Storm Hannah wreaked havoc with sporting fixtures in the Mid-West region and athletics was no exception.
The first casualty was the 3rd and final race of the Michal Rejmer series, which will be rescheduled in due course. It was followed by cancellations of both Newcastlewest and UL Parkruns.
Mount Hillary AC 5 Mile
Due to the inclement weather Friday night, the Ballyhoura Active Series commenced a few days later than scheduled on Sunday 28th April in North Cork. There was good performances from Kilmallock's John Paul Mccarthy (30:50 and 13th place overall ), Donie Dwane (33:10) and also Kilfinane’s Martin Hennessy (32:22)
Ennis Track Open Sports
By Sunday the weather had abated however and a sizeable contingent of mostly young athletes travelled from Limerick to this open track event. Valuable experience was gained in advance of the upcoming County Championships.
Top performers included Dooneen’s Emer Purtill who took Gold in the U11 Turbo Javelin and Silver in the 60m. Her sister Méabh Purtill was 1st in the U12 60m. Teammate Sarah Butler took Silver in the U16 800m. Katelyn Sweeney, also Dooneen was 3rd in the U7 60m.
Rosie Hickey (Limerick AC) took Gold in the U12 600m. Llyan Cremin (West Limerick) was 2nd in the U1O Long Jump, clearing 3 metres 40. Leroy Cremin was 2nd in the U7 60m. An Brú’s Juveniles brought home Bronze medals through Alex Schmiechowski in the U7 60m and Allie O’Shea in the U8 60m. Well done to all who competed.
JJ Cremin (An Brú) was first finisher in 18:07. He was followed in 2nd by Andrew McMahon in 18:24 and Kevin Broughton 3rd in 19:49. First woman was Shona Ni Fhloinn in 20:18,2nd was Sheila Clavin (West Limerick) in 23:20 and Olivia Keane was 3rd in 23:47.
At the 2K Shelbourne Junior event Alan McCutcheon was first finisher in 7:43. Róisín Hussey was first female in 11:29
Alison Flynn, from Limerick followed last week’s win in Ballybunion with an excellent time of 3:32:55 in the London Marathon.
There was a podium finish for West Limerick’s Carolyn Hayes in Morocco, taking 2nd place in Rabat ATU African Cup Triathlon.
The concluding race of the Michal Rejmer run series will be rescheduled and the date announced in due course. It’s a 5-mile route with E2000 in total prize money. Entry is E15 per race on the night or E40 for all 3. For more details log on to www.michalrejmerrunseries.com
Regeneron Great Limerick Run, Sunday 5th May.
Michael ‘Curley’ Cunningham 4 Míle Friday 10th May, 8pm Galbally. For more see #LLSport