Young North Leitrim athletes star

North Leitrim Athletic Club U9, U10 and U11 competitors took to the track in Galway on Saturday, June 9, to compete in the 2012 Connacht Team Events.

North Leitrim Athletic Club U9, U10 and U11 competitors took to the track in Galway on Saturday, June 9, to compete in the 2012 Connacht Team Events.

The club was well represented with a number of athletes having qualified from the County Leitrim finals which took place in Carrick-on-Shannon in May.

One North Leitrim AC team qualified for the national finals to be held in Cork, with the U10 team of Diarmuid Giblin and James Clinton winning Gold in the 60 metres race. This is the boys second year in a row to qualify for the national finals, having claimed silver in the U9 60m All-Ireland race last year.

The juvenile teams that took part in the Connaught finals in Galway were Ella McDaid & Lara Mulvaney (U10 60m), Ella McDaid & Sarah Brady (U10 500m), Diarmuid Giblin & James Clinton (U10 60m & 500m), Carrie McDaid & Rachel McPartland (U11 60m & 600m) and Eoghan Kearns & Emmet Quinn (U11 60m & 600m). Well done to all who competed and represented North Leitrim AC so well. Best of luck to Diarmuid and James in the All-Ireland finals.