Club News Archive
|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.