It was a day filled with podium finishes for the Glenmore AC athletes who travelled to the Lourdes Stadium on Saturday last to take part in the Setanta Games.
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1st up on the track was Niamh Cranny in the u8 girls sprints. Niamh put in a great performance to qualify for the final. Next up was James Murphy & Ethan Nichols in boys u8. Both boys competed well with James qualifying for the 60m sprint final. Ethan put in 2 excellent performances to claim 2nd place in both turbo javelin and long jump in what was his first outing at a track & field event. Jonah Moore represented the club at boys u9. Jonah put in a great throw to claim 3rd placed in turbo javelin. Aine Finnegan, Aoife Mc Donald & Gillian Tuohy represented the club at girls u10. All 3 girls had a great day with Gillian claiming gold in both 60m & 500m, Aoife claimed silver in long jump and just pipped fellow teammate Aine on the line to claim 3rd place in 500m. Lucy Keenan, Molly Anne Moore & Sarah Murphy all represented the club well across all track and field events. U12 girls were represented by Leah Dunne, Eimear Finnegan, Grace Keenan and Katie McDonald. Katie ran a great 60m sprint to contain 3rd place. Cian McGee , Elliott Nicholls & Craig Tuohy all put in some great performances with Cian claiming 3rd place in sprints and Elliott 3rd place in 600m. Aoife McGee represented the club at u13 girls with Sarah Mallon & Ava Ashby competing in u14. All girls competed well with Ava building on her performance at the National B’s the previous week to claim silver in 800m. Ava Brady & James Dunne both competed well in u15 800m with James taking 2nd place and Ava unluckily missing out on a medal in 4th place. Ciaran Flynn, Craig Kane & Eoin McCann all competed at u19. Eoin came 3rd in sprints with Ciaran just missing out on a medal to take 4th in 800m.
The day finished with relays. Jonah Moore & Ethan Nicholls were part of u9 second place team. Aine Finnegan, Aoife McDonald & Gillian Tuohy were part of winning girls u10 team. Aine Finnegan, Grace Keenan, Lucy Keenan & Katie McDonald took 2nd place in girls U12s relay with Cian McGee, Elliott Nicholls & Craig Tuohy claiming 3rd in u13’s. Ava Ashby, Leah Dunne, Aoife McGee & Sarah Mallon were unlucky to miss it on a medal in 4th place in girls u14 relay. James Dunne joined forces with a team from St Peter’s to claim gold in u15 boys relay. U19 boys claimed the last medal of the day with Ciaran Flynn, Craig Kane & Eoin McCann taking silver medal in boys u19 relay. Well done to all athletes on some great performances.
The next event in the club’s 50th Anniversary year is the Carlingford 5k & juvenile road races on Friday 2nd August. This event is classed as one of the fastest courses in the North East and is proving more popular than ever this year with the offer of €500 cash prize to beat the course record. Special 50th anniversary medals for the first 500 registered athletes are up for grabs. Registration is now opened via Primo Events. For further details check out Glenmore AC on Facebook and Twitter.