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Reports - February 2015

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24 February 2015

This weeks events kicked off when five St. Peter athletes took part in the Armagh International road race. There was over 100 runners in each race and the five athletes did themselves and their club very proud. Girls under 9 Dearbhla Allen finished in 9th place winning her first trophy in a St. Peter's vest. Under 11 races Sean Allen and Niamh Brady completed a memorable double both taking home gold. Julie McLoughlin finished in the first 20 in the same race as did her brother Rory McLoughlin in the under 13 race which is a great achievement as Rory is still under 12.

On Saturday and Sunday St. Peter's had three athletes competing in the Irish Senior indoor championships in Athlone. Emily Rogers continued her rich vein of form winning the bronze medal in the high jump with a leap of 1.71meters. Her brother Mark Rogers recorded a PB of 1.5909 in his 800 meter heat narrowly missing out on the final.On Sunday it was the turn of Niamh Fussey in the 60 meter hurdle final unfortunately finishing fourth just outside the medals.Luke Finley got a reward for his hard training when he won first junior in Fitzer 5k with a time of 20.10.

On Sunday nine of our younger athletes braved the elements in Oldbridge at Ras na HEireann.

Girls under 11 won the bronze team medal lead home in first place by Niamh Brady followed by Julie Mc Loughlin, Judith Bell and Lucy Brennan. Sean Allen also came home first in boys under 11 followed by his team mates Dean Murtagh, Cormac mc Keown and Eoghan Hillen, narrowly missing out on team medals.Under 9 girls Dearbhla Allen finished in 8th position.Training continues this week in the Joes on Tuesday night and training will be on Friday instead of Thursday in the Bush at 6.30. Finally a fashion show will be held on the 5th March in the Crown Plaza at 8pm to raise funds for clubs facilities and in support of James Meenan who will take part in the Special Olympics in Los Angeles in the summer.

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17 February 2015

There was just three St. Peters Athletes in action at the Leinster Junior indoor Championships held in Athlone at the weekend but all three performed with distinction. First up on saturday was Chloe Finley who leaped to an excellent 10.19 metre in the fnal of the under 18 triple jump earning her the silver medal in what was a very close final with Chloe narrowly missing out on the gold. Not to be out done by his younger sister Danel Finley decided to get in the medals on sunday in the junior shot competion throwing a PB of 12.30 to earn himself an excellent bronze medal,his club mate Martin McGrane also threw a PB of 10.02 earning himself a very respectable 6th place in the same competition. Daniel also took part in the 60m sprint but was unucky to narrowly miss out on the final.

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10 February 2015

A relatively quite week for St Peters Athletes as there was just two involved in competions this week.

Emily Rogers fantastic form continues following on from her under 23 National indoor success in January the St Peters Ac athlete added the Irish Universities Indoor Championship title at the weekend. Emily represting DCU leaped a massive 1.73 metres which was a new indoor PB and indeed equals her outdoor PB. In the 60 metre hurdles Niamh Fussey representing DIT finished 5th in the final in a seasons best time of 9.71 seconds in doing so created a new DIT record. Both of these athletes have being training hard with their respective collages and are begnining to reap the rewards and both are showing great promise for the season ahead. Training continues in preperation for various upcomming events on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Dromiskin. Athletes are reminded that this years registration is now due and new members are always welcome. Finally all at St Peters would like to wish our Chairman Brendan Rogers a speedy recovery and hope to see him back at training soon !

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3 February 2015

St Peter?s AC was well represented by its younger athletes at last Sunday?s Blackrock AC Cross Country races in Haggardstown and they produced some top-class performances.

Seán Allen had an outstanding run to win the U11 Boys? 1000m race. He was followed home by Dean Murtagh in 6th place, Ronan Deery in 12th place and Eoghan Hillen. Their combined efforts resulted in the Dromiskin-based club also landing the team title.

The U11 Girls? were in action over the same 1000m course and Niamh Brady had a great run to win this race. With Julie McLoughlin finishing 9th, Katie Mulligan in 16th place and Lucy Brennan just behind in 17th, St Peter?s AC took the team silver in this event.

The day had got off to a promising start earlier in the afternoon when Dearbhla Allen came home 9th in the U9 Girls? race, while Jamie McParland also ran well in the U9 Boys? event. Both of these races were contested over a 500m course.

There were also good runs from Rory McLoughlin in the U13 Boys? 1500m race and from Ava Brennan in the U15 Girls? 2000m race.

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