Good showing by young Wexford athletes at All-Ireland’s

A small number of young Wexford athletes travelled to Tullamore on Sunday last for a day of All-Ireland T&F competition.

Elijah Page-Redmond, Menapians, was 3rd in under 14 javelin (39.95m); clubmate, Josh Nolan, was 11th.

Bree AC’s Léa Bolger won a silver medal in under 14 hammer with 31.46 metres, a PB. She also ran 75m hurdles, without progressing to the final. Bree has always been strong in sprint hurdles. Two of their young stars, Shane Laffan (U13) and Jayden Kenny (U14), placed 5th in their respective finals, both achieving PBs. The club’s Kiera Wilson was also 5th in under 15 80m hurdles final, while her friend and colleague Ciara Laffan, unable to deliver the same zip she showed in qualifying, was 7th in the same race. Cameron Sheil of St Killian’s was 8th in the U15 80m hurdles final.

Joss O’Connor, United Striders, placed 7th in his u15 800 heat.

DMP’s Cara Kelly was 15th in under 17 long jump (4.27m). From the same club, Rachel Gregg was 5th in under 19 triple jump (10.12m).

Having met with multiple success at the Wexford championships earlier in the week, Enniscorthy’s talented combined eventer Saidhbhe Byrne was 5th in a competitive under 19 shot put (9.42m).

Neasa Long, Enniscorthy, was 7th in under 14 high jump with 1.40 metres.

Donny McDonald, Adamstown AC, was 7th in under 18 3000 metres steeplechase

The NAtional Juvenile T&F Champs conclude next weekend.