Top 800m runs in Tallaght by older Juvenile athletes

The older juvenile athletes were in Tallaght stadium this afternoon for round 2 of the Dublin juvenile League where 800m races were the order of the day. Some top class performances from the black and amber with several PBs recorded and a first win for Sean Carrig. Sean`s win came in the first race for the Clonliffe athletes the U/14 800. A well judged run saw young Carrig sitting nicely in 3rd place at the bell reached in a fast 71 seconds, he hit the front as they hit 350 to go and drove on impressively chased by team mate Greg Hosseny running his best race to date, at the finish Sean was 1st with Greg right on his shoulder in 2nd, both running 2:28. 12 seconds back was Joseph Hession with Luke Guy making up the Clonliffe 4.

In the U/15 800 Thomas Ward ran well to finish 5th, the 72 second opening lap taking it`s toll on him and Alex Gibbons (6th).

Amy mcGrath arrived from a basketball match just in time to line up for the U/14 800 and had a good run, with a strong 2nd lap to finish 6th, just breaking 3 minutes. The eagerly await clash of the U/16 girls was next up and again a fine race by our 4 girls with a great battle, once again between Sally Aherne and Laura Tuite, again a fast opening lap, 72 seconds, however in the battle to the line both were caught for 2nd place and then the fast finishing Stephanie McCaul caught Sally and edged to within a inch of Laura: 3rd Laura (2:35), 4th Stephanie, 5th Sally. Another good run also slightly further back by Kate Hession.

Finally the U/16 boys where PBs were recorded by both Clonliffe lads. After a great run Cathal Doyle was 3rd in 2:16 with Dylan Gibbons 2:17 4th. Unfortunately Dylan suffered a bad looking injury and finished in some distress, hopefully a week or so will see him back in harness.

Next up the Juveniles go to Newbridge House for Round 3 of the spring Series on Sunday the 29th.