On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June, Glenmore had a small but determined contingent of athletes who competed in the Leinster Track and Field Championships in Tullamore.
First up was Niall Brady who took to the runway in the u16 boys Long Jump and jumped his way to 6th position with a new PB, which got the weekend off to a great start. His sister Ava also jumped extremely well in the u13 girls Long Jump.
Katie Mallon took to the track and competed in both the u17 400m placing 7th and 800m placing 6th position in sweltering sunshine conditions. This was Katie’s first experience of Leinster competition and she certainly did herself proud.
Ciaran Flynn u16 1500m acquitted himself very well among a fast field despite being in the middle of his Junior Cert Exams. Tadhg Leahy competed in the u19 3000m placing 4th position and qualifying for the All Ireland Championships.
Richard Campbell who is a very keen sprinter qualified comfortably in his heat u16 100m to the final where he was just out of the medals. Daragh Brady u15 200m just missed out on the final but nonetheless is showing great progress in his sprinting this season. His brother Niall qualified in his u16 200m heat to the final placing 5th position.
At the end of Day 1 Nicole Barry represented Louth in the u15 girls Inter County 4x100m relay where the team placed a fantastic 2nd while both Richard and Niall (sub) then represented Louth in the u17 boys Inter County 4x100m relay where the team also placed a super 2nd.
On Day 2 of the Leinster Championships, Katelyn Quinn got the day off to a flying start placing 2nd in the u17 Javelin qualifying for the All Ireland Championships. Katie Conlon ran outstanding in her u15 800m and Chloe Mc Carragher had a great performance in her u12 Turbo Javelin.
Hannah Stewart was 4th in the u19 1500m also qualifying to All Ireland championships despite being in the middle of her leaving cert exams. A huge well done to all our athletes who did themselves and the club extremely proud last weekend.
Well done to Gerry Stewart who ran the Phoenix Park 5 mile on Saturday and Glenmore members Shane Lynch and Donal Mc Porland who did the 11 mile Northern Ireland mountain running association race on the Cooley Mountains.