All Ireland Relays

Superb Leevale Displays.  18 Teams Compete – 10 Teams Win Medals

Leevale underage teams were in sparkling form at the All Ireland Relays at Tullamore yesterday. with 18 teams in action.  Report courtesy of Donal Murnane.
Girls U18 4 x 300

1st Final   Angela Butler    Amy Clarke    Orla Coughlan    Clare McSweeney    
The first race of the day set the tone for a very successful meeting for Leevale with the U18 girls winning the 4 x 300 relay in very convincing style.

Girls U13 4 x 100    6th Ht    DNQ Final    Kate Humphries    Grainne Deasy    Rebecca Corbett    Fiona Burke    

Boys U13 4 x 100    3rd Ht    6th Final    David Killeen    Ciaran Barry    Sam Lynch     Stephen Swanton

Girls U15 4 x 100    3rd Ht   7th Final    Alanna Quinn    Aoife Joyce    Wendy Oke    Chloe Murphy

Boys U15 4 x 100    3rd Ht   7th Final    Brian Manning    David Quilligan    Darren Loftus    Christopher Murnane

Girls U17 4 x 100        4th Final    Heather Collins    Clare O Mahony    Ellen Sheehan    Clare Looney

Girls U19 4 x 100        1st Final    Donna Hosford    Orla Coughlan    Amy Clarke    Clare McSweeney    
A convincing victory for this team was extra sweet for Donna was her final relay as a juvenile athlete.

Boys U19 4 x 100        1st Final  Greg O Leary    Carl McNamara    Derek Duff    Paul Horan    
The strength of this team always meant that gold was always a real prospect, they all ran to form to notch up another win.

Girls U17 4 x 300        3rd Final   Heather Collins    Daniele Maunsell    Clare O Mahony    Ellen Sheehan    
A brave run by the U17 girls saw them compete for a very strong third position.

Boys U19 4 x 400        1st Final   Carl McNamara    John Shine    Berndan Perrott    Greg O Leary    
This was the relay race of the meeting if not the year to date. Coach Tony Shine pulled off a coup with his team selection. Carl McNamara, not previously know as a 400 meter athlete ran the first leg. Setting off at a blistering pace he set up a convincing lead by the end of the first 200, to every ones amazement he maintained this lead at the end of 400. John Shine ran a strong second leg to hold off the attack by Togher AC and hand over to Brendan Perrott with the slightest of leads. Brendan protected the lead on the bend before loosing it on the back straight, however he fought back on the inside on the home straight to once again hand the lead to Greg O’Leary. Once Greg was handed the lead he was never going to lose it and set up a very memorable victory for the team and club.

Boys U18 4 x 100        1st Final   Carl McNamara    Paul Horan    Derek Duff    Ross Kelly    
The Boys U18 4 x 100 have a strong team and won comfortably.

Boys U 11 4 x 50    1st Ht   3rd Final   Denis O Sullivan    Eric Stam    Sean Fogarty    Peter Swanton    This bunch of lads performed well to secure a bronze medal. There is lots of promise for the future.

Girls U 10 4 x 50    1st Ht   3rd Final   Jennifer O Lehan  Kate O Callaghan  Yvette Peters  Shauna Fagan    
A sweet medal for this team, some of whom returned from foreign holiday just in time to compete.