Ulster Schools Track and Field Finals

 

The Antrim Forum on Friday Evening and Saturday attracted record crowds for the annual 'Ulster Schools Track and Field Finals'. Over 5,000 competitors, coaches and spectators, representing 140 schools enjoyed a competitive days athletics where representing your school, gaining a podium position and qualification for the 'All Ireland Schools Finals' in two weeks time, were the main objectives.

 

There were some excellent performances, but the weather was a problem with rain and gusting wind in the morning and sunshine in the evening making it most challenging for the athletes and officials.

 

 

Carrick Vocational School

Paul Donovan was the Senior Boys High Jump winner with a best of 1.80m in wet and windy conditions. Barry Quigg cleared 1.70m for 2nd place in the Intermediate Boys High Jump, Ciaran O'Leime threw the 6.25kg shot to 11.06m for the silver in the Senior Boys event and Aisling Doherty, in the Junior Girls got out to 9.09m for bronze in the Triple Jump.

 

 

Killybegs Vocational School

Aislinn Cunningham won the Junior Girls 100m impressively, into a head wind haven qualifed early in the day with a 2nd place in her semi final. Later she Long-Jumped 4.99m with the assistance of the wind for silver in the Long Jump.

Aisling Cuningham wins Junior 100m

Aisling Cuningham wins Junior 100m

 

 

Abbey Vocational School

Karl Griffin won the Junior Boys 800m impressively in an excellent time of 2mins 8.2 secs. Louise Harvey won silver medals in the Inter 300m Hurdles and 80m Hurdles behind new sensation Christine McMahon who earlier this year was part of the Irih Senior 4 x 400m relay team a the European Indoors in Turin. On Friday evening when their sporting colleagues were enjoying the annual AVS awards night Christopher Doherty in the Inter Boys Pole Vault clears 3metres for silver, and Junior Girls Karen Tracey and Clare Brady finish 2nd and 3rd in the Junior Pole Vault.

Karl griffin in Junior Boys 800m

Karl Griffin(13) in Junior Boys 800m

 

Karl Griffin wins 800m

Karl Griffin wins 800m

 

Karl Griffin on the Podium

Karl Griffin on the Podium

 

Karl Griffin with proud Dad Eamon

Karl Griffin with proud Dad Eamon

 

Louise Harvey in Junior Girls 80m hurdles

Louise Harvey in Intermediate Girls 80m Hurdles

 

Louise Harvey on podium

Louise Harvey on podium

 

 

St Eunans, Letterkenny

Ruairi Finnigan was most impressive as he won the Junior Boys 1,500m by nearly 50m. Mark English Inter 800m and Darren McBrearty, Senior 800m were involved in two of the most closely fought finishes of the day. Both win silver medals with less than a body width between 1st and 2nd in both occasions. Senior Boys Pauric McLaughlan (Steeplechase), Dan King (5,000m) and Adam Friel (Steeplechase) all earn silver medals.

Daren McBrearty

Daren McBrearty

 

Mark English battles in 800m

Mark English battles in 800m

 

 

Loreto' Letterkenny

Lisa Shiels won the Senior Girls 100m and finishes 2nd in the 200m. In two weeks time she will be part of the Tír Chonaill Team at the European Clubs in Slovakia. Cliodhna Timoney 42.3 secs, was 2nd in the Inter Girls 300m .

Lisa Shields wins 100m Senior Girls

Lisa Shields wins 100m Senior Girls

 

 

St Columbas, Stranorlar

Mark Bonnar finish 2nd in the Inter Steeplechase

 

 

 

St Michael's Enniskillen

Gerard Maguire

Gerard Maguire (No14) from St Michae'ls Enniskillen

on his way to winning the Inter Boys100m

Gerard is from Belleek

 

 

Results Minor Boys.pdf

Results Minor Girls.pdf

Results IntermediateBoys.pdf

Results IntermediateGirls.pdf

Results Junior Boys.pdf

Results Junior Girls.pdf

Results Senior Boys.pdf

Results Senior Girls.pdf