Success for Leevale Athletes at All-Ireland Schools

Patrick Maher easily won the senior 400m hurdles in the fast time of 52.80, just outside Phillip Beattie’s 1982 record of 52.1. Later in the afternoon he set a new PB of 48.99 in the 400m, but had to settle for third on this occasion with victory going to Tim Crowe from Limerick TC in a new PB time of 48.58, with Joseph Dowling from Terenure College second in 48.92

Edmond O’Halloran comfortably won the 110m hurdles in a time of 14.54, he is edging closer to the world junior qualifying standard of 14.10.

Ryan Creech who is still recovering from injury, wound up the track events with a comprehensive win in the senior 5,000m in 15:18.56.

David Killeen was pipped into 4th place in both the senior 100m & 200m events. The good news for David is that he is senior again next year.

Emma O’Brien competing in her first All-Ireland schools competition finished 4th in the junior 200m.

Luke Hickey competed in the intermediate 2K walk and crossed the finish line in first position, however he was subsequent disqualified under the 3 warning rule. This was extremely tough on Luke, but it demonstrates that fact that race walking is a very technical event that requires technical coaching.

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