Sunday 15 September 2019

Top thrower creates stir

KATHLYN FURLONG has been creating a stir in Junior athletics. She is a talented hammer thrower and is getting the results to prove it.

Recently she came second in the All-Ireland Schools athletics finals. She achieved this magnificent result by beating fancied opposition and seems set for a bright future in the sport.

She reached the All-Ireland finals by winning the Leinster title, throwing a career best (36.45m) in the Under-15 hammer, upsetting the form book.

Kathlyn is also a promising shot-putter, winning silver in the Leinster Under-14 finals.

The Ballyhogue native is a student in Coláiste Abbain, Adamstown. She is a member of D.M.P. Athletics Club, and is coached by John White.

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