Today in Bush Track outside Carlingford in County Louth was the second day of the County Feild events. The Athletes from my coaching squad did not let me down,and all of them bar none, won gold medals and some even broke more County records. Lydia Jein won the shot putt, javelin and long jump with personal bests in all events. Thats a total of eight medals over the weekend in the Junior ladies and under 17 events quite a feat for a thrower only back this year to full training in all events, she promises to follow in my footsteps as I am the only athlete to also do eight track and field events. Keep following my example and soon you will overtake my results as I am not getting any younger.
I won all the field events today and the 100m 200m 400m and 800m yesterday;making the total gold medals I won to eight. The other senior ladies athlete I coach came second in the shot and Javelin events was Diedre Duffy from Dundalk who concentrates mainly on her talents in badminton. Diedre played all day yesterday and so missed her chance to take more medals this year, Its always hard to decide between competitions when you are good at both, but I think Diedre made the right decision as she also was presented with an award last night at the Badminton Annual Dinner dance for her badminton league results. Well done for being able to do both.
Rory Kirwin the star of the throws events won the shot putt with a throw just under 12 metres a personal best with the senior 7 kg shot. Rory broke the County record for the Javelin senior 800gram event with a throw of 50.79. He was pushed by my other javelin under 18 thrower, Kevin Murray although under par with the strong winds and two javelin events in two days, he threw 47 +metres which was one metre better than yesterday and another gold in the Junior event. Kevin is working hard this year to win the schools javelin event in a few weeks time. What is great to see is that all the athletes who have worked hard and committed to the intensive training during the last year have reaped their just rewards.
It did not go unmissed as several new athletes have now requested to join the daily sessions held all over Louth and Down. All new athletes are welcome to attend as all ages, levels and abilities are catered for. Email me for more details.
(I-Newswire) Dublin, April 9, 2011 - National, European and World Champion Athlete and coach Geraldine Finnegan , that has recently returned from the Europeans in Belgium winning Silver and Bronze.
Geraldine who is the most meddled athlete in the country has selected Top Class athletes including two Louth Leinster and All Ireland champions
from Dunleer Athletic Club Lydia Jein and Rory Kirwan to her intense Spring training camp in Alicante Spain.
These athletes will undergo intense training 3hours in the morning and 3hours in the evening for ten days and will return home fit and ready for the beginning of the
track and field season which begins early May with the first competition the Louth championships . Geraldine has also selected other athletes from Northern Ireland
, Poland and Germany . The training camp consists of Shot putt, Javelin, Discus ,Hammer and speed training. Which Rory specializes in the javelin and Lydia specializes
in the discus. Lydia who has been a member of Dunleer athletic club since the tender age of six and her club mate Rory has been also a member for many years too
has always being dedicated to athletics and are privileged to be coached by Geraldine Finegan http://www.geraldinefinegan.com
Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. I will try and keep you up to date on all my future Events, plus results from students competitions and training progress.