Wednesday 21 February 2018

Five from five for McCabe

COACH Jonathan McCabe was Boyne AC's big winner on Thursday last as he won gold in all five of his events at the Louth Junior, Senior & Masters Championships at Lourdes Stadium.

In all, eight Boyne athletes and coaches were in action, but the main plaudits went to McCabe who proved unbeatable in his 100m, 200m, Javelin, Shot and Long Jump events. Rebecca Carolan, didn't let her appearance in a 5K race the previous night deter her from winning gold in the 200m sprint and she followed this up with a silver in the 800m.

In the Senior Men's events Edward Kennedy displayed some fine running skills with an easy win in his 200m and a third-place finish in the 100m.

Amy McTeggart, competing in the Junior Women's events, took gold in her 200m, Javelin and Shot Put, while clubmate Andrew Matthews took a well-earned bronze in his tough 200m race.

Jamie Shiels ran his 800m in an impressive time of 2:07, earning him the gold medal, while Oisin O'Gibne was also in the medals with a solid run in his 1500m, finishing in first place in a time of 4:20.

Wednesday last saw Boyne AC coaches Sally Tipping and Rebecca Carolan take to the hilly roads of Oldcastle to compete in the Marie Monaghan 5K, hosted by St. Brigids AC.

Tipping, getting ever closer to that elusive sub-20 minute time, was fourth lady home in 20:37, while Rebecca ran 22:07 to finish first in her category.

Harry Carolan ran a fine 5K in a time of 29:23, while little brother Oliver proved he is following in his footsteps with a first place win in the Under-8 400m, with Rhys Clarke close on his heels and winning a medal for his efforts too. This coming weekend sees the young athletes from Boyne competing in days three and four of the All-Ireland Championships.

Drogheda Independent

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