This weekend saw the South Munster Schools championships at CIT on Saturday, the Cork Underage championships at CIT on Sunday, and the Munster Junior and Under 23 championships at CIT on Monday. With some athletes eligible to compete on each day it surely defeats the purpose of having the championships in the first place. Cork badly needs representation at the meeting before Christmas every year when dates for fixtures are decided, to speak on behalf of the athletes. With the current crazy fixture list it’s the athletes who are losing out big time.
Highlights of the meet saw Carl McNamara win the 100m and 200m at under 23 level, with Derek Duff second in both. David Quilligan cleared 6.69m to win the junior long jump, and Katey Byrd had an under 23 double in the 100m and 100m hurdles.
100m: 4 Louise McArdle Leevale 12.71 5 Cliona O’Shea Leevale 12.79
200m: 3 Louise McArdle Leevale 26.46 6 Clare Crowley Leevale 28.36
100m: 3 David Quilligan Leevale 11.44 6 Cathal Owens Leevale 11.72
200m: 3 Thomas O’Sullivan Leevale 23.1
1,500m: 4 Denis Metcalfe Leevale 4.45.18
Long Jump: 1 David Quilligan Leevale 6.69
4x100m Relay 1 Leevale 44.84 (Men)
4x100m Relay 2 Leevale 51.1 (Women)
100mH: 1 Kate Byrd Leevale 17.12
100m: 1 Kate Byrd Leevale 12.95
100m: 1 Carl McNamara Leevale 10.83 2 Derek Duff Leevale 11.06 4 Stephen Field Leevale 12.55
200m: 1 Carl McNamara Leevale 22.30 2 Derek Duff Leevale 22.38
600m: 4 Stephen Field Leevale 1.00.49