Craughwell AC’s Jerry Keary being presented with a training grant of €100 by Club Chairperson Marion McEvilly
in recognition of his selection for the Irish team to contest the Schools International in mid-July
Yet another action-packed weekend of athletics took place in Tullamore with the National U20/U23 Track & Field Championships on Saturday and the National U9-11 Track & Field Championships and National U14-16 Pentathlon Championships last Sunday.
On Saturday Jamie Fallon raced to the National title in the U20 Men’s 5000m in a time of 15:38.76 while Damien O’Boyle took 6th place in the U20 Men’s 1500m in a time of 4.03:76. Stepping up from U17 to U20, Jerry Keary clinched a fine bronze medal in the Men’s High jump with a clearance of 1.90m in wet conditions and Laura Cunningham placed 6th in the U20 Women’s High Jump with a clearance of 1.50m. Aoife Walsh and Shauna Tobin also jumped well in the U20 Long Jump but were unlucky to break on their better jumps and placed 10th and 11th in the event, while Lorraine Delaney had a similar experience in the U20 high jump when struggling with her mark on the misaligned Tullamore high jump and unlucky to knock her opening height of 1.40m.
On Sunday in National U14-16 Pentathlon, 3 athletes from the club competed in the multievents with Freya Bohan placing 6th in the U15 Girls Pentathlon, Ellie Cronin 9th in the U14 Girls Pentathlon and Lewis Ryan 11th in the U14 Boys Pentathlon – very useful experience for all 3 athletes.
Aoife Walsh leaping high in the U17 long jump in Tullamore
(photo Kieran Carlin https://www.facebook.com/finn.v.ac)