Report by Clodagh Cullen.
Sunday the 12th was the final day of action in the Indoor Championships. Everyone got out to the NIA bright and early and were glad of the roof as the hailstones and snow was pounding down for Day three of the Dublin Indoor Championships. The action commenced with the 200 meter heats. We had three representatives from the club. First was the girls U/16 in heat 2 Isabelle Doyle ran an impressive 26.4 to win the heat, also in heat 2 was Anna Brophy who ran a good race to finish 6th. In the boys U/16 in heat 3 Ian Kirwan came 4th narrowly missing out on the final.
Next was the longer distances. In the U/9 boys 500m was Callum Kelly who put in a good performance. In the U/10 boys 500m Fionn Mc Glynn came 3rd in his heat. In the U/11 girls 600m Philipa Mc Glynn came 3rd in her heat, Isobel Burge came 5th in her heat, Jodie Ritchie 2nd in her heat , Cluadia Manning and Sarah Murphy both put in good performances, Sophie Maxwell came 1st in her heat and won herself a Bronze medal! In the boys U/12 600m Dara Mulvihill came 2nd in his heat to qualify for the final and Fionn Kelly came 4th in his heat narrowly missing out for the final. In the U/12 girls 600m Zoie Ritchie came first in her heat to qualify for the final, Caolainn Mc Cabe came 4th in her heat just missing out on the final. Eimear Doyle and Ciara Murphy also ran. In the U/13 girls 600m Edel Mc Creery and Charlotte May Manning both ran good races. In the U/13 boys 600m Cillian Mc Cabe came 4th. In the U/14 Lucie Ritchie ran a great race to come 2nd to qualify for the final and Aoife Doyle came an impressive 5th. In the U/17 boys 800m Alex Hill came 4th in the final! In the U/18 girls 800m Aoife Murphy came 4th! Eoin Bonass ran a strong race in the boys U/18.
To follow on from her Silver medal 60m success of the previous day. Isabelle Doyle ran in the U/16 200m final, Isabelle ran a very strong and impressive race to win a Silver medal with a very fast time of 26.2!
Next was the action packed 60m Hurdles. First up was the girls U/13 in heat 2 was Edel Mc Creery who came 4th to qualify for the final, in the final Edel ran a courageous race to finish 7th position! In the U/13 boys Oscar Comerford ran in heat 1 finishing 5th, in the final Oscar had a impressive run to finish 7th. Also running was Cillian Mc Cabe in heat 2 who finished 1st and in the final ran a strong race to get the Silver medal in a time of 10.6! In the U/14 girls we had four representatives in heat 1 Lucie Ritchie came 5th and Abby Kelly came 7th, in heat 2, Anna Doyle ran a very strong race to finish in 5th and in heat 3 Anna Mc Creery came an impressive 7th. Finally in the Hurdles, Alannah Fasenfeld ran in heat 1 and came 2nd. In the final Alannah ran a fast race in a time of 9.7 to grab the Bronze medal!
In the field events, Zoie Ritchie finished in an impressive 4th position in the U/12 girls Shot Put with a throw of 4.3m. In the U/14 girls Shot Put Elena Cullen finished in 5th place with a throw of 6.43! Anna Doyle and Abbey Kelly also competed in the Shot Put. In the girls U/15 High Jump Alannah Fasenfeld put in a very strong performance.
Well done to all athletes and parents on a very successful weekend. Roll on the outdoors!! Full results will appear on the Dublin Athletics Board.