Clubs have lots to cheer about
HOST club Boyne AC dominated the podium at their recent Open Sports Day as clubs from far and wide converged on the Lourdes Stadium for a great afternoon of competition.
The Under-8s got the day off to a flying start as a trio of Boyne athletes grabbed podium places in the Boys 60m and 200m race, with Oliver Carolan winning both events and Donnachda Mallon and Damien Devine second in those events respectively, while Joel O'Brien took bronze in both races.
Alex Devine ran well to take bronze in both the U-9 80m and 200m races, while Adam Byrne finished in second place in his U-10 100m and third in the 200. Neil Culhane took bronze in the 100m and Tiernan Rowley also made it a double with silver in his U-11 100 and 300m races.
Calum Sheedy took silver in the U-12 100m and gold in his 400m, while Jack Carolan claimed bronze in the 100m.
Once again, it was Boyne all the way in the U-13 races, with Adam Rydlinski winning both the 100 and 600m and Odhran Rowley second and Aaron McCabe third in both races.
Harry Carolan sailed home to victory in the U-14 100m, Tadgh Everitt Thompson took bronze in the 600m race and the U-15 100m saw Israel Adeyemi take gold. Adeyemi also won bronze in his 800m, with Locan Hughes claiming silver behind Adeyemi in both races and Rurcan O'Gibne easily taking the gold medal.
Oisin O'Gibne took gold in his U-17 800m and silver in his 100m, while Andrew Matthews took silver in the 800m and bronze in the 100m race. Cormac O'Gibne took the bronze in the Junior Men's 400m, while Eddie Kennedy took silver in his 100m race.
In the girls events, Caer NiGhibne ran well in the U-11 300m to take silver and also finished in bronze position in the 100m, while Blaithnaid Donnelly proved she is going from strength to strength with a fine silver in her 100 and 800m events, with Aine Kenny third in the 100m.
It was once again a sea of yellow on the podium in the U-16 races, with Ciara Moroney winning gold in the 100m and bronze in the 400m, while Kate O'Connor won silver in the 100m and gold in the 400, with Aine Kerr taking silver. Amy McTeggart led the way to take gold in the Junior Women's 400m race.
The U-9 field events saw Aaron Fennell win silver in the turbo javelin, with Paddy Price just behind in bronze. Sarah Meite won silver in the U-10 girls turbo javelin, while in the boys event in that age group Boyne filled the podium with Conor Bowe in first place, Max Kingston second and Adam Byrne third.
Caer NiGibne took silver in the U-11 long jump, while Tiernan Rowley and Lorcan Mallon won gold and silver in the boys long jump.
Tiernan also took gold in the U-12 turbo javelin, with Killian McLoughlin in third, and the U-13 long jump saw Adam Rydlinski in gold position, Odhran Rowley in silver and Jack Carolan in bronze place.
The U-15 boys long jump again saw three Boyne athletes on the podium, with the first three places going to Lorcan Hughes, Rurcan O'Gibne and Israel Adeyemi respectively, while Max Flannery won the U-16 javelin.