The Leinster Indoor Championships were held over the w/end 7th + 8th of March in Athlone where Medals were at a premium, it would be fair to say that this fantast Stadium is enticing lots of hidden talented children and teenagers who up to now have not showing any interest in Athletics to join Clubs and saviour the delights of competing at this arena. Championships and All Ireland records were set by new kids on the block over the two days on this fast track.
Competing for the Club were Caoimhe Murphy, Ellie O’ Toole, Aimee McGrath, Leah O’ Shea, Nikki O’ Neill, Grace O’Toole, Omasan Ayavoro, Keely Ryan, Ellen Hillard, Luke Morris, Kevin Kyne , Mark Glynn, Runo Ayavoro, Alex O’ Shea, Luke Walker Browning, James Devitt.
All our Athletes gave a 100% setting new P: B and overcoming various nick ling injuries, but if there was a medal for bravery and commitment it would have been awarded to Omasan Ayavoro who qualified for the final of the Girls U/14 60M after a heat and semi-final and finished 5th in the final with her arm encased in plaster weighting about 3kg what a girl. Runo her brother coasted into the final of the Boys U/13 60m and was crowned Leinster Champion crossing the line in a Usane Bolt stance.
Luke Walker Browning was fastest in the heats of the 600m but carrying an injury had to be satifyised with Silver in the Final hopefully he will be back to full fitness for the All Ireland, Grace O’ Toole decided to forego the track events and was rewarded with a Silver Medal in the Long/Jump.
Events For March, April, May, Sunday 15th March Round one of League Naas 2oc, Round two April 19th, Crookstown Open Sports April 12th,( March 22nd + March 28th All Ireland Indoors,) ( Athletes from the Club competing on both Days ) County Kildare Track + Field Championships May 3th +10th+ 17th , May 23th Leinster Outdoors Relays.
As you may have noticed the Club are running a 5k on the Curragh on Saturday 14th this would be a good opportunity for some of our teenager’s members to sign up and treat it as a training run.