Students pass tests at South Leinsters
Double delight for Kilmore’s Jackie Carthy in Leinster and Wexford road races
County Wexford's schools had a very productive trip to Waterford for the South Leinster Schools track and field.
This is the first hurdle athletes must cross before progressing to the Leinster finals. These take place in Santry on May 17/20. With both schools and A.A.I. Leinster competitions happening this month and next, this is a busy time for our Juvenile athletes.
Junior girls - 75m hurdles: 1, Sophie Codd, Coláiste Abbain; 1,200m walk: 2, Eve Byrne, OLOL Rosbercon; 3, Aoibhinn Crean, Coláiste Bhríde; 200m: 2, Sophie Mullally, OLOL Rosbercon; 800m: 1, Corrine Kenny, Gorey C.S.; 2, Danika Gilshinan, Loreto Wexford; 1,500m: 2, Róisín O'Reilly, Loreto Wexford; long jump: 1, Aisling Kelly, Loreto Wexford; 3, Aisling Kelly, Loreto Wexford; triple jump: 1, Rachel Power, Loreto Wexford; discus: 1, Rachel Power, Loreto Wexford.
Intermediate girls - 1,500m: 3, Gráinne Bates, Bridgetown; 3,000m: 2, Annalise Crean; 3, Eva Roche, St. Mary's New Ross; triple jump: 1, Tara Doyle, St. Mary's New Ross; 2, Precious Obasohan, Coláiste Bhríde Enniscorthy; 3, Grace Cloney, St. Mary's New Ross; high jump: 2, Maeve Hayes (P.B.); shot: 1, Lystus Ebosele, Coláiste Bhríde; 2, Marguerite Furlong, St. Mary's New Ross; 3, Eadaoin Stafford, Coláiste Bhríde; javelin: 2, Sonia Mooney, St. Mary's New Ross; 3, Kate Jackman, St. Mary's New Ross; discus: 1, Marguerite Furlong; hammer: 1, Bronagh O'Hanlon, Presentation Wexford.
Under-16 girls - 4 x 300m relay: 2, St. Mary's New Ross.
Senior girls - 3,000m walk: 1, Triona Mooney, St. Mary's New Ross; 100m: 1, Aoife Rochford, Coláiste Bhríde; 200m: 1, Aoife Rochford, Coláiste Bhríde; 100m hurdles: 2, Jean Dwyer, Loreto Wexford; 3,000m: 2, Anna Wise, Coláiste Bhríde; high jump: 2, Ciara Kelly, St. Mary's New Ross; long jump: 1, Grace Furlong, C.B.S. New Ross; triple jump: 1, Grace Furlong, C.B.S. New Ross; 3, Shannon Wall, St. Mary's New Ross; discus: 2, Amy Forde, Loreto Wexford; hammer: 1, Amy Forde, Loreto Wexford.
Minor boys - high jump: 1, Evan O'Toole, Good Counsel; long jump: 2, Evan O'Toole, Good Counsel; javelin: 1, Cormac Byrne, Good Counsel; 2, Maxwell Shojeu, C.B.S. Enniscorthy; 4 x 100m relay: 1, C.B.S. Enniscorthy.
Junior boys - 80m: 1, Darra Casey, C.B.S. Enniscorthy; 1,200m walk: 1, James Hanlon, Ramsgrange; 2, Ryan Kielty, Good Counsel; 100m: 2, Diarmuid Murphy Good Counsel; 200m: 2, Seán Miner, C.B.S. Enniscorthy; 1,500m: 2, Adam O'Connor, C.B.S. New Ross; high jump: joint 1, Jack Forde, C.B.S. Wexford; shot: 1, Gergely Pap, C.B.S. Wexford; 2, Jack Forde, C.B.S. Wexford; hammer: 1, Gergely Pap, C.B.S. Wexford; discus: 2, Nathan Murphy, C.B.S. Wexford; 4 x 100m relay: 2, C.B.S. Enniscorthy.
Inter boys - 800m: 3, Aaron Browne, Good Counsel New Ross; long jump: 2, Samuel Delaney, Bridgetown; 3, David Obashan, C.B.S. Enniscorthy; triple jump: 1, David Obasihan, C.B.S. Enniscorthy; 3, Billy Foley, Good Counsel New Ross; javelin: 1, Joshua Hewlett, C.B.S. New Ross.
