3 Aug

Galway Athletics Report

first_imgEvan Hallinan Craughwell Ac. National U13 High Jump Gold ,with second Kyle Ettoh and third David Scanlon Lally runs in European U23 Championships this weekGalway athlete Alanna Lally will compete for Ireland over 800 metresat the European Under-23 Championships which will be held this week, 13th-16th July, in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Lally goes in the heats of the 800m at 4.50pmIrish time on Thursday evening. Emma Moore of Galway City Harriers won gold after leading from the front in a terrific race in the U14 Girls 800 metres, fending off some tough competition to claim the title in a fast time of 2.17.Evan Hallinan of Craughwell AC also claimed a National title, winning gold in the U13 Boys High Jump and equaling the National record in the process with a huge leap of 1.56 metres.Sprinter Jack Dempsey of GCH won the U19 Boys National title, powering home to victory with a winning time of 11.01.GCH middle distance athletes were outstanding in Sunday’s action, securing three medals, a just reward for a hard season training under the expert guidance of Coach Matt Lockett.  Eanna Folan struck gold in the U19 Boys 3000m, winning easily in a time of 8.55. Thomas McStay won silver in the Boys U18 3000m in a time of 9.03, while there was a well-deserved bronze for Aaron Brennan after an epic battle in the U17 Boys 3000m, also in 9.03.  Folan and Brennan also both ran well on Saturday in making their respective age group 800m finals, as did Cian McNelis of Athenry AC who was fourth in the U12 600m.Chloe Casey of Craughwell AC won silver in the U16 Girls Discus, throwing over 28 metres in the process, just behind winner Ciara Sheehy.Lydia Doyle of GCH took silver in the U18 Girls 100m hurdles in a fiercely fought final, and just missed out on the gold by 1/100th of a second.Liam Shaw of Athenry AC won the silver medal in the Boys U13 Shot Putt with a great throw of 13.47 metres, a personal best, while Darragh Jennings of GCH won a bronze medal in the U14 Boys Shot Putt with a best throw of 12.34m.Bryan Ndego of GCH leaped 1.75 m to take silver in the U19 Boys High Jump behind international Ryan Carthy Walshe.Niamh Duffy of Craughwell AC took silver in the U12 Girls Shot Putt, while clubmate Jade Moorhead also won silver in the U13 Girls High Jump. Also for Craughwell Ciana Reidy won bronze in the U 18 Girls Pole Vault and Lukas Schukat won U14 Boys High Jump bronzeLydia Doyle U 18 National silver 100m hurdlesJack Dempsey U 19 100m champion Emma Moore GCH U 14 800m National championEanna Folan GCH U 19 3000m National championGalway County 10,000m championshipThe Galway County 10,000m track championships were held on a warm and humid evening at Dangan, on Thursday evening 6th July last.  Conor Dolan, a recent re-signing for GCH, put on a superb display of front running, to take victory and the County title in a time of 35.14. Rob Lennon of Castlegar AC ran a great race to claim silver in 35.26, with Daire Comer of Tuam AC running a well-paced race to win bronze in 36.56. Brian O Connor and Pat Sherry won the Masters golds in their M35 and M50 categories. National Juvenile Track and Field Championshipscenter_img European selection for GCH sprinter Cillin GreeneCongratulations are due to Cillin Greene of GCH who has been selected for the Irish team for European U20 Championships, which will be held in Grosseto in Italy later in July. The talented sprinter from the city club has been selected to compete in both the 200m and the relay events. The National Juvenile Track and Field Championships continued last weekend with two days of competition in Tullamore, which produced some great performances from Galway’s best young athletes, including four gold medals. FixturesThe final weekend of this year’s National Juvenile Track and Field Championships will be held next Saturday and Sunday, July 15th and 16th in Tullamore, with the Juvenile B Events on the first day and Day 3 of the National finals on Sunday.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

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