19 June 2016


Four St. Brendan’s athletes made the journey to Cork CIT track last weekend 18th & 19th June, where the Munster Track & Field competition was taking place this year.  Although the club’s representation was small there were some great performances.  The standard of competing was excellent with the Kerry squads training paying off for our St. Brendan’s athletes.  The bad weather didn’t stop these athletes from bringing home a haul of 8 Munster medals. 

Lauren O’ Grady        U17     1st Discus 28.10m

3rd Hammer 32.85m   

Riadh Malik                U17     3rd Discus 24.54m

Darragh Courtney       U16     1st High Jump 1.85m

2nd 250m Hurdles

2nd Triple Jump 11.37m

                                                3rd 100m Hurdles

Aaron Malik                U16     3rd 250m Hurdles

                                                4th Discus 33.40m

                                                4th Javelin 33.32m

For the second year running Darragh won the high jump even though he was under pressure as he had also been called for the triple jump.  As a result he had to complete all six of his triple jumps straight after finishing the high jump! He then had an opportunity to beat the Munster record in the high jump but although he was very close he was unlucky not to beat it!  Aaron qualified in both the discus & javelin as field events allow the top four athletes to represent in Nationals.  This Munster competition has seen a huge improvement for our athletes who can be very happy with their performances.  We can’t wait to see what the AAI competition will bring over the summer!
Full results HERE.

Coach Shaz Malik travelled with the athletes even receiving his own medal for Father’s Day!   With supporters Barbara & Martin O' Grady.  We can’t wait to see what the AAI competition will bring over the summer!

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