TUAM and DISTRICT Sports Notes (Tuesday, 3rd July 2018)

Tuam AC
Danielle Moynihan who finished 2nd in the U12 girls high jump.

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The first weekend of the Irish Life Health Juvenile Track and Field championships took place in Tullamore on Sunday. The U9-U11 athletes participated in both track and field events while the U12/U13 competitors took part in just the field events on this occasion.

All of our young members competed exceptionally well despite the very humid conditions on the day. Danielle Moynihan was in excellent form in the U12 high jump event clearing 1.36 to secure a 2nd place finish and setting a new personal best in the process.

Danielle led for much of the competition with Tara O’ Connor of Dundalk’s St. Gerard’s AC just managing to clear 1.39 on her final jump.

The U9 boys 4x100m relay team ran a blistering race to take the bronze medal in their event in a time of 65.56 and just behind the boys from Leevale AC who won silver in 65.50.

Well done to Thomas Riordan, Cian McGinn, Éanna McGrath an Odhran Kelly who have trained very hard over the past few weeks and months under the guidance of coach Paddy Gilmore.

Cian McGinn and Éanna McGrath both ran brilliantly in the U9 boys paired 300m event. They finished in 3rd place overall with a combined time of 1.47.89 finishing just shy of the boys from Craughwell who won the silver medal in 1.47.00.

This was especially rewarding for both Cian and Éanna who had already won national bronze medals in the relay event earlier in the day.

There was yet more success in the U9 girls 300m event where Eimear Fallon and Rachel Treacy ran superbly with a combined time of 1.55.15 to win the silver medal in this paired event. Both girls just managed to hold off the girls from North Cork AC who finished in 1.55.84.

Many of our athletes were very unlucky finishing just outside of the medals with 4th and 5th placings.

The boys U11 4x100m relay team of Jeremiah Oifoh, Ciarán O’ Donnell, Conor Mongey, Cian Mellett and Matthew Mannion finished in 4th place in 58.98 with the boys from Dundrum South Dublin placing third in 58.78.

Again, in the U9 girls 4x100m relay event, Eimer Fallon, Rachel Treacy, Chloe Mannion and Aisling Hession finished in 4th position in a time of 69.79 but just outside the medals.

Jeremiah Oifoh and Ciarán O’ Donnell returned to the track after their 4th place finish in the 4x100m relay event to take part in the U11 boys 60m paired event. Once again, the boys were very unlucky to finish just outside the medals with another 4th place finish.

There was another 4th place finish for Clodagh Gannon and Grace McGrath in the U10 girls 60m paired event. The girls had a combined finishing time of 19.78 and just missed out on the bronze medal to the girls from Midleton AC who had a combined finishing time of 19.78.

There were 5th place finishes for Odhran Kelly and Cian McGinn in the U9 boys 60m paired event and again for Eimear Fallon and Rachel Treacy in the U9 girls 60m paired event.

The girls U10 4x100m relay team of Grace McGrath, Kate Halligan, Siofra Phelan and Clodagh Gannon also had a 5th place finish in their relay event.

Well done to all of our other athletes, many of whom had their first experience of national competition. Gemma Casserly and Clodagh Fallon finished a very respectable 6th position in a very high standard U11 girls long jump event.

Chloe Mannion and Holly Hughes both competed very well in the U9 girl’s turbo javelin while Oisin Munnelly and Thomas Riordan finished in 8th position in the boys U9 boys paired long jump event.

The duo of Grace McGrath and Kate Halligan competed in a very high standard U10 girls 500m event as did the U11 girls 4x100m relay team of Lauren Morrow, Clodagh Fallon, Grace Riordan, Gemma Casserly and Sarah Hartnett.

Congratulations to all of our members who competed over the weekend and to their coaches who have worked so hard over the past few months. The club is going from strength to strength and the success of these athletes is testimony to this.

We wish all those from the club taking part in the Juvenile B Championships and the inter club relays U12-U19 the best of luck as they head for the national finals in Tullamore next weekend.




Well done to Ciara Boyle, Rebecca Glynn, Mairead McGann, Rachel McGann, Melissa O’Kane & Áine Shaughnessy who were all members of the Mid-Western Girls U14 squad at the recent Gaynor Cup in Limerick.

U11 boys took part in the annual RDYSL blitz at Shiven Rovers Grounds on Sunday. Both teams have a fantastic day and played some great football. All the players performed well but special mention must go to Finn Hargadon on his magnificent hat-trick which included a terrific header.

U12 boys lost out 3-0 to Castlerea Celtic & 3-2 to St. John’s Athletic in the 7 aside games despite goals form Conal Divilly & Gavin Harte-Moran.

U14 boys were comprehensively beaten by Roscommon Town. Ronan Mullin, Daniel Stephens & Tomás Miskell were all on target for Kilkerrin.

U18 boys lost out 3-2 to CP Ajax despite goals from David Madden & Brian Fahey.

Kilkerrin United held their annual General Meeting on Sunday June 24th. For full report see kilkerrinunited.com



Weekend results:

1st Pat Burke 40pts 
Cat 1 Eoin Prendergast 38pts
Cat 2 Liam O Connell 39pts (back 9)
Cat 3 Gerry Kilkenny 37pts (back 9)
Cat 4 Larry Brannock 39pts

1st Rita Grealish 35pts 

9 hole: Dympna Clarke 17pts

Birdie comp winners: Peter Coen, Alan Feerick, Kieran Healy

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