Nenagh is still a happy hunting ground for medals

KILKENNY athletes were among the medals again at the National Indoor Athletics Championships in Nenagh.

KILKENNY athletes were among the medals again at the National Indoor Athletics Championships in Nenagh.

Kilkenny City Harriers (KCH) was a big winner in Tipperary, grabbing two medals on Saturday. Competing at under-18 level, she won gold in the long jump and silver in the 200m final, recording a personal best (PB) time of 25.791 in the process.

Lorraine’s performances were just part of a great weekend for local athletes. There were great results for:

Under-15 - Girls’ 1,000m walk: 4th Tara Leacy (St Senan’s AC), 5.22.22 mins.

Under-17 - Girls’ 200m: 2nd Cliodhna Manning (KCH), 25.31. Girls’ high jump: 1st Sinead McDonagh (KCH), 1.55; 4th Catriona Twomey (KCH), 1.50. Shot-put: 5th Catriona Twomey (KCH), 9.97.

Under-18 - Girls’ 200m: 2nd Lorraine O’Shea (KCH), 25.791 secs (PB). Girls’ long jump: 1st Lorraine O’Shea (KCH), 5.52m. Boys’ 200m: 3rd Eoin Power (St Joseph’s), 23.89.

Under-19 - Girls’ shot-put: 1st Emma Fenlon (St Joseph’s), 10.12m. Boys’ 200m: 2nd Jack Saunders (St Joseph’s), 22.95 secs.

Relays

The relay races provided an exciting finale on the last day of the National Juvenile Indoor Championships in Nenagh on Sunday.

Following on from their success in the individual events KCH took home another impressive haul of medals, while St Joseph’s were also successful in the hunt for honours.

KCH took bronze in the girls’ under-12 4x100m, silver in the girls’ under-13 4x100m, bronze in the girls’ under-17 4x200m and bronze in the girls’ under-19 4x200m. In the boys events KCH were third in the under-14 4x100m and second in the under-15 4x200m. St Joseph’s secured the bronze medal with a good performance in the boys’ under-19 4x200m event.

The Kilkenny results and teams from the relay finals are:

Girls’ U-12 4x100m: 3rd KCH, 60.30 (Leah Raggett, Rebecca Keane, Ella Richardson, Orla Casey. Sub: Ruth Kent).

Girls’ U-13 4x100m: 2nd KCH, 56.50 (Lauren Gleeson, Jennifer O’Keeffe, Sinead Tuohy, Clare Kirwan.

Sub: Keeva O’Brien).

Girls’ U-17 4x200m: 3rd KCH, 1:48.18 (Cliodhna Manning, Catriona Twomey, Sinead McDonagh,

Niamh Leahy. Sub: Margaret Caldbeck).

Girls’ U-19 4x200m: 3rd KCH, 1:49.25 (Laura Langton, Orla McPhillips, Lorraine O’Shea, Niamh Tuohy).

Boys’ U-14 4x100m: 3rd KCH, 1:56.09 (Jack Manning, John Dillon, Morgan Thomas, Luke Fitzpatrick. Subs: Shane McGeary, John Nolan).

Boys’ U-15 4x200m: 2nd KCH, 1:47.20 (Aaron Barron, Pat Maher, Aidan Tuohy, Callan Byrne. Sub: Craig

Byrne).

Boys’ U-19 4x200m: 3rd St Joseph’s, 1:35.07.

Road Race

Brian Maher (KCH) and Tommy Evans (Gowran) recorded great times when running in the Dunboyne AC Four Mile road race. Maher clocked in at 19.17 to finish fifth, crossing the line ahead of sixth-placed Evans, who finished with a time of 19.23.

A group of the Harriers went further afield, travelling to Rome for the Rome Marathon recently. Among those who ran in Italy were Sheila Creedon, Irene Henebry, Teresa Daly, Anne-Marie O’Grady, Kate Giblin and Sheila Marnell.