Westport Athletic Club athletes travelled to Tullamore last weekend to take part in the second weekend of the All-Ireland Outdoor Track and Field Championships winning both a gold and a silver medal.

Daniel Lavelle won the U16 Boys’ Discus throwing 44.73m, a brilliant performance under extreme pressure. Daniel is the Schools Junior champion and beat several Intermediate competitors to win his first T&F Championship title.

Our second fantastic performance of the day was Matthew O’Malley who came second in the Boys’ U14 2000m Walk in a time of 12:53.38.  Matthew is definitely one to watch in the future.

There were many other fine performances across the weekend.  Cathy McKenna came 5th in the U18 Javelin, Ashling Henaghan 4th in U17 Walk, Con Doherty 9th in the U17 1500m, Anthony Chambers 7th in the U18 1500m and our U13 Girls Relay team of Allanah Gannon, Tara McGreevy, Jennifer Chambers and Aoife O’Brien made it to the finals where they came in 8th position. Congratulations and well done to all of our athletes.

Daniel Lavelle