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Connacht Outdoor Track & Field Championships 2017

Largest Group from Longford Ever To Take Part

Day 1, 10th June 2017 at Sligo IT

Connacht Medallists on the day:

Laura McCormack & Aoife Farrell- U11 Girls 60m pair Silver. They are only pair from Longford AC to qualify for National Children’s Games, 24 June at Tullamore

Matthew McCormack- U12 Boys 60m Silver

Funmi Talabi – U13 Girls 80m Gold 

Ryan Keogh- U12 Boys Turbo Javelin Silver

U13 Girls 4X100m Relay team Gold (Funmi, Laura F, Siog & Rachel)

Longford Athletics Club was out in force competing in Long Jump, Turbo Javelin, Shot Putt, Sprint, Middle Distance and Hurdles on Day 1 of the Connacht Outdoor Track & Field Championships 2017 at Sligo IT.  This year saw our largest group ever with 49 juveniles aged U9-U13 taking part.  In total nearly 800 juvenile athletes from across the Western Region travelled to Sligo for the event. The larger counties: Galway, Sligo, Mayo, had to qualify for the Connacht Championships from their own county competition so already the standard is set when these top young athletes step onto the track.

Children in the U9-11 age group compete with a partner and their times/distances are added together as a pair. They are allowed to take part in 2 different events with sprint and middle distance being the most popular combination. Even though medals for Longford seemed very scarce every child went away with their own pb, ‘personal best’, that signifies their performance on the day. Well done to Club new comers Mark McSweeney, Clara Forbes, Bea Casey, Roisin Farrell, Aisling Scanlon, and Sasha and Brooklyn Brady wearing the Longford AC singlet for the first time.

Laura McCormack gave her all clocking the fastest time in U11 girls, 9.55 seconds, in a field of 32 runners. Together with her partner Aoife Farrell they won Silver in this event and have qualified as Longford’s only pair to go forward to the Irish Life Health National Children’s Games on 24th June in Tullamore. Both girls competed at the recent Intercounties track meet as well as the County Longford Community Games finals and are gaining valuable experience with each outing.

Best performances in both 60m sprint and middle distance were Ailbe Mulligan, Ella Duignan, James Hagan and Joseph Carrigy. Well done to U10 Boys Sean Grealy, 10.27 seconds + Max Gallagher, 10.49 seconds, who finished in 4th place, and U11 Boys James Hagan, 9.93 seconds + Hayden Nolan, 10.15 seconds, in 5th place.

Four sprinters including Laura Farrell and Joseph Carrigy both made it through the heats and semi-finals to reach the final 8 runners with Funmi Talabi taking Gold in 11.58 seconds in the U13 Girls 80m and Matthew McCormack winning Silver in U12 Boys 60m, time 9.58 seconds. Funmi notched up another year as the fastest girl in Connacht in her age group and used her speed to help the U13 Girls win Gold in their 4X100m relay. On the day when medals seemed out of grasp, Funmi was the only one travelling home to Longford with 2 Gold hanging around her neck.

Twin brothers Padraic, 10.20m, and Cormac, 15.35m, Mulligan competed in turbo javelin again this year finishing in 5th place. They were also member of the U10 Boys 4X100m relay team with Conor Wright and Max Gallagher that narrowly missed qualification as they finished 4th place by 0.68 seconds.

Congratulations to Ryan Keogh winning Silver in the group of twelve U12 Boys Turbo Javelin with a mighty throw of 27.27m.  Ryan, Funmi and Matthew all progress to Athletics Ireland National finals in their individual events on separate days in July at Tullamore. 

Longford Athletics Club took to the track at Sligo IT to compete on Day 1 of the Connacht Outdoor Track & Field Championships 2017. This was the largest group from Longford ever to take part with 49 Juveniles in the U9-U13 age group in action in sprint, middle distance, hurdles, long jump, shot putt and turbo javelin.

Connacht Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Day 1 (U9-13 age group)

Saturday 10th June 2017 at Sligo IT 

Congratulations to our 5 individual plus U13 Girls Relay Team that are all Connacht medallists in the U9-13 age group and will go forward to upcoming All-Ireland competitions. Gold- Funmi Talabi U13 sprint, Silver- Ryan Keogh U12 turbo javelin, Silver – Matthew McCormack U12 sprint and Silver- U11 sprint pair Laura McCormack and Aoife Farrell, Gold- U13 Girls Relay Team: Funmi Talabi, Laura Farrell, Siog Reilly & Rachel Mulligan.

