O’Connor and O’Sullivan among the stars at Juveniles


O’Connor and O’Sullivan among the stars at Juveniles

Kate O’Connor (Dundalk St Gerard’s) and Sophie O’Sullivan (Ballymore Cobh) were among the stars on day 3 of the Irish Life Health National Juvenile Championships in Tullamore today (July 16).

O’Connor starred at the SIAB Schools International the previous day winning the javelin with an Irish Youth record of 49.26m. In Tullamore she continued her record ways with a championship best performance in the U18 high jump with a leap of 1.74m.

Sophie O’Sullivan was an impressive winner of the U17 1500m in 4:41.80 following in her mother’s, Sonia O’Sullivan, footsteps who won this title in 1985. Stephanie Cotter (West Muskerry) was another good 1500m winner in the U19 girls’ age group with 4:34.09.

Throwers were on form and Ciara Sheehy (Liscarroll) surpassed Michaela Walsh’s (Swinford) U16 shot put championship best with a 13.62m throw. Aoibhinn McMahon (Blackrock Louth) continues to impress and she had a new CBP in the U15 girls javelin with 42.41m.

Conor Cusack (Lake District Athletics) won the boys U16 Javelin with a throw of 63.04m, a new championship best performance.

Daniel Forde Callanan (Loughrea) missed out on the record in the U18 boys’ triple jump due to an illegal tailwind but took gold with a fine 13.47m. His club mate Brendan Lynch did get the championship best in the U19 boys triple with a best of 13.84m.

There were some good winners in the 200m races including Erin Taheny (Corran) in the U15 girls’ in 16.10, Aoife Lynch (Donore Harriers) in the U19 girls’ in 24.98 and Joseph Finnegan Murphy (Dublin Striders) in the U18 boys’ in 22.38.

Niamh Malone (Monaghan Phoenix) was on top of the rostrum for a fine performance in the U19 girls 400m hurdles in 61.86 seconds.  

That rounds out an excellent three days of competition at the Irish Life Health National Juvenile Track and Field Championships. 

For full results of day 3 click HERE

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