Harry Sheridan Gold U12 Boys Shot Putt

Maggie Chambers Bronze U12 Girls Turbo Javelin

Sorcha McAllister Bronze U18 Girls Steeplechase

Adam Sheridan Bronze U14 Boys Hammer

Day one of four of the GloHealth Juvenile All Ireland Athletics Championships took place in Tullamore on Saturday, 4th of July. Over 800 young athletes contested the national finals on the day.  Westport AC came home with one gold and three bronze medals, a brilliant result in a fierce competition.

In the field events the first medal of the day went to Maggie Chambers who won bronze in the U12 girls Turbo Javelin with an excellent pb of 23.43m. Our second bronze medal of the day went to Adam Sheridan in the U14 boys hammer 34.37m, a brilliant pb in Adam’s first year in this competition.  The next medal and performance of the day went to Adam’s brother Harry Sheridan, throwing a fantastic 9.43m in the U12 boys Shot Putt. Other fine performances came from Jennifer Chambers who came tenth in the U17 girls Shot Putt and sixth in the U17 girls Discus. Jordan Walsh came sixth in the U17 boys Shot Putt and ninth in the U17 boys Discus.

On the track the performance of the day was from Sorcha McAllister in the U18 2000m Steeplechase, where Sorcha ran her heart out coming home in third place in an impressive time of 7:50.84 in what was her first time participating in this event. Malcolm McEvilly and Shane O’Malley both ran well in the U13 boys 600m.  Saoirse O’Brien had another excellent performance in the U14 girls 800m coming home in fifth position.  Saoirse’s sister Aoife also ran well in the U17 girls 800m, finishing in eleventh position.

Days two and three of the championships take place this weekend 11th/12th July and the relays(day four) on July 18th