Lots of silverware, CBPs and fun at Day 1 of Connacht Championships

Lots of silverware, CBPs and fun at Day 1 of Connacht Championships

There were some fantastic performances by athletes from the club today on the first day of the Connacht Indoor Track & Field with the highlight being the Championship Best Performance of 1:56.47 set by our U13 Boys when winning the gold in their 4x200m relay with Lincoln King, Sean Colleran, Ruairi McNena and Darragh O’Donnell. Earlier in the day, the U12 girls team almost repeated that feat with a fine silver medal in their 4x200m in a time of 2:08.10 (just 2 hundredths of a second from the old record) with their team of Cerys Johnson, Lauren Kelly, Laoise Colleran and Ruby Maher.

In the sprints, Cormac Kearney took a brace of medals in the Masters Men’s 60m and 200m, winning gold in the 200m in 25.34 and silver in the 60m in 7.85. Lorraine Delaney took silver in the Senior Women’s 400m in 63.57 while Luke Forde did likewise in the Senior Men’s 400m in 54.48 and Siona Lawless was 5th Connacht athlete in the 60m in 8.62. And there was fantastic success earlier in the day with Connacht sprint titles for Lincoln King in the U13 Boys 60m in a time of 8.47 and for Lauren Kelly in the U12 Girls 60m in 9.19. It was unlucky 5th place for Sean Colleran and Ruby Maher in the same events, just missing out on National qualification by a whisker with Sean running a time of 8.60 and Ruby a time of 9.36.

The relays also saw 5th places finishes for the U13 Boys team of Jamie O’Reilly, Ciaran McNena, Jack McNena and Erik Daniels and the U12 Girls team of Lola Whitney-Mangan, Maeve Desbonnet, Reailtin Ward and Penny Forde.

The hurdles races also saw plenty of success for the club with Lincoln King and Kate O’Leary both taking the silver medals in the U13 Boys and Girls age groups in times of 10.16 and 10.94, while Sean Colleran bagged a bronze medal in the U13 Boys event in a time of 10.46 and Maeve Desbonnet did likewise in the U12 Girls event in a time of 11.76. There were a few close misses in the hurdles with Lola Whitney-Mangan and Nathan Quinn both 4th in the U12 events in times of 11.96 and 11.84 and Ruairi McNena 5th in the U13 Boys event in 11.13.

Donal Coyle ran a blistering time of 1.45.85 to take the Connacht title in the U13 Boys 600m, knocking 4 seconds off his recent PB from the Galway Championships in an exceptional performance.

In the jumps, Siona Lawless leaped to a season’s best of 4.68m to win the Senior Women’s Long Jump. Laura Cunningham leaped 9.86m to claim the Connacht title in the Senior Women’s Triple Jump with Sarah Finnegan taking silver with a best of 8.96m. And earlier in the day, there were some fantastic jumping in the high jump with Kate O’Leary taking silver in the U13 Girls with a best of 1.30m. Halle Feerick placed 4th in the U12 Boys event with a best of 1.15m. And there were some amazing performances in the U12 Girls High Jump where out of 21 competitors, athletes from the club took 6 of the top 8 spots – with Lauren Kelly taking silver with 1.20m, Laoise Colleran taking bronze at the same height on countback and Reailtin Ward and Bethann Beattie sharing 5th place with bests of 1.15m.

The throws also saw some precious medal come the way of the club with Lola Whitney-Mangan taking the bronze medal in the U12 Girls Shot Putt with a throw of 6.17m, with Bethann Beattie 5th in the same event with 5.66m and Lincoln King also in 5th in the U13 Boys event with 7.18m.

