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Cavan Cross Country Championships – Day 2

Day 2 of the Co Cavan Cross-country Championships took place at Crover House on Sunday 15th October. Shercock AC was well represented in all ages which resulted in a number of fine wins, both individually and with teams.

The day kicked off with the Masters Ladies 3k. The Shercock women were out in force and won both the V3 and V5 team titles while taking the silver medals in the V1 category. There were individual place medals for Patrice Clarke (3rd V1), Bridie Clerkin (1st V3), Anne Carroll (2nd V3), Margaret Tormey (1st V5), and Christine Sloan (3rd V5).

The Masters Men 5K was dominated by Shercock with individual titles being won by John Whelan V1, John Joe Rogers V3 and Barry Carolan V5. Other individual medal winners were Niall Smith (2nd V1), Martin Murray (2nd V3) and Noel Clerkin (3rd V3). Shercock also took the team titles in the V1 and V3 categories.

The juvenile program got off to a great start with Oisín Keenan taking the gold medal in the u9 boys with the Shercock team also taking the silver medals. Freya Gormley was Shercock’s only competitor in girls U9 and ran well to finish in 4th place. In the U11 boys Alfie Hughes was the first home for Shercock in 2nd place followed by Shane Galligan 3rd and Niall Martin 4th. A great team effort by all the Shercock  boys earned them the silver medals. Lily McElroy was the first girl home for Shercock in the girls U11 race also leading the team to take silver medals.

The girls U 13 race was a complete Shercock affair with the Shercock girls taking the top six places in the race. Hazel Hughes won in convincing style followed by Ferne Duffy 2nd and Ellie Rose Ward in 3rd. Backed up by Aideen Drury 4th, Aoibheann Mulligan 5th, Edel Murphy 6th and Grace Gormley 11th, the team title also went to Shercock. Not to be outdone, the boys U 13 also put in fine performances. Gearóid Lynch won in emphatic style and Mark Cassidy finished strongly to take 3rd place. Again the Shercock team packed well with Andrew Orminston 5th, Tadhg Hegarty 6th, Luke Markey 7th and Shane Mulligan 8th. They also took the team title.

In the U15 girls 2.5K Aisling Roche ran well to finish in 4th place followed by Emily Mc Cormack 7th and Ilona Mc Carthy 8th. Jamie Shanley took the bronze medal in the boys U15 race, ably supported by Óran Mc Carthy 4th, Nyle Carolan 5th, Max Kelly 6th and Michael Mc Cullagh 7th. The team title also went to Shercock.

There were convincing wins for both Luke O’ Sullivan and Jane Duffy in the U17 races with Aine Corcoran running strongly to take the silver medal in the girls’ race.

Finally, Ryan Gargan had a phenomenal run in the boys u19 5k, winning in fine style in his first ever cross-country race for the club, while Dillon Carolan took the bronze medal to finish off what was a very successful day overall, for Shercock AC.

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Cavan Cross Country Championships -Day 1

The Cavan Cross Country Championships kicked off last weekend in Killinkere. Conditions were excellent and despite a small turnout in general, there were some fine performances from the Shercock athletes.

The first race of the day was the Novice Ladies (distance). The Shercock team put in a strong performance taking the team title with the added bonus of Barbara Markey taking the silver medal followed by Geraldine O’Reilly in third place.

In the Novice men, Shercock had a clean sweep of the medals with John Whelan coming home in first place, Ray Carolan in second and Barry Carolan in third. Shercock again took the team title.

In the Juvenile races, Shercock was again to the fore with a number of athletes taking gold medals, Lily Mc Elroy Girls U 10, Hazel Hughes U14, Gearóid Lynch U14, Colin Gargan U16, Jane Duffy U18 and Dillon Carolan U18. There were plenty of strong second-place finishes from Tara Markey U10, Arthan Pienaar U10, Daniel Pienaar U12, Ellie Rose Ward U14, Jamie Shanley U14, Michael Mc Cullagh U16 and Aine Corcoran U18. Bronze medal winners on the day were Daithi Hegarty U10 and Ciara Corcoran U16.

Shercock also had some great team performances with the boys U10 taking the gold medals as did the boys U14 and boys U16.

We look forward to some more strong performances from the Shercock athletes when Day 2 of the Cavan Cross-country Championships takes place on 15th October.

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Welcome Home Jade

Welcome home to Jade and to all of Team Ireland who performed so well at the European Youth Olympic Festival, securing six medals in total, including Jade’s brilliant bronze in the women’s hammer.

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Jade Medals at European Youth Olympic Festival.

Jade Williams, currently in Gyor in Hungary as part of the Irish Team at the European Youth Olympic Festival, has claimed the bronze medal in the women’s hammer.

