ATHLETICS | Future stars from far and wide on show at Glenmore AC’s juvenile races

Blackrock AC athletes pictured at the Glenmore AC juvenile races on Sunday

An array of clubs from Louth, Meath, Kildare, Down, Armagh, Monaghan and Antrim took part in the Sunday’s juvenile races at Glenmore AC’s Kearney and McBride Race.

The races were held over a new course this year which proved to be very successful and it was great to see such huge numbers compete on the day.

Prizes were awarded to the first 10 athletes in each category who were also awarded points which contributed to the overall club prize award on the day, the Johnny Mullen Cup, which was won by Boyne AC after some very successful results across all age groups.

First up was the girls U9 race where Maeve Smith from Carrick Aces took gold, Chloe Cooney (Boyne AC) silver and Orla McArdle (Carrick Aces) bronze. Zoe White from Glenmore AC was a top ten finisher.

Action from the Glenmore AC juvenile races on Sunday

The boys U9 race was won by Conor Brennan (Dunleer) with Bohermeen athletes Aaron McKenna and Con Brennan taking second and third respectively.

The girls U11 race was won by Grainne Moran from St Gerard’s with Eimear Cooney (Boyne AC) second and Tara O’Connor (St Gerard’s) in third. The boys U11 race was won by Shay O’Donnell (Boyne) with Harry O’Reilly of St Peter’s in second and Daire Mathews of Dunleer in third.

The U13 girls medallists were Lucy Byrne (North West Kildare) with Eva Cosgrove (Boyne) and Rebecca Baldwin (Blackrock) taking silver and bronze respectively. The host club’s Ava Brady was a top 10 finisher.

The top three in the U13 boys were Neil Culhane (Boyne), Mark Litchfield (St Peter’s) and Odhran Smith (Carrick Aces) while James Dunne of Glenmore AC was a top 10 finisher.

The U15 boys race was won by Odhran Hamilton (Armagh) while Callum Sheedy and Christian Quinn from Boyne were second and third.

Ella Hynes from Armagh took gold in the girls U15, followed by Sofia Mullen from Glenmore AC and Leah Mooney of St Gerard’s. Glenmore AC girls Anna McArdle, Blanaid Murphy and Katie Conlon all finished in the top 10.

Glenmore AC athletes pictured at the club’s juvenile races on Sunday

The U17 and U19 girls and boys ran over a 3000m course together. Glenmore AC AC’s Katie Mallon took gold in the U17 girls race, followed by her club-mate Anna Mai Mullen in second place. Roisin Bogie (Bohermeen) was in third in with Maeve White of Glenmore AC in fourth.

Donnacha Hughes from Blackrock AC won the U17 boys race ahead of Tadhg Everett (Boyne) in second and Ciaran Flynn (Glenmore AC AC) in third. Justin O’Hagan from Glenmore AC was also in the top 10 finishers.

St Gerard’s AC’s Caitlin Mulholland took gold in the U19 girls event while Ryan Sheridan (Bohermeen), Tadhg Leahy (Glenmore AC) and Oscar Rogan (Bohermeen) were the top three in the boys event. Alex O’Hagan and Eoin O’Connor from Glenmore AC were top 10 finishers.

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