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Reports - April 2015

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28 April 2015

A quiet week for the club on the events front as athletes prepare for the up comming Louth juvenile championships which take place on the weekend after next. However the club was represented in the North Leinster schools championships in Santry. Chloe Finley continued her fantastic season with an excellent jump of 9.72m in the senior tripple jump earnng her the gold medal. Her brother Luke Finley who is also enjoying a fine season competed in the senior steeple chase which was run over a 2k distance, Luke ran a very creditable time of eight minutes and was unlucky not to medal. Both were representing Bush Post Primary school in the North Leinster schools comperition.

Gabriel Bell who was represening De la Salle Dundalk also competed in the junior high jump competiion but unfortunately was hampered by injury and had to retire before the competition had ended however he managed to jump 1.63m which earned him a silver medal. Ava Brennan also represented St Vincentís School .

Training coninues this week on Tuesday and Thusday at 6.30 as we get ready for the Louth Championships, athletes are reminded that they must inform the club of their intended events as entries have to be submitted. Finnally the club are hosting a Mr and Mrs night n the Joes Clubrooms on satuday night the 2nd of May in aid of club facilties ticketes are ten euro and can be obtained from any committie member or payment will be accepted on the night.

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21 April 2015

On Saturday the Patsy Kelly 5K took place in Dundalk. Luke Finley ran a great race with a time of 18.53, this was the first time Luke has ran sub 19 and was very much deserved for his hard work in training this year. On Sunday some of the St Peter's Athletes travelled to Cushinstown in Meath for their annual outdoor track day, Katie Murphy was once again in top form in the shot put, competing out of age Katie threw 11.15 in the under 16 3kg shot which aswell as winning gold she also set herself a new PB. Niamh Brady won silver in the under 11 80 meter sprint and was very unlucky not to medal in the under 12 200 when she lost out on a photo finish for third. Niamh also competed in the under 12 long jump and although she had a fantastic jump of 3.75m just missed out on the medals but competed very well out of her age group. Sean Allen had a fantastic run to win the boys under 11 80m and was just outside the medals in the under 12 200 metres and the under 12 long jump with a jump of 3.33 which equaled third place but lost out on count back. Sean then decided to try the high jump for the first time and jumped 1.16m to win silver in the under 12 competition. Dearbhla Allen also competed in the under 9 80 m and finished just outside the medals.

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14 April 2015

On Saturday last the pre Louth juveille chamionship took place at the Bush track. St Peter Athletes all perfomed vey well and both track and field events. Niamh Brady collected two indvidual gold medals in the under eleven 80m and 400M and then collected silver in the long jump. The St Peters club domnated the girls under 11 long long jump with Judith Bell winnng gold Niamh Brady winning silver, Lucy Brennan winning bronze and Katie Mulligan finishing fouth. Sean Allen collected full compliment of medals with silver in the under 11 80m, gold in the 400m and bronze in the long jump. Dean Murtagh also ran very well in the 80m to collect a bronze medal. Rory McLaughlin ran an excellent heat in the 80m where he finishd 2nd and was unfortunte not to medal in the final in of the boys under 12.

Katie Murphy continued her run of good form when moving up an age group to finish second in the under 16 shot. Ava Brennan ran very well in the final of the 100m to finish fourth and was unlucky not to medal. In the under 15 boys Gabriel Bell continued his excellent season with gold in the 100m, 800m,long jump and bronze in the under 16 shot putt. Craig Murtagh also took part in the under 16 shot but was just outside the medals. Marieclaire Rogers was also unlucky not to medal in the under 16 100m.

In under 18 Chloe Finley and Orlaith McMahon made it a St Peter 1&2 in the 100m. Chloe went on to collect a hatrick of gold medals when she added long jump and shot putt, Orlaith also colleted two bronze medals to add to her silver when she finished third in the long jump and shot putt. In the boys under 19 Luke Finley won gold in the 100m and in the shot putt, silver in the long jump and bronze in the 800m. The day concluded with the girls under 11 winnng Bronze in the 4x100 relay, the team comprised of JudithBell, Julie McLaughlin, Katie Mulligan and Niamh Brady. The club also had a few athletes making their track debuts Ryan Murtagh, Cormac McKeown, Lorcan Finnegan, Harry Reilly, Dearbhla Allen and Katie Oreilly all did themselves proud on their first time at a track event.

A part from the pre Louth championship St Peters had three athletes in action at the Irish Universaties championships in Belfast Emily Rogers eased to victory in the high jump with a jump of 1.60m, Tom McGrane was 9th in the shot putt with a put t of 9.10 and 8th in the discuss with a throw of 21.30. Niamh Fussey also competed in the 100m hurdles.

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7 April 2015

On Easter Monday the Mountpleasant road races took place in glorious sun shine. Saint Peters were very well represented in the under age races. Some of the athletes were competing for the very first time and all did themselves and club proud. First up was Orla McLaughln and Mia Finnegan who ran very well both making their debut in the girls under 8. Ryan Murtagh in his first year with the club continues to improve with every race and earned himself his first medal in the boys under 8. In the girls under ten Katie Mulligan ran a very impressive race to finish in second place just behind the winner and her club mate Dearbhla Allen who was running out of her age was just outside the medals. In the boys under ten St Peters had three representitives Cormac Mckeown was the first of the three home followed by debutant Lorcan Finnegan and Liam McQuillan who ran a good race out of his age. Julie McLoughlin ran well in the girls under twelve just fnishing outside the medals also out of her age. The club has two athletes in the boys under twelve and both ran very good races to finish with medals Sean Allen in second place and Dean Murtagh finishing vey strong to claim sixth, both of these boys can run under 12 again next year. The final representtive for the club was in the under fourteen race were Brian Faul in his first race for the club ran very strongly over the 1km distance.

Training continues after the easter break on Thursday at 6.30 in St Josephs as athletes prepare for the pre-Louth Championshis whick take place this Saturday at the bush track

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