Medal haul for Limerick athletes at National U23 championships

Verena Tarpey


Verena Tarpey


Medal haul for Limerick athletes at National U23 championships

Speed in Motion: Limerick's Sarah Lavin of U.C.D. A.C., Co. Dublin, competing in the 200m event during the AAI National Indoor League Round 2 at the AIT International Arena in Athlone, Co. Westmeath

The highlight of last week's action was National Junior and U23 Indoor finals in the Athlone Institute of Technology.

U23 finals

Jenna Brommell of Emerald AC won the U23 800m title and Ciara Neville, also of Emerald AC was second in the U23 200m final. Cathal Locke of Dooneen AC reached the final of the U23 400m and was fifth. Eoghan Beary was 12th in the U23 1,500 final.


Rory Clothier and Rory Prenderville competed for Emerald AC. Rory ran well in the 200m and 400m but did not reach the finals. Likewise, Rory ran well in the 800m heats.

Training workshops

Athletics Ireland are offering a number of training workshops in the Limerick region over the coming weeks.

An Assistant coaching course will take place on 10th February in Scoil Pol, Kilfinane. Register with Athletics Ireland for this training course which will cover the basics of 3 key events – running, long jump and shot put.

There is a run, throw and jumps workshop held over 3 weeks in February covering high jump, endurance training, long jump. Sprints, shot put and hurdles. Course runs on 6th February, 13th and 20th February at 6pm sharp at University of Limerick track. Register with Athletics Ireland.

Michael Carmody of An Brú is offering a training workshop to runners of all levels and ability on Saturday, 9th February in Deebert House, Kilmallock from 9.30am to 1.30pm. The cost is €15 with a discount for club runners and groups. Key principles covered by the workshop will include importance of recovery and strategies, how to determine your ideal race distance, goal planning and assessment, running drills, gym programming, injury prevention, mobility and flexibility. For booking, contact Michael on

Run Series

The annual 2019 Michal Rejmer will take place again around the Country Club in Caherdavin on April, 12,19 and 26. It is a 5 mile route and all races start at 7.30pm. €2,000 in prize money over the three weeks. It is just €40 to enter all three races or €15 per race on the night. For more details, log on to

Upcoming Fixtures

The race calendar is filling up and there are plenty of races on offer over the coming months. Milford Hospice 10k Run/Walk is on this Sunday, February 3, UL, 11am.

The Mallow 10 mile takes place on Sunday March 24 12.30pm - places are limited to 2,000. Regeneron Great Limerick Run, Sunday 5 May, 6 mile, half marathon and full marathon.

For juveniles, the Munster U9 to U11indoor track and field finals take place on Saturday February 9.

Events range from shot put, long jump, sprints and middle distance running. Entries through club secretary.

On February 23 and 24, Nenagh will once again be the venue for the Munster U12 – U19 finals.

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