Carrick on Suir AC’s Dara Kervick made history by becoming the first Carrick on Suir Senior Athlete to be selected on an Irish Senior team when he was selected to compete with the Irish 4x400m relay team for the European League to be held in Santry next weekend.
Dara won the AAI games 400m with a new PB time of 47.28. The previous week he ran a PB time of 47.67 in Belgium, so 47.28 was a huge PB. Hopefully Dara will be selected for the European Championship in July. As a juvenile Dara competed many times on Irish International Teams, mostly in 200m and relays.
County Tipperary U9 – U12 T&F Championships
Conor Hogan wins double titiles.
The Final leg of the Co. Tipperary Ch was held in Templemore for U9-U12. Conor Hogan U11 had a great championship when he won the Long Jump when he won with a jump of 3.85m, and the High Jump with a jump of 1.16m. Conor was 3rd in t he 60m sprint. Other winners were:
Josh Hegarty U9 won the Javelin with a throw of 11.63m. Josh was 2nd in the 60m and 3rd in the 300m, and Tyler Dunphy U9 won the Javelin with a throw of 17.48m and was 2nd in the 60m.
Kayleigh O’Shea U9 was 2nd in the Javelin with a throw of 8.14m.
Nicole Lapiy U10 won the Javelin with a throw of 10.44m, and Aoibhin O’Grady was 2nd with a throw of 10.26m. Lorna O’Shea was 2nd in the Long Jump with a Jump of 3.32m.
Kellie Bester U11 won the 60m. In the High Jump it was a 123 for our club with Ciara Dunne winning from Gwen Flately both having cleared 1.14m, and Ciara winning on countback. Aine Doyle was 3rd with a jump of 1.11m.
Ciara Dunne U11 won the Jump with a jump of 1.14m
Alannah Twohig U12 won the Long Jump with a PB jump of 3.43m.
In the relays there was a great wins for the Boy U9, with a team of Callum Costello, Josh Hegarty, Callum Walsh and Killian Power. Girls U11 also won gold, with a team of Caoimhe Power, Lynn Vermeer, Kellie Bester and Aine Mulcahy. Silver medals were won by Girls U9 with a team of Kayleigh O’Shea, Tara Peters, Eve Cronin and Aoife O’Shea. Girls U10 silver medal winners, with a team of Aoibhin O’Grady, Nicole Lapiy, Natalie Gillman and Lorna O’Shea. Girls U12 also won silver with a team of Alannah Twohig, Ruby Ware, Chloe Hall, Marion Gillman and Rachel O’Shea. Bronze medal winners were Boys U12 with a team of Aidan Ryan, Conor Hogan, Eoin Morgan and James Needham.
Next Saturday June 22nd the B Championship will be held in Templemore for any athlete that did not win and individual medal at our County Championships.
Five tipperary records broken
Templemore was the venue for the Munster U/14 to U/19 Track & Field Championships on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June. There were also five record breaking performances:-
Daniel Ryan, Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. ran 11.47sec in the Boys U/15 80m Hurdles to break the existing record of 11.50sec which has stood since 1985.
Kelly Ann Doyle, Carrick-On-Suir A.C. ran below 45.40sec in the Girls U/17 300mH to break the 1994 record of 45.50 sec.
Ciara Cummins, Nenagh Olympic A.C. shaved almost a minute off the 2011 Girls U/17 2000m Steeplechase record set by Autum Coady, Ferrybank A.C. when she ran 7.56.3secs.
Aoife Vaughan Witts, Borrisokane A.C. won gold with her throw of 56.76m & smashed the 2010 record of 44.66m by over 8m which was set by Mairead O’Neill, Gneeveguilla A.C.
Evan Lynch, Clonmel A.C. won gold in the Boys U/19 5km Walk clocking 21.36.3 & breaking Jamie Costin’s 1995 record of 22.40.20mins.
Full results can be found at www.tipperaryathletics.com.