DAY 1 Saturday 25th Feb.
A well organised Munster U9-13 indoor championships were held in Nenagh yesterday. The competition was of a very high standard and medals were not easily won.
The first Leevale medal of the day was bronze, won by Tareke Wright with a long jump of 3.99 m.
In the Girls U9 60m sprint, Caitlin Hennessy and Ciara O’Mahony reached the final in style by winning their heats and semi-finals. Caitlin went on to win the final well clear of the field, while Ciara finished fourth and was very unlucky not to medal in a blanket finish. The future looks very promising for Leevale! Caitlin also finished 3rd in the 300m.
In the U12 600m, Kaitlin Coffey ran a very impressive heat, finishing well clear of the field. After a very bad start in the final, Kaitlin showed great determination working her way out of trouble from the back of the field to finish third.
Chloe McCarthy and Saoirse O’Flynn also reached their finals in the U12 60m with Chloe finishing fourth.
DAY 2 Sunday 26th Feb.
Many fine performances were had by Leevale athletes, too many to mention. A summary of the finalists follows:
In the U9 long Jump, Caitlin Hennessy added to her tally of medals with a 1st place finish in the long jump. Ciara O’Mahony also showed great promise in finishing 4th.
Brandon Idah and Daniel McCarthy had a busy day reaching the finals of both the U11 300m and 60m.
Conor Corbett finished 3rd in the U11 60m final. Jake Cassidy was also a finalist. In the 600m, Conor managed to reach the final as did Luke Horgan and Rian Brennan.
In the U12 60m, Colin Doyle and Thomas White featured in the final, with Colin finishing and very fine 2nd. Thomas also reached the final of the 600m, finishing fourth, while Jamie O’Sullivan finished 5th overall.
In the U13 60m sprint, Robert Cregan won his heat and semi-final. The race of the day was his final which he won emphatically against some fine young athletes.
In the U13 60m hurdles, Hannah Murphy won her heat and finished second in the final, again, against some very strong competition.
Great performances were had by Saoirse O’Flynn and Aoife Lordan in making the final 8 in their long jump events.