Senior boys - 110m hurdles: 1, Aaron Smith, C.B.S. Wexford; 3,000m walk: 2, Joseph Hanlon, Ramsgrange; 100m: 2, Ciarán Maher, C.BS.. Enniscorthy; 200m: 1, David McDonald, C.B.S. Wexford; 1,500m: 3, Dylan Furlong, St. Peter's Wexford; 5,000m: 2, Liam Turner, St. Peter's Wexford; 3, David O'Connor, Good Counsel New Ross; 2,000m steeplechase: 3, Dylan Furlong, St. Peter's Wexford; high jump: 1, Ryan Carthy-Walsh, Good Counsel New Ross; 2, Shane Parle, St. Peter's; long jump: 2, Shane Parle, St. Peter's Wexford; shot putt (6 kg.): 1, Pádraig Hore, C.B.S. New Ross (P.B. 12.89m); discus (1.75 kg.): 2, Pádraig Hore, C.B.S. New Ross (P.B. of 39.58m); javelin: 1, Peter O'Shea, St. Peter's Wexford; 3, Mark Freeman, C.B.S. New Ross; 4 x 100m relay: 2, C.B.S. Wexford.
Loreto Wexford travelled to the annual Loreto track and field sports day in Santry on April 27. Team manager, Elaine Kinsella, was delighted with how the girls performed.
In the Minors, first year student Emma Carr was first in the 200m and third in the long jump. In the Juniors, Aisling Kelly won the long jump and was second in the 200m, while Rachel Power won the Junior discus and was third in the shot putt.
The Senior events brought plenty of medals too with April Keeling third n the 100m, Liadh Dwyer second in the 80m hurdles, Amy Forde first in the discus, Tara Connick second in the discus, and Maeve Hayes winning gold on the double in long jump and high jump.
The Senior relay team of April Keeling, Maeve Hayes, Liadh Dwyer and Aisling Kelly worked very well together and came away with silver medals. All in all it was a great combined effort.
The highlight for Athletics Wexford at the recent Leinster Novice and Masters road races in Gowran was an impressive win by Kilmore's Jackie Carthy. Jackie, something of a road race specialist, has been in superb shape of late.
In the men's Novice race, United Striders grouped very well to secure a good second place finish for the club. The scoring team was led home by Alan O'Connor in eleventh followed by John McGrath (12th), Ted Flannelly (15th) and Seán Murphy (21st).
The same four U.S.A.C. athletes, with the addition of D.M.P's John Stone (19th), also secured silver medals for Wexford in the county teams.
U.S.A.C's strength in depth was evident in the good placings of their next two athletes, with Brendan Lyng (22nd) and Pat O'Callaghan (24th).
In the Masters race, Pedro Calvo of Sliabh Buidhe Rovers was first Co. Wexford athlete home, crossing the line in fourth place overall and second in Over-40 category.
Pedro led S.B.R. to club team gold. The other S.B.R. finishers were Myles Gibbons (sixth and fourth Over-45), Joe Lillis (16th and sixth Over-35), Trevor Conroy (17th and seventh Over-35), Paul Gibbons (27th and eleventh Over-35). The ever-youthful Billy Harpur (Over-70) won a silver medal.
S.B.R's top four scorers gave Co. Wexford a fourth place finish in the county teams on the same points as third-placed Kildare. Kildare's fourth and last team scoring member finished two places ahead of S.B.R's fourth scorer and, given the rules, this left S.B.R. just out of the medals.
The Co. Wexford Masters road races, hosted by St. Killian's A.C., were run over a moderately testing course in Crossabeg last Friday evening.
The strong easterly winds probably added a few second to times also. In the women's 4k the winner was the pre-race favourite Jackie Carthy (Kilmore). She was followed by Emily Waldron-O'Connor (Slaney Olympic) in second and Lillian Lawless (S.B.R.) in third.
In the men's race the pre-race favourite, Niall Sheil (St. Killian's), also took the honours with Myles Gibbons (S.B.R.) taking second and John McGrath (U.S.A.C.) third.
Adamstown field eventers had medal success at the Leevale A.C. track and field sports last Saturday, with Marguerite Furlong taking gold in the discus and Kate Jackman and Sonia Mooney second and third respectively in the javelin.
Day one of the Mr Oil Juvenile track and field championships took place in Enniscorthy last Sunday. On what was the warmest day yet of the year, the banks surrounding the track were covered in picnic blankets, and the most important accessories were water and suncream.
Athletics Wexford Chairman Paddy Morgan was delighted at the turn-out, saying this was the biggest number of both participants and audience he had ever seen at a county track and field.
The excellent conditions made for excellent competition. Full results are available to view on the Athletics Wexford website. Paddy Morgan expressed his appreciation for all the hard work put in by volunteers and officials to ensure the day went smoothly. Of course, next week they must do it all again!
Friday, May 12: Mr Oil Co. Wexford hammer and discus competitions hosted by D.M.P. A.C. at their Sinnottstown Lane grounds.
May 14: Mr Oil Co. Wexford Juvenile track and field day two (11 a.m.), Enniscorthy.
May 17: Irish Life Health Leinster Schools track and field, day one, Santry.
May 20: Irish Life Health Leinster Schools track and field, day two, Santry.
May 20: Leinster combined events, venue TBC.
May 21: Leinster Juniors and relay championships, venue TBC.
May 21: Slaney Olympic five-mile road race, Enniscorthy.