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Cavan Children's Games, Track & Field, Shercock 21st May
The 2023 Cavan Children’s Games and Track & Field Championships were held in Shercock on Sunday 21st May. Athletes from all juvenile age groups were competing in the early summer sunshine in what was a fun and successful day for Innyvale Athletics Club. We had a great turnout on the day and had athletes in action across most events.
In the Under 9 events, it was the first track and field competition for Ella Rose Brady who finished second the tough 300m race. Ella went on better in the 60m sprint, where she was the winner of a tight race. In the turbojavelin event, Navah O’Donohue threw 7.20m to win the event’s gold medal by a strong margin. While in the boys events, Callum Rotheram shrugged off a pre-event foot injury to take part in the turbojavelin, where his throw of 6.95m saw him take the silver medal. Javed Brady picked up the bronze medal for the long jump in his first event for the club, having leapt 2.20 metres, just 5cm behind second place. Oisin Tully was the winner of the 300m race and turbojavelin with a best throw of 9.44m, and was also second in the 60m sprint.
In the U10 boys, Mason Cullen and Caolan Brady finished second and third in their 500m event, with the pair finishing first and third in the turbojavelin with best throws of 16.42m and 9.31m. James Farrelly was fourth in the long jump, reaching a distance of 2.60m, just a short distance from the medals on this occasion. Katie Hannan won the turbojavelin with a best throw of 12.00m, and also took the gold medal in the 60m sprint. Aoibhinn Farrelly finish in third place in both events, with a best throw in the turbojav of 5.90m.
The Under 11 girls sprint was a strong showing the for the club’s athletes with three of them making it through the heats to the final, with Íosa Lynch going on to finish in second place in the final. Kayla Smith and Jamie Condon finished in second and third places in the 600m race, while Íosa Brady and Íosa Lynch finished in first and second places in the long jump with best efforts of 3.13m and 3.02m. The turbojavelin event saw Innyvale athletes take all places from second down to seventh thanks to, in order, Kayla Smith (11.57m), Jamie Condon (10.40m), Ellen Rose Brady (7.52m), Maia Reilly (7.46m), Neasa Smith (7.35m) and Riley Condon (5.83m).
Zoe Hogan was the dominant force in the u12 girls races, with victories in the 60m sprint and 600m distance race. Zoe also claimed a gold medal in the high jump with a best jump of 0.95m. In the turbojavelin, Saibhe Mulvey’s throw of 12.43m saw her take the gold medal ahead of clubmate Kaitlin Shaw who threw 9.53m. Kaitlin also took part in the tightly contested shot putt where she emerged as the winner with a best throw of 6.44m with the 2kg weight. Tony Rotheram and Conor Smith proved to be closely matched in the boys turbojavelin, with Conor claiming second place with a best throw of 14.92m and Tony close behind in third with a best of 13.31m. Conor later won the shot putt with a best of 6.05m, with Tony in fifth place on a best throw of 4.23m
Dylan Farrelly was the winner of the U13 boys 600m race and was third in the 80m sprint. Dylan also picked up the gold medal in the javelin with a furthest throw of 11.18m. In the girls’ events, the 60m hurdles saw Emer Briody, Anna Whitney and Emma Briody finish second, third and fourth in their first hurdles race. Mella Brady was fourth in the long jump with a best effort of 3.11m. Mella, Isabella Condon and Emer were second, third and fourth in their heat of the 80m sprint. Isabella was the winner of the javelin with a best throw of 12.21m, with Saoirse Lynch in third place on a best of 9.58m. Saoirse also took the gold medal for the shot putt, with a winning throw of 5.41m. And in the high jump, Emer won a tight competition by clearing 1.15m, with Anna in second on 1.12m and Emma in third having cleared 1.10m.
Holly Cullen was the winner of the U14 discus event, sending the 750g weight out to a distance of 13.42 metres. Holly was also fifth in the 75m hurdles and overcame a difficult lane draw in the 200m to finish mid-pack after having to start behind all the other runners due to the staggered start needed for this event.
We don’t have results for the relays, but photos show the U13 team of Emer Briody, Mella Brady, Anna Whitney and Isabella Condon collected bronze medals after their 4x100m relay, while the U11 team of Kayla Smith, Íosa Brady, Íosa Lynch and Jamie Condon won their relay.
Kaitlin In Top 5 At All-Ireland
Indoors in Athlone, 1st April
Well done to Kaitlin Shaw on her performance in the All-Ireland Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday 1st April in Athlone. Kaitlin took part in the Under 12 girl’s shot putt event, which proved to be a highly competitive affair. The Ulster champion started the strongest, taking the lead in round one and as others improved around her, Kaitlin improved in the final two rounds to a best of 7.30m. This left her 31cm behind the eventual winner and a scant 14cm behind third place in a very tight field. Nonetheless, Kaitlin can be proud of a top 5 finish in an All-Ireland event and her half meter improvement since winning the Ulsters last month.