Longford AC had 49 children competing on Day 1, many for the very first time. On this occasion we did not excel in the medals count but every child went home with a new pb- “personal best”. This means that they all have a time/distance that represents their own achievement in the competition.  Thanks to all parents that helped out with our large group (collecting entry fees, preparing relay teams, selling singlets, keeping track of the timetable, ect… ), your assistance was much appreciated.

Our Club continues to grow, and with 250 juvenile members in Longford, Kenagh and Dromard we definitely need more coaches to come on board when we start back in September. Athletics Ireland provides coaching courses for Little Athletics, Assistant Coach and Level 1 plus workshops in many specialized events.  Please contact any of the coaches or email into the Club account anytime to get more information and become involved.

Click on the following links to access Track and Field Results from Day 1 of the Connacht Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Sligo IT 

Longford AC Results Field Events, Connacht Day 1, U9-13, 10June2017

Longford AC Results Track, Connacht Day1, U9-13, 10June2017

LAC Results Relay, Day 1, U9-13, 10June2017

Order of Events for Connacht Track & Field Championships Day 2 for U14+ – Senior athletes 17th June 2017 at Sligo IT

Updated Order of events U14-senior 17th June 2017 – Field

Updated Order of events U14-senior 17th June 2017 – Track

Connacht Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Day 1, Saturday 10th June 2017 at Sligo IT

Order of Events for U9-11 pairs and U12 and U13 age group

All children to arrive by 9:20am, Relay is first event at 10:00am sharp

Please wear white shorts and white sock with blue Longford AC singlet

Order of Events Team Events U12U13

timetable/programme of events for the annual 4 Counties track meet at Tullamore Harriers this Friday, May 19th

4 Counties TF at Tullamore 19 May2017 Inter-county Match Programme

Connacht Outdoor Track & Field Championships for juvenile athletes U14+

Saturday 17 June 2017 at Sligo IT

 U14+athletes: Max 3 events plus relay team

Parents must email the entry for their child into the Club account:   longfordac@gmail.com

Child’s name, Date Of Birth, and list max 3 events and if they want to be on relay team

Entries are due by 5th June 2017

 

Girls/Boys U14

Born 2004

Girls/Boys U15

Born 2003

Girls/Boys U16

Born 2002

Girls/Boys U17

Born 2001

80m Sprint 100m Sprint 100m Sprint 100m Sprint
75m Hurdles 80m Hurdles 100m Hurdles 110m Hurdles
      — 250m Hurdles 250m Hurdles 250m Hurdles
200m 200m 200m 200m & 400m
800m 800m 800m 800m
1500m 1500m 1500m 1500m
      —     — 3000m 3000m
2000m Walk 2000m Walk 3000m Walk 3000m Walk
High Jump High Jump High Jump High Jump
Long Jump Long Jump Long Jump Long Jump
Shot Put Shot Put Shot Put Shot Put
Javelin                        Javelin                        Javelin                        Javelin                       
Discus Discus Discus Discus
Hammer Hammer Hammer Hammer
      — Pole Vault Pole Vault Pole Vault
      — Triple Jump Triple Jump Triple Jump
4X100m Relay 4X100m Relay 4X100m Relay 4X100m Relay

 

The Connacht top 4 in each individual event per age group qualify to go forward to Athletics Ireland National Finals over 3 dates in July.

Important to note:

National Outdoor Relay Championships  Sunday 2nd July at AIT. U13, U15, U17 4X100m teams are at 12 noon. U12, U14, U16 & U18 4X100m teams are at 3pm

National “B” Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Sat 15th July at Tullamore – this is only for juveniles that have competed in the Connacht Outdoor Championship in June in u12-16 age group that have NOT qualified for Nationals in any event. You are allowed to enter 2 events: sprint, middle distance, long jump, shot putt and high jump.

Connacht Outdoor Track & Field Championship

for U9-11 age group AND U12 and U13 juveniles as individuals

on Saturday 10th June at Sligo IT

 

U9-11 (Born 2009-2008-2007, must stay in their own age group) work together as a pair/team so the child MUST have a partner in order to enter. They can do two events only, with the same or two different partners. Their combined times/distances are added together for team scoring. Medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd pair (NOT individual) in each event.

If we have 4 boys/girls of the same year we will enter them as a relay team so they can gain more experience on the track.

