Clonmel juveniles impress in Munster athletics event

The Munster Juvenile combined events took place last weekend in Cork.

The Munster Juvenile combined events took place last weekend in Cork.

Clonmel AC had 6 athletes competing and it was the first time the Club ever participated at these Championships and great credit to the Coaches and indeed all the athletes for all the training over the past couple of weeks.

In these competitions athletes had to compete in the Long Jump, Turbo Javelin, 60m and 600m and they scored points based on their individual finishing positions in each event and it was the combined total that decided their final finishing positions. Carlos Grace performed very well in the Boys under 11 competition that saw him finishing 13th overall on 656 points.

In the Girls under 11 competition we had great performances from Aoibhinn Foley who was 1st in the Turbo Javelin, with Veerle van der Wal 2nd and Aine Grace 3rd. In the Long Jump Veerle van der Wal was 1st with Aoibhinn Foley 2nd. In the overall competition Aine Grace performed very well when finishing 4th in her debut in this competition with 728 points, only 18 points off the Bronze medal. We also had great performances from Aoibhinn Foley 6th on 638 points, Robyn O’Flynn 7th on 578 points and Veerle van der Wal 8th on 549 points. In the Girls under 12 competition Ava Fennessy performed very well especially in the Long Jump where she finished 5th. Ava was 9th overall on 1380 points.

In the Munster Junior Track and Field Championships club members preformed very well. Megan O’Brien won the Women’s 400m Bronze medal in 65.12 secs. Aoife Laste won the Women’s 1500m Bronze medal in 5 mins 17.01 secs. In the Women’s 3000m we recorded a 1 – 2 with Orlaith Moynihan winning the race in 10 mins 52.12 secs with Laura Tobin 2nd in 11 mins 0.02 secs. Thomas Channon made his debut for the Club in these Championships when running the 200m in 24.79 secs and he is sure to improve as the season progresses. In the Junior Men’s 5000m Michael Carey showed a welcome return to competition with a great performance when winning in 16 mins 14.18 secs. Anthony Tobin also performed very well when winning the 3000m Walk.