The qualified U10 – U12, 2x, and relay teams travelled to Tullamore last
Saturday to compete in their All Ireland Championships. U12 girls,
Marie O’Halloran and Ciara Nalty, were paired with each other for both the
long jump and 80m sprint, and they competed very well to finish second in
the long jump and third in the 80m sprint. In the Boys U11 Sean O’Callaghan
and Brian Flahive finished third in their 60m sprint. Brian Flahive then
competed in the long jump with his partner Jack Murphy. Having finished
third in Munster on the previous Sunday, the boys upped their performance at
the right time to take gold.
Eli Kadi ran the fastest over all time in the boys U12 80m and secured third
place overall with his partner Daire O’Sullivan. The medal haul was then
rounded off in the girls U12 600m, where Louise Shanahan and Eirne Ní
Dheasmhunaigh ran two strong races to improve on their Munster performance
and win gold at national level.
Congratulations to all the young Leevale athletes who competed. They should
be proud of both their performances and achievements.