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​Sportshall, Shercock 11th February

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.

​Cavan Spring League, Shercock 19th February

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 60m sprint with Zoe Tully, Riley and Jamie Condon just missing 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.

​Spring League 2, PeaceLink, Clones 5th March

The second round of the League took place at Clones’ PeaceLink track on 5th March. In the U9 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. 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.


Well done to all the athletes and thank you to their parents for bringing them to the events and for their continued support.

​Ulster Indoor Track & Field, Athlone 11th March

On Saturday 11th March, Kaitlin Shaw took part in the Ulster Indoor Track & Field at the TUS Indoor Athletics Arena. Competing in the under 12 girls shot putt, Kaitlin was able to send the 2kg weight out to a distance of 6.81metres, which proved to be the winner and earned her the gold medal.

Kaitlin In Top 5 At All-Ireland Indoors, 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

Cavan Track & Field in 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.


Well done to everyone, hope you all enjoyed the day. And thank you to all the coaches and parents who came on the day, none of this would be possible without your ongoing support. 

All-Ireland Bronze for Kaitlin Shaw in Shot Putt, 1 July

Innyvale AC’s Kailtin Shaw took part in the All-Ireland Track and Field Championships in Tullamore on Saturday 1st of July where she competed in the under 12 girls shot putt.


Kaitlin made a strong start to the event, claiming a spot in the top three with her first throw. Despite increasing her distance in the second round, she slipped back to fifth as others improved even more in later rounds. But Kaitlin had saved her best for last and her sixth throw of the event saw a big improvement to 7.77m, moving her back up in to third place and securing an All-Ireland bronze medal.


Well done Kaitlin!

Ulster Children's Games / Track & Field, 4th June

The Ulster Children's Games for U9-11s and U12-13 Track & Field Championships were held on a scorching Sunday 4th June at the Finn Valley Centre, Stranolar, Co. Donegal. We had over 20 athletes taking part across all age groups and events and there were brilliant performances from our athletes and lots of fun off the track too.


Thank you to the coaches and all the parents who travelled with the children and looked after them throughout the day, none of this would be possible without your ongoing support. The coaches are proud of you all and how excellently you all represented our club on Sunday.




In the Under 9 boys, Callum Rotheram and Oisin Tully finished in 10th and 11th places in the turbojavelin with best throws of 9.70m and 9.65m. Javed Brady was 18th place in the 60m sprint and 22nd in the long jump, setting a new personal best of 2.26m.Oisin was the runaway winner of his heat of the 300m, finishing over five seconds ahead of his fellow runners. Unfortunately the lack of a close competitor meant that Oisin had nobody to push him to the line, which allowed the joint winners of heat one to pip him by 0.03 of a second, knocking Oisin down to third place overall. Nevertheless it meant a trip to the podium for an Ulster bronze medal on this first attempt.




Logan Rotheram finished in third place in his heat of the 60m sprint, with his time of 10.11s placing him 11th overall. Mason Cullen had a strong showing in the turbojavelin, sending the 300g implement out to 15.20m to secure fifth place overall. Logan and Mason both ran in the 500m, both finishing in the 1min50s in what was a tough race in the afternoon heat, with Logan placing 11th and Mason 17th overall.




The U11 girls was our busiest age group of the day. Íosa Brady and Íosa Lynch were 11th and 20th in the long jump with best leaps of 3.16m and 2.87m. In the turbojavelin, Riley Condon was 9th (11.55m), Zoe Tully placed 12th (8.67m), Jamie Condon 14th (8.38m) and Neasa Smith 17th overall (6.80m). In the 60m sprint, the two Íosa’s finished third in their heats, with Zoe Tully and Kayla Smith both taking fourth in their heats. Overall Íosa Brady was 10th, Íosa Lynch 13th, Kayla 15th and Zoe 33rd.


The 600m race was an unenviable experience in the heat, but Kayla, Jamie and Riley acquitted themselves well to finish in 5th, 6th and 10th places in their heats respectively. Kayla and Jamie were ranked 10th and 11th overall, both finishing the race in 2min07s, while Riley was 24th overall in a packed competition (2min20).


And in the relay, Riley, Zoe, Jamie and Neasa completed the 4x100m race in 1min07, giving them sixth place on the day.




In the boys U12, Tony Rotheram was sixth in the shot putt, sending the 2kg ball out to 5.53m. Tony was 14th in the turbojavelin thanks to a best throw of 11.53m. Tony also came ninth in his heat of the 600m, placing in the top 20 overall.


The girls 60m sprint saw Zoe Hogan finish second in her heat in a time of 9.32s and Saibhe Mulvey finish in 5th place in 10.13seconds. The u12 and 13 age groups are not run on times, so Zoe progressed to the final where she improved her time to 9.20s and finished 7th overall in a very tight race where half a second covered the entire field at the finish.


In the shot putt, Kaitlin Shaw’s best throw of 7.27m required a trip to the podium to collect an Ulster bronze medal, with Saibhe finishing inside the top ten with a best effort of 4.14m. In the high jump, Zoe showed good composure to finish joint fifth with a best of 1.10m despite having to run her sprint heat in the middle of her jumps.


The relay team of Zoe Hogan, Saibhe Mulvey, Íosa Brady and Íosa Lynch clocked 1min03 on their way to third place in their heat and sixth place overall.




Mella Brady was third in her heat of the 80m sprint with a time of 12.44s, and Anna Whitney was fifth in her round in a time of 13.15s. Anna also took part in the 60m hurdles alongside Saoirse Lynch, with the two girls finishing in fifth place in their heats (times 13.15 for Anna and 14.82 for Saoirse). Mella took part in both jumping events, reaching 3.11m in the long jump and 1.10m in the high jump, putting her in fifth place. Anna was sixth in the high jump having cleared 1.05m and Emma Briody was seventh, having cleared 1.00m.


Isabella Condon was ninth in the 400g javelin, with a best effort of 12.32m. Saoirse Lynch was close behindi n 11th place with a throw of 11.30m Saoirse’s throw of 6.34m in the shot putt saw her finish in tenth place. And finally the U13 girls relay team of Mella, Emma, Anna and Isabella were fifth in their heat of the 4x100m. Their time of 1min04 saw them take tenth place overall.


Well done once again to everyone. Provisional results are now on the results page, this will be updated with team results once available.

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