Whopping throw earns Glenmore AC’s Niamh a gold medal

A small group of Glenmore AC athletes returned to Tullamore last weekend for the All Ireland Track and Field Championships.

A small group of Glenmore AC athletes returned to Tullamore last weekend for the All Ireland Track and Field Championships.

Niamh Rice won a gold medal in the girls U-12 ball throw with a whopping throw of 40.94m, what an achievement for such a young athlete.

Conor Kenny competed next in the boys U15 long jump with a jump of 5.20m and came in a very impressive 7th place. In the boys U15 javelin Emmet Hughes threw a tremendous 32m, earning him 6th place. An excellent performance from both athletes.

In the boys U19 100m Eamonn Laramie was 7th in his heat, and a very impressive 9th in
the shot putt.

On Sunday, the second day of events started with Emmet Hughes in the boys U15 250m hurdles where he had a great run, winning a bronze 
medal.

In the boys U16 250m hurdles Cormac Barry qualified through his heat in 2nd place, unfortunately Cormac fell on the bend in the final and was unable to finish what was looking like a promising race for him.

The boys U14 javelin was next where James O’Reilly threw a fine 27.99m giving him a very respectable 7th place.

In the boys U19 400m Niall O’Reilly had a
very fast run, finishing 6th with a time of 53 seconds. John Keenan
finished the weekend of events where he was very close to a medal in the boys U12 javelin with a fantastic throw of 26.75m.

Overall it was a magnificent achievement for these young athletes to qualify and compete in an All Ireland final. Well done to all. 


The Louth Senior Championships take place on Tuesday June 24 with a full senior track and field programme starting at 7pm sharp with a one mile run for the very successful “fit for life” groups starting at 6.30pm. 


The annual Michael Fearon /Kevin Marron 5k Run takes place on Friday August 3 with a full juvenile programme at 7pm followed by the senior race at 8pm, Athletes can register online with “Run Ireland” or get the link from the Glenmore AC website at www.glenmoreac.com up to Wednesday August 1 when it closes.