Day 4 Dublin indoors

HiAnother early start on Sunday morning for our sprinters with a 10am start for the heats of the 200m races. Antonia and Aontoinette qualifed well for the final. Sam and Ian just missed out on making their finals. Chloe had a straight final and ran well finishing 2nd. In the afternoon Aontoinette ran a brilliant race coming 3rd winning in the final her first Dublin individual medal, Antonia ran a stormer from lane 1 to get up to 4th.

The middle distance races followed with countless heats. Our younger and new athletes got great experience on the day. Newcomers Erin, Jocelyn and Goda showed great courage winning their heats and making the final of the under 12 600m on their first outing for the club. Oisin made a big step up making the final of the 800m under 14. Our old reliables in the older age groups were impressive with Gillian completing a double gold adding 800m gold to her 1500 gold the previous day. Aoibh Collins collected her first Dublin medal coming a fine 2nd in her 800 and Sara Byrne had a great run also making the podium in her 800m. Clare o Connor, Kacey, Jana and Keelin all ran great making the final under 16 800m with collecting her 2nd medal of the weekend.
Emily Corcoran won the high jump under 19. Niamh o Connor made the top 8 in the long jump under 14.
Well done to everyone. A long and busy weekend. Thanks to all the parents who supported. The young athletes gained valuable experience and this will help them as they progress in the sport. Champions are not made overnight. It takes a lot of patience, thick skin and hard work!!

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Indoors 2019 getting there!!!

Another weekend of indoor action for our older athletes saw us getting closer to the end of indoor season 2019! Highlight of the weekend was Catherine McManus winning a silver medal in the 200m less than an hour after digging deep in the 400m final and narrowly missing out on 3rd place. Alison Burke finishing a fine 4th in the 60m hurdles final, Daire Finn was in contention in the 1500m final but didn’t have the energy when the long sprint for home got going but did well that’s finish 6th. Caoimhe Lynam ran a solid 400m in a quality heat and didn’t progress to the final on this occasion.

Muireann equalled her PB in the pole vault yet again in a good quality pole vault competition. Cliona Murphy and Jodie McCann both had good PBs in the 3000m. Clare Brennan continues her return to fitness just missing out on a final place in the 1500m.

Well done to everyone. Thank you to all the young ones who looked after the kit baskets. You did a great job! Thanks to all the parents and friends who supported our athletes at the weekend.