The 2021 County Juvenile Track & Field Championships were held in CIT grounds over the last two weekends.
Fair dues to all the girls and boys from St Catherine’s AC who participated in all the events. Families have been going from pillar to post getting the boys and girls to all their various sports and activities so we’re delighted that people can find time to turn up for the athletics and perform to the best of their abilities.
The 13 to 16 year old boys and girls competed two Sundays ago and they took part in the various running races over the distances from 80, 200, 600, 800 and 1,500 metres. Sarah O’Connell got pipped for third place in the 200 metre dash, coming home fourth. Ciara Hayes ran the 80 metre and 600 races. In the Boys events, Darragh Ronayne finished third in the 800 metre race while Charlie Nicholson came home in fifth spot in the longer 1,500 metre race. Cian Dunning raced well to finish second in the boys under 16 200 metre sprint.
The field events were more successful as Charlie finished second in the under 15 boys Long Jump, Maebh finished seventh in the under 13 girls Javelin while Cian took the honours, winning the under 16 boys Javelin, throwing over 33 metres. Great stuff!
Last Sunday, the younger boys and girls from under 9 to 12 years old took part in their respective events. In the under 9s, Eoin Ronayne, Philip O’Callaghan, Leah Pyne, Tomas Kiely and Ciara O’Connell ran the sprints and tackled the long jump. Eoin won his 60 metre sprint, the fastest on the day at 10.35 seconds and came home second in the 300 metre race. Ciara came third in her 300 metre heat but topped it all by winning the long jump reaching over 3 metres. Well done, Ciara.
In the under 10s,Oisin Feeney did well in the javelin and the 500 metre race.
In the under 11s, Lara Byrne came home in fourth spot in her 600 metre race. Great race, Lara.
The boys taking part in the long jump and the running races were Adam O’Connor, Zach Pyne and Kenneth O’Connell. Kenneth came second in his 60 metre dash but saved the best for his 600 metre race, finishing in the fastest time of the day at 1 minute 54 seconds.
Magnificent effort from all our juvenile athletes and we are hoping for more of the same this coming Sunday, the 19th, when our club will host Day 1 of the East Cork Cross Country championships. This will be held once again on the farmlands of Frank Hayes and so we are hoping for another great race day there.