2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Leevale AC, so the club commissioned commemorative medals for the 2017 T&F meet. There was a high standard of competition across all events with athletes travelling from all over the country, none further than Brendan O’Donnell from Lifford Srabane who competed in the junior men’s hammer. Brendan is seeking the standard for the European Junior Championships, and the long journey paid dividends when he threw a 67.20m B standard.
Miriam Daly of Carrick-on-Suir AC is also hoping to compete at the European Junior Championships, and achieving an A standard 61.79 in the women’s 400m hurdles puts her in the picture for selection.
Joan Healy of Bandon AC had a great day at office winning both the women’s 100m & 200m races.
The Bernard Walley trophy for the 100m went to Robert Bennett of Nenagh Olympic who won the event in 11.04 from Leevale’s Colin Doyle and Conor Morey. Robert made it a double when he won the 200m in a PB of 21.86.
The 3000m Liam Horgan preputial trophy was won by Jack Corbett of Templemore AC in a time of 8:49.66.
There were several athletes in consideration for athlete of the meet, including Joan Healy and Robert Bennett, however Shona Heaslip’s performance in the wonen’s 3000m, and comprehensive winning of the race in an impressive time of 9:22.99 gave her the award.