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Cavan Spring League 13 March 2022

Posted on April 1, 2022 at 3:20 PM

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 and provisional results can be found on the Results page.

Athletics Training Returns

Posted on January 17, 2022 at 3:10 PM

From the 18th January, Innyvale Athletics Club continues training every Tuesday at 6.00 to 7.00pm in Dr. Plunkett Park, Kilnaleck. We take children age six and over for a mix of sprints, distance running, jumping and throwing events. Registration is €20 per child, capped at €50 per family. Registration forms available at training and can also be downloaded by from the home page.

 

With so many new members it is worth reminding everyone that if anybody has any issues about anything that happens at training, please feel free to speak about your concerns with our Children's Officers Sonja Smith and Des Mulvey, who are available most nights at training or to another coach.

Ulster Records Confirmed for Innyvale AC's Casey Mulvey

Posted on October 25, 2021 at 6:00 PM

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!

Training Returns

Posted on October 25, 2021 at 5:55 PM

Innyvale Athletics Club continues training every Tuesday at 6.00 to 7.00pm in Dr. Plunkett Park, Kilnaleck. We take children age six and over for a mix of sprints, distance running, jumping and throwing events. Registration is €20 per child, capped at €50 per family. Registration forms available at training.

With the sunset creeping ever closer as the weeks go by, we ask that parents please come up to the main gate to collect their kids after training as they cannot be seen waiting in the car park in the dark.

Euro Under 20s Qualification for Casey Mulvey

Posted on February 22, 2021 at 4:20 PM

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 last 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!

All Ireland Medals For Innyvale's Casey Mulvey

Posted on October 5, 2020 at 9:00 AM

The Athletics Ireland Senior/Junior National Track & Field Championships 2020 took place in Santry's Morton Stadium on Saturday 22nd August and Innyvale AC's own Casey Mulvey was taking part in three events against some very experienced opponents.

 

Casey finished in third place in the discus with a best throw of 41.17m. In a tight contest in the shot putt which saw the top four finish within less than a metre of each other, Casey's throw of 13.66m secured her another bronze medal. And she went one better in the women's weight for distance event, sending the 28lbs implement out to 6.67m, again in a very close completition.

 

Well done Casey

AAI Jumps and Throws Festival

Posted on August 18, 2020 at 2:45 AM

As the country comes out of lockdown, some sporting fixtures have been able to resume and Athletics Ireland held a Jumps and Throws Festival on the 8th of August in Santry's Morton Stadium.

The event saw junior and senior athletes competing in a single group and Innyvale AC's Casey Mulvey took part in two events, with very strong showings in both. Casey's opening throw of 14.46m in the shot putt turned out to be the winner among the 3kg weight used by the juniors and was the furthest of the event. Casey was also second overall in the discus event, with a best throw of 35.10m seeing her as the top placed junior athlete.

Well done Casey


Athletics Webinars

Posted on April 26, 2020 at 6:05 PM

Athletics Ireland is running a series of free webinars over the coming weeks:


Also, Cavan Sports Partnership are hosting a online Sports Psychology Workshop with Nollaig McCarthy from MindFit via Zoom at 7pm on Wednesday 29th April. Register at this link : https://www.members.webs.com/MembersB/editAppPage.jsp?app=blog&pageID=359471443#blog/entries/48155028/edit

Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Updated 25 April)

Posted on March 17, 2020 at 7:45 PM

On the advice of Athletics Ireland and the Government, all group training sessions are cancelled indefinitely. We know this will be disappointing to many of our members but we hope that everyone understands the need to prevent groups of children physically interacting with each other, particularly in a club which heavily uses javelins, shot putts, relay batons etc that are handled by all as well as the number of children at our training.

We hope everyone stays positive and supports each other during this time and of course practices their social distancing, staying two meters away from each other. The more of us who do this, the shorter the Government restrictions will have to be. We look forward to seeing everyone safe and well once things return to normal.

Athletics Ireland statement: https://www.athleticsireland.ie/news/coronavirus-covid-19-update

Athletics Ireland "Keep Ireland Moving" page: https://www.athleticsireland.ie/runzone/recreational-running-tips



 

We hope everyone is managing well during these times and all are safe and well. Keeping occupied at home for long periods can be difficult but if you are stuck for ideas for the kids or adults, here are a few links to different ideas.

 

Senior Silver Medal for Casey at Nationals

Posted on March 5, 2020 at 7:00 PM

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, Clones 23 Feb 2020

Posted on February 24, 2020 at 10:05 AM

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.


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.

Casey Nominated for 2019 Anglo Celt Sports Award

Posted on February 15, 2020 at 4:15 AM

Congratulations also to Casey on her inclusion in the nominations for 2019 Anglo Celt Sports Awards. The winner of the paper's September Sports Award, you can vote for Casey to win the overall 2019 award by calling 1516 306 009. All you have to do is call the number and once answered the vote will count.

