.50St Brigids
 Triple Jump1 Laura Cunningham11.00Pres Athenry
 Pole Vault2 Ciana Reidy2.30St Brigids
 400m? Arlene Earls St Brigids
 800m2? Arlene Earls St Brigids
 3000m1 Caron Ryan St Raphaels
 4x100m1 St Brigids  
Junior BoysHigh Jump? Conor Trehy Pres Athenry
 Long Jump1 Garvin Surlis5.40The Bish
  2 Conor Roberts5.21Colaiste Bhaile Clair
 75m Hurdles? Conor Trehy Pres Athenry
 200m? Garvin Surlis The Bish
 800m2 Kyle Moorhead2.12Pres Athenry
  8? Oisin Davis Pres Athenry
 4x100m4 Pres Athenry  
Inter BoysHigh Jump2 Ryan Gallagher1.65St Raphaels
 800m1 Oisin Lyons2.03Calasanctius
 1500m5 Finbar McFadden4.44Pres Athenry
 3000m2 Ben Ryan St Raphaels
Senior BoysHigh Jump1 Jerry Keary1.90St Raphaels
  3? Paul Armstrong1.60Pres Athenry
 Long Jump4 Paul Armstrong5.36Pres Athenry
 800m2 Ben Garrard2.01Calasanctius

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