The Munster U13 to U19 indoor Championship took place in Nenagh over 2 days Saturday and Sunday 25th and 26th February and the club was well represented by 10 athletes.
In the Girls U14 60m Dash we had Abbey O’Leary who on her first competitive performance ran a very good time when finishing 4th in her heat. Then we had Emma Moore in the Girls U18 60M Dash and she ran very well to qualify for the final with a 4th place finish in the semi-final. Emma also competed in the 200m and ran a very good time to finish in 14th position. In the Girls u14 we had Celine Durand who ran a very good race to finish 12th. In the Girls under 15 800m surely one of the races of the day we had Gillian Hughes on her first competitive outing who ran a fantastic race to place in 5th position in a very high class field where the first 2 lady’s home both smashed the Munster Indoor record by over 3 seconds which had stood for 12 years.
Next we had the Girls U16 800m and here we had two athletes Ava Fennessy who won Gold and was Crowned Munster Indoor Champion, 6 seconds ahead of second place and Brid Moynihan who also ran very well to place in 13th position. Ava also competed in the Long Jump and narrowly missed out on a second medal by 5cm with a jump of 4.47m. By virtue of the fact that Ava had 2 top four finishes she will progress to represent Club, County and Province in the upcoming All Ireland Indoor Championship. In the Girls U19 800m we had Ciara O’Neil run a very good race to finish 4th and again is eligible to compete at National level.
In the Boys U17 we had Daniel Slattery run very well to finish in 7th place in a race where the record was set by our own Sean Tobin back in 2010. Daniel also put in a strong performance in the 800m to finish 9th. In the Boys U18 we again had 2 competitors ; Colm McCarthy running very well to finish 6th in the 1500m and finish 5th in the 800m and Riain Patterson who ran very well to finish in 8th position in the 1500m.
Clonmel AC would like to thank the athletes, parents, coaches and club officers who travelled to Nenagh to participate in the event.