Well done Kaitlin!
Ulster Gold for Kaitlin Shaw in Shot Putt, 11th March
Spring League Day 2 - PeaceLink, Clones, 5 March
The second round of the Cavan Spring League took place in a cool but dry PeaceLink track in Clones on Sunday 5th March. While our numbers taking part were limited by a number of confirmations, a good number of athletes made the trip to take part and they were rewarded with a series of strong performances and results.
In the Under 9 boys, Oisin Tully enjoyed a strong race in the 300m event which saw him take first place. Oisin followed this up with another gold medal in the turbojavelin, where his 8.28m throw took him to first place, with Callum Rotheram in close behind in third place thanks to a throw of 7.30m.
In the under 10s, Caolan Brady and Logan Rotheram both finished second in their heats of the 60m sprint, with James Farrelly also getting through to the final after taking third in his heat. Logan went on to take the bronze medal, just ahead of his two clubmates. In the long jump, James took third place with a jump of 2.46m, just pipping Logan who leapt 2.44m in to fourth place and Caolan not far behind with a 2.19m jump.
Katie Hannan was the winner of the girls 60m sprint and went on to take the bronze medal in the long jump with a best leap of 2.44m.
The U11 girls, Kayla Smith won the turbojavelin with a 12.22m throw, with Innyvale athletes taking fifth through eighth places courtesy of Maia Reilly (8.10m), Íosa Lynch (7.98m), Zoe Tully (7.36m) and Neasa Smith (7.19m). In the 600m, Kayla finished the race in second place, while Íosa battled hard to the line to take third place.
U12 girls sprint was won by Zoe Hogan, while in the long jump, Saibhe Mulvey was fourth with a best effort of 2.47m, with Zoe in fifth (2.24m) and Kaitlin Shaw in sixth (2.08m). In the boys event, Conor Smith was sixth and Tony Rotheram seventh with a best jump of 2.24m and 1.80m each.
Saoirse Lynch won a very closely fought U13 javelin event, sending the 400m javelin out to 9.05m, just shading the second place athlete by 3cm. Saorise also won the shot putt with a throw of 4.99m.
Relay results are not available as yet, but all our athletes had the chance to take part in the 4x100m event to round off the day with most picking up a medal in this event.
Cavan Spring League, 19 February, Shercock
The 2023 track and field athletics season got underway in Shercock on Sunday 19th February with the Cavan Spring League. The cool but dry day saw a promising start to the season for Innyvale AC with a series of strong performances from our athletes across all disciplines.
The event got underway with the discus event, where Holly Cullen took part in her first discus competition. With a throw of 10.58m, Holly won the gold medal in the U14 age group. Holly followed this up with a third place finish in the shot putt, where she threw the 2kg weight a distance of 6.03m. Holly also ran a strong 800m, pacing herself well on the opening lap before moving through the field as the race progressed to finish in the top 6.
In the U13 events, the club’s two athletes progressed through their heats to the final, with Emer Briody winning her heat and Isabella Condon taking second in her round. The two girls ran well in the final but just missed out on a top placing on this occasion. Emer and Isabella were sixth and seventh in the long jump, where just 3cm separated the well matched clubmates.
In the U12s, Kaitlin Shaw was the winner of the girls shot putt with a best throw of 6.26m, with Zoe Hogan close behind in second with a best of 5.66m. Fourth place was Saibhe Mulvey with a best of 4.83m, with Ruby Cullen in sixth with a best of 4.06m. The U12 girls 600m race proved to be an exercise in pace management, with Zoe sitting behind the leaders for the opening lap before moving up to join the top three and then passing them out as they came off the final bend. A hard earned gold medal for Zoe, with Saibhe in fifth place and Ruby seventh.
In the U11 events, Íosa Lynch was second in the long jump, while in the 60m sprint, Íosa, Zoe Tully, Riley and Jamie Condon just missed out on a top place in a tight race. Sean Murray was eighth in the long jump with a best of 1.98m.
The U10 boys saw Mason Cullen take the gold medal in the turbojavelin with a best throw of 12.40m, with Caolan Brady in fifth with a best effort of 7.00m. The boys went on the run the 300m race, with both having tough battles against their fellow athletes. Mason took the silver medal after being pipped near the finish line, while Caolan dug deep after being passed in the last 50m and managed to retake third place for a hard earned bronze medal.
In the girls events, Katie Hannon doubled up on gold medals with a win in the turbojavelin thanks to a best throw of 7.60m. In the 300m race, Katie hit the front after about one third distance and opened a comfortable lead over the pack which she held to the finish.
And finally, the under 9 boys saw Oisin Tully make a very strong start to his first competition with a silver medal in the 60m sprint. Oisin went one better in the long jump where his best effort of 2.32m earned him the gold medal.
