Team effort pays off for Glenmore AC

The Louth Championships kicked off on Friday night at Glenmore AC’s Bush track, with the Javelin and High Jump competition first up for the athletes.

The Louth Championships kicked off on Friday night at Glenmore AC’s Bush track, with the Javelin and High Jump competition first up for the athletes.

Shauna McElroy came fourth in U13 high jump, with Maria MacArtain second in U15 javelin.

Naoimh Murray second, Eimear O’Connor third and Anna McKenna participated in the U17 Javelin. John Keenan won silver in U13 Javelin, with clubmate James O’Reilly also winning silver in U14 Javelin. Cormac Barry fourth in U16 Javelin and Ruairi MacArtain achieved a personal best coming first in U17 Javelin.

Saturday’s events started at 11am with a full programme of Track and Field events and to the delight of the crowd the weather stayed mostly dry. The U9 sprints started the day with U9 girls Blathnaid Murphy and Laoise McElroy in the heats , Laoise made it through to the Semi-finals.

Sean McCaragher, Daire McDaid and Gerard Hanlon participated in sprints, with Gerard making it to the finals. Sophie Grey represented the club in U10 heats whilst Paul Brennan, Hugh Larkin and Cian Reilly represented the boys.

Aoife Hughes, Hannah Kirwan, Erica Quinn and Ciara Quinn were next up for U11 Girls, Erica and Ciara went onto win second and third in the final.

U12s Niamh Rice, Amy Farnon, Shauna Lavery, Lorna Keenan and Hannah Gormley all sprinted well with Niamh Rice coming fourth in the final. Lewis Cullen Young, Fionn Reilly and Craig Kane all ran well in the U12 sprints.

The Boys also competed in the Long Jump as did Rory McCollum in his first time competing for the club. Paul McGlynn got through to U13 Boys final whilst Chloe Barry, Ellen Barry, Shauna McElroy and Leah Kirwan all made it to U13 Girls semi-finals with Chloe coming fourth in the final.

Hannah Stewart came third in U14 sprint final with Tadhg Leahy second in Boys U14 final. Cian Duffy and Conor Kenny won silver and gold in U15 sprints and Cormac Barry third in U16 sprints, whilst Eamonn Larmie won bronze in U19 100m.

In the 800m Hannah Stewart came second in U14 Girls, with Annie McGuinness and Eilish McMahon having strong races in U15 800m. Eoin McDaid came second in U15 800m followed by clubmate Cian Duffy.

Ciara Moore came home with Gold in U19 1500m. Ciara Quinn and Erica Quinn represented the club in U11 600m with Ciara earning Gold. Justin OHagan ran in the 600m U11 Boys whilst Lauren Quinn, Hannah Gormley, Katelyn Quinn, Maeve White and Lorna Keenan ran strongly in U12 600m. Again strong 600m races by Nicola Ferguson, Shauna McElroy, Chloe Barry and Ellen Barry in U12 Girls and U12 Boys by Fionn Reilly and Lewis Cullen Young. Next up were U9 Boys 200m with Sean McCarrager and Gerard Hanlon and U9 Girls Laoise McElroy.

Hugh Larkin came home first in U10 200m followed by clubmates Paul Brennan and Andrew Keenan.

In Field events Laoise McElroy came third in U9 Ball Throw. Ciara Quinn equalled the Championship record in U11 Girls long jump to win Gold. Katelyn Quinn came third in U12 Ball Throw.

Niamh Rice came third in U12 Girls Long Jump. Sean McCarragher won silver in U9 Ball throw and Gold in U9 Long Jump.

In U11 Boys long jump Justin O’Hagan came first. Paul McGlynn came third in U13 Boys Ball throw. U15 Boys Cian Duffy second in shot.

Sunday’s events continued with the same success for athletes. U12 Girls Niamh Rice and Lauren Quinn came first and third in Hurdles whilst U12 boys Fionn Reilly, Craig Kane and Lewis Cullen Young all competed.

U13 Girls Chloe Barry, Ellen Barry, Leah Kirwan and Shauna McElroy all competed in Hurdles with Chloe and Leah going through to the final as did Paul McGlynn who came a very close fourth in U13 Hurdles.

In the Hurdles events James O’Reilly came second in U14, Maria MacArtain and Eilish McMahon won silver and bronze in U15 Girls Hurdles whilst Cian Duffy and Cathal Quinn came first and second in Boys U15 Hurdles.

Ruairi MacArtain also won silver in U17 Hurdles. Meanwhile, Eamonn Larmie and Shane McGinn came third & fourth in U19 shot and Adam McQuillan third in U17 Long Jump.

Next event was the 1500m, U14 Girls Hannah Stewart and Eilish MCMahon came home third and fourth, James O’Reilly won the U14 Boys 1500m and Eoin McDaid came third in U15 event whilst Adam McQuillan also got bronze in the U17 event.

Maria MacArtain and Annie McGuinness both jumped well in U15 Long Jump. Conor Kenny equalled the Championship record to come first, followed by Cathal Quinn third and clubmate Eoin McDaid in U15 Boys long jump.

Hannah Stewart won another silver in 200m U14 event, Maria MacArtain won bronze in U15 200m followed closely by Annie McGuinness. In 200m Boys U15 Conor Kenny stormed home first with Cathal Quinn third and Eoin McDaid fourth.

Cormac Barry had a great 200m coming home second. In the 400m events, Anna McKenna won silver in U17 and Eamonn Larmie silver in U19 event.

In the Relay events all of the above Glenmore athletes once more showed the power of team spirit with the impressive haul of 40 medals.

U9 Boys ran in relays, U10 Girls third in heat. Glenmore had Gold galore in the relay events with U9 Girls, U12 Girls, U14 Girls , U14 Boys, U15 Boys, U15 Girls.

The silver relay teams were U13 Girls with second U13 Girls team coming fourth, Boys U17 also won silver. The bronze Relay teams were U10 Boys and U12 Boys. Congrats to all athletes especially to those competing for the first time in the Louths. Thanks to all who competed and helped throughout the weekend.