National Juvenile Track & Field Championships, Day 1, 2 & 3 Tullamore, 8th, 9th & 16th July 2017

The Striders Juveniles were in great form at the National T&F Championships, with lots of great performances, medals, PB’s and a national champion. The boys did really well in the middle distance events, starting with Myles Hewlett running an excellent time of 1:40 in his 600m race to finish just outside the medals. Next up, Darragh Flannelly posted a PB of 2:20, in his 800m final, to continue his fantastic form this season. The first medal of the weekend was won by Adam O’Connor, with Bronze in his 800m event. With the event streamed live by Athletics Ireland, there were lots of Striders at home in New Ross watching Adam get into a 3 man lead group and finish the race in impressive fashion to secure a spot on the podium, with a PB time of 2:09. Continue reading

Wexford Senior Track & Field Championships, Enniscorthy, 05-Jul-2017

Evening 1 at the Senior County Track & Field and as per usual the Striders started with a bang! Lots of new superstars emerging tonight, with lots of medals picked up by both the men and women. And some fantastic sprint finishes.
Aedan Rogers, 1500m Novice 1st.
Colin Carney, 400m Novice 3rd. 100m Masters 2nd.
Sonya Byrne, 400m Masters 1st.
John McGrath, 400m Masters 1st. 1,500m Masters 2nd. 5,000m Senior 3rd.
Paula Freeman, 100m Novice 2nd.
Sandra Young, 100m Novice 3rd.

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Wexford Juvenile Track & Field ‘B’ Championships, Enniscorthy, 23-Jun-2017

Well done to all the Striders who competed really well, at the Wexford T&F ‘B’ Championships, at Enniscorthy. We had 19 athletes participating, many for the first time, and all managed to win medals in at least one of their events. In the U9 age group we had Isabella O’Connor and Valeria Fernandez competing for the first time and the experienced Anna Murphy. All three were fantastic with Isabella excelling in the sprints, Valeria excelling in the relay events and Anna Murphy excelling in her long distance run. Gearoid Byrne came through his sprint heat and semi final, to make his mark, whilst Cormac Delaney, running the last leg of his relay, showed real speed to come from behind an win a medal for his team. Continue reading

Leinster Juvenile Track & Field Championship U12-U19, Tullamore, 17-Jun-2017 / 18-Jun-2017

The Juvenile Striders completed their most successful Leinster Track & Field championships, in the clubs history, over the weekend, at Tullamore. Competing in all disciplines, over Saturday and Sunday, the squad put in great performances, winning lots of medals along the way. Ciara Kelly and Conor Murphy showed the benefit of training under Nicky Cowman’s tutelage, as both won bronze medals in the High Jump. In the Long Jump event, Myles Hewlett and Owen Lennon were very impressive against top quality opposition. Continue reading

Wexford Senior Road Race, Barntown, 16-Jun-2017

Temperatures were hot tonight and the competition was even hotter in a very competitive Senior County road race hosted by Wexford Marathon Club.

The women headed out first on the 5k loop around a testing course. First Striders lady home was Beth O’Connor with a very competitive run, closely followed by Sonya Byrne, with Geraldine Purcell and Liz Keating to complete the women’s team, and also Aine Cullen. Our ladies team was 4th. Well done ladies. Continue reading

Leinster Juvenile Pairs / Leinster U12 & U13 Championships, Tullamore, 10-Jun-2017

The Striders had half a dozen of their finest juvenile athletes in action at this weekends Leinster championship. Myles Hewlett gave a very polished performance in the U13 600m event, to win a fantastic Silver medal in an amazing time of 1:40:5. Sam Myers went one better and helped the U11 Wexford 4x100m sprint team to Gold, in the Leinster inter county relay event. Sam also teamed up with Olan Delaney in the U11 600m pairs event. The boys performed really well and their combined time was just outside the medals. Also running the 600m was Sean Lennon, who finished strong to record a Leinster top ten placing in the U12 age group. Continue reading

Leinster Juvenile Team Championships, Tullamore, 05-Jun-2017

A brilliant day yesterday for Striders in Tullamore in Leinster team event. Competing in 5 events Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Putt, 800m and 4X100m Relay, our u15 Boys (Oisin McEochaidh, Owen Lennon, Darragh Flannelly, Adam O’Connor and Aidan Shannon) were 2nd and u15 girls (Kelly Corbett, Ciara Murphy, Erinn Shannon, Eve Byrne and Louise Doyle) 3rd. Brilliant day watching the lads go through all the events. In many ways the best event of the year in Track & field. Continue reading

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