The third day of the Dublin Juvenile Indoor Championships saw the action switch South from Morton to Tallaght, but still of course out in the elements. Another cold windy day with some hail showers thrown into the mix, not really unexpected for Ireland in February, but maybe a tad unexpected at an Indoor Championships! A totally unexpected sight at an Indoor Championship, however, is a hail and ice laden track!!
Anyway the action today focused on the relays with places at the Nationals at Athlone IT up for grabs. The Clonliffe girls U/14 (E McDonnell, K McGrady Hogan, A Hession, H Roche) and U/16 4 x 200 (R Fitzsimons, R Diamond Ebbs, K Connolly, Success Ousha) teams put in golden performances to take wins.
The U/15 girls team (R. Fagan, E. Brown, K. Connolly, A. Hodson) took silver. Likewise silver for the boys 4 x 200 team of D. Carter, M. Kavanagh, K. Fleming and D. Buckley.
To complete the set bronze medals were won by both U/13 teams. The boys team of J Fitzsimons, R Donohoe, J McDonnell, K Burke and girls N Cullen, H Foy, S Sumola, I Browne. The U/17 4 x 200 girls team also took bronze with a squad of R Fitzsimons, R Diamond Ebbs, C O Reilly, N Wade. The U/14 boys battled their way into the final.