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.