Talented Boyne coaches show youngsters the way
Boyne AC enjoyed a great start to the weekend as coach Rebecca Carolan finished second in her category and 11th female overall in the Patsy Kelly 5K, held in Dundalk on Saturday evening.
Sunday morning saw an early start for many of Boyne's coaches and Fit4Life members as they took part in the final Coca-Cola Boyne 10K pre-run, getting a taster for what the route will be like on the day and enjoying a well-earned cuppa afterwards.
Then, on Sunday afternoon, the younger members of the club took to the track as Cushinstown AC held their annual open sports day. Oliver Carolan led the pack to win the U8 60m, followed closely by Lorcan Forde Dunne, while Aoife Meier had a super run in the Girls U9 80m sprint along with Aoife Kane.
Ella McLoughlin took a well-deserved gold in the U10 80m, despite a tumble across the finish line, and followed this up with a bronze in the turbo javelin. Emer Doyle had a great run in both her 80 and 200m events, as did Anna Faulkner in the U12 age group. Lily Cummins took silver in the U12 200m, while Roisin Kane gave a great performance in her 100 and 200m races.
Kate Kelly remained true to form with a silver in the U13 shot putt, as did Tara Meier with a gold in both her long and high jump and a silver in her 200m.
Aaron Fennell (pictured below) is making a name for himself in the U10 turbo javelin and he threw a super 17.85m to take the gold medal, while Cathal Monaghan took a well-earned silver in the u12 turbo javelin.
In the Boys U13 100m, Euan Canniffe took bronze, followed closely by Killian McLoughlin and Jack Carolan. Euan also added a bronze to his collection in the shot putt. Harry Carolan had a good day, with a silver in the U16 long jump and in the 200m.
Rebecca Carolan was back for more with a silver medal in the Senior Ladies 200m, and joined with coaches Robbie Faulkner, Ken Meier and Judith McGuinness Faulkner to complete the winning senior relay team, much to the delight of the younger athletes and spectators who were cheering them on.