Adam Sheridan Gold in U14 Boys Shot Putt and Discus

Saoirse O'Brien Silver in the  U14 Girls 1500m 

Eathan Llyod Bronze in the U14 Boys 1500m

Days two and three of the GloHealth Juvenile All Ireland Athletics Championships took place in Tullamore on Saturday, 11th and Sunday, 12th of July.  Almost 1,000 young athletes contested the national finals on each day.  Westport AC came home with two golds, a silver and a bronze medal to add to the four from the previous weekend.
In the field events the first medal on Saturday went to Adam Sheridan, winning his fifth back to back All Ireland title with his final throw of 12.77m in the U14 boys Shot Putt, almost a full metre ahead of his nearest competitor.  On Sunday Adam took a second gold medal throwing an amazing PB of 36.47m in the U14 0.75kg Discus, almost 5m ahead of second place.  These two fantastic performances, added to the bronze medal Adam won in the U14 hammer the previous weekend must make him one to watch in the future.  Other fine field performances came from Adam’s brother, Harry Sheridan in the U12 Turbo Javelin coming eighth, after his gold medal in the Shot Putt the previous weekend; Maggie Chambers, sixth in the U12 girls Shot Putt, after her bronze medal the previous weekend in the Turbo Javelin; Laura Moran, eighth in the U12 girls Shot Putt; Kate O’Malley, fifth in the U16 girls Shot Putt and Aisling Halpin Fahey ninth in the U15 girls Long Jump with an impressive PB of 4.78m.
On the track Saoirse O’Brien stormed home in U14 girls 1500m, taking the silver in a fantastic time of 4:57.80, less than half a second behind the winner, a new PB for this exceptional athlete.  The final medal of the day went to Ethan Llyod in the U14 boys 1500m, where after a brilliant finish he finished in third place with an amazing PB of 4:35.67.  Other great performances over the weekend came from Sorcha McAllister coming fifth in the U18 girls 1500m, after her bronze medal in the Steeple Chase the previous weekend; Aoife O’Brien, sixth in the U17 girls 1500m; Cian McAllister, eighth in the U16 boys 1500m with an impressive PB of 4:29.59 and Aisling Halpin Fahey in both the 100m and 200m races.
Day four, the relays and ‘B’ championships, takes place this weekend on July 18th.