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104 athletes took part in today's 8km in Maree. Brian Somers and Chris Deakin finished 11th and 12th respectively. Kieran Walsh was 18th overall.
Keith Fallon 25:40
Matt Bidwell GCH 27:40
Kevin Mooney 28:27
Edel Kelly 33:57
Ester Wright 36:28
Maura Fallon 36:45
Kyle Moorhead and Finbarr McFadden
Silver and gold medalists in the U16 Boys 1500m at the Galway Community Games Finals
The customary June bank holiday trip to Ballinderrin arrived again yesterday with the 2017 Galway Community Games finals. In its 2nd year of the 1-day format, it’s a far more suitable format as I think participation suffered in previous years if people had to give up their full holiday weekend.
Athletes from the club and from the parish had another wonderful day out, none more so that Finbarr McFadden who powered to victory in the U16 1500m in his final year of Community Games with Kyle Moorhead a strong second only a day after running a 2.11 PB in the 800m at the Irish Schools Track & Field finals.
For Finbarr, his victory wraps up many years of consistency in the Galway Community Games finals placing 5th in the U10 200m in 2011 and winning bronze in the U10 mixed relay the same year, a finalist in the U12 600m in 2012, silver in the U12 600m in 2013, gold in the U13 mixed relay in 2014 and 7th in the U14 800m, silver in the U14 boys relay in 2015 and 5th in the U14 800m, bronze in the U16 1500m in 2016 and now gold in the U16 1500m in 2017. Great to see the individual gold after such consistency in previous years.
Also in the U16 grade, James Furey won silver in the discus while Chloe Casey took the gold medal in the U16 Girls discus and Ryan Gallagher took gold in the U16 Boys High Jump and Aleisha Larkin took a brilliant gold medal in the U16 Girls 100m. In the U15 mixed relay, the Craughwell team of James Furey, Robert Urquhart, Ava Finn, Aoife Kelly and sub Emma Jane Moran won the silvers, just narrowly missing out on the gold medals.
Jade Moorhead and Ava Finn
Bronze and Gold Medalists in the U14 Long Jump at the Galway Community Games
In the U14 grade, Ava Finn leaped to the Galway title in the long jump while Jade Moorhead had some fine jumps t take bronze in the same event. Fauve Aylmer was unlucky to finish just outside the medals when taking 4th place in the U14 Girls 800m. But Fauve was on a high from an hour earlier when in the U13 mixed relay, the Craughwell team of Ryan McDonnell, Fauve, Jade Moorhead, Evan Hallinan and sub Erin Kelly powered to victory in their 4x100m to claim the Galway title. Rebecca Lynch made it a good day in the U14 grade victory in the U14 Girls javelin. The U14 80m Hurdles saw some fantastic performances with Siofra Davis taking 4th place by less than a metre from the bronze medallist and in the boys race, Conor Hoade (Clarinbridge) took a narrow victory ahead of Robert Urquhart in 2nd place and Evan Hallinan taking 4th place just a metre from the medals.
Craughwell's Mixed U15 4x100m Relay Team - Silver Medalists
Robert Urquhart, Ava Finn, James Furey, Aoife Kelly
Craughwell's Mixed U13 4x100m Relay Team - Galway Champions 2017
In the U12 grade, Niamh Duffy and Sarah Byrne had a series of splendid runs to make the final with Niamh just missing out on the podium with 4th place in the final and Sarah unlucky to get a bad start in the final and take 7th place. Tara Morgan and Adam Jordan came very close to the medals with each placing 4th in the U12 ball throw. The U12 boys placed 4th in the semi-final of the u12 4x100m with their of Evan Moran, Jamie Collins, Adam Jordan, Cormac Mc Fadden and sub Darragh Kelly. In the U12 600m Evan Moran and Cormac McFadden placed 5th and 7th in the heats and Evan went on to put in a fine run to place 5th in the final.
