Munster success and International selection for Ennis Track Athletes.
Following on from their recent success at the All Irelands School T&F championships, 3 Ennis Track Athletes were named on the Munster Team to take part in the Tailteann Interprovincial Games, held in windy conditions in Morton Stadium on Saturday June 25th.
Tony Odubote won the 400m comfortably putting in a storming last 100m.
Conor Devane improving on his performance from the schools 1500m steeplechase, took a silver medal on this occasion and gained his first Irish vest.
Both Tony and Conor will now represent Ireland in the SIAB schools International which will be held in Kent in England on July 16 th.
Ben Deacy moved up two ages and competed strongly in the 800 m boys finishing 7 th gaining valuable experience.
The Munster U14 – U19 Track & Field Championships took place in Cork IT recently.
Ennis Track Athletic Club was well represented by 15 athletes over the 2 days. Continuing her recent run of success at the School Finals Ailbhe Doherty, came away with Gold in the U14 200m & 800m. In the 800m she broke a 22 year old record running 2:19:68. Ellie Pike came 4th in the U14 1500m & 800 m and this will see her take part in the All Ireland later on in July.
U15 Girls: Chisom Ugwuera was 1st in Long Jump (5.04) 2nd in the 80m hurdles and 4th in 100m
U15 Girls: Shanice Benson took part in the U16 shot putt (6th), javelin (7th) and she was 4th in discus.
Eimear McDonald running really strongly took gold in the u18 3000m (11.02) and 1500m (5.02)
In the Boys U 14 Mark Hanrahan had a superb weekend winning gold in both the 1500m and 800m.
Ben Deasy won Gold in the U16 1500m and bronze in the 800m.
Tony Odubote won Gold in the 100m and 200m and Shawn Benson was second to Tony in the 100m
In the boys u 17 Conor Devane was 1st in 3000m and 4th in 1500m.
Patrick O Rourke has hit a rich vein of form and he won gold medals in the boy’s u 18 3000m and 1500m and a silver in the 800m.
Stephen Maher won a bronze medal in the boys U18 3000m.
Other athletics that took part on both day, that were just outside the medals were Daniel Ohiki, Gabriel Kehinde, Scott O’Grady and Stephen Hogan.