The final two days’ action took place over the weekend. On Saturday, Richard Keogh had bronze medal success coming 3rd in the U19 400m final in 51.26. Earlier Richard came 2nd in heat 1 in 53.04.In the Boys U17 100m Eoin Bonass ran 12.48. In the Girls U14 80m Sophie Ritchie was 4th in 11.15. In the Girls U15 100m Isabelle Doyle ran 13.15 to finish 2nd in the semi-final, and was 6th in the final in 13.52. In the U19 Girls 400m Sharon Behan ran 1.07. In the field action Rathfarnham had Alannah Fasenfeld and Clodagh Cullen in the Girls U14 Discus, on a day when the national record was broken in 39.14m. The girls finished 12th and 13th respectively. More medal success on Day 3- this time it was the turn of Isobel Mullarney, who was 3rd in the Girls U19 Javelin (24.68m) and 2nd in the Shotput (9.34m). In the Girls U14 Shotput Sophie Ritchie was 14th and Alannah Fasenfeld 15th. Back on the track, in the Girls U15 200m Isabella Doyle was 6th in Heat 2 in 28.08. In the Girls U19 200m Shannon Behan ran 30.34. In the Boys U17 200m Heat 1 Hugh Prendergast was 6th in 24.77 and in Heat 2 Eoin Bonass was 6th in 25.76. Full results are on the AAI website. Well done to all our athletes!
As part of the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon Series build up, the Fingal 10km took place over the weekend in Swords. Donna Mahon put in a strong performance of 39:42 to claim 2nd in her age group and 8th female overall. Also competing were Barra O'Duill (who broke 40 mins), Terry Clark (3rd in his age group), Gavin Hall and Arlene Molloy.
Brian Furey once again represented Ireland at mountain running, by competing in the 16km ascent & descent of Snowdon in Wales. Brian came home in 35th place, time 1:18 and was 4th Irishman home. There was Irish success with Sarah Mulligan keeping the 4 year winning streak of Irish runners over recent years. Results & report on IMRA.
First off on the Saturday was Anna Doyle and Elena Cullen in the Girls U13 80m. Later in the Girls U13 Shot Put, Elena threw 5.32m to finish 8th. The Rathfarnham Girls U15 4x100m relay team, drawn in a difficult inside lane, put in a sterling performance to place 4th in a time of 54.60. The team of Clodagh Cullen, Alannah Fasenfeld, Alannah Cullen and Isabelle Doyle agonisingly just missed out in a place in the final. Sunday's action featured Alannah Fasenfeld in the Girls U14 Hammer, who threw 23.84m and placed 7th. Later on in the Boys U19 800m, a very impressive Richard Keogh struck gold in a time of 1:56:27 to claim the national title. Well done to all our athletes! Full results are on the AAI website.