Published 16/06/2015 | 00:00
The MR Oil county throws championships took place in resplendent sunshine in the grounds of D.M.P. A.C. on Sunday.
Huge numbers saw almost five hours of competition in the discus, hammer and javelin in what were undoubtedly the biggest fields in recent years.
With no competition being held in 2014, there was an obvious hunger for the events from the athletes of the county.
The event kicked off at 2 p.m. with the Under-14 discus and the Under-13 javelin, moving up to Senior level.
The Senior ladies' county champion in the javelin was Chloe Doyle of Menapians, and the Senior men's competition was won by Peter O'Shea of D.M.P.
Kieran Murphy from St. Paul's won the Senior men's discus and his clubmate, Emma Owens, won the Senior women's.
In the hammer, there were some great throws from Under-14 up to Senior level with the Senior men's county title going to Kieran Murphy of St. Paul's and the ladies' Senior title going to D.M.P's Kathlyn Furlong.
Full results of the throws championships are available on www.wexfordathletics.com.
The next event in the county track and field season is the Senior championship which will be held in Enniscorthy on Wednesday, June 24, commencing at 7 p.m.
County relay team training for Under-15s and Under-17s will take place on the track on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The Mr Oil May athlete of the month was awarded to Ryan Carthy-Walsh of Adamstown for achieving the qualification standard of 2.03m in the high jump for the European Youth Olympics on his way to winning the Leinster Schools championship and the All-Ireland Schools Intermediate high jump.