The final day of the Woodie’s DIY Juvenile indoor season attracted big numbers to the Nenagh Indoor stadium today. Noise levels inside the arena were as loud as ever as spectators really rowed in behind their teams.
Today’s championships were divided into two sessions held in the morning and in the afternoon. A feature of the morning’s session was that no club won more than one relay. Liscarroll AC won the girls U13 4X100m in a time of 55.29 and that is a new record , beating Dooneen’s 2004 time of 55.92. Nenagh Olympic were second in 55.99 and Donore Harriers third in 57.58.
Menapians AC won the boys U13 title in a time of 55.13, with Tramore AC second in 55.54 and Tullamore Harriers third in 55.59.
There was a close finish to the girls U15 4X200m with Dundrum South Dublin the winners in 1:51.03, ahead of Nenagh Olympic in 1:51.41 and St. Mary’s Limerick third in 1:51.79.
Leevale AC won the boys U15 relay by a big margin in a time of 1:43.89, with Menapians second in 1:46.90 and Letterkenny AC third in 1:49.10.
Tir Chonaill AC won the girls relay in another close finish in a time of 1:46.18 from Galway City Harriers in 1:46.79 and Kilkenny City Harriers in 1:47.85.
The boys U17 title went to St. Laurence O’Toole in 1:38.70 from Shercock in 1:39.47 and Nenagh Olympic in 1:40.71.
Kilkenny City Harriers were convincing winners of the girls U19 title in a time of 1:48.42 from Leevale in 1:51.25 and Greystones and District in 1:55.50.
The final relay of the morning session was won by Galway City Harriers in 1:34.26 in a close finish from Nenagh Olympic in 1:34.79 and Dundrum South Dublin in 1:39.90.
The afternoon session saw St. Mary’s Limerick set a new record in winning the U12 girls title in 57.57 from Claremorris in 58.25 and Leevale in 58.48.
Leevale won their second title when their U12 boys won in 56.4 from Dooneen in 57.7 and Ballinasloe in 58.3.
Dundrum South Dublin also won their second title in the U14 girls event with a time of 1:54.04 from Liscarroll in 1:55.67 and Lios Tuathail in 1:56.70.
Menapians won their second title in the U14 boys event in a time of 1:48.64 which is a new record, beating Leevale’s 1:50.44 from last year. Galway City Harriers were second in 1:51.88 and Limerick third in 1:52.20.
A second title went to St. Laurence O’Toole in the U16 girls event in a time of 1:49.10 from Craughwell in 1:50.19 and Leevale in 1:56.16.
The U16 boys title went to Tallaght in 1:37.07 from North Sligo in 1:38.46 and Lios Tuathail in 1:41.90.
Dooneen were winners of the U18 title in a time of 1:49.15, with Kilkenny City Harriers second in 1:49.37 and Blackrock third in 1:53.75.
The final event of the day was the boys U18 4X200m and here St. Laurence O’Toole became the only club to win three events with a time of 1:33.74, from Nenagh Olympic in 1:35.77 and Tallaght in 1:38.55.