Leevale athletes travelled in strength to compete at the 2019 Athletics Ireland Junior & U23 Championships in Tullamore on Saturday, July 6th. Leevale men were casing the top junior mens club for a consecutive 5th year, while Leevale junior women were travelled with the mission of finishing top women’s club.
In a great exhibition of teamwork, both the women and mens teams scored across a wide range of track & field events and must now await confirmation if they have done enough to qualify for the European Junior Clubs Cup of 2020.
There were celebrations last night for Conor Morey and Ryan O’Leary who received European U20 Championships Selections. Conor was selected for the 100m and 4x100m relay, while Ryan receives his first Irish cap for the 4x100m relay. They will head to Boras, Sweden from the championships, July 18th – 21st. Congratulations to both athletes and coach Derek Coffey on the selections.
There were individual victories for Cathal Scanlon in the junior men’s javelin and Wymin Sivakumar in the triple jump. Padraig O’Callaghan took silver in the hammer and bronze in the weight for distance. Kate Moynihan took silver in the junior women’s javelin with a super throw of 40.21m. Aisling Cassidy also took silver in the triple jump with 11.30m. Sara Zia Buckley won bronze in the junior women’s 100m hurdles.
Ryan O’Leary’s third place finish in the 100m secured him a place on the Irish Junior 4x100m relay team.
James Ezeonu had an excellent day finishing 3rd in the junior mens 110m hurdles and this in the 200m final just ahead of his club mate Jack McGrath.
Una Samuels represented Leevale in the U23 Championships and secure silver in the pole vault with a 3m vault.
The day was rounded off nicely with victory for Leevale junior women in the 4x100m relay.
Leevale Results: every place secured points for the Leevale teams.
|Junior Men 100m||Ryan O Leary||3rd||11.01|
|Junior Men 110mH||James Ezeonu||3rd||15.77|
|Junior Men 1500m||Tommy Connolly||4th||4:07.7|
|Junior Men 1500m||Ben Smith||6th||4:09.5|
|Junior Men 200m||James Ezeonu||3rd||23.21|
|Junior Men 200m||Jack McGrath||4th||23.26|
|Junior Men 3000m||Nathan O Leary||9th||9:10.2|
|Junior Men Discus||Duggan, Ryan||6th||35.58m|
|Junior Men Discus||James Kirkby||7th||34.73m|
|Junior Men Hammer||Padraig O’Callaghan||2nd||53.39m|
|Junior Men Hammer||Sean Naughton||6th||32.34m|
|Junior Men Javelin||Cathal Scanlon||1st||51.21m|
|Junior Men Long Jump||Wymin Sivakumar||5th||6.43m|
|Junior Men Shot Put||Ryan Duggan||6th||10.33m|
|Junior Men Triple Jump||Wymin Sivakumar||1st||13.43m|
|Junior Men Weight For Distance||Padraig O’Callaghan||3rd||7.61m|
|Junior Women 100mH||Sara Zia Buckley||3rd||21.17|
|Junior Women 200m||Ellie Hurley||5th||27.73|
|Junior Women 4x100m||Leevale A.C.||1st||50.49|
|Junior Women 4x400m||Leevale A.C.||5th||4:23.7|
|Junior Women 800m||Patrice Holmes||5th||2:33.5|
|Junior Women Discus||Abbey Fitzgerald||9th||20.71m|
|Junior Women Hammer||Holly Umeh||5th||21.85m|
|Junior Women High Jump||Hannah Murphy||5th||1.55m|
|Junior Women Javelin||Kate Moynihan||2nd||40.21m|
|Junior Women Long Jump||Aisling Cassidy||6th||5.34m|
|Junior Women Long Jump||Orlaith Onoh,||13th||4.42m|
|Junior Women Pole Vault||Sara Zia Buckley||5th||2.85m|
|Junior Women Shot Putt||Holly Umeh||4th||9.77m|
|Junior Women Triple Jump||Orlaith Onoh||4th||10.65m|
|Junior Women Triple Jump||Aisling Cassidy||2nd||11.30m|
|Junior Women Weight For Distance||Abbey Fitzgerald||5th||5.29m|
|U23 Women PV||Una Samuels,||2nd||3.00m|