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Athlone set for more juvenile action and live stream

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Athlone action to be live streamed

The Irish Life Health Juvenile Indoor Championships day 3 competition schedule is set to be live streamed in Athlone this Sunday (March 25).

 The day 1 schedule was cancelled due to the arctic conditions but the competition has certainly heated up since then. The action will be live streamed from 12pm on the Athletics Ireland Facebook page. 

There is plenty to look forward to including Rhasidat Adeleke (Tallaght) and Cian McPhillips (Longford) among those returning to the blue boards of Athlone.

Middle distance action

The 800m always provides exciting races and is always a brilliant championship event whether it be in a heat or a final. Shona O'Brien (Gneeveguilla A.C.) will look to add the girls U19 800m to the 1500 title she won last week. Among the other girls to look out for include Sara Doyle (St. L. O'Toole A.C. Girls) in the U18s, Corrine Kenny (Dundrum South Dublin A.C.) in the U17s, Ava O'Connor (Tullamore Harriers A.C.) in the U16s, Sarah Hosey (Dooneen A.C.) in the U15s and Sophie Quinn (Ratoath A.C.) in the U14s.

The younger ones run over 600m and two of many fine competitors include Erínn Leavy (Dunleer A.C.) in the U13s and Cait O' Reilly (Annalee AC) in the U12s.

The Carrick-on-Shannon A.C. Kennedy twins, Declan and Kennedy, go in the boys U12 600m. Going up the age groups in the 800m we will see Morgan Clarkson (Dundrum South Dublin A.C.) in the boys U16 and Cian McPhillips (Longford A.C.) who was masterful over 1500m in the boys U17.

Jack Raftery (Donore Harriers) and Eoghan Keaney (Tallaght A.C.) will also look to complete respective doubles in the boys U18 and U19. Raftery won 400m gold while Keaney won 1500m gold last week.

Big 60m hurdles entries

There are entries aplenty in the 60m hurdles which sees the continuation of the development of the sport on the technical side.

Among the girls to look out for include: Alison Burke (Celtic DCH A.C.) and Lara O'Byrne (Donore Harriers) in the girls U19 60mH; Sive O'Toole (St. L. O'Toole A.C. Girls) and Anna McCauley (City of Lisburn AC) in the girls U18; Sophie Codd (Bree A.C.) and Orla Coffey (Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C.) in the U17; Kate Donohoe (Annalee AC Girls) and Niamh McCorry (Annalee AC) in the U16; and Ava Rochford (Ennis Track A.C.) in the girls U14.

Among the bountiful boys to look out for are: Shane Monagle (Tramore A.C.) in the boys U19 60mH; Lucas Moylan (Naas A.C.) and Joseph McEvoy (Nenagh Olympic A.C.) in the U18; Iarlaith Golding (St. Colmans South Mayo) in the boys U17.

There is a big u16 boys’ entry and equally as big an entry in the U15 boys with Harry Nevin (Leevale) among those looking to impress.

200m one lap wonders

Rhasidat Adeleke (Tallaght A.C.) will be the one to watch in the Girls U17 200m which has a big entry. Other one lap wonders in the other age groups are: Deirdre Murray (Na Fianna A.C.), Ciara Deely (Kilkenny City Harriers) and Lauren Cadden (Sligo A.C.) in the girls U19; Patience Jumbo-Gula (Dundalk St. Gerards A.C.) in the U18; and Ailbhe Doherty (Ennis Track A.C.) in the girls U16.

David Murphy (Gowran A.C.) will be among the boys looking to complete sprint doubles and he goes in the U19 200m. Conor Morey (Leevale A.C.) and Israel Olatunde (Dundealgan A.C.) will also be looking to complete that feat in respective U18 and U17 age groups.

Jumping for rostrum places

There will be triple and long jump competitions on show in Athlone with big entries.

Among the girls entries for the jumps are: Laura Cunningham (Craughwell A.C.) in the girls U19 Triple Jump; Orla O'Sullivan and Okwu Backari (both Leevale A.C.) in the girls U13 Long Jump; Ella Farrelly (Craughwell A.C.) and Tara Keane (Craughwell A.C.) in the girls U12 Long Jump.

There will be plenty of boys looking for pop on the runway too and some of them are: Matthew Rossiter (St Abbans A.C) in the boys U19 Triple Jump; Sean Carolan (Nenagh Olympic A.C.) in the boys U18 Triple Jump; and Luke Ingle (Mid Sutton A.C.) in the boys U14 Long Jump.

Putting the shot into action

There are a whole host of entries for the shot put with many of the athletes doing multiple events. Some of the entries are: Ava Rochford (Ennis Track A.C.) in the girls U14; Clara Miniter (St. Marys A.C. Girls) in the U12s; Shane Breslin (Tir Chonaill A.C.) in the boys U16; Timmy Wilk (Ballymore Cobh A.C.) and Louie Woodger (Metro St. Brigid's A.C.) in the boys U14.

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