The Munster under 9 to under 13 Championships were held in Templemore on Sat 11th and Sun 12th of June. A small group of Juveniles travelled. On Saturday we had Faye Hallinan competing in the Girls under10 girls 60m dash and she recorded a very fast time of 10.14 secs to place 15th in a race with nearly 60 starters. Faye also competed in the long jump where her best jump of 2.81m placed her 36th overall in the long jump.
Then on Sunday Fionn Aird competing in the boys under 11 boys 600m ran a brilliant race to win his heat in a time of 1 min 55 secs. but unfortunately, the second heat was faster and had he raced this one he may have been a medal contender. His time was good enough for 5th overall.
The story of the championship indeed the athlete of the championship must surely go to our own Cara Ryan who over the 2 days won triple Gold (she was restricted to only compete in 3 events). She struck Gold in the 60m Hurdles with a very good time of 9.85 secs on Saturday. Then on Sunday she competed in both the High Jump and the Long Jump. Here she retained her Munster titles when winning the High Jump with a clearance of 1.50m. In the Long Jump she again was a convincing winner with a jump of 4.72m, brilliant performances all round. She can now look forward with confidence to the National Championships.
Well done everyone you did the club proud and thank you again coaches and parents for a wonderful weekend.