Clonmel Juvenile Notes February 2017

2017 Juvenile Club News

Clonmel Juvenile Athletic Club Notes for February 2017

Clonmel Juvenile Club Notes 5th February

Great performances at the Munster Indoors

The Munster Juvenile U9 to U12 Indoor Championships took place in Nenagh on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th Feb and the club was well represented with 19 athletes travelling to a cold complex to represent Clonmel Athletic club. Overall the number of Munster athletes competing was huge with starting line ups of 50 to 60 not uncommon. The standard of competition was high with 6 new Championship Best Performances over the 2 days.

In the boys competition we had Charlie Philips competing in his first track U 9 competition and recorded a Long Jump of 2.23m placing him in 23rd position and setting a new personal best. He also set a new PB for his performance in the 60m Dash with a time of 11.61 s which was good enough to qualify him for the semi-finals. Next up was Adhvaith Divakaran in boys U10 and he recorded a Long Jump of 2.90m placing him in 27th position and setting a new PB he also set a PB in the 60m Dash with a time of 10.84s placing him in 43rd position. We also had Tristan O’ Connor competing in his first Championship and recorded PB’s for his time of 11.82s placing him in 51st position in the 60m Dash and recorded a Long Jump of 2.50m placing him in 41st position.

In the boys U11 we have 3 athletes, in the Long Jump Killian Whelan set a new PB with a Jump of 3.57m placing him in 6th position just 9cm away from a medal. Max Fitzgerald also recorded a good jump of 2.97m to place him in 24th position. These two lads again were involved in the 60m Dash with Max setting a PB time of 10.39 s which placed him in 38th position. Killian won his heat in a new PB of 9.59s and lowered it again when placing second in the semi-finals with a time of 9.46s. In the final he finished in 6th place just 0.13s outside the medal positions. In the 600m we had Matthew Downey set a new PB of 2:12:75 when finishing in 28th place.

In the boys U12 we had 8 athletes, the first event of the day was the High Jump and here Kieran Proven set a new PB with a height 1.15m which placed him in 5th position just 5cm away from a medal and an opportunity to represent his club at a national level. Kieran also competed in the 60m Dash and recorded a good time of 10.23s placing him in 31st position as well as jumping a distance of 2.94m in the Long Jump placing him in 30th position. Nathan O’Connor competed in his first Championship and recorded a PB of 11.25s in the 60m Dash to finish in 35th position. In the 600m we had 6 athletes competing with Cian Flaherty first home for Clonmel in 9th position (1:58:87 PB) closely followed by Harry O’Keeffe in 13th position (2:00:04), Conor O’Gorman in 14th position (2:01:33), Cianan Power in 21st position (2:06:16 PB), Cathal O’Gorman in 26st position (2:09:15 PB) and Matthew Buckley in 34th position (2:17:58 PB).

In the girls U10 competition we had Daisy O’Keeffe and Erin O’Keeffe compete in both Long Jump and 60m Dash. Erin progressed to the semi-finals in the 60m Dash and recorded a Long Jump of 2.64 PB to finish in 32nd place while Daisy also set a PB with a jump of 2.67m to finish in 30th position. In the girls U10 500M we had Zoe Tierney who finished in 9th position and set a new PB with a time of 1:51:77. In the girls we had good performances from Siofra O’Loughlin competed in the 60m Dash and Long Jump. In the girls U12 600m we had Eimear Heafey who finished in 24th position with a time of 2:15:80 PB.

Clonmel AC would like to thank the athletes, parents, coaches and club officers who travelled to Nenagh to participate in the event.

