Recent News Posts
- Waterford Sport Partnership have 10 videos on their Youtube channel involving Sportshall Athletics plus others on active homework challenges etc (click here).
- Athletics Ireland have number of activities on their Keep Ireland Moving page - near the bottom of the page (click here)
- Dare to Believe Circuit Challenge video from the Olympic Federation of Ireland (click here)
- AAI have posted a similar video with different exercises (click here)
- The Community Games have a series of challenges which are updated weekly on their website (click here)
- If you have taken up running during recent weeks, here is some helpful advise on minimizing the risk of injury (click here)
Senior Shot Putt Silver For Casey Mulvey at National Indoors
Huge congratulations from the club to Innyvale athlete Casey Mulvey who took part in the All Ireland Senior Indoor Track & Field on 29th February in the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown. Casey competed in the senior women's shot putt, steadily improving her throws as she progressed through the six rounds. It was to be her final throw that made all the difference and produced a silver medal as Casey sent the 4 kilogram shot out to 13.06 metres. This moved her up from fourth to second place and earned her first All Ireland senior medal.
Well done 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