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Shauna Twomey wins an incredible six county titles

Carrick On Suir Juvenile Athletic Club

Carrick On Suir Juvenile Athletic Club

The first leg of the County Track and Field Championships was held in Templemore last weekend. There were outstanding performances by all the Carrick-on-Suir Juvenile Athletic Club athletes, with many personal best performances. The girls U-13 were brilliant with a hat trick of 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in various events. In the 60m hurdles Miriam Daly, Rachel Walsh and Alexandria Lapiy were first, second and third respectively.

In the 80m they also had a 1st, 2nd and 3rd with Miriam winning from Rachel Walsh and Roseanne Fitzgerald. In the long jump again it was a 1,2,3 with Miriam, Alexandria and Roseanne winning the medals this time. They also had a great win in the relay U-13 with a team of Miriam Daly, Roseanne Fitzgerald, Chloe Hall and Rachel Walsh.

The girls U-15 had a 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 100m with Emily Nolan winning from Shauna Twomey and Cora Maher. The boys U-17 also had some fine performances. In the long jump Darren Prout won, with Darragh Shelly 2nd and Michael Dinneen 3rd. In the triple jump Darren won from Michael Dinneen, with Conor Shelley 3rd.

Our star performers in the championship also included Shauna Twomey, U-15 who won 6 titles - 80m hurdles, 200m, the high jump, long jump, discus and javelin and she was was 2nd in the 100m, the shot putt and hammer. Darren Prout, U-17 won 5 titles when he was successful in the 100m and 200m, 100m hurdles, the long jump and triple jump.

Michael Dinneen U-17 won 4 titles, when he won the shot putt, discus, javelin and hammer and he was second in the triple jump and third in the long jump.

Miriam Daly U-13 had 3 wins - the 80m, the 60m hurdles and the long jump and she was saecond in the high jump, beaten only on countback. Michael Whelan U-16 also won 3 titles - the javelin, discus and hammer and he came second in the 200m and third in the shot putt. Kelly-Ann Doyle U-17 won the 100m hurdles, the 200m and the high jump and she came third in long jump and javelin. Aoife Doyle won double titles when she won the javelin and shot putt and was second in the 75m hurdles, high jump and hammer.

There were also wins for Emily Nolan U-15 in the 100m and she was second in the 200m. Leanne Prout U-17 won the 100m. Clodagh Fitzgerald U-18 won the 100m hurdles and Eimear Bartley U-18 won the long jump and was second in the javelin. Noel Anyanwu U-13 won the 60m hurdles and Martin Kehoe U-14 won the 80m and was second in the long jump. Jack Pender won the high jump with a personal best jump of 1.46 metres. He was third in the 75m hurdles. Jack O’Sullivan U-16 won the triple jump with a personal best jump of 10.52 and he was second in the long jump.

Rachel Walsh U-13 was second in the 60m hurdles and 80m. Alexandria Lapiy U-13 was second in the long jump and shot putt and came third in 60m hurdles. Emily Gardiner U-13 was second in the javelin. Cora Maher U-15 was second in the 80m hurdles, high jump, long jump, javelin and third in the 100m. Geraldine Power U-18 was second in both the 200m and long jump. Jake Vermeer U-14 came second in the 80m, the 75m hurdles and the javelin with a great throw of 24.31m and he was third in the 200m. John O’Dwyer U-14 was second in the 1500m. Darragh Shelley U-17 was second in the 100m, 200m, long jump and javelin. Chloe Hall U-12 was third in the 60m hurdles. Roseanne Fitzgerald was third in the 80m and high jump.

In the relay races the club won 8 titles with wins in the girls and boys U-13. The boys team were Calum O’Meara, James Daly, Jake Costello and Noel Anyanwu. There were also wins for the girls U-15 team of Aoife Doyle, Shauna Twomey, Cora Maher and Emily Nolan and Aoife McGrath. The girls U-17 and U-18s were Niamh Foley, Kelly Ann Doyle, Clodagh Fitzgerald, Geraldine Power and Leanne Prout. The boys U-14 team was Jack Pender, Martin Keogh, Jake Vermeer and John O Dwyer. The boys U-17 and U-18 were also winners with teams of Conor Shelley, Darragh Shelley, Michael Dinneen and Darren Prout. The relay team in U-14 girls and U-16 boys were second and the club was third in U-16 girls.

Well done to all the athletes, it was great to see them support each other in events and best of luck to them in the Munster Championship. This Sunday, May 26th the U-9 to 12 ages will compete in Templemore.

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