Awards Keep Coming For Tralee Harriers Athletes

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Rachel Bowler with Parents, Pat and Marian Bowler, collecting her Award at the Emerald Crystal AAI Sports Stars Tullamore on Saturday.

TWO members of Tralee Harriers Athletics Club received awards for their achievements this year at two separate awards ceremonies.

Rachel Bowler went to Tullamore on Saturday to the Emerald Crystal National Star Awards while Conor Commane collected a Kerry Sports Star Award in Killarney on Friday night.

Rachel was chosen as the Juvenile Star of the Year for County Kerry, by the Juvenile Committee of the Athletic Association of Ireland. This is great recognition of Rachel’s achievements and hard work this past year. 

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At County level, she set a new Championship best in the Junior Long Jump of 5.33m. At Munster level, she claimed double Gold in the Junior and Senior Indoor Long Jump, and took 5 Munster Silvers (2 Indoor U18 Long and Triple Jump and 3 T&F Junior and U18 Long Jump and U18 Triple). Her only bronze came in the Junior Indoor Triple Jump.

At National level, Rachel again brought home the goods, with a Gold Indoors in the U18 Triple Jump and another in the Track and Field U18 Long Jump, along with Silver in the U18 Triple Jump. Following on from this, she won a place on the Irish Team at the Celtic International Games competing in Wales.

Conor Commane collecting his Kerry Juvenile Athlete of the Year Award at the Kerry Sports Star Awards in Killarney on Friday night.

Last Friday, Conor Commane journeyed to The INEC in Killarney to attend the fourth Annual Kerry Sport Star Awards. This awards ceremony honours the talents of all sports in Kerry and the top athletes of the past year in each category.

Conor has been chosen from all of the amazing athletes in the Kingdom, and is being awarded the Kerry Juvenile Athlete of the Year Award which is sponsored by Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets.

In February, Conor took the Munster Indoor 60m U14 title and set a New Munster Indoor record 7.72, and with three weeks training took a silver medal in the Long Jump. Proceeding to National Indoors, he took the National Title in the 60m and went on to take the National Long jump title setting a new National Record on 5.68m.

At just 13 years of age, he already has 4 National Gold medals, a National Silver medal and a National Record. Well done to both athletes on their awards.

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