Monday 22 July 2013

All Ireland Championships

The All Ireland individual athletics championships too place over two weekends in July. Belgooly AC had three athletes qualify for the championships, Tom Deasy in the boys under 16 high jump, long jump and 100m hurdles, Padraig Nash in the boys under 14 75m hurdles and Erica Deasy in the girls under 13 high jump. All competed very well, Tom equalled his pb in the high jump and set new pb in both the long jump and hurdles and Padraig Nash set a new pb in the hurdles. While neither athlete won medals this time around they did make the finals in their respective events and the new pbs are an indication that training is going very well and should set them up well for the all Ireland CE championships in August. Erica competed in the last event of the second day. In a large field she did not let the occasion get to her and cleared all heights up to 1.35m on the first attempt and was very unlucky at 1.40m just clipping the bar with her heal on her last attempt but her clean card was rewarded with a bronze medal well done Erica.