Stephen McDermott of Carrick on Shannon Community School was best placed Leitrim athlete at the All Ireland Schools Championships in Tullamore on Saturday.
Clearing 1.70 in the Intermediate High Jump, Stephen shared fourth position with Eoin Morton of HFCS Rathcoole and Bryan Ndego of St Mary’s, Galway in an event won by Robbie Marks of Royal Belfast Academical Institute.
His team mate Brian Finn also jumped well in the Junior event clearing 1.65m to share fifth position with James Murphy of Tramore CBS and Jack Rudden-Kelly of Castleknock.
Elise Bruen, also of Carrick CS, finished seventh in the Intermediate 300m in 43.59 won by Aisling Forkan of Scoil Mhuire agus Padraig of Swinford in 39.35, one of only three Connacht Schools athletes who won titles on the day.
Molly Crossley of Mohill Community College was seventh in the Senior 400m hurdles in 75.79.
Jack Cavaliero of St Clare’s Manorhamilton was seventh in the Senior Long Jump with 4.98 while Keith Beirne of Mohill Community College was ninth in the Senior Shot with 9.70m.
Sibeal Reynolds of Mohill Community College was seventh in the Junior Long jump with a leap of 4.73m. Her team mate Dearbhaile Beirne had the misfortune of being disqualified in the Intermediate Walk while on course to a medal winning performance.
GREAT PERFORMANCE BY LAURA IN SPAIN
Laura Reynolds put up another fine performance in the 20K Walk when she finished seventh in the IAAF Race-walking Challenge at La Coruna on Saturday last.
Her time of 1:31.57 was her second fastest ever and again inside the A Standard for the European Championships in Zurich in August. The event was won by Liu Hong of China in 1:27.58 from Mirna Ortiz of Guatamala in 1.29.56 and Eleanora Giorgi of Italy in 1.30.
CONNACHT CHAMPIONSHIPS ON SATURDAY
The Connacht U9,10,11 Team Competitions and the Under 12 Individual Championships take place in Sligo on Saturday next. Leitrim will be represented by athletes from all four clubs in various events. The Connacht U13 to U19 Championships take place at the same venue on the following Saturday.
Madden equals pb
Eanna Madden equalled his week old 200m pb when he ran 21.56 to win the Universities International in Grangemouth Scotland on Saturday.
Curlew Warriors 10K
The Curlew Warrior Annual 10K Challenge will be taking place for it’s fourth year on Sunday June 15, in Boyle. All proceeds in aid of Roscommon Branch M.S Ireland, which goes towards providing much needed services & Physiotherapy to those people affected with MS.
€10 entrance fee, spot prizes and light refreshments on the day.
Registration at Creightons Bar Bridge Street, Boyle from 9.30 onwards or on runireland.ie. Race starting at Boyle Credit Union, Green Street and finish at Boyle River.
For further info contact Anne Marie Hayden on 086 0364907 firstname.lastname@example.org or Tony Byrne on 086 2324020 email@example.com.