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Cavan Children's Games, Shercock 15th May 2022
Spring League, PeaceLink Track, Clones 13th March 2022
An enthusiastic group of 29 athletes from Innyvale AC took part in the Cavan Spring League athletics competition on Sunday 13th March at the PeaceLink athletics track in Clones. Our young athletes, ranging from eight to fourteen, were a mix of seasoned athletes and those experiencing athletics competition for the first time and they brought a positive mood which could not be ruined by the at times very windy day and occasional rain showers.
The event got off to the strong start for the club as our under 10 girls picked up two medals in the very first race, the 60 meter sprint, thanks to Íosa Brady and Ruby Reilly finishing second and third in their race. Íosa went on to earn the silver medal in the long jump with a best distance of 2.01m. The U10 girls team of Ruby, Íosa, Jamie Condon and Riley Condon were the winners of their 4x100m relay, while the boys U10 team of Logan Rotheram, Sean Galligan, Mason Cullen and Jackson Everett came home in second place in their relay.
Katie Hannon had a winning debut for the club, taking the gold medal in her very first race, the under 9 girls 300m and went on to win the U9 turbojavelin event with a best throw of 6.77m. In the U9 boys, Jackson Everett finished the 300m race in second place. Jackson also picked up the silver medal in the turbojavelin with a best throw of 10.23m, with Mason Cullen taking the bronze medal with a best of 7.85m. The two boys were also part of the gold medal winning relay team.
In the U11 events, Zoe Hogan put in a fine performance in the distance race, finishing the 600 meters in second place. And it was a clean sweep of the medals in the turbojavelin for the club with Kaitlin Shaw (9.29m), Zoe Hogan (8.95m) and Saibhe Mulvey (7.76m) finishing in first, second and third places respectively. The U11 girls relays featured two Innyvale teams who came in second and third places. Well done to both teams of Kaitlin Shaw, Ruby Cullen, Zoe Hogan and Saibhe Mulvey and to Riley Condon, Ruby Reilly, Íosa Brady and Jamie Condon.
Charlie Connaghan qualified for the final of the u11 boys sprint thanks to his third place in the heats and went on to take 5th place in the final. Charlie, Tony Rotheram, Sean Galligan and Logan Rotheram ran well in the relays, picking up the bronze medal in the U11 event. In the U12 girls 60m sprint, Emer Briody lead a tight battle with clubmate Mella Brady and was just pipped by Mella at the finish for the bronze medal. Emer and Mella, together with Isabella Condon and Amy Hogan teamed up for the U12 relay where the girls took silver medals for their second place.
The U12 boys long jump saw Patrick Cussan take third place with a best jump of 2.71m. The sprint event saw four Innyvale athletes making it through to the final and although they finished just outside the medals, they combined their strong performances to take third place in the relay. Well done to Patrick Cussan, Ari Sasy, Aaron Rooney, Callum Reilly, Aidan Galligan, Charlie Connaghan and Tony Rotheram.
The quartet of Ciara O'Reilly, Holly Cullen, Mella Brady and Isabella Condon took third place in the U13s girls relay. Liam Briody was the winner of both the U14 boys 80m sprint and long jump, while in the U15s, Zak Farrell picked up silver in the javelin thanks to a best throw of 16.87m before a hard fought 800m race which saw him finish in third place. Aoibhinn Tully finished her 100m sprint in third place in the U16 girls and went one better to take the silver medal in the long jump.
Well done all and thank you to all the parents for bringing their children to the event. Photos from the day can be found on our gallery (click here) and provisional results can be found on the Results page.
Ulster Senior Shot Putt & Discus Records For Casey Mulvey
Huge congratulations from the club to Innyvale athlete Casey Mulvey who has recently been confirmed as the new Ulster record holder for the Senior and Junior women's shot putt and discus events.
Casey's performance in Split, Croatia on the 8th May 2021 delivered her not one but two Ulster records simulainiously. Her throw of 15.62metres set a new benchmark in both the Junior and Senior women's shot putt. And on 31st July, Casey did likewise in the discus, reaching a new distance of 45.71m at the Mary Peter's Track in Belfast to break the Junior and Senior records.
