Day 3 of the Dublin Juvenile Indoor Champions and this time the action moved to Tallaght, however, of course it was outdoor. Once again it was a bitterly cold day for the Relays, although thanfully unlike 2014 it didn`t snow! Again a most successful trip for the Clonliffe team with the U/11 boys and U/16 girls taking Dublin titles, and several other teams winning medals.
First set of golds went to the U/ 11 4 x 100 boys team consisting of Jonathan Fitzsimons, Dillon Shimbach, Adam Flynn and Cian O`Hare. The U/12 4 x 100 boys put in great performances and won silver consisting of James McDonnell, Michael Coleman, Gavin Brown, Keith Burke. The U/14 boys 4 x 200 won bronze with a team of Matthew Kearns, Mark Kavanagh, Luchino Romano and Cllian Forrester.
The girls teams also performed superbly with silver medals won by the U/13 4 x 100: Aoife Hession, Holly Roche, Blasie Carroll and Kristian MC Grady Hogan. The girls U/14 4 x 200 just missed out on a medal placing 4th.Finally the U/16 girls won 4 x 200 gold after a great race long battle consisting of Caitlin O’Reilly, Amy Connolly, Lauren Carr, Caiomhe Reilly.
On a very cold day the performances of the all the athletes including those who didn’t medal was second to none. Lots of athletes stayed despite the cold to support team mates. Great day was had by all!
JUVENILE CLUB CAPTAIN GLADYS COOPER