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.
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.