I would like to congratulate all the athletes that attended my spring camp and those who attend my training sessions on their magnificent performances at the County Championships in Louth today. This includes Chloe Finley from Glenmore A.C. winning double gold and silver medals her brothers Aaron and Daniel both breaking personal best performances in the High jump by 15 cm also winning and breaking their own P.B in the shot Putt event by 1 over a metre. The Javelin event was another great event for this very talented family with two more gold medals and P.B.s. By the way congratulations to their Dad who is setting a good example by taking part and winning bronze in the 100m Masters event.
The next champion athlete who trains hard in my group and broke county records was Little Katie O Connor breaking the county record in the ball throw and the long jump and won the 600m in fine style with 30m to spare. Connor Durnin from Glenmore another talented sprint jumper broke the county record in the Long jump under his best but still better than all the rest on the day with 5.89 and an easy win in the 200 also. The senior men’s sprint events where dominated by the tall new kid on the block, Mark Garland. He won the 200m which was a tight finish and closely fought all the way to the line with his first gold medal in the pocket and confidence high Mark ran a comfortable and safe first 200m then unleashed the speed over the last bend striding to another victory. The 100m was not his today with winds very high and against all the athletes Mark conceded to take a silver medal. The final gold for him was in the mixed relay with the junior 100m runner leading out of the blocks and Mark taking the baton to run the longest leg of the relay handing over to the Junior Ladies 100m winner Lydia Jein who held off the Drogheda male runner to hand the final baton change over to me, And we the Dunleer team helped Mark win another satisfying gold medal performance.
In the Ladies events Junior athlete Lydia Jein won 4 gold medals and a questionable bronze as late entries were being accepted on the line by the officials which was against the county rules as printed on the county web site. Lydia achieved 3 personal best performances in the 100m 200m and shot putt events and promises that there is more medals to come tomorrow when she hopes to regain her title as the best up and coming javelin thrower in Louth. I myself won the senior 100m 200m 400m and 800m and hope to win another 4 gold tomorrow in the field events of shot Javelin long and High Jump.
Well done to all the athletes that broke personal best and County records I am very proud to be the coach of such fine talented and dedicated athletes. Roll on the Summer for more records.
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