Leevale Athletes On Top Form At Munster U14-U19 Championships

Leevale athletes were in fantastic form at the Munster U14-19 juvenile championships which took place in a sunny CIT over the weekend. Leevale athletes took a total of 27 Munster titles which included 4 championship best performances (CBP). There was an incredible haul of 67 medal positions in total (up from 43 in 2016), spread across the full range of events on offer.

A number of athletes were in prolific form. Harry Nevin completed a fantastic triple when winning the boy’s U14 75m hurdles in an incredible 11.21s (where he lowered the CBP by more than half a second), as well as the long jump and 80m sprint where he was awarded joint first in a photo finish. Harry finished 2nd in the 200m where his time of 24.50s was almost half a second inside the old CBP. Harry showed his versatility by also finishing 2nd in the high jump.

Wymin Sivakumar was also in fantastic form, winning the U16 100m hurdles, long jump and triple jump titles. In the triple jump, Wymin’s best jump of 13.08m was a new championship best performance, bettering John Naughton’s 33 years old record.

Colin Doyle was a most impressive winner of a top class boys U17 200m race where his winning time of 22.19s once again bettered the European Youths qualification standard despite running into a strong headwind. Colin was followed home by Conor Morey and Ryan O’Leary in a Leevale clean sweep, one of a number of clean sweeps by Leevale athletes over the weekend. They combined with Wymin to set a new CBP of 44.48s when winning the 4x100m.

Lucy May Sleeman was another athlete to produce a triple over the weekend. Lucy looked a class apart when dominating the girls U14 sprints events with impressive victories in the 100m, 200m and 75m hurdles.

Shane Aherne produced a storming run to win the U16 250m hurdles in a new CBP of 32.93s.

Reece Ademola had a double, winning the boys U15 80m hurdles and high jump and finished 2nd in the long jump. Emily Wall was another athlete to produce a double over the weekend, winning both the girls’ U15 80m hurdles and 250m hurdles titles.

In addition there were individual titles for Tommy Connolly (U16, 800m), Robert Dillon (U16 high jump), Conor Morey (U17, 100m), Ryan O’Leary (U17, 400m), Conor O’Driscoll (U19 400m), James Mintern (U19 3000m S/C), Hannah Murphy (U18 high jump) and Katie Moynihan (U17 javelin).

The full list of Leevale medallists is summarised below. In addition, many Leevale athletes performed excellently when finishing just outside the medals.

Full results

Girls u14 75mH  1 Lucy May Sleeman  11.77
  75mH  2 Ella Scott  11.86
   80m  1 Lucy May Sleeman  10.52
  200m  1 Lucy May Sleeman  26.98
  4x100m  1   53.87
  Hammer  2 Brenda Onoh  26.57
  Hammer  3 Uche Backari  26.54
  Jav  3 Helen Moynihan  29.54
  LJ  3 Caitlin Hennessy  4.69
Girls u15 80mH  1 Emily Wall  12.48
  250mH  1 Emily Wall  37.54
  4x100m  1   2 53.02
  PV  2 Sara Zia Buckley  1.92
    3 Elena Collins  1.52
Girls u16 3000m  2 Grainne Egan  11.07.91
Girls u17 Jav  1 Katie Moynihan  43.23
  LJ  2 Aishat Onilogbo  5.34
  100m  3 Aishat Onilogbo  13.2
  800m  3 Kathlyn Coffey  2.28.13
Girls u18 HJ  1 Hannah Murphy  1.55
  800m  2 Alannah Neff  4.44.54
Boys u14 75mH  1 Harry Nevin  11.21 CBP
  75mH  3 Colin Murphy  12.13
  80m  1 Harry Nevin  10
  80m  3 Colin Murphy  10.52
  200m  2 Harry Nevin  24.5
  LJ  1 Harry Nevin  5.65
  HJ  2 Harry Nevin  1.64
  4x100m  2   51.82
Boys u15 80mH  1 Reece Ademola  12.65
  80mH  2 Hugh Collins  12.9
  80mH  3 Jonah Osabase  13.72
  HJ  1 Reece Ademola   1.75
  4x100m  1   51.41
  LJ  2 Reece Ademola  5.83
  250mH  3 Jonah Osobase  38.12
Boys u16 100mH  1 Wymin Sivakumar  14.1
  100mH  2 Daniel Hurley  14.34
  100mH  3 Shane Aherne   14.44
  250mH  1 Shane Aherne  32.93 CBP
  800m  1 Tommy Connolly  2.01.39
  LJ  1 Wymin Sivakumar  6.32
  LJ  2 Daniel Hurley  6.23
  HJ  1 Robert Dillon  1.75
  HJ  3 Wymin Sivakumar  1.7
  TJ  1 Wymin Sivakumar  13.08 CBP
  100m  2 Wymin Sivakumar  11.64
  100m  3 Daniel Hurley  11.94
  200m   3 Robert Dillon  24.63
  1500m  3 Eoghan Heaney  1.30.17
Boys u17 100m  1 Conor Morey  11.32
  100m  3 Colin Doyle  11.41
  200m  1 Colin Doyle  22.19 EYOF A
  200m  2 Conor Morey  22.61
  200m  3 Ryan O’Leary  22.93
  400m  1 Ryan O’Leary  52.49
  4x100m  1   44.48 CBP
  300mH  2 John Forde  42.73
  HJ  2 John Forde  1.7
  100mH  3 John Forde  15.74
Boys u18 1500m  2 Ben Smith  4.17.63
  Hammer  2 Padraig O’Callaghan  55.1
  4x100m  1   44.77
Boys u19 400m  1 Conor O’Driscoll  51.45
  3000m S/C 1 James Mintern  6.42.09
  200m  3 Jack Buckley  23.45
  800m  3 Filmon Berhane  2.12.85