On the first day of action there, Jade had a breakthrough performance, launching a personal best of 61.08m which qualified her for the final. Then in Tuesday’s final she had a best effort of 58.62m which secured her the bronze medal.

This has been the highpoint of Jade’s amazing season so far. Coming into this competition Jade has been showing tremendous form. The standard to qualify for the EYOF was 56m and Jade surpassed this several times this year. In fact, in the Schools International on July 15th, not only did Jade take the silver medal with a throw of 56.89m but she exceeded the European qualifying standard with all six of her throws.

To have qualified to represent Ireland at the European Youth Olympics is a huge achievement but to have taken the bronze medal required an incredible performance. Congratulations to Jade and to her father Neil who coaches her, and we wish her many more successes on the international athletics stage.

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Irish Life Health National Juvenile Championships Day 3 & Developmental All – Irelands

The final round of the National juvenile T&F Championships took place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July in Tullamore.

Luke O’ Sullivan was Shercock’s sole competitor on Sunday and he put in a superb performance to take the bronze medal in the U16 1500m in a time of 4.19mins. This will go somewhat to allay Luke’s disappointment at missing out on a medal, by the narrowest of margins in the 800m the previous weekend and was also a fitting finale to Luke’s first and highly successful T&F season.

On Saturday a small group of Shercock’s athletes took part in the National  Developmental Championships. Dean Carroll was in action in the boys U15 shot putt and finished in 2nd place while Aoibheann and Shane Mulligan both made it to the finals of their 60m and 80m respectively. Aoibheann also had a good run in the u12 600m as did Hazel Hughes in the u13 600m. Euan Crossan and Shane Mulligan also competed well in the U13 boys shot putt. Well done to all.
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Irish Life Health National Juvenile Championships – Day 1 & 2

The first weekend of the Irish Life Health National Juvenile Championships took place in Tullamore and turned out to be a ‘golden’ weekend for Shercock AC, winning 3 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal.

The first title of the weekend went to Aideen Drury in the Girls U13 60m hurdles. Going into the final as the fastest qualifier, Aideen was not disappointed and took the gold medal and her first national title in a pb of 9.8 secs.

The next title of the day was won by Jane Duffy when she took first place in the Girls U17 2K steeplechase, also with a new pb of 7.48 minutes.

Aine Corcoran continued the medal haul in the Girls U17 800m. With 200m to go it was anybody’s race but Aine emerged from the pack to finish strongly and take the silver medal.

In the Boys U16 800m Luke O Sullivan was in third place going into the home straight but unfortunately was overtaken with just 50m to go to finish just outside of the medals.

Dillon Carolan had a very positive run in the U18 3K Steeplechase, slicing over a minute off his previous PB to finish in 6th place.

Other Shercock athletes who put in strong performances on Day 1 were Jamie Shanley in the Boys U14 800m and Ferne Duffy in the U12 600m.

Jade Williams got Day 2 off to a magnificent start taking the U17 hammer throw title and completing the ‘hat trick’ of titles for Shercock AC.  In winning this, Jade claimed her fourth consecutive national hammer title.

The medals continued when Aideen Drury again made the podium.  She placed 3rd in the U 13 long jump with a jump of 4.46m, missing out on the silver medal by just 1cm.

Aine Corcoran took to the track again on day 2 in the Girls U17 400m, winning her heat in 59.45 secs and finishing 6th in the final.

Congratulations to all the athletes who competed so well over the weekend, a culmination of their consistent hard work and discipline throughout the year.

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Results link Day 1: http://results.athleticsireland.ie/results_08072017/

Results link Day 2 : http://results.athleticsireland.ie/results_09072017/

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Belfast International:

Congratulations to Luke O’ Sullivan who competed in the pre-programme of the Belfast International which took place on Wednesday the 5th of July at the Mary Peters Track. 2

Luke had a fantastic run to finish in second place in the U16 800m and was rewarded further with a new PB of 2.04.08 mins.

 

Results link : http://athleticsni.org/Results

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National Club Relay Championships:

The Irish Life Health National Juvenile T & F Championships took place on 2nd July in Athlone.

Shercock AC got off to a great start when the girls U17 4x100m relay team, (Jayne Drury, Grace Kieran, Clare Kelly and Áine Corcoran) took the silver medals in a very competitive race. The girls then took to the track again in the afternoon in the 4x 400m. This time Jane Duffy replaced Clare Kelly on the 3rdleg and the girls again took the silver medals.

The Shercock boys U12 team, (Andrew Orminston, Joe Mc Cormack, Dean Turner and Robbie Carey), ran superbly to finish 9th overall and were unlucky to miss out on a place in the final. The high standard in this race was reflected in the fact that the first three teams in the final all broke the championship record.

