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Golden Boy Ryan Shines in Munster

The Munster Juvenile U/14 to U/19 Indoor Championships were held in Nenagh Indoor Stadium on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th March. With Club athletes having competed so well in the Munster Juvenile U/9 to U/13 Indoor Championships at the end of February winning 9 medals in total, the expectations were high for our two athletes taking part this weekend, Ciara Mockler & Daniel Ryan. And they certainly did us proud winning 6 medals between them. Ciara took part in the Girls U/16 Shot Putt on Sunday & she had an excellent competition winning Munster Silver with a great throw of 9.57m. Daniel Ryan had an outstanding Munster Championships capturing Munster titles & gold medals in all his 5 events. As if that was not a great enough achievement, he also broke 3 Munster records over the weekend, twice in 2 events. On Saturday, Daniel took part in his first event, the Boys U/14 60m Hurdles where he broke the Munster record in his heat with a time of 9.54sec & then went on to win gold in the final & break the record a second time running 9.32sec. The previous record was set in 2011 by Michael Quilligan, Nenagh Olympic A.C. in a time of 9.59. In his second event, the Boys U/14 Shot Putt, he went on to throw a personal best of 12.41m winning gold & in his final event of the day, he won gold & set a personal best of 1.50m in the High Jump. Daniel was back in action again on Sunday with his Long Jump where he broke the existing record of 5.13m set by Jack Murphy, Leevale A.C. in 2011, with his first round jump of 5.27m. He then went on to break the record a second time jumping 5.38m in his 3rd round jump winning gold & another Munster title. His final event of the day was the 60m Sprint where he won gold & broke the existing record (a time of 8.09sec set by Nicholas Twumasi, Marian A.C. in 2008) in his final when he ran a very quick 7.99sec.  A fantastic achievement for Daniel who now holds 6 Munster records in total (Boys U/13 Indoor 60m Hurdles, Boys U/13 Outdoor Long Jump & Boys U/13 Outdoor Multi-Events, all set in 2011). Both Daniel & Ciara now join Ciara’s brother Sean (Boys U/13 Shot Putt), Daniel’s brother Jack (Boys U/12 60m, Long Jump & Shot) & Jack Fallon (Boys U/12 600m & Long Jump) as the group of athletes who will represent the Club, the County & Munster at the National Juvenile Indoor Championships in Nenagh Indoor Stadium on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th March & we wish them all the very best of luck.

A Club meeting will be held on Wednesday 7th March at 8pm in the Community Hall, Two Mile Borris. Can all Club members please attend.

The Club is looking for athletes to represent it at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Littleton. If interested, please contact any Club member at training this week.

Training continues every Monday evening from 7pm to 8.15pm in Moyne Pavilion for athletes aged U/9 (born 2004) upwards only & on Thursday evening in Templemore Track from 7pm to 8.15pm for all ages. Charge per session is €2.00 per child or €5.00 per family. Adults who wish to use either facility are also subject to a charge of €2.00 per session. Registrations for 2012 are now due, cost per athlete is €15.00 for the year.

Upcoming Indoor Fixtures are below:-

Sat 10th March – County U/9 to U/12 Indoor Championships in Nenagh Indoor Stadium. Order of Events can be found at www.tipperaryathletics.com. Good luck to the following athletes who will be taking part on the day – Boys U/9: Peter Dillon, Luke Ryan; Boys U/10: Dillon Ryan, Cillian McDonagh, Adam Cantwell, Andrew Kavanagh, Conor Clohessy, Ben Ely & Sean Britton; Boys U/11: Kyle Shelly, Adam O’Dwyer, James Walsh; Boys U/12: Liam McDonagh, Jack Ryan, Shane Burke, Tom Maher; Girls U/10: Alisha Price Carroll, Sorcha Scott, Sarah Hayes; Girls U/11: Anna Ryan, Emma Shelly, Lucy Dillon, Amy Britton, Rachel Maher; Girls U/12: Siobhan Price Carroll, Clodagh Fallon, Tasha Tully, Aisling Walsh.
Sat 10th March – Munster Squad Training Day No. 3 in UL, Limerick for athletes aged U/14 (born 1999) to U/20.
Fri 23rd March – County Tipperary Community Games Cross Country Trial in Thurles Crokes Complex at 7pm.
Entries are on the night & races are for Girls & Boys U/13 1200m (first 5 boys & 5 girls over the line will represent the County), U/12 Boys & U/12 Girls 600m (the first 6 in each race will form the County Relay Panel with a team of 4 to run), U/14 Boys & U/14 Girls 600m (the first 6 in each race will form the County Relay Panel with a team of 4 to run). All competitors must be under the age specified on 31st July 2012. All finalists go forward to compete at Weekend 1 of the National Community Games Finals in AIT, Athlone on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May 2012.
Sat 24th & Sun 25th March – Woodie’s DIY AAI Juvenile Indoor Championships in Nenagh Indoor Stadium. Good luck to Jack Ryan, Jack Fallon, Sean Mockler, Ciara Mockler & Daniel Ryan who will be taking part on behalf of the Club.
Sat 31st & Sun 1st April – Woodie’s DIY AAI Juvenile Indoor Championships in Nenagh Indoor Stadium.

A full set of fixtures can be found at www.tipperaryathletics.com.

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