Best of luck Casey

Spring League Entries

Posted on February 12, 2020 at 3:50 PM

Cavan Spring Development League takes place on Sunday 23rd February at the PeaceLink track in Clones from 10.30am. This event is open to all age groups and entry cost is covered by the club. Please indicate if you intend to attend the event as entrieshave to be in by this Friday. This is a development athletics day and medals are awarded on the day

Events are =

 

  • U9 = 60m / long jump
  • U10 = 300m / turbo jav.
  • U11 = 60m / long jump
  • U12 = 600m / shot putt
  • U13 = 80m / long jump / javelin
  • U14 = 800m / shot putt
  • U15 = 100m / long jump / javelin
  • U16 = 800m / shot putt
  • U17 = 100m / long jump / javelin
  • U18 = 800m / shot putt

Sportshall Day 2 Details - St Macartans College 2pm

Posted on February 11, 2020 at 7:40 PM

The second day of the Sportshall for Under 9 to U11s is on Sunday16th February at St. Macartan's College in Monaghan Town (beside Lakeland Dairies, click link below for map). Please note the time has changed from the note given out last week. Anyone going please be there for 2pm, event should last about 2 hours and is €2 per child.

Sportshall is a fantastic event for younger children to try out athletics in a non-competitive and no pressure environemt, with athletes taking part in a series of sprints, relays, jumping and throwing events and is a great event for those who have taken part in a competition.

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Casey Wins Ulster Gold at the National Indoor Arena 4th Feb 2020

Posted on February 5, 2020 at 2:15 PM

The 2020 Ulster Indoor Track & Field Championships were held at the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown over the weekend and on Sunday 4th February our own Casey Mulvey took part in the shot putt event. Throwing the 3kg weight out to 14.13 metres, Casey not only took the gold medal in the Under 18 age group, but according to the results she had the best throw of all age groups, including the senior women.

 

Well done Casey and best of luck in the All-Ireland's next month.



Cavan Sportshall Competition, Breffni College, 19 January 2020

Posted on January 19, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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.

Well 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, which can be accessed from the home page.


Club Notes December

Posted on December 8, 2019 at 12:05 PM

Training will finish up for the year on Tuesday 17th December and will return on Tuesday 7th January 2020. If anyone has not already done so, please give your contact number to Simon or Louise at training so you can be added to the club's WhatsApp group to recieve news on training etc.

Thank you to everyone who supported the club's sponsored walk on 3rd December. Regardless of the size of any individual contributions, thank you everyone for your committment and support of the club.

Cavan Sportshall on 19 October

Posted on October 1, 2019 at 3:40 PM

There will be a Cavan Sportshall competition on Saturday 19th October, starting at 11am in Breffni College Cavan. This is an indoor event for under 9 to under 12 age groups featuring a mix of running, jumping and throwing events, finishing with team relays and is intended as a fun, low pressure introduction to competition for new athletes as well as those who have been to many events before.

Those who took part competitions before the summer did very well with strong results across all events. We hope to continue to build on this with a good turnout and encourage all athletes to take part.


Upcoming Coaching Courses

Posted on September 27, 2019 at 7:35 PM

There are a number of coaching courses coming up in the next couple of months. Anyone interested in doing the course please contact Simon or Des. The club covers the cost of courses for our coaches.

  • Athletics Ireland are holding an Endurance Running Course in Navan's Claremont Stadium on Saaturday 19th October at 10am. Register at https://eventmaster.ie/event/EkBf4EF74" target="_blank">Eventmaster.ie.
  • Level 1 athletics training course on 18/19th October & 15/16th November in Shercock (Please note dates have changed since first announced.) 6.30-9.00pm on both Fridays and from 10.00am to 5.00pm on the Saturdays. Register for it on https://eventmaster.ie/event/VQ9CERTwv" target="_blank">Eventmaster. Registration closes 7th October and cost is subsidised by Cavan Sports Partnership for applicants from Cavan, €50 which is half price.
  • There is also a Level 1 course in Meath on Fri/Sat 1st/2nd November in Cushinstown, with the second weekend Fri/Sat 22/23rd November in Dunboyne. This is the full €100 price. (https://eventmaster.ie/event/ZE8cMWcZY" target="_blank">Eventmaster link)
  • Child Safeguarding 2 - 17 October 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 Cavan
  • Child Safeguarding 3 - 21 November 2019 from 18:30 to 21:30 Cavan

School Hall Athletics Workshop

Posted on September 10, 2019 at 3:10 AM

There will be an athletics workshop in KIlnaleck Community Hall on Wednesday 11th September from 10am to 1pm, delivered by Athletics Ireland's regional development officer Dermott McGranaghan and focused on the Sportshall programme in schools.


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