All Irelands Juvenile Track and Field Championships - July 2012

Post date: Jul 16, 2012 10:39:42 AM

Jennifer Hennessy wins U15 800m title

Lauren O' Mahoney 2nd in U16 Javelin

Youghal AC had 6 athletes in action at the National Championships who competed very well in their events. Jennifer Hennessy won the G/15 800m title in a time of 2.23.59; she looked relaxed throughout the first lap and went into the lead with 100m to go and won well. This was a tremendous achievement for Jennifer and her first National title. Lauren O' Mahoney also had an excellent throw of 33.10m a huge PB in the G/16 Javelin on Saturday to earn her the silver medal; she was very close to the winner who threw 33.59m.

Sam McSweeney finished in an excellent 6th position in the B/12 High Jump clearing 1.20m; this was his first All Ireland competition and is very new to athletics. Matthew Cody showed tremendous potential in the B/12 600m finishing barely outside the medal position in 4th but achieving a huge PB of 1.46.64. He had an excellent race in a very fast field. Conor Forde did very well in the B/15 Triple Jump finishing in 4th place and achieving a PB of 9.34m. He finished on 8th place in the High Jump. Fearghal Curtin also did very well in a very fast field in the B/15 800m finishing strongly in 5th in a time of 2.12.33.

On day three of the All Irelands the club have five athletes in action on the 28th July- Fearghal Curtin U15 1500m, Jennifer Hennessy U15 1500m, Patricia Curtin U19 Javelin, Faye O' Brien U18 Javelin and High Jump and Lauren O' Mahoney U16 Shot. Best of luck to these athletes! More photos available at