Clonmel Juvenile Athletic Club
Jaco Oosthuysen sets new Munster Record
Castleisland was the venue last weekend for the Munster Juvenile Track and Field Championships. In the boys under 18 Javelin Jaco Oosthuysen, the current All Ireland Senior Schools Champion, put in a superb performance when winning the Munster title with a new Munster record of 50.77m. This was a brilliant performance by Jaco who has shown great progress this year.
Phoebe Murphy got the championships off to a brilliant start when putting in two great performances in both the 80m and 200m. Phoebe ran very well in both to win both titles convincingly. Then we had Chloe Lynch performing very well when winning the Gold medal in the 1500m walk.
In the boys under 15 walk Club members and training partners Aaron Egan and Anthony Tobin won Gold and Silver with two top class performances. In the Girls under 16 800m Roisin Cleary ran very well to win a great 800m race with Aoife Laste and Megan O’Brien finishing strongly in 4th and 6th places respectively. In the 1500m race we had three athletes in the final with Orlaith Moynihan running very well to win the title while Aoife Laste put in a great effort over the closing stages to win the Bronze medal and Laura Tobin finishing strongly in 8th place, great performances. Alyx O Mahoney performed very well when winning the Silver medal in the 2K walk.
In the Girls under 17 800m Clare Horgan ran very well to win the Bronze medal while in the final of the 1500m she was joined by Maeve Moynihan and both put in great performances that saw them finish just outside the medals. In the Boys under 17 3k walk Evan Lynch continued his preparations for next month’s World Youth Championships with a fine performance to win the title convincingly. In the 3000m steeplechase the current Senior Schools Champion, Michal Carey put in another fine performance when winning the title. Reece Maher also had a brilliant championship when running very well to win the 3000m title.
We had other athletes who put in fine performances over the weekend but just failed to get among the medals at what was a very competitive Championships but they will have learned a lot and this experience will stand to them, athletes like Saoirse McGeever who put in two fine performances in the Girls under 15 80m and 250m hurdles when 5th and 6th respectively in both finals. Patrick Cleary performed very well in the Boys under 15 800m and 1500m finals. Jack Allen is another athlete that will improve as this was his Championship debut and he ran very well in the Boys under 18 1500m final.
All Ireland team
Templemore is the venue this weekend for the Juvenile Track and Field team Championships. The Club would like to wish the best of luck to the Girls under 9 Long Jump team of Velerale van der Wal and Aine Grace who won Silver medals at the recent Munster Championships. Best wishes also to the Girls under 10 Long Jump team of Ava Fennessy and Orla Winston next weekend who also won Silver medals in the Munster Championships.
The Club’s Annual Sponsored Walk will take place this Thursday night in Powerstown at 6/30pm.