Leinster Juvenile Relay Championship, Leixlip, 21-May-2017

The Striders had four teams competing at the Leinster 4X100m relay event, held at Le Cheile AC’s track, at Leixlip. The BU17 team kick started the day with a well earned Silver medal. Joshua Hewlett led off with a strong lead leg, Cian Flanagan and Patrick Doyle were excellent in the middle legs and Nic Walkden powered to the line to complete a flawless round. Well done to the team as they’ve worked hard on their speed-work and baton changes. The BU14 team of Darragh Flannelly, Oisin MacEochaidh, Owen Lennon and Aidan Shannon were strong in their heat and ran a great final to finish just outside the medals. Likewise our two U16 teams both qualified for the finals and were unlucky to come up against some really strong opposition. Continue reading

Wexford Juvenile Track & Field Championships, Day 2, Enniscorthy, 14-May-2017

The USAC juveniles completed a very successful Wexford Track & Field Championship, last weekend, with lots of great performances and plenty of medals. The day had many highlights with many athletes achieving their personal best times on the track and personal best distances and heights in the field events. These highlights included a sprint gold for Aaron Browne and a sprint silver for Oisin MacEochaidh, in the U14 80m, where Sean Barry and Owen Lennon also made the final. For the second week in a row the Striders excelled in the middle distance events. Continue reading

Wexford Juvenile Track & Field Championships, Day 1, Enniscorthy, 07-May-2017

Another good day for the Striders with lots of participation in the Enniscorthy sunshine. Sean O’Brien was outstanding coming second in the Turbo Javelin, first in the 100m and 500m. Sam Myers collected two bronze medals (100m & Long Jump) as did Oisin McEochaidh (100m & Javelin), Rebecca Bawden (1,500m and Sprint Hurdles) and Erinn Shannon (1,500m & Shot Putt). More success in the field events for Owen Lennon, first in the Long Jump and Cosmo Hewlett, first in the Shot Putt.

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Wexford Masters Road Race, 05-May-2017, Crossabeg

Another exciting evening at last night’s Masters County road race in Crossabeg.
The women ran first in the 4k with a great result of Catherine Ronan picking up the medal in the O50 category.
Strong running also from Beth O’Connor, Sonya Byrne, Linda Molloy, Maria Ronan, Geraldine Purcell, Karina Somers and Aine Cullen. Special mention to Maria and Geraldine in their 1st county race, well done. Continue reading

Leinster Novice Road Race, Gowran, 01-May-2017

It was the turn of the Striders Senior Men to shine this weekend. The Novice Leinster 5k Road race was held in Gowran today with outstanding results from our men. Second club in Leinster, with 9 clubs competing! Huge congrats to Alan O’Connor, John McGrath, Ted Flannelly and Sean Murphy.

And they also qualified on the County team to claim another silver: Alan O’Connor, John McGrath, Ted Flannelly, Sean Murphy, Brendan Lyng and John Stone of DMP. Pat O’Callaghan also ran strong for club and county to make it a very memorable day for the Striders. Thanks to all of the supporters and enjoy the celebrations! Roll on County Masters Friday evening!