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Tuesday, 11th June 2019

Drogheda’s new athletic club ‘Ace’ it again!

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Ace athlete Sophie Gartland with her coach Jonathan McCabe at the All Ireland Track and Field School finals in Tullamore.

It was another great day for the Ace athletics rising stars as they took to the road to attend the Clonliffe Harriers Open Sports day in Santry recently. They even got a special mention to thank them all for making the journey! 

First up was Tayo Lawrence who is certainly making his mark as he came first in the U8 60m and 300m! 

Nathan Robertson kept the winning streak going competing out of age all day and managed an impressive 1st place in U10 long jump with a distance of 3:52m, 3rd place in U10 60m and 300m. 

Naiya Semple did fantastic also as she scooped first place in U10 long jump with a 3:28 jump, took gold again in U10 60m and finished 3rd in the 300m. 

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The U12 age group continued the success for Ace as Alex Robertson came second in the U12 80m while Daniel Hanley took home silver for the 500m distance. 

The girls did fantastic for U12 also with Shola Lawrence coming first in her 500m, team mate Chloe Cooney grabbed second running out of age and Chloe Hanley also did amazing finishing fourth. 

Eimear Cooney continued her fantastic form running out of age and winning the girls U14 800m. The Lawrence sisters shone once again with Shola coming second in the U12 long jump and just missing out on a medal in the sprints while her sister Amelia won the U14 long jump.  Despite tough windy conditions but these athletes continued to amaze their families and coaches once again! Take a bow!

A special mention must go out to Ace athlete Sophie Gartland who ran an amazing 200m race at the All Ireland Track and Field School finals in Tullamore, finishing in fourth place with a PB of 25.60.  Sophie's constant hard work and determination is a credit to her and everyone in Ace Athletics could not be happier for her.


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