On Friday the Dublin Juvenile Track Championships took place in Santry. Those who represented the club included:
Under 10 Girls: 500m - Elena Cullen and Lucy Ritchie. Under 11 Girls: 600m - Sophie Ritchie and Clodagh Cullen. Under 13 Girls: 600m - Amy Mc Cabe. Under 13 Boys: 600m - Conor Mc Ree and Conor Edwards were 4th in their heats. Both boys qualified for the Finals which will take place in Tallaght on June 9th.
Full results will be available on the Dublin Athletics Board website. Well done to all our young athletes!
Under 13 Girls Relay Team
At yesterdays Raheny Shamrocks AC sponsored 5k through St. Anne's Park Turlough Conway had a great run to finish 4th in 15.56. Next came Kevin Donagher, 11th in 16.15 and David Danagher 58th in 18.35. Vanessa Sallier was 7th Lady home in 19.33 and came 1st O.40. Her son Chris Sallier ran the course in 19.11 and was 4th Junior home. The full results are on the Precision Timing website. Well done to all.
Meanwhile Philip Halpin finished 28th overall and 2nd O.55 in a 5k road race in Hiddingsel Germany on Saturday 15th June and is back competing again after a long while. Well done Philip.
At last nights Dublin Board Graded Meeting on a wet Santry Track we had our greatest team of athletes ever, seventeen, out competing. In the 3000m we had Sean Hehir 4th in 8.40, Louis McCarthy 5th in 8.44, Paul Stephenson 11th in 8.55, Paul Fleming 13th in 8.57, Jason Reid 9.09, Robert Murphy 9.18, Jonathan Hughes 9.20, Brian Coleman 9.22 and Ciaran Aylward 9.23. In the 100m Stephen Gaffney ran 11.4 and jumped 6.75m in the Long Jump. Stuart McClane ran 56.3 in the 400m. In the 800m Ronan Kearns ran 2.04, Alan Danagher 2.06, Gerard Claffey 2.07, Lawrence Boran 2.08, David Scanlon 2.14 and David Danagher 2.18. Photos of all our runners are in the Gallery. The full results are posted on the Dublin Athletic Board website. Well done to all who ran.
Rathfarnham athletes Ciaran leads out Robert, Jonathan and Brian in the 3k.
Congratulations to Stephen Gaffney who jumped a PB of 6.83m in the Woodies DIY AAI Open Games yesterday, to come 3rd in the senior men’s event. Full results are available on the AAI website. The Games were held in Morton Stadium as a practice run for the European Team Championships to be hosted in Santry on June 22nd and 23rd. Stephen also competed in the Celtic International Track and Field Championships on June 1st, helping win gold for Ireland. Full results are available on the Irish Universities Athletics Association site.
Maria Dolan was the first lady home in the Killenard 6k Road Race in a time of 22.13. Maria was also 9th person home out of a field of 140. Full results are on Facebook. Well done Maria.
Richard Keogh finished 4th in the final of the boys U.16 800m held in Tallaght Stadium on Sunday 9th June, having qualified in the heats held on Friday night 7th June in Santry Stadium. He ran 2 minues 12 seconds in the final (unofficial) and qualifies for the Nationals to be held in July. Oisin Joyce won silver in the boys U.18 3,000m and qualified for the Nationals. Tom McGrath (1,500m), Ashur Fernandes, Oscar Egan, Shannon Benan and Katie Kellegher (800m), and Daniel Martin (3000m) ran well in their races.
Coach to Junior Athletes