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Reports - May 2015


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26 May 2015

After a few hectic weeks of competition this week St Peters had only one athlete in competitive action. With a few athltes carrying injuries it was left to Martin McGrane to carry the flag for the Dromiskin based club at the Leinster Junior Track and Field championships in Greystones at the weekend. Martn was in fine form throwing ten metres to win a bronze medal in the shot putt.

Athletes are busy training in preparation for this weekends busy programme of events, on Friday the anual Blackrock Beach Races will take place at 7pm, it is hoped that St Peters will have a strong representation espcially from our younger athletes. Then on saturday the club will be well represented in the All Ireland Schools Track and Field Championships which wil take place in Tullamore and then on sunday the Leinster Under 23, Senior and Masters track and field championships will take place at the same venue.

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19 May 2015

Day 3 of the Louth juvenile championship took place in the Lourdes Stadium on Thursday night. Ava Brennan collected her third medal of the championship when she won gold in the u15 High jump with a jump of 1.35m. Luke Finley also added to his championship collection when he threw 26.55m in the u19 Javelin to win silver. Craig Murtagh also won silver in the U16 shot put with a throw of 8.96m.

The Leinster school championship took place last Wednesday and Saturday and again St Peter athletes were in fine form. Katie Murphy won the junior shot put with a throw of 11.20m. Gabriel Bell won bronze in the junior high jump with a leap of 1.65m. Mark Rogers on his return from injury was third in the senior 400m hurdles.

LA bound James Meenan is hitting form at the right time when he won double gold in the north Leinster Special Olympics championships in the bush track last Saturday winning 100 and 200m.

The AAI games took place on Saturday where Olivia McDonald made her season debut with a third place finish in the Javelin.

St Peters high jumper Emily Rogers has been selected on the Leinster team that will take part in the CSIT championships in Italy in June.

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12 May 2015

A record number of St Peters Athletics took part in the Louth Juvenile Athletic championships over the weekend.The Dromiskin based club took home a major haul of medals along with setting some new championship records. U 9 Dearbhla Allen and Liam McQuillan tried very hard and missed out on medals. Lucy Brennan won bronze U10 60 m and took gold in the U10 Long jump with a jump of 3.31m. Izabel Fitzpatrick won her first medal talking Silver in U 10 long jump with a jump of 2.97m.U 10 girls went on to take bronze in the relay, team consisted of Katie Mulligan, Izabel Fitzpatrick, Ellie Smth and Lucy Brennan.U10 boys took home bronze in the relay the team consisted of Jack Mc Laughlin, Justin Cooney, Cormac McKeown and Pearse Grimes along with sub Lorcan Finnegan.

Niamh Brady excelled again U11 winning Gold in 60m, 600m and the long jump here she set a new championship record of 3.69m. Judith Bell won Silver in the long jump with a leap of 3.55m. St Peters has two team in girls U 11 relay the team consisting of Judith Bell, Katie Mulligan, Izabel Fitzpatick and Niamh Brady won Bronze while the other team of Julie Mc Loughlin, Ellie Smyth, Shannon McDonnell and Lucy Brennan ran extremely well . Sean Allen won gold in the 600m and the long jump where he set a championship record of 3.80m. Ronan Deery won silver in the turbo Javelin with a throw of 19.66m. The U11 boys relay team took home Silver the team consisted of Dean Murtagh, Ronan Deery , Pearse Grimes and Sean Allen.

Trinity Ogbeni won gold in the girls U12 shot put with a throw of 5.76m, her training parter Hazel Murpy threw 4.16m. Rory Mc Loughlin won silver in the U12 long Jump with a jump of 3.84m.

Shay Mc Cauley in his first outing threw 6.21m in the shot put U12 finishing in 4th place. Mark Brady competing in his first event took home silver in the U13 shot with a throw of 6.66m. Aodhan Fitzparick also made his debut and did well in the long jump.

U 14 girls shot put was won by Destiny Ogbeni with a throw of 8.28m. Kate Englishby also in her first championship ran very well in the 200m. Eoghan Smyth won bronze in the boy 80m U14 and was just ouside medals in the 200m and long jump. Brian Faul made his debut on track and field U14 and unlucky not to take home a medal. Katie Murphy continues to dominate in the shot put as she threw a new U15 championship best of 11.90m. Ava Brennan returned to form when collecting bronze medals in the 80m hurdles and 200m sprint. Aisling Phealan made her debut at the championships . Gabriel Bell?s fantastic season continues when he won four gold medals in 100m, 200m, 800m and long jump where he set a new championship record of 5.46m Alexandra Smyth won gold in the U17 long jump . Chloe Finley won gold in the U19 100m and 200m and bronze in the Long jump with a jump of 4.63m Orlaith McMahon won Silver in the U19 100m and silver in the long jump with a leap of 4.65m Luke Finley won bronze in the U19 1500m and Silver in the long jump with a jump of 4.86m. Training is on Tuesday at 6.30 and day 3 of the Junevile Champsionships is on Thursday at 6.30 in the Lourdes stadium in Drogheda

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5 May 2015

This weekend is going to be a very busy one for everyone involved with St Peters AC with the Louth Juvenille championships taking place over Friday evening, saturday and sunday. Friday evening will take place at the Lourdes stadium and saturday and sundays events will be held at the Bush Track . The athletes have being very hard in preperation. It is hoped that a record number of athletes will take part in the county championships in the ST Peters colours.

Due to the County Championships next weekend there was no athletes competing this week however the club was busy off the track when we held a Mr and Mrs fundraising night in St Joes GAA club rooms. A fantastic night was had by all with Jason Hoey and Aileen Hoey the eventual winners, others to take part were Patrick Mulligan and Moira Mulligan, Enda McKeown and Catriona McKeown, Grainne Smyth and Paul Dromgoole, Paul McAvinney and Imelda Monahan and Michael Galligan and Amy Galligan. The MC was Gerry Kinihan, the club would like to thank all the contestants and Gift and Art Gallery for the very generous prizes and to everyone who attended or contribued in anyway in what was a memrable night.

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