Every Area had something to cheer about last Sunday in Manorhamilton at the Leitrim Community Games Athletics Finals with all of the participating areas managing to have quite a few competitors qualify for the National Finals in Athlone.
With Kinlough and Ballinamore dominating the relays, both Areas winning three each, they will have the biggest parties heading to Athlone as Ballinamore had seven individual event winners and Kinlough five.
The relays generated the biggest excitement on the day with Kinlough’s U-12 Boys and Mohill’s U-12 Girls generating great excitement among the crowd with their victory.
Heading the list of individual qualifiers, however, was Carrick-on-Shannon Area who had 11 athletes make the cut for Athlone while Mohill Area followed next with seven qualifiers with Drumshanbo qualifying four for the National Finals.
Unfortunately, the numbers competing in the Community Games continue to decline while the absence of a Manorhamilton area has hit the county hard. In quite a number of events, there was only one competitor as Community Games struggles to attract the numbers it formerly did.
Many thanks to all those who assisted on the day and particular thanks to North Leitrim AC for hosting the event.
Below are the results from last Sunday:
U8 : 60m: 1. Catherine Hill Kinlough, 2 Chloe Harrison; Drumkeerin, 3 Ava McGarry Drumshanbo; 80m: 1. Leah Gilmartin Drumshanbo, 2. Jennifer McLoughlin Lough Allen, 3. Ava Macklin Mohill
U-10: 100m: 1. Chloe Dolan Mohill, 2. Caoimhe McGarry Drumshanbo, 3. Hannah Gilmartin Kinlough; 200m: 1. Emma O’Connell Carrick, 2. Johanna Dietz Drumshanbo, 3. Ellie O’Rourke Ballinamore; 60m Hurdles: 1. Aine Gwynne Carrick, 2. Sarah Murphy Mohill, 3. Siomha Quinn Ballinamore.
U-12: 100m: 1. Niamh Hardigan Mohill, 2. Ciara McGoldrick Ballinamore, 3. Roisin McGrenaghan Drumshanbo; 600m: Caoimhe O’Connor Drumshanbo; 2. Alannah McGuinness Mohill; 3. Aoibhin McGoldrick Ballinamore; Ball Throw: 1. Tara Dolan Kinlough, 2. Ciara McCabe Carrick, 3. Chloe Foley Kinlough
U-14: 100m: 1. Dara Morahan Carrick, 2. Rachel Smith Ballinamore, 3. Eimhin Quinn Ballinamore; 800m: 1. Dearbhaile Beirne Mohill, 2. Elise Bruen Carrick, 3. Heather Doyle Kinlough; Hurdles: Sibeal Reynolds; Long Puck 1. Maria Prior Drumshanbo; Long Jump: 1. Kasey Bruen Carrick
U-16: 1. Roise McGagh Kinlough, 2. Siobhan Wardle Kinlough; Marathon: 1. Grainne Griffin Ballinamore
U8: 60m: 1. Karl Winters Drumshanbo, 2. Eoghan Gallagher Kinlough, 3. Dhani Keane Carrick; 80m: Boys: 1. Ruari McGloin Kinlough, 2. Matthew Murphy Mohill, 3. Gerard Murtagh Carrick.
U-10: 100m: 1. Brendan Davis Mohill, 2. Oisin Kearney Carrick, 3. Dylan Easterbrook Drumshanbo; 200m: 1. Senan Harte Ballinamore, 2. Aonghus McCrann Mohill, 3. Sean McGloin Kinlough; 60mHurdles: 1. Conor Macklin Mohill, 2. Alex O’Boyle Carrick, 3. Daniel McLoughlin Ballinamore
U12: 100m: 1. Mark Diffley Carrick, 2. Conor O’Rourke Ballinamore, 3. James Honeyman Drumshanbo; 600m: 1. Jack Flynn Carrick, 2. Dylan Beirne Balinamore, 3. David O’Connell Carrick; Ball Throw: 1. Jack Ronayne Kinlough, 2. Peter Winters Drumshanbo, 3. Jordan Reynolds Mohill; Long Puck: 1. Sean O Riordain Mohill, 2. Eoghan McLoughlinBallinamore, 3. Eanna O Hara Kinlough
U14: 100m: 1. Kyle McNabola Ballinamore, 2. Jason Prior Ballinamore, 3. Liam Rowley Mohill;800m: 1. Jack Gilheany Ballinamore, 2. Riordan O’Rourke Ballinamore, 3. Peter O’Neill Mohill; Shot Putt: 1. Nathan O’Rourke Ballinamore, 2. Jamie McCaffrey Mohill, 3. David Wynne Ballinamore; Long Jump: 1. Tom McCabe Carrick, 2. Oisin McLoughlin Ballinamore
U16: 100m: Blake Walsh Carrick; 1500m: Ryan O’Rourke Ballinamore. Marathon: 1. David Bruen Carrick, 2. Keith Beirne Mohill, 3. Narada Patrasco Carrick, Javelin: 1. Callum Whelan
U-10 Mixed: 1. Ballinamore, 2. Drumshanbo, 3. Carrick; U-12 Boys: 1. Kinlough, 2. Carrick, 3. Drumshanbo, U-12 Girls: 1. Mohill, 2. Drumshanbo, 3. Ballinamore. U-13 Mixed: Ballinamore; U-14 Boys: 1. Ballinamore. U-14 Girls: Kinlough. U-15 Mixed: 1. Kinlough, 2. Carrick.