Strong Performances By Leevale Junior Men At European Clubs Cup

Leevale junior men’s squad travelled to Portugal over the weekend to compete in the European U20 Clubs Cup Championships.  There were some exceptional performances from the Leevale athletes to score a total of 76 points, a mere 4 points behind France in 4th place. 

1st Italy   117 
2nd  Switzerland   109 
3rd  Israel   91 
4th France   80
5th Finland  77.5
6th Ireland   76
7th Lithuania  75
8th Slovakia  48.5

Team captain Padraig O’Callaghan started the day off with a 2nd place finish in the hammer. Padraig, competing at this competition for the third year is succession, threw a massive 51.12m, earning a valuable 7 points for the team. Wymin Sivakumar jumped 13.43m in the triple jump finish 3rd and he also cleared 1.80m in the high jump earning a total of 9 points across both events. 

Daniel Hurley finished 3rd in the long jump with 6.39m 

In a superb exhibition of sprinting, Conor Morey finished 2nd in the 100m in 11.06, while Colin Doyle finished 2nd in the 200m in 22.42. Ryan O’Leary & Wymin Sivakumar joined Colin & Conor for the 4×100 relay which they won in a time of 42.31, setting a new national U18 4x100m record in the process. 

There were strong performances from this young team, most of whom are eligible to compete at the same event again next year.

Full Results