INSPIRED FUTURE STARS READY FOR CHAMPIONSHIP ACTION

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The next generation of athletics stars take to the track in Tullamore this weekend for the first of three action-packed-days of competition at the 123.ie National Juvenile Track and Field Championships.

Day 1 of the championships gets underway from 10am on Sunday July 7th, with a further two days taking place back at the Tullamore Harriers venue on July 21st and 27th.

  • Latest Timetable (as of July 2nd): Here
  • Entries: Here
  • Results: Here (Updated July 7th)
  • Spectator Tickets: Here
  • Live Stream: Here
  • Team Selection Criteria for U17 International Development Team Here
  • Chairs Welcome Here
  • Policy on Photographers for National Juvenile Competitions Here
  • Info on Protest-Appeals Here

Day 1 Preview (July 7th)

The hurdles, 600/800m, steeplechase, and field events dominate day 1 of this year’s championships with a host of exciting athletes set to battle it out for national honours.

Caolan McFadden (Cranford AC) should go well in the U18 Boys 800m, while Shea O’Donnell (ACE AC) is sure to also put in a brae showing.

Maebh Caffrey (St Cocas AC) and Nicole Dinan (Leevale AC) will be to the fore in the U19 800m, while Pia Langton (Kilkenny City Harriers) should go well in the U18 Girls race, with Jodie Foster (Willowfield Harriers) sure to be still in contention come the bell.

The hurdles are sure to provide much excitement across Saturday’s schedule, with Ethan Dewhirst among the110mH entries (U18) following his recent European U18 selection in the 400m hurdles.

Orlaith Mannion (South Galway) looks a contender for the U18 Girls 100mH, while Okwu Backari (Leevale AC) will look to add to her growing medal collection in the U19 Girls 100mH and long jump competitions.

Recent school’s champion Michael Kent (DMP AC) will be tough to beat in the U18 long jump competition, while attention in the throws will likely hone in on Caoimhe Gallen (Lifford Strabane) in the U18 hammer and multi-event star Enya Silkena (Ratoath AC) in the U18 javelin.

Follow all the action live from 10am on Sunday via the Athletics Ireland YouTube channel (stadium commentary).

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