There were many more fine performances from athletes in the club over the day .. full details below:-

U12 Boys 4x200m

6, Conor Mannion, Erik DANIELS, Rian O DONNELL, Jack MCNENA, 02:09.3 Matthew DERMODY

9 Haile FEERICK, Donagh CULLINANE, Nathan QUINN, Conor QUINN, Isaac WHITE

U12 Boys 600m

12 Donagh CULLINANE 01:59.3

32 Erik DANIELS 02:05.1

U12 Boys 60m Hurdles

9 Conor QUINN 12.27

11 Rian O DONNELL 12.5

16 Jack MCNENA 12.89

18 Donagh CULLINANE 13.21

19 Haile FEERICK 13.37

27 Isaac WHITE 15.1

U12 Boys 60m

18 Haile FEERICK 9.5

21 Jack MCNENA 9.51

26 Nathan QUINN 9.59

37 Erik DANIELS 9.83

41 Rian O DONNELL 9.91

65 Matthew DERMODY 10.62

U12 Boys High Jump

11 Cormac BURKE 1.00

U12 Boys Long Jump

12 Conor QUINN 3.55

15 Jack MCNENA 3.41

18 Nathan QUINN 3.4

21 Erik DANIELS 3.35

24 Rian O DONNELL 3.27

41 Isaac WHITE 2.87

49 Matthew DERMODY 2.68

U12 Boys Shot Put (2Kg)

7 Cormac BURKE 6.26

15 Conor QUINN 5.36

U12 Girls 4x200m Relay

15 Bethann BEATTIE, Sophie COEN, Ella WHYTE, Laoise CORBAN 02:21.4

17 Seanna OSBORNE, Sophie MULLANE, Leah RABBITTE, Lillie-Mae Forde 02:25.8

U12 Girls 600m

8 Laoise COLLERAN 02:02.8

14 Laoise CORBAN 02:05.7

29 Sophie MULLANE 02:12.2

U12 Girls 60m Hurdles

6 Reailtin WARD 12.04

7 Lauren KELLY 12.12

9 Laoise COLLERAN 12.2

18 Sophie COEN 12.79

22 Lillie may FORDE 13.23

23 Bethann BEATTIE 13.33

U12 Girls 60m

18 Penny FORDE 9.73

19 Cerys JOHNSTON 9.74

31 Sophie COEN 9.96

37 Leah RABBITTE 10.02

46 Ella WHYTE 10.1

53 Laoise CORBAN 10.23

67 Seanna OSBORNE 10.53

U12 Girls High Jump

7 Cerys JOHNSTON 1.15

7 Maeve DESBONNET 1.15

U12 Girls Long Jump


11 Maeve DESBONNET 3.24

14 Cerys JOHNSTON 3.13

22 Ella WHYTE 3.08

24 Sophie MULLANE 3.04

35 Reailtin WARD 2.89

U12 Girls Shot Put

6 Lillie may FORDE 5.63

U13 Boys 600m

7 Darragh O’DONNELL 01:51.4

12 Ciaran MC NENA 01:57.6

U13 Boys 60m

14 Jamie O’REILLY 9.17

13 Ruairi MC NENA 9.14

U13 Boys High Jump

6 Alex HUGHES 1.25

7 Sean COLLERAN 1.2

U13 Boys Long Jump

9 Ciaran MC NENA 3.75

11 Darragh O’DONNELL 3.67

U13 Girls 4x200m Relay

6 Jessica MADDEN, Ava DUNWOODY, Sophie MEEHAN, Grace DRYSDALE, Faye WHELAN, Adele CASSERLY, 02:08.1

U13 Girls 600m

6 Sophie MEEHAN 01:54.4

41 Jessica MADDEN 02:12.9

U13 Girls 60m Hurdles

10 Grace DRYSDALE 11.81

12 Faye WHELAN 11.83

U13 Girls 60m

13 Adele CASSERLY 9.16

19 Grace DRYSDALE 9.29

55 Ava DUNWOODY 10.32

U13 Girls High Jump

6 Faye WHELAN 1.2

8 Adele CASSERLY 1.1

U13 Girls Long Jump

7 Faye WHELAN 3.53

12 Grace DRYSDALE 3.41

28 Ava DUNWOODY 2.96

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