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A’s in Athlone at Schools Combined Events


A’s in Athlone at Schools Combined Events

There were some top  class performances once more at the Irish Life Health All Ireland Schools Combined Events at the AIT International Arena today (October 28).

For the girls there were victories for Molly Curran (St Ciaran’s Ballygawley), Jennifer Hanrahan (Our Lady’s Terenure), Lara O’Byrne (St Joseph’s Lucan) and Vickie Cusack (Davis College Mallow).

There were wins in the boys’ competition for Harry Nevin (Rochestown College), Iarlaith Golding (St Colman’s Claremorris), Troy McConville (Craigavon SHS) and Brendan Lynch (St Brigid’s Loughrea).

For the full boys' results click HERE and for the girls' results click HERE

Molly Curran was top of the pile in the minor girls with a total score of 3,115 points. Her results were 9.70 seconds for the 60m hurdles, 10.32m in the shot put, 4.62m in the long jump, 1.51m in the high jump and 2:29.15 in the 800m.

There was an excellent junior girls’ competition with Jennifer Hanrahan heading Niamh McCorry (Loreto College Cavan) and Jennifer Leahy (Loreto Kilkenny). Hanrahan tallied 3,089 points (9.88 in the hurdles, 8.62m in the shot put, 5.03m in the long jump, 1.56m in the high jump and 2:32.85 in the 800m) ahead of McCorry on 3,040 and Leahy on 3,023.  

Lara O’Byrne was more than adept across the events in the intermediate girls with a total of 3,403 points – 9.23 60m hurdles, 10.96m shot put, 4.96m long jump, 1.57m high jump and 2:29.47 800m

Vickie Cusack (Davis College Mallow) continued her excellent schools’ combined events career with 2,814 points – 10.69 60m hurdles, 9.30m shot put, 5.19m long jump,  1.52m high jump and 2:48.0 800m.

In the boys’ events of 60m hurdles, shot put, long jump, 200m and 800m, Harry Nevin continued to trail a blaze winning the minor section with 3,148 points. The talented Cork schoolboy who has had interest from Manchester United recorded 8.77, 12.58m, 5.47m, 24.70 and 2:08.63 to take the gold.

Iarlaith Golding impressed once more to win the junior section with 3,214 points with 8.48 seconds, 10.19m, 6.20m, 23.20 seconds and 2:18.15.

In the intermediate Troy McConville tallied 3,389 points with 8.44 seconds, 11.18m, 6.11m, 23.50 seconds and 2:08.13.

Rounding out the day was Brendan Lynch winning the senior boys with 3,211 points with 8.79 seconds, 10.15m, 6.07m, 23.30 seconds and 2:10.95.

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