Usual suspects star at Irish Life Health Munster Schools


Usual suspects star at Munster Schools

The usual suspects starred at the Irish Life Health Munster Schools Track and Field Championships in CIT on Saturday (May 20).

Ciara Neville (Castletroy) won the senior girls’ 100m in 11.82 seconds while Sharlene Mawdsley (St Mary’s Newport) won the 200m in 24.71 and dominated the 400m in 56.39.

Darragh McElhinney (Col Pobail Bantry) was a facile winner of the intermediate boys’ 1500m in 4:29.63 to win the inter boy’s 1500m while Charlie O’Donovan (Col Christ Ri) won the senior 1500m unchallenged in 4:17.82.

Anna Ryan (Ursuline Thurles) set a new junior girls’ pole vault record of 2.90m with second-placed Orla Coffey (St Angela’s Cork) also over the old record with 2.80m improved on the junior girls’ pole vault record old record when they soared over the bar 2.90m.

Ciara Sheehy (St Mary’s Charleville) broke her own junior girls’ shot put record with a best of 14.58m while also winning the hammer with 40.79m. Tirna Ni Chathail (PS na Trionoide) won the intermediate girls’ hammer with a new record of 48.63m.

There was a new U16 mile record with a run of 5:30.09 by Tara Ramasawmy of Pres Waterford.

There was further success for the Ryan family, following Anna Ryan’s pole vault success, with David Ryan (Thurles CBS) winning the intermediate boys’ long jump with 6.50m while Daniel (Thurles CBS) bagged double gold in the senior boys’ 110m hurdles in 15.15 seconds and the shot put with 15.04m. For good measure their brother Jack won the intermediate shot put with 14.80m and youngest Dillon was second in the junior boys' pole vault.

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