Munster Juvenile Indoor Championships
On Sunday some of our U9, U10 and U11 athletes travelled to Nenagh for the Munster Juvenile U9 to U11 Indoor Championships. We had Jude and Cathal making their competitive debuts for the club, competing in each of the U9 events and doing an absolutely fantastic job for their first day out. The U10 age group was our busiest, Molly O Connor, Mollie Buckley, Elsa Fahy and Maeve Noonan competed for the girls, with Elsa making the U10 sprint semi final. Each of the girls ran really good races in their middle distance event against very tough competition. The U10 boys, Sam Lynch, Donal Shine and Ciarán McLoughlin are well versed in these competitions and as always did both themselves and the club really proud. Sam and Ciarán both made it through to the sprint semi finals and both Ciarán and Donal ran brilliant middle distance races leaving it all on the track. Ciarán came home with a gold medal for his efforts in the middle distance and had all of West Limerick AC cheering him on in the home stretch. The U11 boys, Ruairí Boyce, Conor Hayes, Jack Young and Dinny Stokes all had long waits for their middle distance races. Each of the boys ran fantastic races and finished strongly. Jack won a silver medal in this race against a highly competitive field. Dinny and Ruairí both progressed to the semi final of their sprints and were unlucky not to progress further. Emily Sheehan and Amy Kenrick were our U11 girls which competed on the day. It was Amy’s first day out for the club and she was absolutely super on the day, running both the sprint and middle distance races very competitively. Emily Sheehan is a seasoned competitor for the club and an excellent sprinter, Emily made it to the semi finals of the 60m and was unlucky to miss out on a spot in the final.
The club are very proud of our youngest athletes, competing at Munster level is not easy and each of them held themselves in the highest esteem. Everyone had a great day out and we are already looking forward to the County Championships in May.