Morland claims track and field successes
THE All-Ireland Juvenile Track and Field Championships began on Sunday in Tullamore and Cushinstown AC athletes claimed five medals as they competed against the cream of Ireland's young talent.
Elizabeth Morland once again dominated the U-17 girls when she competed in the 100m hurdles and long jump (5.78m), winning gold in both events.
Shannon Sheehy competed in the U-16 girls 80m hurdles and earned herself a silver medal in a very close race, and she also competed in the U-16 high jump and won a bronze medal with a jump of 1.55m.
Donal Kearns also competed in the hurdles and bagged himself a silver medal in the U-19 110m event ,much to his delight, and oher Cushinstown athletes who competed on the day were Killian Cahill, Katie Lenehan, Caoimhe Doyle, Zoe Mohan, Keith Marks and Luke Redmond.
The day before, Saturday, the B Championships also took place in Tullamore and here Ciaran Kearns finished third in the U15 high jump and thirrd in the long jump.
On Friday last the Morton Games took place in Santry which included a special relay event organised for club mixed teams made up of U-15 girls and boys.
The aim of the relay was for the team to run a mile in less than four minutes, with baton changes every 100m. Cushinstown AC's team comprised Zoe Mohan, Aoife Lenehan, Shauna White, Niamh Tenanty, Grace Willis, Niall Morland, James Redmond, Dominic Mc Cane and Ciaran Kearns and managed to beat the four-minute target.