It was possibly the worst day of the year, including the winter, for today`s opening round of the Dublin Juvenile track and field league in Morton Stadium today. The heavy over night rain resulted in the cancelation of many junior sports fixtures in Dublin but not for hardy athletes who gathered bright and early in Santry. The rain continued unabated with the temperature dropping and wind picking up making for a trying day for all and sundry.
Great credit must go to the Clonliffe athletes who simply got on with it, particularly the middle distance athletes as the weather caused a considerable over run in the programme meaning that many were in the stadium for 3 hours before they got to race. Credit also to the Dublin Athletics Officials for a great job.
Needless to say in the conditions results notes simply disintegrated so congratulations to each and every athlete from the club today but particularly: U/10 boys 60m 1st Daniel Coleman and 2nd in long jump, U/11 Jonathan Fitzsimons 2nd in his 60m sprint and 3rd 600m, U/12 girls 60m 3rd Sally Sumola, U/12 80m 2nd Michael Coleman with James McDonnell 3rd Holly Roche was 2nd in U/13 80m with Kristin Hogan 3rd Holly was also 2nd in the shot, Girls U/13 600 Emma McDonnell 3rd, Girls U/14 800 Ella Brown 1st with Amy Hodson 2nd, Ella was also 2nd in the 100, Girls U/15 100 3rd Rebecca Fitzsimons, Boys U/15 800 Cian Bolger 3rd, Girls U/16 800 1st Lauren Carr with Hannah Browne 3rd.
Round 2 of the league, in hopefully better conditions is next Saturday in Tallaght.
(Pictured: U/15 Girls 800 in rain swept Morton Stadium)
(Pictured: Jack Horan leads the chase U/16 800)
|Clonliffe Results 1st League 2nd May|
|Daniel||Coleman||1st 60m||2nd Long Jump||U/10|
|Jonathan||Fitzsimons||2nd 60m||3rd 600m||u/11|
|Holly||Roche||2nd 80m||2nd shott putt||u/13|
|Ella||Cooley||6th Shot Putt||u/13|
|Kevin||Fleming||6th Shot Putt||u/13|
|Ella||Brown||2nd 100m||1st 800m||u/14|
|Amy||Connolly||3rd Long Jump||u/16|