 

Clonmel Juvenile Club Notes 12th February

Boys under 11 win All Ireland Medals

The All Ireland Juvenile B Cross Country Championship took place in Waterford IT on Sunday 12th of February on what was a cold bitter day. The club was well represented with 19 athletes most of which had never competed at this level before. The first event of the day for Clonmel athletes was the U11 Girls run over 1,000 meters and here we had 5 entries Saofra O Loughlin, Cara Hennessey, Ciara Collins, Rachel Buckley and Eimear Heafey all running very well and contributing to the 5th place achieved by Tipperary in the County competition. Next up we had the U11 Boys team competition run over 1,000 meters and a strong team of Matthew Buckley, Michael O’ Reilly, Patrick McGarry, Kieran Proven, Conor O Gorman, Cathal O Gorman, Cian Flaherty, Cianan Power, Matthew Downey and Harry O Keeffe served up a superb race to claim the Bronze medal in the club competition no mean feat considering the race had over 100 entries all vying for glory. These lads also contributed to the 4th place finish of Tipperary in the County competition. Then we had the U13 Girls over 1,500 meters and again we had strong performances from Ruby Carroll and Muireann Duffy both helping the Tipperary team to a fourth place finish marginally missing out on a County Medal. The final event for Clonmel athletes was the U13 boys race over 1,500 meters and here we had Odhran McGrath and Conor Flaherty both running very well and contributing to the 7th place finish for Tipperary. The Club would like to thank the many parents who travelled to support our teams today.

 

Clonmel Juvenile Notes – 26th February

Ava Fennessy wins Munster Gold in 800m.

The Munster U13 to U19 indoor Championship took place in Nenagh over 2 days Saturday and Sunday 25th and 26th February and the club was well represented by 10 athletes.

In the Girls U14 60m Dash we had Abbey O’Leary who on her first competitive performance ran a very good time when finishing 4th in her heat. Then we had Emma Moore in the Girls U18 60M Dash and she ran very well  to qualify for the final with a 4th place finish in the semi-final. Emma also competed in the 200m and ran a very good time to finish in 14th position. In the Girls u14 we had Celine Durand who ran a very good race to finish 12th. In the Girls under 15 800m surely one of the races of the day we had Gillian Hughes on her first competitive outing who ran a fantastic race to place in 5th position in a very high class field where the first 2 lady’s home both smashed the Munster Indoor record by over 3 seconds which had stood for 12 years.

Next we had the Girls U16 800m and here we had two athletes Ava Fennessy who won Gold and was Crowned Munster Indoor Champion, 6 seconds ahead of second place and Brid Moynihan who also ran very well to place in 13th position. Ava also competed in the Long Jump and narrowly missed out on a second medal by 5cm with a jump of 4.47m. By virtue of the fact that Ava had 2 top four finishes she will progress to represent Club, County and Province in the upcoming All Ireland Indoor Championship. In the Girls U19 800m we had Ciara O’Neil run a very good race to finish 4th and again is eligible to compete at National level.

In the Boys U17 we had Daniel Slattery run very well to finish in 7th place in a race where the record was set by our own Sean Tobin back in 2010. Daniel also put in a strong performance in the 800m to finish 9th. In the Boys U18 we again had 2 competitors ; Colm McCarthy running very well to finish 6th in the 1500m and finish 5th in the 800m and Riain Patterson who ran very well to finish in 8th position in the 1500m.

Clonmel AC would like to thank the athletes, parents, coaches and club officers who travelled to Nenagh to participate in the event.

 

Anthony Tobin Victorious in Isle Of Mann

On Saturday last 25/2/2017 Anthony Tobin was part of a large Irish Race Walking Squad that travelled to the Isle of Mann for the Manx Harriers Open Race Walking Event in the National Sports Centre in Douglas. Anthony was taking part in the 10km event. Conditions on the day were anything but favourable with the remnants of Storm Dorris blowing hard on Saturday Morning, Anthony took the front from the off and went through the 5km mark in 23.15 setting Anthony up for a big performance. Anthony found the going hard as the gale blew and came home in a seasons first of 47.05 a clear winner. Anthony will be happy with a  performance that sees improve more than a minute on his performance in the same event a year previous and is a solid opening 10km time.