Medal Haul at Munster Indoor Championships

Report by Donal

Leevale secured a total of 22 medals at the Munster U15 – U19 Indoor championships held in a bitter cold Nenagh on the 19th & 20th February. This impressive medal count was accomplished despite the absence of some of our more notable athletes through injury and other commitments. Carl McNamara and Derek Duff competed to take Gold and Silver in both the U19 Boys 60m & 200m events. Derek proving the faster over 60m while Carl displayed his strength over 200m to take gold. The Fitzgerald sisters Maura and Kathleen continue to dominate their respective age groups is the shot put. Aoife Joyce and David Quilligan both won their respective long jump competitions and Aoife also collected a 3rd in the 60m sprint. Mera O’Connell running is the Leevale colours for the first time won the Girls U19 60m Hurdles and Christopher Murnane finished 2nd in the Boys U15 60m Hurdles      
The boys U15 relay team ran an excellent race against stiff competition from Ferrybank and Listowel to take Gold. While the girls U18 relay team brought home a well deserved silver.  
Meanwhile, Clare McSweeney represented the club at the AAA junior indoor championships in Birmingham , finishing second in her heat in a time of 59.76, just missing out on a place in the final.

Age Group Event Athlete Result
U15 Girls 60m Aoife Joyce 3rd
U15 Girls Long Jump Aoife Joyce 1st
U17 Girls 60m Claire Looney 3rd
U18 Girls 60m Ellen Sheehan 3rd
U19 Girls 60m Amy Clarke 2nd
U19 Boys 60m Derek Duff 1st
U19 Boys 60m Carl McNamara 2nd
U19 Girls 200m Amy Clarke 3rd
U19 Boys 200m Carl McNamara 1st
U19 Boys 200m Derek Duff 2nd
U19 Boys 200m Ross Kelly 3rd
U19 Boys Long Jump Ross Kelly 3rd
U19 Boys Shot Put Ross Kelly 3rd
U19 Girls 60m Hurdles Mera O’Connell 1st
U17 Girls 200m Claire Looney 3rd
U17 Girls Shot Put Maura Fitzgerald 1st
U19 Girls Shot Put Kathleen Fitzgerald 1st
U15 Boys 60m Hurdles Christopher Murnane 2nd
U15 Boys 800m Eric Curran 2nd
Boys U16 Long Jump David Quilligan 1st
Boys U15 Relay Christopher Murnane 1st
    Paul Stack  
    David Killeen  
    Eric Curran  
Girls U18 Relay Ellen Sheehan 2nd
    Claire Looney  
    Claire O Mahony  
    Louise McArdle