2015 Juvenile Spring Series gets off to flying start

The Juvenile Spring Series got off to a perfect start in beautiful Spring sunshine in the Morton Stadium this morning. The turn out from the competing clubs: Skerries AC, Celtic DCH, Lusk AC, Portmarnock AC and host club Clonliffe Harriers was just outstanding. There were nearly 250 young athletes from ages 6 to 16 taking part, several having their first races on a track, indeed the numbers were so big in the girls U/13 800 that there were three races required.

The event commenced at 11.20 with a mixed U/7 race over 200m, an event added by request to the programme, won by Darragh Kilduff (Lusk) and an hour later concluded with the U/17 boys 1500 won by Matthew Jenkinson. In between the races went from 300m to 600m to 800m and 1,000m with great numbers of enthusiastic athletes in each race their energy matched by the energy of the supporters who were whipped into a frenzie by today`s MC Gary Cooley. The compact programme was ran like clock work by starter Gerry Carr and marksman Treacy Fitzsimons meaning that the whole event was done and dusted by 12.30. The winners all received prizes of Easter eggs from Juvenile Captain Gladys Cooper and there were refreshments for parents served with a smile by the Clonliffe Juvenile parents. A big thank you to all concerned for an outstanding fun morning of athletics a thoroughly enjoyably affaire. Next up is the world famous Skerries Beach Race on March 29th!


U/7  Mixed 200m

1. Darragh Kilduff (Lusk)

2. Nicole Wood (Portmarnock)

3. Karen Sarial (Skerries)

U/9 Girls 300m

1. Jessica Howlett (Clonliffe)

2. Grace Dowling (Clonliffe)

3. Tara Nessens (Skerries)

U/9 Boys 300m

1. Zion Diamondebs (Skerries)

2. Rocco Waits (Portmarnock)

3. Niall Carney (Portmarnock)

U/11 Girls 600m

1. Daphne Ndjatang (Skerries)

2. Keelan Collins (Celtic)

3. Isabelle Brown (Clonliffe)

U/11 Boys 600m

1. Jonathan Fitzsimons (Clonliffe)

2. Sean Lynch (Portmarnock)

3. Daniel Coleman (Clonliffe)

U/13 Girls 800m Race 1

1. Emma McDonald (Clonliffe)

2. Holly Diamondebs (Skerries)

3. Aoibh Collins (Celtic)

U/13 Girls 800m Race 2

1. Claire Murphy (Celtic)

2. Aoife Hession (Clonliffe)

3. Vita O`Brien (Skerries)

U/13 Girls 800m Race 3

1. Katie Halpin (Skerries)

2. Alex Twomey (Clonliffe)

3. Kate Harding (Celtic)/Sally Sumola (Clonliffe)

U/13 Boys 800m

1. Michael Coleman (Clonliffe)

2. Oliver McQuaid (Skerries)

3. Jack Hoey (Celtic)

U/15 Girls 1,000m

1. Chloe Corcoran (Celtic)

2. Ella Brown (Clonliffe)

3. Amy Hodson (Clonliffe)

U/15 Boys 1,000m

1.Aaron Cullen (Clonliffe)

2. Cillian Forrester (Clonliffe)

3. Mark Kavanagh (Clonliffe)

U/17 Girls 1500m

!. Lizzie Murray

2. Hannah Browne

3. Cliona Cooley

U/17 Boys 1500m

1. Matthew Jenkinson (Raheny)

2. Stephen O`Connor (Skerries)

3. Jordan Byrne (Clonliffe)

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