County Juvenile Athletics
On Saturday last the AAI Juvenile Team Games for U/9 to U/11 took place in Templemore Track. Tipperary had 18 teams taking part in the Team events, winning a grand total of 10 sets of National medals (4 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze). Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. won 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze with Clonmel A.C. & Nenagh Olympic A.C. winning 1 gold and 1 silver apiece and Carrick-On-Suir A.C. winning 1 gold and 1 bronze.
In the Girls U/9 competition, the Carrick-On-Suir A.C. team of Aine Doyle and Kellie Bester took Gold with Aine Grace and Valerie Van Der Wal, Clonmel A.C. also winning Gold in the Long Jump. Carrick-On-Suir A.C. girls, Kellie Bester and Lynn Vermeer won Bronze in the same event with a second Carrick team of Ciara Dunne and Aine Doyle placing 4th. In the Boys U/9 Competition, Cillian McDonagh and Dillon Ryan, Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. won Bronze in the Boys U/9 300m and were 4th in the Long Jump, just 3 cm shy of the Bronze medal. Conor McKelvey and Jake Adler, Nenagh Olympic A.C. were 5th in the Ball Throw.
In the Boys U/10 Competition Adam O’Dwyer and Kyle Shelly won Silver in the Ball Throw, Ethan Hayes and Diarmuid Delaney, Templemore A.C. came 7th and Stephen Cantwell and Ted Collins, Nenagh Olympic A.C were 6th in the Boys U/10 500m. In the Girls U/10 Competition Isabel Farnan and Sarah Hennessy, Nenagh Olympic A.C. won Gold in the Ball Throw with Ava Fennessy and Orla Winston, Clonmel winning Silver in the Long Jump and Caoimhe Mulcahy and Ava Fennessy, Clonmel A.C. placing 6th in the Girls U/10 500m.
In the Girls U/11 Ball Throw Caolifhionn Maher and Hannah Finnerty, Nenagh Olympic A.C. won Silver in the Ball Throw while in the Boys U/11 Competition Jack Ryan and Shane Burke, Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. won Gold in the Long Jump and Bronze in the 60m.
A strong contingent of Carrick-On-Suir A.C. athletes took part in the Woodie’s DIY AAI Junior and U/23 Track and Field Championships in Tullamore on Sunday last, taking home 5 National medals. Shane O’Dwyer won National Gold in the Junior Men’s Long Jump and Silver in the High Jump with his team-mate Shane Prout winning Bronze in the Triple Jump. Aoife Bartley and Dara Kervick also won medals, with Aoife winning Gold in the Junior Women’s Long Jump and Dara placing 2nd in the U/23 Men’s 400m. Eimear Lynch, Newport A.C. came 4th in both the Junior Women’s 200m and 400m with her brother Patrick placing 7th in the Junior Men’s 200m while Finbarr Horgan, Clonmel A.C. came 8th in the U/23 Men’s 800m.
Well done to four Tipperary athletes who took part in the Dublin Grand Prix of Race Walking on Sunday last. Aaron Egan and Anthony Tobin, Clonmel A.C. took part in the Boys U/16 3km Walk with Aaron finishing in 4th place in a time of 15.58 and Anthony 8th with a time of 16.30. Sarah Ryan from Templemore A.C. also competed finishing 13th in the Girls U/16 race in a time of 19.08. Evan Lynch, Clonmel A.C. took part in the U/18 5km race, crossing the line in 1st place in a time of 22.35, almost a minute & a half faster than 2nd place.
Saturday 2nd July – Cork City Sports in CIT. This year for the first time there is a Juvenile 300m Gala for U/9 to U/16. All interested juveniles must enter online in advance. For further details, log onto www.corkcitysports.ie.
Sunday 3rd July – County Juvenile “B” Track and Field Championships at 12 noon in Templemore Track and County Trials for National Inter-County Relays for Girls and Boys U/13, U/15, U/17 and U/19. The timetable of events can be found at www.tipperaryathletics.com.
Athletes may only enter 2 events and all individual medal winners at the “A” Championships in May are ineligible to compete. Relays will be a fun event with all Clubs mixed by draw.
Saturday 9th July & Sun 10th July – AAI Juvenile Track and Field Championships in Tullamore.
Saturday 16th July – Schools International Track and Field Championships in Wales.
Sunday 17th July – Munster “B” Individual Championships in Templemore at 11am. No medal winners in Munster or National “A” or “B” individual competitions or 2 x Team Competitions allowed. Full timetable can be found at www.tipperaryathletics.com. Maximum of 2 events per athlete and U/15 and U/16 will be one competition.
Saturday 23rd July – AAI Juvenile Track and Field Championships in Tullamore.
Sunday 24th July – AAI Juvenile Track and Field Inter Club and Inter County Relays in Tullamore.
Saturday 30th and Sun 31st July – AAI Combined Events in Tullamore.