AAI U-10/11/12 Team Champships plus Relays, Tullamore

Saturday, 14th June 2008


On Saturday it was the turn of our U-12 girls to shine, when at the under age group team competition in Tullamore, the relay squad of Sarah Timoney, Kate McGowan, Eva McMullin, Ruth Gillespie and sub Katie McCafferty, narrowly missed out on bronze medals. After qualifying for the final as a fastest looser, the girls regrouped and put in a stunning performance in the final. The team were credited with the same time 59.40secs as Nenagh, and it was only after consulting the photo finish that the judges gave third place to Nenagh. This was an excellent performance. 


Earlier in the day Kate and Sarah went in the team 80m and with 11.78secs, Kate was third fastest, while Sarah, in her first race at this level, clocked 12.94 to give the girls sixth team place from twelve teams. The results of both the relay and 80m can be put into perspective when we consider that this was the first time for Sarah, Eva and Katie to perform at this level. Well done to all.


Tír Chonaill AC Under 12 Relay Team


Under 12 Girls 80m


Kate wins her heat


Kate & Sarah warming up