Monday 19 March 2018

Magnificent seven gold for Vickie


Medals Bonaza: Last Sunday was a day to savour at Cork County Championships when our athletes competed in almost every discipline. They ran, jumped and threw with purpose.

Vickie Cusack U14 was the outstanding athlete with a total of seven gold medals out of seven events, over the two weekends.

It is good to see good results at all ages from U9 to U17. Results as follows (not in any particular order): Kate Ivory U15, enjoying a good spell and winning bronze in 80m hurdles, long jump and 200m; Sarah Tarrant U14 has taken to the walk with enthusiasm and easily won gold; Ellie Coughlan U9, her first county championships, ran a great race to take bronze in 200m; Vickie Cusack U14, added to previous with Sunday's haul of medals by winning gold in 80m sprint, high jump and 200m; Sarah O'Keeffe U14, javelin for first time and made it worth while with bronze; Lauren O'Leary U13, one event, the long jump, left no doubt with a gold medal jump of 4.34m.

Shauna Linehan U13, has come of age, 2 gold medals in two tough throwing events, hammer and javelin; Emily Linehan U12, bronze in turbo javelin and unlucky in high jump; Ciara Sheehy U13, silver in turbo javelin; Hollie McCarthy U11 who missed previous weekend made a dramatic start with gold in the long jump at 3.54m.

She had a fantastic race in 500m against the clock and came second but the time was not fast enough; Jodie Cusack U17 nice win in the walk to take gold.

She added a great javelin win; Amy Linehan U17 took gold in the hammer and silver in javelin and shot putt: Clodagh Moroney Farrissey U15 had only one event but some good throwing won silver in javelin; Sean Tarrant U9 did well in long jump by winning bronze; Rebecca O'Connell U16 competing well at the moment, following on two gold medals previous week added silver sprint and bronze 200m; Kayley Jewitt U16 collected two medals, silvery in the hammer and bronze in javelin; Stephen Walsh U11 was our surprise of the weekend.

Not the tallest athlete in the club everyone was surprised at his high jump where he did the scissors up to 1.10 earning him bronze.

To sum up, this was one of the best county championships for a long time.

Without taking from performances of those not in the medals the overall tally over both days was 46 medals, i.e. 22 gold, 10 silver and 14 bronze.

Not bad for a small club.

Those out of luck for the medals were Daniel O'Connell, Fionn O'Sullivan, Conor Horan, Amy Whelan, Vicky O'Connell, Helen Moynihan, Kevin McDonnell, Sean O'Connell, Adam Horan, Joe Ivory, Cormac Butler, Aoife O'Sullivan, Jane Foley, David Ludgate, Ciara Harty, Tara O'Sullivan, Natasha O'Keefe, Eoin Kelleher, James Horgan, Jack Kilcommins, Conor Lane, Katie Moynihan, Emily McCarthy, John Horgan, Cian Cotter, Anna Walsh.

Schools: Friday 10th some athletes won medals and qualified for the full Munster championships shortly. They were Kate Ivory and Sarah O'Keeffe in the sprints.

County Relays: One week to prepare for these competitions in CIT next weekend May 26th.

Practice and more practice is a must in preparing for relays, timing of passes, change over zones etc.Anyone selected for a team is requested to be at training sessions.

Training: Friday 17th Charleville 6.30 to 8; Monday 20th Charleville 6 to 7 p.m; Tuesday 21st Liscarroll 6.30 to 8 p.m; Friday 24th Charleville 6.30 to 8 p.m.

Courceys Sports: annual open sports at Ballinspittal Sunday 19th May 2 p.m.

Other Fixtures: May 20th County T&F league at CIT 7.30; May 23rd Ballycotton SKRR Series; May 31st Mallow AC 5kRR at Doneraile 8 p.m; June 1st Irish Schools Championships, Tullamore; June 2nd Munster senior and Masters Championships, CIT; June 8th/9th Munster juvenile, U9, U10 and U11 team and individual at Lees Road, Ennis, Co. Clare.

Sympathy: Officers and members of Liscarroll Athletic Club extend sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of the late Dolly O'Herlihy, nee Buckley, Main St., Buttevant who died last week.

Deeply reqretted by her husband Micheal, sons Denis and DJ, daughters Theresa, Majella, Norma, many relatives and friends.

May she rest in peace.