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Monday, 13th May 2024

Some great performances from Ace AC at Louth Championships

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Chloe Hanley 15, Sofia Daniella Adebolla 1, Sofia Drakoulaki 11 pictured with the medals they won at the Louth Athletics Championships at the weekend.

The annual Louth Athletics Championships were held in Bush, Dundalk over the weekend and Ace AC had many great performances and medal winners.

In the exceptional heat of Saturday, hurdles coach Colin McHugh oversaw some very good performances from his charges.

In the Under 11 section, Dylan Garcia gave it everything in his 60m hurdles just missing out on a medal. In the girls' U15's, Niaya Semple and Aoife O Connor won silver and bronze, respectively. 

Chloe Hanley won Louth Gold in the girls' u17 hurdles. All Rounder Niaya also secured a silver in the long jump. Aoife O'Connor picked up her second medal of the weekend winning gold in the Javelin. 

U16 Jaheim Humphrey, who only joined Ace Ac a few weeks ago, won Gold in the Shot Put, at his very first attempt. 

In the 1500m Taylor Gregory and Killian Sheridan, won their first individual medals for the Club impressing in bronze and silver place. Niall Murray had a great weekend winning the boys u18 1500m before securing gold in the 800m on Sunday. 

Isabella Garcia also collected 800m Gold with Sholah Lawrence winning Gold in both the u17 800m & 1500m. Ciara O'Connor followed Sholah in second place. 

Ruairi Cooney came third in the boys U12 600.

In the 200s there was U17 Gold for Ciara O Connor with Chloe Hanley winning bronze.  Daniella Adebolla continued her good form with gold in the U18s along with a second gold in the 100m with Sofia Drakoulaki impressing in second. U16 Shruthi Prasad picked up a 200m silver while Naiya Semple won U15 Bronze. U18 Stevie Wong competed the double, winning his 100m & 200m. Kate Culhane, relatively new to sprints, won the u17 400m in style. 

U12 Caoimhe Carolan won a silver medal in the sprint and also secured a bronze and a PB in the 600m. 

U14 athlete Chloe Brennan won her sprint with Niamh Faulkner just missing out on a medal running well in 4th.

Daniel Hanley secured his first ever victory for Ace AC when he won the U16 800m Louth title and he was joined on the podium by his training partner Tadgh Forde Dunne in third. Ruairi Cooney impressed, finishing third in the boys U12 600.

Jaheim Humphrey on the podium having won gold in the shot put.

Fergus Nolan and Rhys Clarke battled it out again in the u17 800m with Clarke securing silver just ahead of Fergus in 3rd.

U17 Jamie O'Reilly is one of the ace Ac's most improved athletes and he again secured a new 800m PB. Seamie Sheridan and Tayo Lawrence battled it out to the finish line finishing 4th and 5th in the boys u14 600m. Adam Cumming showed lots of potential in the same race. 

Sisters Sophie and Hannah Black also got new pbs. Alfie Marron showed great signs of improvement with a 3 second 800m PB. Smirthi Prasad and Niamh Finnerty both ran well in the sprints. U9 athlete Aidan O'Connor showed great promise with a brilliant sprint and javelin performance. Farrah Smith picked up a new pb in the long jump. 

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