12 July 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

AAI Juvenile Championships

Conditions were very warm and humid as athletes from all over the island competed in the first two days of the U12-19 Juvenile Championships in Tullamore last weekend. The headline performer from a local point of view was Niamh Malone of Monaghan Phoenix. Having successfully mixed the Hurdles and 800m all season she once again showed real steel as she tackled both on Sunday last.

In the Final of the 250m Hurdles the Phoenix athlete put in an truly excellent performance to have a compartively comfortable victory to take the National title in 36.04. In the afternoon the 800m was a very tight affair with less than four tenths of a second separating the medallists with Niamh taking Bronze in 2:20.94 just two hundreds of a second off Silver.

This rounds off a tremendous track season which has seen Malone take 5 medals a National level. Congratulations also to Aaron Mc Cabe and Ella Mc Mahon of Carrick Aces and Isobel Doyle of Oriel who contested their events very well over the course of the weekend.
Boys U12 Shot Putt
1. Adam Sheridan (Westport) 10.51, 2. Shane Crawley (Waterford) 10.07,
3. Warren Mulvey (Innyvale) 9.56.
7. Aaron Mc Cabe (Carrick Aces) 7.95.
Boys U12 Turbo Javelin
1. Jack Mc Cullagh (St. Ronan’s) 31.79, 2. Eoghan Moore (Cranford) 24.39,
3. Aaron Walsh (Nenagh Olympic) 23.34
8. Aaron Mc Cabe (Carrick Aces) 21.14
Girls U13 Javelin
1. Hannah Kelly (Kilkenny City Harriers) 24.21, 2. Nikki O Neill (Newbridge) 23.69,
3. Niamh Rice (Glenmore) 22.21
6. Ella Mc Mahon (Carrick Aces) 17.24
Girls U14 Javelin
1. Katherine O Connor (St. Gerards) 32.21, 2. Maebh Daly (Carraig na bhFear) 29.75,
3. Aoife Hurley (Grange Fermoy) 28.05
12. Isobel Doyle (Oriel) 17.36
Girls U15 250m Hurdles
1. Niamh Malone (Monaghan Phoenix) 36.04, 2. Shannon Sheehy (Cuishonstown) 36.90, 3. Chloe Tobin (Emerald) 37.07
Girls U15 800m
1. Stephaine Cotter (West Muskerry) 2:20.58, 2. Aoife Mahony (Lios Tuathail) 2:20.92, 3. Niamh Malone (Monaghan Phoenix) 2:20.94.
10. Shauna Kerely (Carrick Aces) 2:31.30
European Mountain Running Championships
Irish athletes found the going tough as they faced up to Europe’s best at the 2013 Mountain Running Championships in Borovets, Bulgaria on Saturday. Monaghan athlete Shane Maguire on his debut in an Irish vest was part of the Junior Mens team that finished 9th, with Shane finishing 41st. Well done to him.

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