Moycarkey Coolcroo A.C. Club Notes 11th July 2011

National Honours for 3 Club Athletes

The Club had 6 athletes taking part at Day 1 & 2 of the National Track & Field Championships in Tullamore on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July. Congratulations & well done to all 6 who put in great performances in their events winning 3 National medals in total. In the Boys U/12 Long Jump, David Ryan jumped his way to a National Silver medal with a personal best jump of 4.50m. David led the competition right up to the last round & was only just pipped for the gold medal by Cian McCarthy of Gneeveguilla A.C. who also jumped 4.50m but who won the competition on countback. This had been a great year for David as he is also the current National Indoor Champion in the Boys U/12 Long Jump which he won in Magherfelt, Co. Derry in March, the current Munster Champion in the Boys U/12 Long Jump, the current County Champion in the Boys U/12 60m, 65mH & Long Jump & he will represent parish & County in the Boys U/12 100m at the National Community Games Finals in August.

Keeping it in the family, Daniel Ryan (David’s brother) was in great jumping form in the Boys U/13 Long Jump winning National Silver with a jump of 4.91m. Daniel also competed in the 60m Hurdles finishing 8th in the final & he finished 3rd in his 80m sprint heat only narrowly missing out on a place in the final. Daniel has put in some great performances during the year breaking the Munster Indoor record in the Boys U/13 Hurdles & the Munster Outdoor Record in the Boys U/13 Long Jump. He is also the current Munster Champion in the Boys U/13 Pentathlon, 80m, 60m Hurdles & Long Jump & will represent parish & County in the Boys U/14 80m Hurdles at the National Community Games Finals in August.

Our third medallist of the weekend was Ciara Mockler who had a great competition winning National bronze in the Girls U/15 Discus. Ciara was 3rd going into the final 8 of the competition & she maintained her Bronze medal position throwing a personal best of 27.07m, almost 5m more than her throw in the Munster Championships a few weeks ago. Ciara is going from strength to strength & has had a great season winning Munster Silver in the Girls U/15 Shot Putt & Bronze in the Discus & Silver in the Munster Schools Shot Putt. Ciara will also take part in the Girls U/15 Shot Putt on Day 3 of the National Championships on Saturday 23rd July & she will represent parish & County in the Girls U/14 Shot Putt at the National Community Games Finals in August.

Jack Fallon performed very well in the Boys U/12 High Jump placing 9th in the final & jumping a personal best of 1.25m. Sean Mockler gave a good account of himself in the Boys U/12 Shot Putt & Ball Throw competitions when he threw 8.23m in the Shot to come 6th & 40.67m in the Ball Throw to finish in 8th place. Oran Mulhall also had a good competition in the Boys U/12 Ball Throw throwing 38.78m to finish 11th overall. These were fantastic results for the boys who were competing with the best athletes in Ireland & they represented the Club so well. Good luck to Ciara in the Shot Putt on Day 3 on Saturday 23rd July & to our Boys U/12 4 x 100m Relay team of Jack Ryan, David Ryan, Oran Mulhall & Jack Fallon who will take part in the National Inter-Club Relays on Sunday 24th July.

Well done to the following Club athletes who all competed well at the County Juvenile “B” Championships in Templemore Track on Sunday 3rd July:-

Girls U/9 – Saoirse Scott 2nd in 200m

Girls U/10 Long Jump – Rachel Maher 9th

Girls U/10 Ball Throw – Emma Shelly 3rd

Boys U/9 Ball Throw – Adam Cantwell 3rd

Boys U/11 60m – Peter Melbourne 3rd

Boys U/11 Long Jump – Peter Melbourne 4th

Boys U/11 Ball Throw – Liam McDonagh 4th

Boys U/12 600m – Rhys Shelly 3rd

Boys U/12 Long Jump – Ben O’Dwyer 6th

Boys U/12 Ball Throw – Rhys Shelly 2nd , Conor Cummins 3rd & Bill O’Keefe 4th

Boys U/13 80m – Gavin Hayden 2nd

Boys U/13 Long Jump – Gavin Hayden 1st

Next upcoming fixtures are below:-

Sun 17th July – Munster “B” Individual Championships in Templemore at 11am. No medal winners in Munster or National “A” or “B” individual competitions or 2 x Team Competitions allowed. Full timetable can be found at Maximum of 2 events per athlete & U/15 & U/16 will be one competition. List of our entries are as follows:-

Girls U/9

Alisha Price Carroll – 60m & 300m

Sorcha Scott – 60m & 300m

Boys U/9

Ben Ely – 60m & 300m

Girls U/10

Anna Ryan – 60m & Long Jump

Rachel Maher – 60m & 500m

Girls U/11

Siobhan Price Carroll – 60m & 500m

Tasha Tully – 60m & 500m

Clodagh Fallon – 500m & Long Jump

Boys U/12

Jack Fallon – 600m & Long Jump

Rhys Shelly – High Jump & Shot Putt

Oran Mulhall – 60m & Shot Putt

Boys U/13

Jonathan Ely – Shot Putt

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