Well done to all who took part and thank you to all the parents for travelling to Shercock.
Sportshall, 11th February in Shercock
Well done to Navah O'Donohue, Íosa Lynch and Max Manning who took part in the Cavan Sportshall event in Shercock on Saturday 11th February. All three competed in a mix of sprints, jumps and throwing events, as well as team relays in a format designed to be a friendly, low pressure introduction to athletics competitions.
Sportshall Finishes off 2022 in Shercock, 25th November
Winter League Comes To Kilnaleck, 13th November 2022
Innyvale hosted the Cavan
Winter League in Kilnaleck in which saw a big turnout from all clubs
in the county. Our athletes acquitted themselves well on
their home course, with strong performances throughout the field.
In the U10 girls 400m race, the club’s two teams finished in first and second places. Kayla Smith won the race and Jame Condon finished in third place, leading home teammates Íosa Lynch, Aoibhinn Farrelly, Katie Hannon and Riley Condon for team gold. The team silver medals went to Katie Fitzpatrick, Zoe Tully, Íosa Brady, Leah Heslin and Ruby Reilly.
the girls U12 race, the Innyvale team of Rose Sheridan, Isabella
Condon, Mella Brady, Ruby Cullen, Saibhe Mulvey, Emer Briody and Ella
Fitzpatrick picked up bronze medals for their efforts in the 600m
event. Well done also to Ciara O'Reilly and Holly Cullen on their performance in the U14 girls 800m race.
We will confirm the boys results once they have been published, but well done also to Tony and Logan Rotheram, Rian O'Reilly, Mason Cullen, Finn and Jack Briody, James Farrelly and Conor Smith.
Well done to all and thank you to all the parents for their help and support on the day and to Crosserlough GAA for the use of their facilities.
2nd Day of Cavan Cross Country in Killinkere, 9th October
Cavan Cross Country Day 1 in Crover, 25th September 2022
Winter League in Shercock, 15 September 2022
The first event of the new season was the Winter League which took place in Shercock on 15th September. Well done to Martin Brady who took part in the men’s 5K around Shercock town and finished his first race for the club in 5th place overall, while Trisha Brady finished the women’s 2K in 7th overall. In the U10 race sisters Jamie and Riley Condon completed the 350m race in 3rd and 7th places, while Jake Brady was 8th in the boys event. In the U12 girls event, Isabella Condon was 6th in the 400m race, with James Brady taking fifth place in the boys event.
Lana Flies the Innyvale Flag at All-Irelands, 9-10th July 2022
All-Ireland Children's Games, Tullamore 2nd July 2022
Zoe Hogan and Kaitlin Shaw took part in the U11 turbojavelin event, where they finished as the 11th placed team in a very tight contest that saw five teams finish within a metre of each other. Zoe threw 14.49m and Kaitlin 11.27m. On the track, Katie Hannon was unlucky to just be pipped on the finish line, pushing her down to fifth place in her heat of the 60m sprint in the morning, while Aoibhinn Farrelly finished in 8th place. The pair went on to run the 300m race in the afternoon, where the girls had a spirited run to finish in ninth and fourteenth places in a packed field.
The boys U9 turbojavelin event was an unlucky one for Jackson Everett and Logan Rotheram, with the crosswind blowing two of Jackson’s throws, including his best, outside the sector. Both boys managed to get a clean throw in at the final round, with Jackson throwing 10.39m and Logan 5.75m, their combined score putting them in 13th place overall. Logan also took part in the 300m race, where he knocked two and a half seconds off his times at the Ulsters to finish fourteenth despite getting boxed in by other athletes as they came around the bend.
Well done to all. The coaches really enjoyed watching everyone's development and are very proud of their achievements and progress throughout the past year.
Innyvale AC's Casey Mulvey grabbed two podium places at the national track and field championships in Dublin. The Cavan woman took shot putt silver and hammer bronze in Morton stadium Santry adding more medals to the Innyvale mantle-piece.
Casey fourth effort in the shot put of 13.58 metres claimed silver head of Dundalk’s Katherine O’Connor who twice threw 13.42 metres. Gold went to Swinford’s Michaela Walsh with a best of 14.58 metres.
Casey took a surprise bronze medal in the hammer with a best of 48.97 metres achieved on her sixth and final throw. Caseys best was just 22 inches further than Adrienne Gallen of Lifford Strabane’s best to claim bronze.
Well done Casey
Ulster Shot Putt & Hammer Medals for Casey Mulvey, 18 June
The Ulster Senior Track and Field Championships were held on Satruday 18th June in Belfast's Mary Peter's Track and Innyvale AC's Casey Mulvey was in action in the hammer and shot putt events. Casey threw 13.84m in the shot putt, leaving her just over two meters clear of her fellow competitors and earning her an Ulster gold medal.
