Thursday 13 June 2013

Belgooly AC Athletes perform well in Ennis
The Munster under 9 to 11 team competition and under 12 and 13 individual championships took place in glorious sunshine in Ennis Co Clare on the week end of 8/9 of June. Belgooly AC had 12 athletes competing over the two days winning a 3 gold and 4 silver medals between them in very stiff competition.

Erica Deacy followed her indoor all Ireland sliver medal in the high jump with an other silver medal in the girls under 13 with a clearance of 1.38m. Erica was very close to clearing 1.41m which would have been a new pb, Erica now goes on to the All Irelands in July. She also finished 5th in the long jump with a leap of 4.15 just 4cm short of an All Ireland qualifying place.

The 4 under 10 boys of Danny Kelly, Ross Corkery, John Coleman and Alex Cunningham competed very well in both the long jump and the 60m sprint team competition. Danny led the way in the long jump with a mighty leap of 3.80m in the final round to secure individual gold and with the backing of Ross at 3.48m the team secured the team gold and qualification to the All Ireland in Letterkenny. Not finished there Danny went on to get an individual silver and again with Ross a team silver in the 60m sprint. John and Alex competed very well and joined the two boys for the relay where they finished 6th out of 17 teams.

The 3 under 11 boys of Eoghan Nash, Jonny Deacy and Fionn Desmond took part in the long jump, 600m and 60m all preformed very well but were outside of medal places this time around. Joined by Danny and Ross the boys finished 9th out of 17 teams in the relay. The two under 9 boys of Finn and Josh Fitzgearld competed very well in their first outdoor Munster championships. The under 10 girls Eve and Una Bryce kept the flag flying for the female half of the club on the Saturday where the girls finished 9th in the team long jump well done girls.

This week end sees the club heading to Templemore for the under 14-19 championships. The timing of the championships with the junior leaving certs has reduced our numbers taking part but we wish all those travelling the best of luck over the weekend.  

Medal Presentation for Girls U13 High Jump Erica Deacy Belgooly AC 2ed