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Monday, 9th July 2018

Boyne AC continue on their winning way

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Alex Robertson and Lorcan Forde Dunne with their national medals.

It’s been another exciting two weeks of athletics for Boyne AC, as once again they travelled near and far, collecting some much coveted medals and race wins along the way.

Tullamore was once again the venue for the National Pairs and u12/u13 field events championships, and Boyne AC had an unprecedented 13 athletes in action across a variety of events, all having qualified through their provincial competitions.

First to the track were the u10 girls pairing of Shruti Prasad and Chloe Cooney, where their combined times over the 60m sprint saw them finish a creditable 6th overall.

Chloe was then back on the track, partnered with Allie Fennell in the longer 500m, where the girls finished 11th overall. Allie also paired with Caoimhe Martin in the Turbo Javelin, where they just missed out on a medal finishing in a superb 4th place overall.

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In the boy’s events, the highlight of the day was certainly the boy’s u11 600m, where fantastic runs from both Lorcan Forde Dunne and Alex Robertson saw these fine young athletes finish second overall, taking home a fine silver medal. Lorcan also paired with Oliver Carolan in the Long Jump, where they were unable to replicate their Leinster gold, finishing 6th overall.

Aaron Fennell was the sole individual competitor on the day, taking part in the u13 Shot Put, where he was just edged out of the medal rankings, finishing 4th overall.

In the relays, the u10 boys team of Callum Byrne, Edison Ekhator, Luca McLoughlin and Tadgh Forde Dunne all ran well and were unlucky not to medal.

The boy’s u11 team of Lesley KIng Abor, Alex Robertson, Oliver Carolan and Lorcan Forde Dunne had a super run to qualify for the final, where a poor baton change saw them just edged out of a winning place, finishing in 6th overall.  

It was then back to Tullamore on Saturday last for the National Juvenile B Championships, where those who had not qualified through their provincial competition are given the opportunity to compete on the national stage.

A super gutsy run by Lily Cummins in the u15 100m sprint saw her qualify for the final, where she took a fine silver medal, while Saran Meite was unlucky not to qualify for her final.

Ella McLoughlin continues to improve as she finished in a fine 5th place in her 600m while brother Killian was unlucky to just miss out on a medal in his 800m, finishing in 4th. While in her 800m, Eadoin Carroll finished 2nd in her heat, but again, was unlucky to just miss out on a medal in the final. 

Meanwhile, a little closer to home, the SOSAD 5k saw a fine run from Tadgh Everitt Thompson to finish 2nd overall with a new PB time of 17.29, while Rebecca Carolan took the ladies title in 20.33.

There were great runs also for Eddie Kennedy, finishing 4th male, Jamie Bull, Mairead Hallinan and Catherine Tiernan. Also in action on the roads on Friday last, Simon Ryan took the win in the St.Kevins 5k, recording a super time of 16.12! 

Lily Cummins - silver in the National B Championships.

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