Casey followed this up with a great effort in a tightly contested hammer throw event, where she sent the 4kg weight out to a distance of 49.62m, just 9cm behind the event's winner and collected another Ulster medal, this time the silver.
Well done Casey
Lana Morton Wins Ulster Silver & Bronze Medals, 12 June 2022
Congratulations to Lana Morton who travelled to the Antrim Forum on Sunday 12th June to take part in the Ulster Track & Field Championships and picked up two Ulster medals in the Under 17 category. Lana earned a silver medal for the shot putt, sending the 3kg shot out to 7.84m, while in the javelin, she threw 21.66m to take the bronze medal. Lana also took part in the discus event where she finished in fourth place, her throw of 18.43m with the 1kg discus enough to see her qualify for the All-Irelands in all three events. Well done Lana!
Ulster Children's Games, Clones, 5th June 2022
The Ulster Children’s Games Track & Field competition for Under 9 to 13s took place in the Peacelink track in Clones, Co. Monaghan on Sunday 5th June and saw a contingent of 20 athletes from Innyvale AC taking part. This event is both an individual competition for all ages, but also sees children in the U9-11 ages paired up with their clubmates, with the top three pairs in each event qualifying for nationals in July.
The U9 girls sprints saw Aoibhinn Farrelly and Katie Hannon both winning their heats, with the duo eventually placing fourth and seventh overall. The girls also took part in the 300m race with Katie taking fourth place, Aobihinn sixth and Heidi Donohoe finishing in eleventh place. Aoibhinn's and Katie's results qualify them for the All-Irelands next month in both events, with the girls being the third best pair in the sprint and second best team in the 300m.
The boys events saw the pair of Jackson Everett and Logan Rotheram competing in the turbojavelin and the 300m race. Jackson’s third place in the turbojavelin thanks to a best throw of 10.60m saw him claim the bronze medal. The boys ran well in the 300m event, a difficult contest with twenty athletes jostling for position and despite getting held up twice by other athletes trying to find a gap for themselves to run in, Jackson managed to finish eighth place, with Logan in fourteenth. The boys did well enough to be the third placed team in both events and move on to nationals.
In the U10s, Aoibhinn Kelly was the
highest placed Cavan athlete in the girls turbojavelin, with a best
throw of 8.46m, while Íosa Lynch was likewise the best placed Cavan
runner in the 60m sprint, but in an event where a tenth of a second is
the difference between four athletes, the tight margins saw her squeezed
down to fifteenth place out of the 32 competitors. The girls relay team
of Íosa Lynch, Ruby Reilly, Katie Hannon and Aoibhinn Farrelly took
part in a closely fought contest where they finished in fifth place. The
boys team of Charlie Reilly and Jake Brady were tenth and thirteenth in
the turbojavelin, the highest finishes for any Cavan athlete with best
throws of 10.44m and 8.63m respectfully.
The under 11 girls saw Zoe Hogan lead the charge of the Cavan athletes with a fine run to ninth place, while Kaitlin Shaw finished the turbojavelin event in fourth place, her best throw of 12.54m just 16cm behind the bronze medal position. Zoe’s best throw of 10.80m saw her finish in fifth place, with the pair ending the day as the second best team in the event, meaning they qualify for the nationals too. The U11 relay team of Sáibhe Mulvey, Zoe Hogan, Íosa Lynch and Ruby Reilly had to fight off some stiff competition to finish in fourth place in their relay race.
The U11 boys turbojavelin saw Tony Rotheram finish in 13th place with a best throw of 8.14m, making him the second best of the six Cavan athletes on the day, with Tony and Charlie Connaghan running well in their 60m sprint. The U11 boys relay team of Charlie Connaghan, Tony Rotheram, Charlie Reilly and Jake Brady finished in eighth place, hot on the heals of the teams in front of them.
The Under 12 boys long jump saw Calum Reilly make a big step up in performance to jump 3.74m, just 13cm shy of the medal positions. It was an extremely tight contest, with Calum’s jump being equalled by three others in the event, with Calum being credited with fifth place on countback. James Brady, Dylan Farrelly and Cormac Kelly all finished very close together in the same event, a nice bit of competition that will push the boys on to new hieghts. The boys relay team of Cormac Kelly, James Brady, Dylan Farrelly and Callum Reilly finished their 4x100m event in sixth place.
Well done to all who took part and thank you to all the parents and coaches who travelled for a long but enjoyable day.
Qualifiers for All- Irelands on 2nd July in Tullamore:
- Under 9 girls - Katie Hannon & Aoibhinn Farrelly in 60m and 300m;
- Under 9 boys - Logan Rotheram & Jackson Everett in turbojavelin and 300m;
- Under 11 girls - Zoe Hogan and Kaitlin Shaw in turbojavelin.