In the U10 age group, the mixed relay team of Lauren Morgan, Kelly Hallinan, Ben Moran, Paul Barry and subs Katlyn Walsh and Jason Greaney placed 3rd in the heats. Lauren and Jason placed 4th and 5th in the heats of the 100m sprints. Katelyn and Paul battled hard in the heats of the 200m but didn’t progress further while Keelan Moorhead made it out of the heats and semis into the final where he placed 5th. In the U10 60m hurdles Kelly Hallinan made it into the final where she placed 6th while Ben Moran won his heat and suffered the misfortune of slipping at the very start of the final and ended up placed 5th in the final. Sean Hoade (Clarinbridge) had a super run in the final to take the silver medal.
And in the U8 grade, there was plenty of excitement with Alan Hallinan taking the bronze medal in the final of the U8 60m and Callum McMahon placing 5th in the U8 80m final. Remy Aylmer had a fine run to make it through to the semis of the U8 80m.
Chloe Casey, St Raphaels Loughrea
Silver Medalist in the Intermediate Girls Shot Putt
at the Irish Schools Track & Field in Tullamore
On a blustery day in Tullamore with a few heavy showers to contend with, a dozen or more athletes from the club were in action in the finals of the Irish Schools Track & Field. These championships are generally regarded as the top level of juvenile athletics in the country with schools throughout Ireland north and south well represented.
Jerry Keary and Chloe Casey (both of St Raphael’s) led the way with impressive silver medals in the senior high jump and intermediate girls shot putt. Chloe heaved the 3kg shot putt out to 13.07m in her first year in the intermediate grade to continue her fine run of National medals. Jerry soared over 1.90m for a first-time clearance but ran into trouble at 1.95m in the sometimes windy conditions and had to settle for joint silver which he shared with GCH’s Bryan Ndego representing Sligo Grammar – great to see 2 Galway athletes medaling at the highest level in the same event.
Laura Cunningham had to contend with a torrential downpour during the warmup for the senior girls triple jump and did exceptionally well to record a strong 10.43m jump in the difficult conditions which took 6th place. Earlier Ciana Reidy and Laura placed 5th and 7th in the senior high jump with both athletes clearing 1.50m in blustery conditions and Ciana placing just ahead on countback. Ciana also jumped well in the senior pole vault, exiting at 2.40m which would have been a PB. Arlene Earls placed 9th in the senior girls 800m with 2.38.10 while Ben Garrard went close to going under the magical 2 minutes with a 2.01.02 time to place 7th in the Senior Boys 800m.
In the intermediate grade, Leanagh Gilligan and Eva Whyte placed 10th and 11th in the long jump with bests of 4.73m and 4.68m while both athletes also jumped well in difficult conditions in the triple jump with bests of 9.73m for Leanagh and 9.25m for Eva. Oisin Lyons ran strongly in the opening lap of the intermediate 800m before fading a little on the home straight of the final lap to take 9th in a time of 2.05.20. Kyle Moorhead notched another second off his PB when taking 9th place in the junior 800m in a time of 2.11.85. Garvin Surlis was a little down on his huge PB from the Connachts but nonetheless leaped an impressive 5.12m in the junior boys long jump, his second competition over the 5m mark.
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Well Summer is here and we appear to be getting the temperatures to confirm it is indeed Summer in Galway. Secondary schools are closed to non exam students and the rest are surrounded by piles of books for those last few days of studying.
All our primary schools will be finishing up before we know where we are and what then????? -- weeks of boredom. We can alleviate that and break the monotony. Are you looking for an activity break? Are you a member of an athletics club? If not then come along and see what you are missing. Club members (from any club) why not bring along a new friend - this may be the sport they having been looking for.
We are FIT4FUN and would love you all to come and join us. We have fun, games and you can learn new events. Already know things? then maybe you would like to get some more experience and improve your skills and techniques. Camp is run by qualified coaches and experienced older athletes who are ready and willing to share their knowledge and expertise with you and still enjoy a good laugh along the way.
The Summer Camp will be held on two different weeks over the summer break and we cater for children from Junior infants to 6th class. It runs from 9.30am -2pm daily.
July 17th - 21st
Aug 7th -11th
Flyers were distributed to local national schools in the past two weeks. They can also be requested directly from me. Drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to two great weeks of Fun and learning and hopefully lots of sun
The timetable for tomorrow's schools All-Irelands is on line at:-
Best of luck to all of our participants !!
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