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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