Farrelly, Fahy and Mannion sprint to gold in Tullamore

Jack Maher of Galway City Harriers leading the field in the Junior 1500m during the Irish Life Health Junior and U23 Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Tullamore. Photo: Sam Barnes.

DAY two of the National Juvenile Outdoor Track and Field championships were held on Sunday last in Tullamore, with the U13-19 individual finals taking place. Yet again, there were some excellent medal winning performances from Galway athletes and clubs.

Local competitors particularly impressed over hurdles, with seven medals across the discipline. Ella Farrelly of Craughwell AC got the day off to the best possible start with a superb victory in the U13 60m hurdles in a flying time of 9.98 seconds.

Caoimhe Farrell of Loughrea AC followed up with a bronze medal in the U15 75m hurdles, while Chloe Casey of GCH secured silver in the U18 100m hurdles in a dramatic photo finish

Darragh Fahy of Loughrea continued his incredible season with victory in the U13 60m hurdles in a fast 9.52. Richard McGrath of GCH took bronze behind Fahy.

David Mannion of South Galway AC won gold in the U15 80m hurdles, while Conor Hoade of GCH was also triumphant in the U16 100m hurdles.

In the field events, Conor Trehy of GCH came third in the U17 boys triple jump with a leap of 11.97m, while clubmate Aoife Waldron also won bronze in the U16 triple jump.

For more, read this week’s Galway City Tribune.

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