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Athletics Ireland Juvenile 2018 Star Awards

Athletics Ireland Juvenile 2018 Star Awards 16th February 2019 at the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore

Congratulations to Longford AC athlete Cian McPhillips who was named Athletics Ireland Juvenile 2018 Star for Longford for the 3rd year in a row. The Annual Juvenile Awards banquet was held on 16th February in Tullamore with Irish athlete Kate Veale as guest speaker. This year Cian also received the Juvenile Committee Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Performances in 2018. 2018 was Cian’s most successful year in athletics to date. The highlights of the year included representing Ireland in last summer’s European Youth Championships, breaking the 1974 U18 record set by John Tracey for his own new Irish record in the outdoor 3k at the age of 15, and his 2 CBP (Championship Best Performance) at last year’s National Indoor Championships in both U17 Boys 800m and 1500m events.

U17 National Titles in 2018: 3XGold

National Indoor 800m CBP and National Indoor 1500m CBP, March 2018 at Athlone IT Arena

National Outdoor 1500m, July 2018 at Tullamore

1X4th place National Indoor U17 Relay, April 2018 at Athlone IT Arena

Schools Athletics 2018: 3XGold

Gold Intermediate Boys 1500m All-Ireland Schools Outdoor Championships, 2nd June 2018 at Tullamore

Gold U18 1500m at Tailteann Interprovincial Games, 23rd June 2018 at Santry.

Gold in 1500m at SIAB Outdoor T&F 22 July 2018 at Grangemouth, Scotland