Top Class Performances By Leevale Athletes At Irish Schools

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

Category  Event Res Athlete  School Performance  
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