Sunday, July 21, 2013

All Ireland County Relay Champions

The All Ireland Club and County Relay Championships were held yesterday in Tullamore. The weather again was glorious and the completion was even hotter. We had our u13 girls club team competing in the U13 4 x 100m in the morning session, the team consisting of Emma Coroner, Ivie Okome, Rachel McPartlin and Aine Cooney put in a great display coming home 6th in the final, their time of 55.45 was a new pb for the team and was over a second faster than they ran at the Leinster Championships, the U13 girls event had one of the most competitive fields in a long number of years and the girls time would have placed them 3rd in this event last year. The event was won by Dooneen in a time of 53.95s a new National record.

The girls were disappointed to miss out on the medals but made up for it in the afternoon session, three of our club girls, Emma Coroner, Ivie Okome and Aine Cooney combined with Tara Hedrington form Dunshaughlin to make up the U13 Meath Relay team for the All Ireland County Competition, the girls ran a great final and won in a time of 54.29s, ahead of Tipperary 2nd and Mayo 3rd. This was a great achievement seen that they only finished third in the Leinster Championships back in June, Congratulations to the girls on winning their first All Ireland medals, well deserved after putting in a great effort in training over the past 6 weeks.

Deirdre Healy was also in action on Sunday in the girls U17 1500m All Ireland final, the 1500m Race was very tactical early on with Deirdre in the lead at the bell but was out-sprinted  over the last lap by others including Louise Shanahan (Leevale) who recorded a winning time of 4 min 51.7 sec.
Deirdre finished 7th in 5 min 4sec which was just outside her best. The calibre of the field can be gauged by the fact that Louise Shanahan  is the 2013 EYOF 800m gold medalist. Nevertheless this was a great performance by Deirdre and bodes well for the upcoming cross country season.

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