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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Wexford clubs out in force

The top three in the county Under-14 hammer (from left):Triini Jurisoo, Aisling O’Brien and Sophie Kelly
The top three in the county Under-14 hammer (from left):Triini Jurisoo, Aisling O’Brien and Sophie Kelly

Co. Wexford clubs travelled in good numbers to Tullamore last weekend for day one of the Leinster track and field championships.

Full results have yet to be posted. However, the following gives the highlights from a Wexford perspective.

Bree once again showed its strength in the younger age categories, taking home a decent haul of medals. Note that, for the results listed below, Under-9 and Under-10 events are 'pairs' with the result being based on the performance of two athletes.

Leah Bolger and Ava Doyle (Under-9) won the 60m pairs and took silver in the long jump. P.J. Breen and Tom Finn were second in the Under-9 long jump.

Ciara Laffan and Keira Wilson won the Under-10 long jump and placed second in the 60m.

The Under-11 pairing of Katie Doyle and Johanna Chapman won silver in both the long jump and the 60m.

Moving up to Under-12, Abbie Doyle won the 60m while Gracie Kehoe was second in the high jump.

Seán Rowley was second in the Under-13 60m and Shane Doran was second in the Under-13 high jump.

Enniscorthy A.C's Dannan Long won gold in the Under-12 high jump. The club's Nessa Long and Laura O'Brien also struck gold in the Under-9 turbo javelin pairs.

Myles Hewlett of United Striders won a silver medal in the Under-13 600m in a new best time of 1m 40.5s.

The Co. Wexford girls' Under-11 team won bronze medals in the inter-county 4 x 100m relay. The team was: Kara Morrissey (St. Killian's), Ciara Laffan (Bree), Katie Doyle (Bree), Johanna Chapman (Bree).

The Co. Wexford boys' Under-11 team of Tom Funge, Kevin O'Mahoney, Alfie Whelan and Sam Myers won their 4 x 100m relay.

The Under-13 boys' and Under-13 girls' teams narrowly missed out on medals at the Leinster track and field championships, both finishing in fourth place.

S.B.R's Orlaith Deegan leaped her way to a silver medal in the girls' Under-13 high jump.

Wexford Athletics track and field results, day four, June 9 - girls' Under-14 hammer: 1, Aisling O'Brien (D.M.P.), 24.58; 2, Triini Jurisoo (Menapians), 24.05; 3, Sophie Kelly (Menapians), 21.22.

Girls' Under-15 hammer: 1, Caitríona Doyle (Craanford), 20.82.

Boys' Under-15 hammer: 1,Gergely Pap (St. Paul's), 34.74; 2, Milan Kovacs (St. Paul's), 16.82.

Girls' Under-18 hammer: 1, Marguerite Furlong (Adamstown), 22.92.

Additional results from Leinster Senior and Masters field events, Tullamore, Sunday, June 4 - women Over-35: Aine Cullen (United Striders), 2nd shot putt (6.59m), 1st high jump (1.10m); women Over-35: Nessa Gately (Bree), 3rd javelin (12.39m); women Over-40: Olwen Gately (Bree), 2nd javelin (10.52m); men Over-50: Patrick Gately (D.M.P.), 2nd shot putt (7.57m), 2nd high jump (1.30m); men Over-50: Michael Gately (Menapians), 3rd shot putt (6.95m); men Over-35: Thomas Loonam (Bree), 3rd discus (16.13m).

Fixtures: June 16, Mr Oil Co. Wexford Senior road races (5k and 10k), Wexford town, hosted by Wexford Marathon Club; June 17 (10 a.m.), Leinster Juvenile track and field championships day one, Tullamore; June 18 (10 a.m.), Leinster Juvenile track and field championships day two, Tullamore; June 23, Mr Oil Co. Wexford Juvenile 'B' track and field. Enniscorthy track; June 23, Leinster Junior championships, Leixlip, hosted by Le Chéile A.C.; June 24, Irish Life Health Tailteann Interpro Games, Santry; June 24, Irish Life Health Juvenile Games and inter-club relays Under-9, Under-10, Under-11, Tullamore.

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