 

Parents must email the entry for their child into the Club account:   longfordac@gmail.com

Child’s name, Date Of Birth, and list the 2 events and if they want to be on relay team

 

Entries are due by 30th May 2017

 

U9-11 can choose two events only

 

U9 Girls/Boys U10 Girls/Boys U11 Girls/Boys
Born 2008 Born 2007 Born 2006
60m 60m 60m
300m 500m 500m
Long Jump Long Jump Long Jump
Turbo Javelin Turbo Javelin Turbo Javelin
4X100m Relay 4X100m Relay 4X100m Relay

The top 3 pairs in each event in each age group qualify to go forward to the:

National Juvenile Track & Field U9-11 Children’s Games

Venue: Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Date: 24th June 2017

Time: 11.00 a.m.

 

U12 and U13 athletes: Max 3 events plus relay team

Parents must email the entry for their child into the Club account:   longfordac@gmail.com

Child’s name, Date Of Birth, and list max 3 events and if they want to be on relay team

 

Entries are due by 30th May 2017

 

Girls/Boys U12

Born 2006

 

Girls/Boys U13

Born 2005

60m Sprint 80m Sprint
    —- 60m Hurdles
600m 600m
High Jump High Jump
Long Jump Long Jump
Shot Put Shot Put
Turbo Javelin                        Javelin                       
4X100m Relay 4X100m Relay

 

The top 4 in Connacht qualify (except only 3 in the 600m) to go forward to AI National finals on the following dates:

Outdoor Relays: Sun 2nd July at AIT. U13,15,17 are at 12 noon. U12,14,16 &18 are at 3pm

Day 1: Sat 8th July at Tullamore (600m/800m, hurdles and some field events)

Day 2: Sun 9th July at Tullamore (sprints, 3000m, more field events)

Day 3: Sun 16th July at Tullamore (200m, 1500m, 250m Hurdles, more field events)

National “B” Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Sat 15th July at Tullamore – this is only for juveniles that have competed in the Connacht Outdoor Championship in June in u12-16 age group that have NOT qualified for Nationals in any event. You are allowed to enter 2 events: sprint, middle distance, long jump, shot putt and high jump.

Annual 4 Counties Track & Field Midlands Inter-County Match

Friday 19th May 2017, starts at 6.30pm sharp, at Tullamore Harriers Stadium

Sprint, Middle Distance, Long Jump, Turbo Javelin & Shot Putt For U9-14 Age groups:

U9 = born in 2009                                                                              

U10 = born in 2008                                                                            

U11 = born in 2007                                                                            

U12 = born in 2006                                                                            

U13 = born in 2005

U14 = born in 2004

No pre-registration needed.  Just come on the night and try all the events to see which ones you like best. Cost €5 per child. Wear white shorts, white socks and Blue Longford AC singlet.

 

Timetable

Longford AC Competitors at AIT Saturday April 29th

Results from AIT Saturday April 29th

Under 9 girls       Under 9 Boys  Under  10 girls   Under 10 boys

60 meter             60 meter         60 meter            60 meter

1st Ailbhe Mulligan 4th Aaron Hall  1st Rachel Keenan 1st Cormac Mulligan

2nd Natalie McEntire                      2nd Ailbhe Foley   2nd  Conor Wright

Same results in the re-run

300 meter           300 meter      500 meter           500 meter

1st Ailbhe Mulligan 4th Aaron Hall  1st Rachel Keenan 1st Cormac Mulligan

2nd Eleanor O Reilly                      2nd  Ailbhe Foley    2nd Padraig Mulligan

                                                                                 3rd Sean Greally

                                                                                 4thConor   Wright

Longjump             Longjump    Longjump         LongJump             

2nd Ailbhe Mulligan No Medals      2nd Ailbhe Foley 3rd Padraig Mulligan

Turbo Javelin       Turbo Javelin  Turbo Javelin  Turbo Javelin

1st Ailbhe Mulligan No Medals    2nd Rachel Keenan  1st Cormac Mulligan

2nd Eleanor O Reilly                                                 2nd Senan McWeeney

3rd Roisin Fagan                                                      3rd  Conor Wright

Under 11 Girls              Under 11   boys        

60 meter                        60 meter

1 st Aoife Farrell               1st Hayden Nolan

                                       2nd James Hagan

600 meter                      600 meter

no medals                        1st William McEntire

                                       2nd Derek Belton

                                       4th James Hagan

                                       5 th Jonah McKeon

Long Jump                     Longjump

No Medals                        2nd William McEntire

                                       3rd Derek Belton

Turbo Javelin                Turbo Javelin

2nd  Erin Murphy             2nd Derek Belton

                                       3rd  Donnacha Golden

 

33 medals        34 participants