16 January 2011

Peter steals the show!

6 athletes made the trip to Nenagh for the National Junior indoors yesterday and brought home 1 gold,1 bronze,3 fourths and 6 personal bests.Peter O Brien stole the show when he won the 35lb weight for distance with a throw of 7.98m to win competing three years out of age which is a huge achievement.His throws coach James Nagle would have been very proud of his aggressive roaring on his releases :P;for good measure Peter also finished fourth in the shot in a PB of 11.03m.
   PJ galvin showed his consistancy when he again cleared 1.85 to finish in 3rd place but coming very close to the 1.90 mark which is surely to fall sooner rather than later.PJ was actually 2nd Irish national as the winner was a guest from Scotland who cleared 1.95m.
Ben Dennessen had a huge PB of 9.50 in the 60m hurdles when he finished in 5th place with three of the athletes ahead of him irish internationals.Ailbhe Courtney entered the day with a niggling back injury which held her back but she still recorded two indoor PBs of 62.1 in the 400m and 10.00 for the 60m hurdles where she finished fourth.Luke O Keeffe also had a PB when he ran 52.7 in the 400m which is hugely promising as he missed the entire individual outdoor season in 2010 due to illness.Last but not least Dylan Roche finished in fourth place in the 200m but was unfortunate not to make the 60m final after a poor start.

Darragh Lowth also competed today in the rescheduled national cross country in Tullamore.Darragh finished an excellent 13th out of over 120 athletes in muddy conditions which unfortunatly did not suit him.Still a fantastic cross country season for him which will stand to him hugely for the track season.
Well done to all,a promising start to the season.

Next up is the Celtic cup international for Eoghan Courtney who will be running for Ireland in the 60m and 4x200m relay in Cardiff on January 29th.This will be follwed by the Schools combined events international on Feb 6th where he will be competing in the junior pentathlon.

Note-St Brendan's AC registration night for U14+ athletes is this Tue January 18th in the hall at 7.30.e40 for the year and if you are a new athlete who has not brought a copy of your birth cert please do so.

Training times are as follows-There will be a new U13-U15 group added this week-Details to follow.
Tue-Ardfert Hall-7.45-9.15pm
Wed-School-Lunch Time
Thur-Joe O Connors Gym-Ballinorig Tralee[down road accross from hospital beside Rath cemetry]-7pm SHARP to 8.30pm.
Sat-An Riocht-1-2.30pm
Sun-Tralee Complex-9.45-11.15am

Shane :)

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