June 2014

June 14th 2014

Ulsters U16-U17 T&F Championships.

Aine Brady wins double Gold in 100m Hurdles and 300M Hurdles. Caoimhe O’Reilly wins bronze in the 2000m steeplechase. Diarmuid McCorry was 5th in the U16 Boys 400m. Ciaran O’Reilly was 10th and Daire O’Reilly 12th in the 1500m. Edward Mahoud was 4th in the 200m heats and 5th in the 100m.

June 7th & 8th 2014

Ulsters Senior, U14-U15 and U18-20 T&F Championships.

Day 2

Day 2 of Ulster produces more good results. Abbie Sexton wins the 75m hurdles and is second in the 250 m hurdles. Oisin McCorry wins silver in the 60m hurdles and is 6th in the high jump with 1.40m. Diarmuid McCorry was 6th in the 800m in an excellent pb of 2:11s, an improvement of 8 seconds.Photos from Day 2 on Flickr.

Day 1

Clodagh O’Reilly Gold Senior 1500m in pb 4:39.52s and gold in the U18 3000M. Paul Sexton Gold U18 110m hurdles, Roland Surlis Gold U18 800m, Aodhagan Watters Gold U18 Steeplechase, John Nulty Silver U18 Long Jump and Evan Burke Bronze U19 100M and 200m. Eoghan McCormack was 4th in the U18 long jump. The Boys 4* 100m relay team also won.

June 4th

Congratulations to Catherina McKiernan who finished 3rd in the 2014 Flora Mini Marathon on June 2nd in Dublin.

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June 4th 2014

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Fantastic Day for club athletes and teams in Ulster Children’s Games & U12-U13 Championships with 15 individual medals, 9 relay medals and lots of All Ireland Qualifiers. A  total of 13 teams have qualified for the Childrens Games Details later. More photos now up on Flickr. Report here Results posted.

The Northern Ireland & Ulster Children’s Games & U12-U13 Championships proved to be a fantastic day for Annalee club athletes and teams with 15 individual medals, 9 relay medals and total of 13 Annalee teams have qualified for the All Ireland Childrens Games 

In the U9 category, Ellie Brady won two individual gold medals in her events, the U9 60m and U9 Long Jump. In the team events, Ellie and Isobel Sheridan qualified for All Irelands in both long jump and sprint as they finished in 1st place in the long jump and 3rd place overall in the sprint. Grace Devine won a silver medal in the U9 Turbo javelin and also finished in second place in the team category along with Rose Jennings.

Annalee’s Cormac Crotty took individual bronze medals in the U9 300m and in the U9 60m. Cormac teamed up with Mark Fahy to get second place in the long jump team event and then combined with Dylan Edwards to get second team in the 300m. Dylan Edwards and Rory O’Brien also qualified for the All Irelands as they took the second team spot in the U9 Turbo Javelin. Annalee U9 Boys had two relay teams and they won Gold and Bronze medals.

The U10 category was very competitive with large numbers taking part. There were 39 runners and 17 teams in the U10 Boys 60m. Conall Mooney ran very well to finish in second place with a silver medal. Conall and Leo Jennings combined as a team in this event and they finished in third place. The U10 Boys ‘A’ relay team won silver in their race with the ‘B’ team finishing in 7th place. There were 40 runners in the girls U10 60m race and Annalee’s Renee Crotty and Ella Brady did exceptionally well to finish in 3rd and 4th place respectively. The girls took first place in the 60m team event. Aoibhinn Clarke and Beth Grant also qualified in the 500m team event where they finished in 3rd place. The U10 Girls relay team had a great run winning silver medals in second place.

Annalee AC’s Odhran O’Reilly also won Gold in the U11 Boys 60m sprint with Donal McSorley just behind in the silver medal position. The two boys easily won the first place team competition as their combined time was over a second faster than the second placed team. Odhran O’Reilly went on to finish in second place in the 500m with Donncha McNamara winning bronze in third place. Odhran and Donncha were just pipped for first place by a very strong Cranford team who finished just 0.2 seconds faster than the Annalee boys.  Donal McSorley then won an individual bronze medal in the long jump. Donal and Donncha combined in this event to get second team overall. The U11 Boys Turbo Javelin team also qualified with Ethan Edwards finishing in 4th place overall and teaming up with David Mooney to win the 3rd team spot. Annalee’s 4 X100m relay team won gold in 1:02.9s to round off an excellent days competition for the U11 Boys. There were no U11 Girls from Annalee competing in the Ulster Championships.

Competition is very tough at Ulster level in the U12 and U13 Track & Field Championships and this year was no different with very large entry fields in these age groups. There were some very good runs in both sprints and middle distance heats with Annalee athletes either winning their heats or finishing in the top three spots. Medals are always hard to come by though and fractions of a second separated some of the Annalee athletes from medals. Niamh McCorry was one of the individual medal winners as she finished second in the U12 Turbo Javelin with a throw of 14.88m. Roisin Kellegher jumped 1.20m to win the bronze medal in the U12 high jump. Jamie Dugdale won a silver medal in the U13 60m Hurdles. Bevan McCaffrey and Conall Ruddy both qualified for the All Ireland Track & Field Championships with 4th place finishes in the U13 sprint hurdles. Daire Donohoe also qualified with 4th places in both the U13 80m and in the long jump. Ben Monahan was another 4th place finisher with a throw of 6.88m in the U13 Shot Putt. The Relay teams put a real gloss on the day as further excellent performances from Annalee teams resulted in the U12 Girls and U13 Boys winning silver medals while the U13 Girls and U12 Boys won bronze medals. Annalee teams medalled in the 8 of the 9 relay races the club contested. 

In the U16-U17 Age group chmapiosnhips held in the Antrim Forum, Aine Brady showed her outstanding talent in hurdles as she won gold medals in both the 100m Hurdles and in the longer 300m Hurdles events. Caoimhe O’Reilly won a bronze medal in the 200m Steeplechase. Caoimhe O’Reilly wins bronze in the 2000m steeplechase. Diarmuid McCorry was 5th in the U16 Boys 400m. 

Good luck to all these Annalee athletes as they move on to represent their club, county and province in the All Ireland Track & Field Championships.

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Annalee AC All Ireland Qualifiers


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