Last Sunday the Cooley peninsula competed in the Louth community games at Lourdes Stadium Drogheda. First up was Aoife Mc Donald who ran great in the u8 60m sprint. Gillian Tuohy running very well narrowly missed on a medal coming 4th in the u8 80m. Katie Mc Donald came 2nd in the u10 100m girls and was closely followed by Ellen Callan in 4th place with Grace Keenan running strong in the heat. Luke Spain represented the peninsula in the u10 100m boys and ran strongly in the heat. Ruby Steeples ran a very solid u10 200m. Craig Tuohy took home gold in the u10 200m followed not too far behind by Sean Holland. The 100m u12 girls were well represented by Rosalyn Connolly, Eve Connolly and Emily Tuohy all running very well. In the boys u12 100m Aaron Hanratty and James Spain both ran very strongly. Daragh Brady ran super and took home gold in the u14 100m and in the u14 girls long jump Leah Mc Gee was jumping for joy after she took home silver. In the last of the sprints Richard Campbell and Niall Brady both ran an incredible 200m race which ended with a photo finish Richard winning and Niall taking home silver.
The middle-distance races started brilliantly with Lisa Conlon taking home gold and Ava Brady taking silver in the u12 girls 600m. This was followed by Conor Litchfield winning the boys u12 800 and Cormac Mc Coy running very well not too far behind. Mark Litchfield narrowly missed a medal coming in 4th in the u14 800m.Ciaran Flynn ran an outstanding u16 1500m in which he took gold in the last of the middle-distance races.
The relays were up next and the u10 mixed relay team took bronze which included Ellen Callan, Craig Tuohy, Luke Spain and Katie Mc Donald. The girls u12 team took gold home with Rosalyn Connolly, Ava Brady, Emily Tuohy and Lisa Conlon. This was then matched by the boys u12 who also took gold with James Spain, Conor Litchfield, Cormac Mc Coy and Aaron Hanratty. The u16 boys completed the hattrick of gold medals for the peninsula realy teams which included Niall Brady, Eoin Mc Cann, Ciaran Fylnn and Richard Campbell. A great day for the Cooley peninsula and all the winners will now represent Louth at the national community games in Abbotstown on the 19th and 20th of August.
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