The future stars of Irish athletics served up a superb day of competition on day 1 of the National Juvenile Track and Field Championships which took place in Tullamore today (July 7th).

The hurdles, 600/800m, steeplechase, and field events dominated day 1 of this year’s championships with a host of championship records falling across the action-packed day.

One of the rising stars of Irish throws continued his remarkable season in the hammer cage this afternoon, with the now familiar name of Thomas Williams (Shercock AC) adding almost SEVEN meters to the championships record which had stood since 2011 with a superb 72.91m throw to claim gold in the U17 hammer competition.

Caoimhe Gallen (Lifford Strabane) was also in superb form in the hammer, picking up the U18 title with best throw of 59.73m which was just off her sister Adrienne’s 60.90 championship record.

Enya Silkena (Ratoath AC) was another of the throwers in record-breaking form today, posting a new 47.40 CR in the U18 javelin competition as she finalises preparations for the upcoming European Athletics Championships in Slovakia later this month.

There was plenty of highlights across today’s track action too with Caolan McFadden (Cranford AC) taking a stacked boys U18 800m title in 1:54.17ahead of Odhrán O’Sullivan (Midleton AC) 1:54.57 and John Delaney (St. Abbans AC) 1:55.85.

There was a Leevale 1-2 in the U19 girls 800m with Claire Crowley (2:13.05) leading home teammate Nicole Dinan (2:14.56), while Pia Langton (Kilkenny City Harriers) was all class in the U18 race, crossing in a winning time of 2:10.82.

Performance of the day in the steeplechase went to Matei Ursachi of Clonliffe Harriers who clocked a championship record of 9:33.48 on his way to gold in the U18 3000 steeple.

The hurdles provided much excitement throughout the morning session with impressive performances from Des O’Neill (Raheny Shamrock) in the U18 110m hurdles race (14.71), and Orlaith Mannion (South Galway AC) who took away gold in the girls U18 100m hurdles race in 13.99.

Cameron McCracken (North Down AC) managed to break the championship record in the heats of the U17 110m hurdles (13.50), before going on to better the time on his way to gold in the final with a 13.44 CR.

Selected Results


1 O NEILL, Des U18 Raheny Shamrock A.C. 14.71        

2 HAYES, Andrew U18 Dundrum South Dublin A.C. 16.31

3 MUNNELLY, Kevin U18 Tuam A.C. 17.90


1 OWENS, Sean U19  Crusaders A.C. 14.76

2 CULLEN, Alex  U19 Kilkenny City Harriers A.C. 15.28

3 MC CARTHY, Reuben U19 St. L. O'Toole A.C. 15.78


1 MCCRACKEN, Cameron U17 North Down A.C. 13.44 CR

2 PENNEY, Conor U17 Craughwell A.C. 13.55

3 HOADE, Sean U17 Craughwell A.C. 13.81



1 MANNION, Orlaith U18 South Galway A.C. 13.99      

2 IGWE, Petra U18 Ferrybank A.C. 14.40           

3 LAWLOR, Emily U18 St. L. O'Toole A.C. 14.43


1 FITZSIMONS, Caoimhe U19 G Ratoath A.C. 14.57     

2 MC ARDLE, Ashleigh U19 G   Lifford Strabane A.C. 15.16      

3 MOLONEY, Leagh U19 G Dooneen A.C. 15.74



1 GLEESON, Bobbie U18 B Templemore A.C. 52.29

2 MYLES, Jeffrey U18 B Templemore A.C. 48.63

3 LAVERTY, Patrick U18 B Carrick Aces A.C. 45.62


1 WILLIAMS, Thomas  U17 B  Shercock A.C.  72.91 CR

2 KEOGH, Nick U17 B Fr. Murphy A.C. 37.59

3 LAVERTY, Aron U17 B Carrick Aces A.C. 36.17


1 GALLEN, Caoimhe U18 G Lifford Strabane A.C. 59.73

2 ZUKAUSKAITE, Aida U18 G Lagan Valley A.C. 48.63

3 MC BRIDE, Muireann U18 G   Lifford Strabane A.C. 47.98



1 SILKENA, Enya U18 G Ratoath A.C. 47.40 CR

2 CALLAN, Aoife U18 G Bandon A.C. 40.5

3 KINGSTON, Katie U18 G Leevale A.C. 39.25



1 LANGTON, Pia U18 G Kilkenny City Harriers A.C. 2:10.82      

2 O LEARY, Jennifer U18 G Nenagh Olympic A.C. 2:12.26

3 GALVIN, Gemma U18 G Ennis Track A.C. 2:14.06


1 MCFADDEN, Caolan U18 B Cranford A.C. 1:54.17

2 O SULLIVAN, Odhrán U18 B   Midleton A.C. 1:54.57

3 DELANEY, John U18 B St. Abbans A.C. 1:55.85


1 CROWLEY, Claire U19 G Leevale A.C. 2:13.05            

2 DINAN, Nicole U19 G Leevale A.C. 2:14.56

3 O'BOYLE, Holly U19 G Ennis Track A.C. 2:17.20


1 BUCHANAN, Frank U19 B St Michaels College A.C. 1:55.97

2 NOLAN, Sean U19 B Moy Valley A.C. 1:56.94             

3 DIVER, Finn U19 B Beechmount Harriers A.C. 1:58.02


1 RENTON, Freya U15 G Westport A.C. 2:10.89 CR

2 GOGGIN, Ellen U15 G Dooneen A.C. 2:12.94              

3 KELLY, Aisling U15 G Ennis Track A.C. 2:15.07


3000m SC

1 URSACHI, Matei U18 B Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 9:33.48 CR

2 MOLONEY, Diarmuid U18 B Nenagh Olympic A.C. 9:42.87

3 O'SULLIVAN, Luke U18 B Craughwell A.C. 10:00.86


1 MAHER, Aidan U19 B Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 10:15.85          

2 MC CARTHY, Tom U19 B Greystones and District A.C. 10:16.10         

3 RICHARDS, Joseph U19 B St. Coca's A.C. 10:23.31


2000m SC

1 FLANNERY, Caoimhe U18 G Skibbereen A.C. 7:03.07            

2 ALLEN, Dearbhla U18 G St. Peter's A.C. 7:12.8

3 CUFFE, Isabel U18 G Lucan Harriers A.C. 7:20.03


Long Jump

1 MOLONEY, Leagh U19 G Dooneen A.C. 5.39

2 FITZSIMONS, Caoimhe U19 G Ratoath A.C. 5.36

3 DEMPSEY, Allison U19 G Naas A.C. 5.00


1 STEPHENSON-WONG, Tadhg U18 B Cabinteely A.C. 6.53

2 RYAN, Ronan U18 B Nenagh Olympic A.C. 6.31

3 MC GRATH, Shane U18 B St. Andrews A.C. 6.22


Full Results: Here

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