Sunday, January 15, 2012

Leinster Juvenile Relays and Masters Indoors Review

A spirited display against very tough opposition saw our Under 14 team of Peter Kilgannon, Philip Marron, Alex Hunter and Eoin Clayton, come in 5th out of 10 in todays Leinster Cross Country Relays. They were convincing winners of the Meath Cross Country Relays and the move up to In competition was great experience for them. Well done to them and we'll be looking forward to the track season ahead.

Peter Doherty represented Ratoath in the All Ireland Masters today returning with 2 Bronze medals for his great effort. In a blistering 60m final won in a time of 7.32s by Kevin Cogley (Menapians AC) equaling the current irish M35 masters record, with Micheal Downey (West Waterford AC) 2nd 7.37s, Peter came in 3rd with 7.7s just outside his heat time of 7.64s.
In the 200m it came down to thousands of a sec to seperate Micheal Downey 2nd in 25.2s from Peter 3rd in 25.2s but the clear winner was again Kevin Cogley with a new M35 Irish Masters record of 24.05s.
This will make for a very interesting masters outdoor track season in this category especially if Colm Keogh (Ratoath AC) last years winner throws his hat into the ring this summer.

Special well done to Tom O'Connor (Liffey Vally AC) local bank manager and helper in the club who won a great double Gold in the 1500m and 3000m today in the M50 category.

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