Well done to all the Juvenile Striders who competed successfully at the Wexford Track & Field “B” Championship, held at Enniscorthy. All that training over the last few months paid off big time for Anna Murphy, who won a silver medal in the Long Jump and also helped her Relay team to a medal. Also at U9 age group was Michael Byrne, competing in his first event for the Striders. Michael’s efforts in 60m, 300m, Long Jump and Turbo Javelin earned him a Bronze medal.
At U10’s Moya Corbett was the big winner, with a Gold medal winning throw in the Turbo Javelin and a Relay medal. Conor Geoghegan was very unlucky not to scoop a medal in the Long Jump event, but put in a great leg of his Relay event to win a medal there.
The Juvenile Striders had another great day out, at the provincial combined events championship. With six under 13 athletes in action, the Striders were performing in Long Jump, Shot Putt and 200m. With a complex points system rewarding performance, every centimetre and millisecond contributes to the final aggregate score. Ciara Murphy and Kelly Corbett performed really well in all three disciplines and recorded very respectable finishing positions. There was real excitement in the boys event, with Darragh Flannelly, Aidan Shannon, Owen Lennon and Oisin MacEochaigh, all in the mix for medals. In the final event, the 200m sprint,
Darragh and Aidan jumped up the leaderboard to win Leinster Silver and Bronze medals. A very unlucky Owen was just out of the medals and Oisin showed that he has so much potential at these multi discipline events.
Well done to all for trying something new.
The Striders Juveniles made their first trip to Greystones on Saturday, to compete at the Leinster 4 X 100m relay championship. On the back of recent county success, hopes were high that BU13 and BU15 Striders teams would perform well at this high level. First in action were our under 13’s, who needed a good performance to come through their heat. The team of Oisin MacEochaigh, Aidan Shannon, Owen Lennon and Darragh Flannelly then exceeded all expectations, in the final when they crossed the line in a really tight finish, involving four teams, behind the clear winners. Unfortunately, after a long wait for results, the Striders came away without a medal, but with heads held high. Considering that this team are the current Leinster Cross Country Relay champions, this was quite a performance against the bigger sprint clubs.
The Juvenile Striders were in great form, putting in many great performances and winning lots of county medals, at day one of the Wexford Track & Field Championships. With all sixteen clubs from around the county participating, in big numbers, our athletes needed to be in top form to compete. However after some great training sessions and recent outings at open events, the Striders were ready to perform.
The girls got us off to a great start in the hurdle events. Aoife Muldoon won the first gold of the day for the Striders, in the 300m Hurdle event. Cheyenne O’Farrell Molloy, Rebecca Bawden and Hayleigh Bawden all added to the medal total, with great performances over 250m and 300m Hurdles.
It was an unusually small number that represented us at the St Joseph’s 5k Annual James Lawlor Memorial last Friday evening, but they represented us well. Delighted to see Deirdre Murphy, Henry Tubritt, Eoin Kissane and John McGrath completing that well known hilly course!
Congrats to John McGrath picking up a prize as the fastest man. Thanks to St Joseph’s for the hospitality and the Lawlor family.
Aaron Browne was our one and only Strider in action and put in a remarkable performance to get 1st place in the 800m event in Leevale Cork. With another new PB, well done Aaron.
Three PB’s for Striders at Cushinstown T&F on Sunday. Joshua Hewlett 41.87 Javelin. Cosmo Hewlett 7.29 Shot Putt & 22.13 Turbo Javelin. Eoin Shannon & Myles Hewlett qualified for 100m final & Myles Silver in the 300m. GREAT COMPETITION. Lovely club. Welcoming atmosphere. Gorgeous day. Thank you Cushinstown AC.
Well done to the 50 or so Striders who participated at Ferrybank’s Track & Field day, at the RSC, Waterford. The weather was not at all kind, but the host club did an exceptional job in ensuring the event went ahead.
The Juvenile Striders (too many to mention) were very successful, placing well in all events, including track, field, walks and relays. Coaches were very impressed with the enthusiasm and participation shown by all athletes. Ted, Alan, Gavin, Lettie and Sonia all performed excellently to win medals in their various Senior events. The overall best club shield was won by SLOT (Carlow), with USAC not far behind.
Next stop the Wexford Track & Field Championships.
Striders on tour again today. The venue Kilmacow Open Sports.
We were 2nd in the overall club award on 38 points. 6 points behind Waterford AC. Ahead of St Joseph’s, St Laurence O’Toole’s,Thomastown,West Waterford, Bree and a host of others. This despite winning no medals in field events and missing a host of proven performers. So how did we do this. Basically sprints,middle distance, relays and walks
Relays: 4 x 200m
Boys u16 1st – A.Brown,R Kielthy, P Doyle,C Flannagan
Boys u14 3rd – O Ni Eoghaidh, A Shannon, O Lennon, D Flannelly
Boys u12 3rd – C Hewlett, C Costello, F Kelly, M Hewlett
Girls u17 100m 1st A Muldoon Continue reading