The Lucozade Sport Munster underage championships on Saturday and Sunday saw more excellent performances from club athletes. An unfortunate and avoidable clash with the Tailteann’s meant seven members missed out on Saturday.
There was relief posted on the faces of many competing after completing Leaving and Junior Cert exams – no excuses for the rest of the season!
Jessika Zebo continued her great season with a treble, winning the under 19 100m, 200m and 100m hurdles, with Aisling Maunsell second in both sprints. Aisling did, however, win the 400m.
In the same age group Deirdre Murphy had a winning shot and discus double, while Sharon O’Mahony was third in the long jump.
Mark Hanrahan continued his big improvement this season with a fine win in the under 18 3,000m, while Thomas Maunsell tried his best to get away from the field with three laps to go in the under 19 3,000m, but had to settle for second after being passed in the closing stages. Thomas was also third in the 1,500m.
Brendan Perrott had a good run in the under 16 800m, before fading in the closing stages to settle for second.
Darren O’donovan was well clear in the under 19 100m, with Bryan McCarthy second. Bryan also won the 200m, and was second in the 400m.
New member Paul O’Flynn made a winning debut for the club in the under 18 long jump with a best jump of 6.56m.
Orla Coughlan easily won the under 16 200m, with Amy Clarke third. Amy was also third in the 100m and second in the long jump.
Denis Forrest picked up a bronze in the under 16 100m, with Aaron hornibrook doing likewise in the under 17 steeple.
Not a bad weekend for club members. Well done everyone.