Athletes shine in Community Games finals
Co. Wicklow athletes shine in Offaly
WICKLOW athletes brought home nearly a dozen gold medals from the Leinster track and field juvenile championships in Tullamore last weekend.
Seven of those gold medals belonged to athletes from Greystones and District AC with Daniel Quirk bagging two (under-14 boys 75m hurdles and under-14 boys long jump), Paul Delahunty claiming top spot in the under-16 boys 3,000m in a time of 10:05.26, Joe Dowd clinching gold in the under-18 boys 3,000m steeplechase in 10:48.07, Ailbhe Gordon throwing 28.55m to win the under-14 girls javelin (400g) while Jack McGlone secured a beautiful pair of gold medals after zipping home quickest in the under-16 boys 400m sprint in 55.52 and proving unbeatable in the under-16 boys 800m race in a time of 2:07.47.
Ashford AC thoroughly enjoyed the victory of Roisin Treacy who stormed home in the under-18 girls 2,000m steeplechase in 7:17.74. There was a gold medal for Inbhear Dee thanks to the performance of Katliegh Keogh in the under-15 800m in 2:21.77.
Roundwood and District AC’s Eve Leacy jumped an impressive 1.55m to claim the title in the under-17 girls high jump competition while Grainne O’Sullivan from Bray runners covered 5.34m to take gold in the under-16 girls long jump championship.
There were four silvers for Greystones and District AC, three by way of Ronan Dempsey in the under-18 boys 400m, the 400m hurdles at that age, and the under-18 boys 200m sprint, with the fourth coming thanks to a 10.8m triple jump by Ellen McNally in the under-17 girls triple jump competition.
Silver medals also for Joseph O’Shea (under-18 boys 800m) and Oscar Durston (under-14 boys 800m) from Ashford AC, and for Alex Carey (under-15 girls 1,500m) and Hugh Kelly (under-16 boys javelin), both from Inbhear Dee.
Ashford AC’s Oscar Durston (under-14 boys 1,500m) and Joseph O’Shea (under-18 boys 1,500m), Ellen McNally from Greystones and District (under-17 girls long jump), and her club colleagues Aodhan Daly (under-18 boys long jump), Emma Quirk (under-17 girls triple jump, and Ailbhe Gordon (under-14 girls shot put) all claimed bronze medals in what was a super weekend for Co. Wicklow athletes.
Jack McGlone (Greystones AC) after winning the Leinster Track and Field boys under-16 800m title in Tullamore.
Paul Delahunty (Greystones AC) on the top step of the podium after winning the Leinster T&F boys under-16 3k race.
Kaleigh Keogh (Inbhear Dee AC)with her gold medal from the Leinster T&F girls under-15 800m.
Hugh Kelly (Inbhear Dee AC) who took a silver medal in the boys under-16 Javelin at the Leinster T&F.
Joe O’Shea (Ashford AC) in second place in the boys under-18 800m at the Leinster T&F in Tullamore.