The Leinster U12 and Junior Championships were held last Saturday in Tullamore. We had 3 athletes competing from the club, Matthew Buckley in the boys U12 60m Hurdles, Abraham Zaidan in the Junior men’s 100m and Tom Kilgannon in the inter County relay.
First into action was Matthew who qualified from his heat in a comfortable manner, running a time of 10.47 seconds, this in fact was a new Championship record, with the previous record set at 10.50s, but more was to come from Matthew in the final, he stormed to victory in an even faster time of 10.28s, a record that will take some beating.
Abraham Zaidan continued his good recent form with a third place finish in the junior men’s 100m, Abraham set a new pb of 11.32s and We wish him all the best for the All Ireland at the end of June.
Tom Kilgannon was also in action for his County in the U11 -4 x 100m inter County relay, Meath finished second and in doing so qualified for the All Ireland.
Matthew Buckley- Leinster Champion