Casey also holds both the Junior and Senior category records for indoor shot putt, having produced a throw of 14.69m at the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown, Co. Dublin on 20th February this year.
Well done Casey!
Euro U20 Qualification for Casey Mulvey at AAI Micro Meet
Innyvale AC's Casey Mulvey achieved the
qualification standard for the 2021 European Under 20 Indoor Athletics
Championships in the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown,
Dublin on Saturday 20th February. The NIA played host to what Athletics Ireland dubbed a micro
meet for elite athlete, taking the place of the National Indoor Track
and Field which was cancelled due to the pandemic restrictions.
Casey performed well in the senior women's shot putt, sending the 4kg weight out to 14.69m and finishing in second place in a closely matched competition. The Euro U20s are scheduled to take place in Tallin, Estonia in mid-July.
As always well done and we are incredibly proud of you Casey!
Great Day at Cavan Spring League for Innyvale, 23 February
The first of two days of the Cavan Athletics' Spring League took place on a Sunday 23rd February at the PeaceLink track in Clones. The crisp but dry winter's morning saw a wide variety of Cavan's athletes in action, from the youngest age groups right up to masters category. Innyvale AC had a good turnout from our athletes with 15 children taking part in the various races, jumps and throwing events, many of them for the first time.
In the Under 9 events, the theme of the day was silver. Kaitlin Shaw and Flynn Acheson both had a fine run in the 60m sprint, with both finishing in second place. Both then went on to earn another silver medal in the long jump.
The U10s was our busiest age group with five athletes competing in the 300m and turbojavelin. Mella Brady picked up a medal in her very first competition, taking third place in the turbojavelin. Emer Briody won the bronze medal in the 300m and also finished in second place in the turbojavelin. And in the boys race, the Innyvale runners finished in second, fourth and fifth places with Oisín Farrelly, Dylan Farrelly and James Brady all running strongly in the 300m event. Oisín also collected a silver medal in the turbojavelin, with James and Dylan just behind in fifth and sixth
In the U11, Ciara O'Reilly and Bethan Stokes finished second and third in their heat of the 60m, with Haley Ashe in the top five of her heat. Ciara and Bethan went on to finish second and third in their final. Eanna Clarke was unlucky to miss out on a top three finish in the boys sprint, which saw a very tight contest all the way to the finish, but he still finished in the top five.
Liam Briody had a good run in the U12 boys 600m race, coming home with a bronze medal for third place. Gráinne Gilroy took part in the shot putt where she won the first of two gold medals, the other coming in the 600m event.
And in the Under 13s, Aoibhe McEnerney had a great debut for the club with second place in the javelin, only 5cn behind the winner. Aoibhe and Zak Farrell both finished in the top five of their 80m sprint, and Zak was again in the top five in the javelin.
Photos from the event can be found in the gallery on the left of the page. We hope everyone enjoyed the event and well done to all who took part, regardless of where you finished. Thank you to the parents and coaches for bringing them. The next day of the Spring League is Sunday 15th March in Shercock and will include relays. We hope to build on this weekend and field relay teams for the event.
Cavan Sportshall Competition, Breffni College, 19 January
A small group of Innyvale athletes took part in the Cavan Sportshall competition on Sunday 19th January in Breffni College, Cavan. Joined by athletes from across Cavan and from Monaghan Phoenix AC, our squad of under 9 to 11s had an enjoyable morning of athletics featuring a mix of sprints, jumping and throwing events, finishing with team relays. The Sportshall events are all about fun and providing a low pressure introduction to competition and there will be a second event in mid-February.
done to Haley, Flynn, Kaitlin, Ciara, Bethan and Tynan, as well as
everyone else who took part today and we hope you had a great time. And
thank you to those who helped out with the kids today. Photos from the
event can be found in the club's flickr gallery to the left or click on the photo above