AAI Outdoor League Returns
After what was an incredible indoor league season, with records broken, new PB’s and stunning performances, the AAI outdoor League gets underway this weekend in Templemore AC’s new throwing facility, and at the Mary Peters Track in Belfast.
The 100m is set be one of most competitive events to watch during the round 1, with a host of strong contenders are all registered to compete.
On the start line will be Leevale AC star Conor Morely who won the 60m Round 2 Final earlier this year. Last month the sprinter took top spot in the 100m while competing in the Mitin Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Simon Essuman (Tallaght AC) is also set to take to the start line after winning the League Round 1 60m, while also forming part of the 4x200m relay team that won this year's National Indoor Championships.
Others in contention for the top spot include the rising Long Jump star Reece Ademola (Leevale AC), Conor Wilson (Menapians AC), Michael Deady (Menapians AC), Keith Pike (Clonliffe Harriers) and Runo Ayavoro (Newbridge AC).
In the 100m Hurdles Niamh O’Neill (St Coleman’s South Mayo AC) is the one to watch having come third in the Indoor 60m Hurdles League Final earlier in the year. The 21-year-old won the Irish U23 National Indoor Championships 60m Hurdle title just weeks later.
In the 200m Sarah Leahy (Killarney Valley AC) and John Grant (Celbridge AC) are back in league action after both won their respective 60m Indoor League finals earlier this year. Irish Indoor 60m Championship bronze medallist Leo Morgan (Clonliffe Harriers) will also be in 200m action this weekend.
In the pole vault rising star Una Brice (Leevale AC) is the favourite for top spot. The Cork athlete has been in superb form this season, continuing on from her record breaking 2021 season.
John Dwyer (Templemore AC) will be strong feature in the field events registered to compete in the Hammer, Javelin and WFD this weekend.
In the women's field events Adrienne Gallen (Lifford Strabane A.C.) will be a favourite in the Hammer having won both the National Spring throws and Athletics Northern Ireland Open Meeting reaching distances as far as 51.22m
DSD AC’s Lucy Moore will also be in field event action taking to the Weight for Distance competition after her strong indoor season.
Link to Results: HERE - Link will update