PHOTOS: Tralee Athletes In The Medals At National Schools Championships

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David Siegel Tralee CBS who won silver in the ShotPutt.

TRALEE schools athletes came home with medals from the Irish Life Health/Irish Schools Track and Field Championships 2018 held in Tullamore on Saturday.

Niamh O’Mahony of Presentation Tralee brought home gold in the 3000m with Mercy Mounthawk winning the Intermediate 4 x 100m Relay in a record time.

Other gold medallists for Kerry were Katelyn Reid (Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne) for Junior Javelin and Ciara Kennelly (Presentation Killarney) for Intermediate High Jump.

CBS Tralee student David Siegel won a silver in the Intermediate Shot Putt.  Meanwhile, Alyce O’Connor from Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine Kenmare won a silver in the Intermediate 1500m.

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There were bronze medals for Mercy Mounthawk students Cillian Griffin who was  Joint 3rd in the Intermediate 100m, Mervyn Shalemba for the Intermediate 200m and Darragh Courtney in the Senior High Jump. The Mercy Mounthawk – Senior 4 x 300m Relay team also won bronze. The only other Kerry bronze was for Fiona Doyle from Intermediate School Killorglin in the Senior High Jump.

Scroll down for full Kerry athletes places and loads of photos from Adrienne McLoughlin…


Minor Girls

• 4 x 100 m Relay Pres. Listowel 7th

• Shot Putt Aine O’Shea, Mercy Mounthawk 7th (8.34m)

Minor Boys

• 800m Cian Spillane, Pres. Milltown 4th (2.11)

• Shot Putt Padraig McCarthy, St. Michaels Listowel 8th (10.95m)

• Long Jump Paddy Falvey, Tralee CBS 11th (4.42m)

Junior Girls

• 800m Deirdre Kelly, Colaiste na Sceilge 6th (2.25)

• Shot Putt Kirby Anne Ryan, Mercy Mounthawk 7th (10.35m)

• Javelin Katelyn Reid, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne 1st (38.69m)

• Long Jump Rebecca Falvey, Mercy Mounthawk 6th (5.15m)

Junior Boys

• Discus Patrick Kearney, St. Brendans Killarney 5th (30.13m)

• Triple Jump Ronan Pearce, Tralee CBS 9th (10.08m)

Intermediate Girls

• 1500m Alyce O’Connor, PS Inbhear Sceine, Kenmare 2nd (4.42)

• 3000m Niamh O’Mahony, Pres. Tralee 1st (10.12)

• Javelin Siofra Foley, Pres. Killarney 12th (16.70)

• High Jump Ciara Kennelly, Pres. Killarney 1st (1.70m)

Intermediate Boys

• 100m Cillian Griffin, Mercy Mounthawk J.3rd (10.98)

• 200m Mervyn Shalemba, Mercy Mounthawk 3rd (22.4)

• 3000m Oisin Spillane, Mercy Mounthawk 9th (9.45)

• 4 x 100m Relay Mercy Mounthawk 1st (43.19)*

• Shot Putt David Siegel, Tralee CBS 2nd (13.29)

• Discus Aaron Malik, Mercy Mounthawk 6th (35.93m)

Senior Girls

• 4 x 300m Relay Mercy Mounthawk 3rd (2.58)

• Hammer Leanne Cronin, Killorglin CC 6th (32.53)

• High Jump Fiona Doyle, Intermediate School Killorglin 3rd (1.60)

• Long Jump Rachel Bowler, Mercy Mounthawk 4th (5.26m)

• Triple Jump Rachel Bowler, Mercy Mounthawk 7th (10.4m)

Senior Boys

• 400m Darragh Lowth, Tralee CBS 6th (52.27)

• 4 x 400m Relay Mercy Mounthawk 8th (3.48)

• High Jump Darragh Courtney, Mercy Mounthawk 3rd (1.90)

• Mile U16 Girls Muireann de Faoite, PS Inbhear Sceine 11th (6.15)

* New record for Mercy Mounthawk Inter Relay (M. Shalemba, L. O’Carroll, B. Oyebanji, C. Griffin.)  Old record 43.69 Bandon GS (2014)

A.O’Connor P.I.S.K. Silver Inter 1500m.

M.Shalemba (MM) Inter 200m.

D.Kelly (CNS) 72, Jnr 800m

C.Griffin (MM) 100m.

C. Kennelly Pres K H.Jump

P. Falvey Tralee CBS, Minor LJ

C. Spillane Pres Milltown (160) Minor 800m

Tralee CBS, D.McLoughlin, D. Siegel, D. Lowth


D. Lowth Tralee CBS 400m


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