Preview of GloHealth Tailteann Games 2016
The GloHealth Tailteann Games will act as the curtain raiser to the GloHealth National Senior Track and Field Championships in Morton Stadium tomorrow (June 25).
Leinster, Munster, Connacht and Ulster will battle it out in the U17 age category to be the best schools’ province in the country which will also see athletes garner and copper fasten coveted spots on the Irish Schools’ international track and field team.
Stars from the GloHealth All Ireland Schools Track and Field Championships in Tullamore earlier this month include Ulster’s Aron Sexton (Bangor GS) and Leinster’s Patience Jumbo Gula (St Vincent’s Dundalk) in the their respective 100m and 200m races.
Connacht's Lauren Cadden (Ursuline Sligo) and Munster's Tony Odubote (Rice College Ennis) will look to shine in the girls 300m and boys 400m.
Amy-Rose Farrell (Mount Anville) and Abbie Taylor (St Gerard’s Bray) will lock horns once more over 3,000m while Cian Kelly (Knockbeg College) will look to use his tactical nous once more in the boys equivalent. Darragh McElhinney (Coláiste Pobail Bantry) will be aiming to continue his good run of form in the 1500m while Lucas Moylan (Patrician College Newbridge) and Nelvin Appiah (Moyne CS Longford) will duke it out in a high quality high jump. Ellie McCartney (Belfast H.S.) has been setting new standards in the pole vault and is sure to show her class once more if the weather is in her favour.
Megan Lenihan (Hazelwood College Dromcollogher) bettered Marita Walton’s 41-year-old junior junior girls' discus record of 38.28m with a stunning 39.56m at the Irish Schools and she will be looking to use her expertise of centrifugal force to the max in Morton Stadium. Of course there will be many other stars and competitor to make the event that it is.
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