Limerick athletes excel on national stage

Verena Tarpey


Verena Tarpey


Limerick athletes excel on national stage

Laura Frawley of St. Marys AC, Co. Limerick, competing in the U16 Girls High Jump event, during the Irish Life Health Indoor Combined Events All Ages at AIT International Arena in Athlone

The national indoor combined events took place in Athlone on Saturday.

The combined events is a challenging day of sprints, hurdles, long jump, high jump, shot put and middle distance running.

Laura Frawley of St Mary’s AC competed in the U16 event and won the event with a combined score of 3320.

Also competing for Dooneen AC was Leagh Moloney and she came 6th in the U14 girls category.

International Cross Country meet – Antrim

Carolyn Hayes of West Limerick AC represented Ireland in the International cross country meeting in Belfast over the weekend. Carolyn came in 30th overall.

Munster field event finals – Nenagh Indoor Stadium

The Munster throws and jumps finals took place on Sunday in Nenagh.

High Jump

Ella Dillon of Dooneen AC won silver in the U17 high jump, Laura Frawley of St Mary’s gold in the U16 and Geoffrey Joy O’Regan won gold in the U16 high jump with a jump of 1.90m.

Long Jump

Laura Frawley won the U16 long jump event, Leagh Moloney of Dooneen took silver in the U14 long jump – also competing was Kate Foley of St Mary’s and Emma Griffin of Dooneen. Eimear Galvin of St Mary’s competed in the U15 long jump.

Munster Relay finals

Nenagh was also the venue for the Munster relay finals on Sunday and teams from across Munster competed in events throughout the day. Limerick teams competed in almost every age category.

Boys/Girls U9 and 10

Dooneen AC, West Limerick, St Mary’s and Limerick AC all fielded teams in these heats. The Dooneen U10 girls team reached the final coming 4th overall.

Boys/Girls U11 and U12

2 U11 teams from Dooneen AC competed in the final and they came first and third. The U12 boys from Dooneen claimed bronze in the final and the U12 girls final saw Dooneen AC and Limerick AC in first and second place. Again, Dooneen AC, West Limerick, St Mary’s and Limerick AC all fielded teams in many of these heats

Boys/Girls U13 and U14

Dooneen AC and Limerick AC won gold and silver in the Girls U13 final. Dooneen AC had two teams in the U14 boys and girls final. The boys won gold and silver. The girls were first and 4th.

Boys/Girls U15 – U18

Dooneen won gold in the girls U15 final. In the U16 final, Dooneen won gold and St Mary’s won bronze. Dooneen girls were 4th in the U17 final and 2nd in the U18 final. Emerald also competed in the U17 heats.

Dooneen boys were 4th in the U18 final.

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