Days 3 and 4 of the Dublin championships were held in a sunny but very windy Morton Stadium at the weekend.
It was very encouraging to see so many athletes put the hard training work they have done over the winter and spring months into play in a competitive environment, especially across a broad range of events.
A great example of that was Keane in the B13 80m. In the indoor championships in February he didn’t make the Final but after a very consistent block of training over the past few months, he was rewarded for his hard work with not only a place in the final but also a brilliant Bronze medal. He was also 5th in the Shot Putt.
Marianne continued her great summer of jumping performances, this time taking in Bronze in the G14 Long Jump to go with her High Jump silver from two weeks ago. She also was 7th in the Final of the 200m.
Kevin has only recently taken up Triple Jump but he claimed a super Bronze medal in the B15, improving in each round and was pushing for a silver right up to the last jump.
Kevin, Marianne and Keane now progress to the All-Irelands in July.
Lots of finalists also with three of the B13 making the hurdles final with Ben, Oscar and Jaden. Ben also got a 7th in the Long Jump final. It was two finalists in the G12 Long Jump with Sarah and Ella and Sarah and Ella both had 5th place finishes in the Turbo and 60m respectively.
Some very close calls for finals too from Isabelle (G14 75m Hurdles) and Arthur (B12 60m) and lots of other athletes acquitted themselves very well in a very competitive environment.
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