Oliver takes home four medals from Athlone

Carrick AC medalists Roisin McGreneghan, Daniel Busquette, Oliver & Patrick Charles, Sean Brennan and Caitlin Surlis pictured with their medals in Athlone.
Carrick AC’s Oliver Charles was the big medal winner at last weekend’s Western Region Indoors in Athlone as he claimed four medals.

Carrick AC’s Oliver Charles was the big medal winner at last weekend’s Western Region Indoors in Athlone as he claimed four medals.

Competing in the U12 boys events, Oliver claimed silver in the 600m and bronze medals in the 60m and long jump before teaming up with clubmates Daniel Busquette, Sean Brennan and his younger brother Patrick to take home the bronze medals in the 4 x 100m relay.

Oliver’s medal haul was the largest on a weekend that also saw Mohill’s Dearbhaile Beirne and Carrick AC’s Joanna Duignan, Brian Finn and Cathal McElgunn all claim multiple medals.

Brian Finn set a new pb of 1.55 to win the U16 High Jump before going on to win the hurdles. He completed his medal collection with a bronze in the long jump.

Dearbhaile Beirne was an easy winner of the U17 walk and also took third in the 200m where Elise Bruen, who had taken third in the 800m, was fourth. Dearbhaile’s clubmate Eoin Gaffey was a very impressive winner of the U14 Boys walk on Saturday.

Callum Whelan was another gold medalist, winning the U17 shot with a new personal best while his Carrick AC clubmate Stephen McDermott cleared 1.70m to win the U17 High Jump.

Mohill & District AC’s Alannah McGuinness underlined her potential with another impressive win in the U16 60m Final, an event that featured well over 60 competitors on Saturday during a packed programme.

Ballinamore’s Sibeal Reynolds was another gold medal winner for Leitrim, in the U16 Long Jump while she also finished third in the 200m. Her clubmates Ciaran Kenny (U16 1500m) and Ciara McGoldrick (U15 Shot) both claimed bronze medals on Sunday.

Carrick AC also saw bronze medals on Saturday for Caitlin Surlis (U13 Shot), Roisin McGrenaghan (U14 60m Hurdles) and Oisin Kearney (U13 Shot) and Mollie Crossley (U18 60m Hurdles) on Sunday. Cathal McElgunnwon the Senior 200m and medalled in the 400m while Christina Beirne was fourth in the U17 60m Final as was the Carrick AC U12 Girls relay team.