LAC Athletes Perform well at Munster Relays in Ennis

May 25, 2015 in Track & Field Results by James Prendeville

LAC1Some of our youngest athletes competed in the Munster Relay championships over the weekend.

A super well done to our U10, U11 and  U12 Girls who flew the LAC flag at the Munster relay championships in Ennis on Saturday.

In very strong competition our U10 and U11 Girls finished in strong 5th place and our U12 Girls finished in 9th. Well done Girls!

 

 

Limerick AC Athletes in Munster Schools T&F Championships Report

May 16, 2015 in Track & Field Results by James Prendeville

Glohealth Munster Schools T&F championships took place today in the sunshine in Cork. Limerick AC was well represented again today with athletes representing their schools from all over Limerick City.

Sean Harris from CBS sexton St was 2nd in the Long Jump, Glody Swana CBS was 3rd in a v fast 200m, Stanley Ikeh competed in the triple jump even with an injury, Caoimhe Ryan Gael Colaiste ran a very strong 800m in her first Munster schools championship, Aoife Mangan also competing for the first time at the Munster Schools ran v well in the 100m and was 4th in the Long Jump final Laurel Hill Colaiste,

George Kenny St Munchins College was 4th in Javelin competing for his first time at Munster Level.

Well done to all athletes from all at Limerick AC

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Juveniles scoop medals at Leevale AC Open Day

April 20, 2015 in Track & Field Results by Brian O'Connor

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Former female 3000m and 5000m World Champion Sonia O’Sullivan on hand to present medals at the Leevale AC Open Sports Day. (Image Courtesy of Der Donovan, Cork)

 

LIMERICK ATHLETIC CLUB had a strong cohort of athletes that traveled to Bishopstown in County Cork for the annual Leevale AC Open Day over the weekend of April 18 and 19, 2015.

Saturday April 18, is the day of the senior competitions and LAC was represented by in the 100m sprints by Glodi Swana who ran in heat one finishing fourth in 12.03secs and seventeenth overall. Roland Pika ran in heat two coming fourth in 12.26secs and twenty second overall.

The Ikeh brothers of Stanley and Danny ran in each of their heats crossing the line in third and fifth respectively with overall places of twenty fourth and twenty seventh.

This is an immense achievement for the four young men as the level of competition was fierce and also as the heats were run as graded finals.

Sunday April 19, Day two, had LAC’s juvenile athletes make the journey to Cork and LAC took to the podium four times.

In the Girls U-11 Long Jump, Yanna Leahy secured gold with her 3.57m leap and joining her on the bronze section of the podium was Molly Quirke as a result of her bound of 3.51m.

The Hosey sisters, Sarah and Rachel, both were awarded silver medals for their efforts. Sarah’s silver came from the Girls U-12 600m for her time of 1:50.3 and Rachel’s medal came from a time of 2:25.91 in the Girls U-15 800m.

The LAC community are extremely proud of all the athletes that made the journey and everyone  performed exceptionally well at this event which draws athletes from across the nation and is considered to be an unofficial national competition. Former female 3000m and 5000m World Champion Sonia O’Sullivan was at the event and she was impressed by the standard throughout the entire weekend.

Well done guys.

Stanley at Nationals and LAC at Munster 4 Mile.

March 30, 2015 in Results by Brian O'Connor

Stanley at National Indoors

Stanley Image courtesy Kieran Carlin

The LAC community would like to congratulate Stanley Ikeh on the culmination of his indoor season following his latest appearance at the National Championships.

The final day of events was held at Athlone International Arena on Saturday March 28 and Stanley represented the club at the Boys U-17 200m where he ran a fantastic race finishing third.

Munster 4 Mile Championships.

female team1 The Limerick Ladies team following the Munster 4 mile

The Munster 4 mile championship took place in Kilmallock on Sunday March 29 and LAC was well represented by the following teams of athletes.

The female team of Gráinne Costelloe, Angela Robertson, Ursula Gavin and Sandra Ryan and the male team of Colm Turner, Mark Guerin, Mike Neville and Daniel Gallagher.

There are provisional results online yet Munster Athletics have informed us that they may be amended due to reported errors. We will update this post as soon as we can. In the meantime here is a link to the unofficial results:

Well done to all.

 

LAC athletes in nation’s top 4

March 23, 2015 in Indoor Results, Results by Brian O'Connor

LIMERICK ATHLETIC CLUB had three individual athletes compete on day two of the GloHealth National Juvenile Indoor Championships this March 22, 2015 at the Athlone International Arena.

Sarah Hosey

Munster Silver medalist Sarah Hosey is the fourth fastest eleven-year-old over 600m in the country. Her proud father and LAC Coach Frank Hosey provides this report on her race.

Sarah finished fourth in a field of 15 competitors in the Girls U-12 600m in Athlone today. In doing so she knocked more than 3seconds off her previous Personal Best (1:51.24) to record a time of 1:48:13. The fast finishing Sarah finished two tenths of a second behind Aimee Doherty who won the bronze medal. Sarah closed in on the bronze medal winner all the way to the line and finished two tenths of a second away from the podium. The race was won by Galway City Harriers up and coming star Emma Moore whose 1:45.53 performance was almost two seconds inside the previous championship best.

Girls U-12 600m Final with Sarah Hosey

LAC was under the starters’ gun once more when Stanley Ikeh and Junior Echeruwe lined out for the Boys U-17 60m sprints. From lane two in heat one Junior posted a time of 7.55secs over the 60m and narrowly missed out on final qualification while Stanley’s 7.32secs from lane six in heat three guaranteed him a final spot.

Stanley emerged from the blocks impressively and hit the blue boards with immense speed and in one of the closest finishes with a mere one tenth of a second separating five athletes and young Ikeh had to settle for fourth position with his 7.32secs and was extremely unlucky not to have taken a medal home.

The Boys U-17 60m sprint final with Stanley Ikeh

Junior’s heat

Stanley’s heat