Tralee Harriers Athletics Club News

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Tralee Harrier athletes competing in Saturday in Nenagh (back) Daragh, Tony, Bobby, Darragh, Cathal, Paddy, (front) Cathal, Orla, Jordan, Cillian, Holly, Roise, missing Rachel & Nikolia.

Harriers Bring Home The Medals Again 

The Irish Life Health Munster Indoor U13-U19 Championships took place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of February in Nenagh.

This is a very competitive event and the pinnacle of their winter training where the efforts they have put in over the past 5 months comes to light.

20 athletes got in cars and on busses and ascended on Nenagh and brought the Kerry roar with them. It was a thrilling two days with all athletes putting their training to very good use and achieving personal best performances. It was the first time for 11 of these athletes to attend a big event like this and they did exceptionally well.

Tralee Harriers AC took home a total of 11 medals.

Rachel Bowler U19 brought home double Gold in the Long and Triple Jumps and a bronze in the 60m, Setting a new Pb in the Triple Jump

Cillian Griffin had a hat trick of medals too; he earned Silver in the U16 Long Jump and followed that up with Bronze in the 60m and 200m and 4th place finishes and pb in the High Jump and Pb’d in the Shot.

Nikolia O’Connor went home with two medals with Silver in the U19 200m and Bronze in the Long Jump and 4th in the 60m

Orla O’Reilly sprinted to 2nd place and silver in the U18 60m with a massive new Pb,

Jordan Kissane U15, High Jumped his way to a Bronze medal and pb, with 5th in 60m and Long Jump

Bobby Byrne earned a Bronze medal at his first Munster Indoors in the u13 60m, and set new Pb’s in the High Jump and Long Jump.

Paddy Falvey was 4th in the High Jump with New Pb and had a huge Pb in the Long Jump & Basit Oyebanji came 4th in 60m and 5th in the 200m both of this athletes have secured a place at Nationals

Cathal Fitzgibbon took part in the U17 800m and 1500m with two 4th place finishes and a great run in the 200m.

Louis Byrne set a great pb in the U17 800m.

Well done to, Rory Reen, Katelyn Cashman, Cian Wall, Grace O’Connor, Darragh Cunnane, Holly Smith, Cathal Murphy, Roise O’Donnell, Daragh Murphy, Tony White who all preformed really well and all had pb’s over several events.

Well done on all your achievements this weekend and the club is looking forward to seeing how you do in the National Stage in the coming weeks.

Awards

The Kerry Athletics Awards will take place on Saturday the 4th in the Dromhall Hotel in Killarney. Awards are given to athletes who have carried the flag for Kerry and achieved outstanding results on the Munster, National and European stage.

Tralee Harrier athletes will be the recipients of 7 awards on the night. The Club is extremely proud of the athlete’s achievements and wish them a very enjoyable night.

Receiving awards are…

Tralee Harriers Club Awards
Aoife O’Carroll
Nikolia O’Connor

Overall Kerry Juvenile Men
Conor Commane

Overall Kerry Master Men
Patsy O’Connor

Overall Kerry Senior Women
Clare Fitzgerald

Overall Kerry Junior Women
Aoibheann O’Brien

International Award
Rachel Bowler

Next Events

The Kerry Athletics Development U9 – U12 Sports Hall Games take place in the Nagle Rice Community Centre in Milltown on Saturday 11th March at 11am.  Please contact Linda or Paul so you can have you names entered in this event.

The Irish Life Health National U12-U19 Championships takes place in Athlone on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March. All those that qualified need to contact Margaret or Paul to confirm attendance, all athletes U17-U19 have open entry and will need to select the events they wish to take part in. This is an event that we recommend all attend.

The Irish Life Health Munster Junior Track and Field Championships and the Juvenile Pentathlons take place in Waterford on Saturday 22nd April in Waterford. Interested athletes need to inform coaches ASAP

Training Times and Venues

Tuesday 28th February

6.30-7.30 IT Sport Grounds U12-U23
Thursday 2nd March

6.30-7.30 U9-U11 CBS The Green Downstairs

7.00-8.30 U15 – 23 CBS The Green Upstairs

7.30-8.30 U12-U14 CBS The Green Downstairs
Friday 3rd March

7.00-8.30 Castleisland U12-U23 Competitive athletes only
Sunday 5th March

11am to 1pm Castleisland U13-U23 Kerry Athletic Development Squads

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