Club Athletes at Ulster/NI Juvenile Championships

Saturday 19 / Sunday 20 June 2010


At the 'Ulster/Northern Ireland Juvenile club Championships', last Saturday and Sunday, in the Antrim Forum the clubs juvenile athletes  put  together a series of  outstanding performances with many qualifying for podium positions, all Ireland  places and a series of PB’s [personal best performances]. The two day event was run in Mediterranean conditions. The following deserve a big congratulations and well done.

Tir Chonaill Athletes in Antrim last Saturday


In the Under 14 age group Kate McGowan, won the Long Jump, 4.74m; the 200m - 27.48secs and finished 2nd in the 75m Hurdles, 12.05secs. Eva McMullan, finished 2nd to Kate in the 200m, 28. 54secs, 3rd in the 80m - 11.04secs and Long jumped 3.92m.

Kate McGowan Long Jump & 200m Winner


Ruth Gillespie finished 3rd in the 75m H final, 12.91secs and 5th in the Long Jump 4.32m.


In the 800m race Derbhla Hoey, 2mins 48.49secs finished 3rd in her heat while Katie Hoad, 2mins 50.63secs, was 5th in her heat. Derbhla and Katie also competed in the Shot and Javelin.


Sarah Timoney, introduced recently to race walking led a 1,2,3 of successes in this discipline. Sarah 1st, Ciara Crawford 2nd and Jessica Quinn 3rd all can be proud of their achievements.


David Timoney, Long Jump, 3.09m and Katie McCafferty, Long Jump 3.90/   Shot 6.59m also put in good performances. Newcomer tot the club, Christopher O’Laughlan won the race walk and finished 3rd in the 80m -10.77secs.


In the under 15 age group Emma Brady, won the 80m Hurdles, 12.52secs; 250m hurdles, 39.3secs and long jumped 4.40m.  Kelly McGrory, was 2nd in the 100m, 12.87secs; 2nd in the High Jump, 1.45m and 3rd in the 80m H -13.03secs. Hannah Campbell high jumped 1.30m. Another newcomer to the sport Adam Gallagher cleared 1.55m to win the High Jump.

Emma Brady winner of the 80mHurdles

& 250mHurdles

Adam Gallagher Boys U15 High Jump Winner


Sunday was the turn of the U16 and 17 competitors. Christopher Doherty, 3.40m won the U17 Pole Vault while Clare Brady, 2.30m was victorious in the U16 event. Mark McGuiness, 2nd U16 800m, 2mins 10.56 and 3rd 1,500m, 4mins 24.31secs will also qualify for the All Irelands. Sean Kerrs, 4mins 48.89 secs was 8th in the later race.

Clare Brady & Christopher Doherty

Pole Vault Winner


Mark McGuiness


An unprecedented number of Tir Chonaill athletes have qualified for the All Ireland deciders. We wish the group that qualified two weeks ago for the children’s games and the large group that qualified for the U14 - U18 age groups over the past two weekends al the best in Tullamore over two weekends in July. Finally a sincere thank you to the club coaches who prepared these athletes for the Ulster/All Irelands and to the coaches and parents who travelled to Antrim last weekend.