Leevale athletes excelled at AI Juvenile Indoor Championships, which was held in AIT Arena over the weekend.
Sam Healy topped the medal table with three podium finishes: gold in the long jump & hurdles and bronze in high jump.
He was closely followed by Louise Shanahan who won both the girls U18 400m & 800m titles in impressive style.
Jack Murphy also got to stand on the top set of the podium when he won the BU17 60m hurdles.
Conor Morey won the BU14 60m title, while his club mate Colin Doyle was involved in a blanket finish but ended up just outside the medals. This was followed with Robert Cregan’s bronze finish in the BU15 60m final.
U13 newcomer Wymin Sivakumar, competing in his first All-Ireland, finished second in the 60m hurdles and was just outside the medals in the sprint final; a great start to his athletics career.
Jayne Pennyfather took bronze GU19 400m.
Luke Horgan, who qualified for the BU18 1500m final as a fastest loser, pulled out the stops in the final to take silver in a well-run competitive race.
Daniel O’Mahony had a strong run in the BU18 60m hurdles final finishing just outside the medals in fourth place. The combined performance of all Leevale’s hurdle athletes ensured that we were the strongest hurdle club at the championships.
The medal haul was completed by Kaitlyn Coffey when she finished third in the GU14 800m. Kaitlyn took the race out from the start only be hauled in over the last 150m. This was a great result and invaluable experience for the young athlete.
Other finalists included Sean O’Callaghan BU17 200m, Matt Murnane BU17 800m, Luke Ring BU17 60m, Laura Murphy GU17 200m, Colm Dwane BU18 800m & Marie O’Halloran GU18 60m.
Day 2 Results – Photos
Day 1 Results – Photos