A large group of Leevale athletes represented their schools with distinction at a high-quality All-Ireland Schools T&F Championships held in Tullamore on Saturday.
Conor Callinan was the star athlete in the Junior boy’s category, doubling up to win the Pole Vault and 80m Hurdles. Conor set a new championship best performance when winning the Junior boys Pole Vault with a fantastic vault of 3.85m, bettering Neil Youngs record from 1991. Earlier, Conor led from the gun to win the 80m Hurdles title in a very swift 11.35s.
Conor Morey was outstanding in the senior boys 100m, taking 2nd behind Aaron Sexton in the fastest Irish schools sprint final ever. Conor’s time of 10.59s was once inside the Euro u20 qualifying standard.
Ella Scott retained the trophy for the outstanding hurdles performance of the day when winning the Junior girls 75m Hurdles in a top class 10.85s.
Okwu Backari was another Leevale athlete to double up on the day. Owku won the minor girls 75m hurdles in an impressive 11.32s before taking the Long Jump title with an equally impressive 5.20m.
Ella Jenks led from the gun to take the Junior girls 100m title in 12.42s before finishing 2nd in the 200m in 25.51s. Aisling Cassidy was also on the podium twice, winning the Senior girls Triple Jump with 11.41m having taken bronze in the Long Jump earlier (5.52m).
Nicole Dinan ran a fantastic 2:15.43 when taking 2nd place in a record breaking minor girls 800m race. Nicole was followed home by Maire Hynes-McLaughlin who took bronze in 2:19.01.
In the throws, Katie Moynihan was 2nd in the senior girls Javelin (42.39m) and Padráig O’Callaghan 2nd in the senior boys Hammer (52.75m). Cathal Scanlon St. Declans Kilmacthomas was 2nd in the Senior Boys Javelin (49.59m).
There was silver for Wymin Sivakumar in the senior boys Triple Jump (13.72m) and Kyle Ettoh in the Junior boys Long Jump (5.84m).
Bronze medals were won by Ryan O’Leary in the senior boys 200m (21.90s), Una Brice in the Inter girls Pole Vault (3.10m) and Adam Kiely in the u16 boys Mile (4:39.27s)
Leevale Athlete Results
|Minor Girls||800m||2||Nicole Dinan||At. Angelas Cork||2:15.43|
|Minor Girls||800m||3||Maire Hynes-McLaughlin||Col an Phiarsaigh||2:19.01|
|Minor Girls||75m Hurdles||1||Owku Backari||Ashton||11.32s|
|Minor Girls||75m Hurdles||8||Orla O’Sullivan||Regina Mundi||12.68s|
|Minor Girls||Long Jump||1||Owku Backari||Ashton||5.20m|
|Junior Girls||100m||1||Ella Jenks||Col Mhuire Buttevant||12.42s|
|Junior Girls||200m||2||Ella Jenks||Col Mhuire Buttevant||25.51s|
|Junior Girls||75m Hurdles||1||Ella Scott||Christ King||10.86s|
|Junior Girls||800m||6||Hannah Arrigan||Mount Mercy Cork||5:03.97|
|Junior Girls||Javelin||6||Jessica Lyne||Mount Mercy Cork||25.82m|
|Junior Girls||Shot||6||Brenda Onoh||Ashton||10.20m|
|Junior Boys||80m Hurdles||1||Conor Callinan||Col an Chroi Naofa||11.35s|
|Junior Boys||80m Hurdles||8||Sean Carmody||CBC||12.66s|
|Junior Boys||Pole Vault||1||Conor Callinan||Col an Chroi Naofa||3.85m||CBP|
|Junior Boys||Long Jump||2||Kyle Ettoh||Col an Chraoibhin||5.84m|
|Inter Girls||100m||6||Lucy Sleeman||Colaiste Choilm, Ballincollig||12.50s|
|Inter Girls||100m||7||Ava Cashman||Christ King Cork||12.88s|
|Inter Girls||Pole Vault||3||Una Brice||Mount Mercy Cork||3.10m|
|Inter Girls||Javelin||4||Helen Moynihan||Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG||33.24m|
|Inter Girls||Shot||7||Holly Umeh||Christ King Cork||11.79s|
|Inter Girls||Triple Jump||7||Orla Onoh||Ashton||10.25m|
|U16 Boys||Mile||3||Adam Kiely||CBC Cork||4:39.27|
|Senior Girls||1500m||5||Ellen Moran||Mount Mercy Cork||4:53.56|
|Senior Girls||Triple Jump||1||Aisling Cassidy||Bandon Grammar||11.41m|
|Senior Girls||Long Jump||3||Aisling Cassidy||Bandon Grammar||5.52m|
|Senior Girls||High Jump||7||Hannah Murphy||Regina Mundi||1.55m|
|Senior Girls||Javelin||2||Katie Moynihan||Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG||42.39m|
|Senior Girls||Javelin||6||Abby Fitzgerald||Col muire Crosshaven||25.60m|
|Senior Boys||100m||2||Conor Morey||PBC Cork||10.59s||Euro u20|
|Senior Boys||100m||5||Ryan O’Leary||Col Chriost Rí||10.88s|
|Senior Boys||200m||3||Ryan O’Leary||Col Chriost Rí||21.90s|
|Senior Boys||400m||6||Shane Aherne||Rochestown college||50.68s|
|Senior Boys||800m||11||Jack O’Connor||Colaiste Chriost Ri||2:07.15|
|Senior Boys||1500m||7||Tommy Connolly||CBC Cork||4:03.48|
|Senior Boys||Hammer||2||Padráig O’ Callaghan||Col Chriost Rí||52.75m|
|Senior Boys||Triple Jump||2||Wymin Sivakumar||Col an Spioraid Naomh||13.72m|
Full results HERE