The other two Shercock teams in action on the day, the girls U12, (Alannah Harding, Edel Murphy, Aoibheann Mulligan and Ferne Duffy) and the Girls U13, (Aideen Drury, Hazel Hughes, Emily Hill and Alannah Harding), acquitted themselves very well, and although they didn’t make it to the finals, will have gained valuable experience from competing at national level.

Well done to all.

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Results link : http://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/other/Inter_Club_Relay_Results_2017.pdf

National Junior & U23’s

The national junior (U20) and U23 Championships took place on Saturday the 1st of July in Tullamore.

Jade Williams and Garbhan McKenna represented Shercock in the junior hammer and the U23 110m hurdles respectively. Both athletes performed superbly to claim medals.

Jade continued her successful season claiming a bronze medal in the junior hammer with a throw of 47.87m.

Garbhan claimed a silver medal in the U23 110m hurdles in a time of 15.66 seconds.

Congratulations to both athletes and best of luck with the remainder of the season.

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National League Round 1 – Athlone

The Shercock AC ladies competed for the first time in the National League last Sunday the 25th of July in Athlone.

The young team competed in Division 1 and made their presence felt with strong performances all round, including wins in the 800m, hammer and 4x400m relay.

Overall the team finished 4th in their group and look forward to day 2 where they will meet a different set of teams.

It was a memorable day for the club to finally have a ladies team competing at national senior level. Congratulations to all athletes, coaches and parents who have worked with and supported this group over the years to bring them through from the juvenile ranks to this point.

Full Results can be found at the following link: http://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/other/League_Rd_1_Results_Division_1_Men_Women_ATHLONE.pdf

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Tailteann Games

Congratulations to Jayne Drury, Jade Williams and Áine Corcoran who were selected to represent their provinces at the Tailteann Games in Morton Stadium, Santry, last Saturday the 24th of June.

Jade Williams demonstrated her outstanding talent as a hammer thrower when she won with a throw of 57.92m which is a European Junior Qualifying Standard. Jade has competed at the Tailteann Games for the past 4 years and has claimed two golds, one silver and a fourth place finish. Jade will go on to compete for the Irish Schools Team in the Schools International in Santry in three weeks time.

Áine Corcoran competed for Leinster in the 800m and put in a strong performance to claim third place and a bronze medal.

Jayne Drury was a member of the Ulster 4x100m relay team. Jayne got her team off to a flying start which set them up to take silver medals.

Well done girls!

Full results can be found at the following link: http://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/other/tailteann_results.pdf

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Irish Runner 5 Mile

Congratulations to Edel Murphy in the Irish Runner 5 mile.

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Ulster & Northern Ireland Championships Day 3

Day 3 of the Ulster Track and Field Championships took place in glorious sunshine at the Mary Peters Track in Belfast on the 17th of June. Once again Shercock athletes were to the fore with a number of excellent performances.

Jane Duffy set the tone for the day with a strong display of front running to take the U17 girls steeplechase title. She was followed soon after with another great Shercock display from Jayne Drury and Clare Kelly when they took 1st and 2nd in the U17 girls shot putt.

Jade Williams added to her recent stellar performances when she took the U17 Hammer title with a formidable throw of 55.31m.

The 4th Ulster title of the day was claimed by Áine Corcoran in a very tactical 800m in which Áine surged to the front with 200m to go to win in fine style. This was an impressive performance as Áine had earlier taken the silver medal in the U17 400m with a new PB of 60.04 seconds.

Jayne Drury continued her medal haul taking silver medals in both the U17 100m with a new PB of 12.71 seconds and the 200m. Clare Kelly was unlucky to finish outside the medals in 4th place in the 200m.

Luke O’Sullivan ran superbly in the boys U16 800m to take the silver medal, adding to his 1500m gold which he won last weekend.

In the boys U14 800m Jamie Shanley ran a spirited race to finish 4th place. Although outside the medals, Jamie still qualifies for the All – Ireland in July.

Other strong performances on the day came from Nyle Carolan, 5th in the U15 200m, Razvan Bogadan, 6th U16 shot putt and javelin and also Glenn O’Sullivan in the U15 100 and 200m.

Overall this was an impressive conclusion to the Ulster Championships for the young Shercock athletes who will now set their sights on the upcoming All – Irelands in July.

Results can be found at the following link: http://athleticsni.org/Results

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Ulster & Northern Ireland Championships Day 2

Day 2 of the Ulster Championships took place on 10th June at the Mary Peters Track in Belfast and saw a great performance by Luke O’ Sullivan to win the Under 16 Boys 1500m. Dylan Carolan ran a strong race to take silver in the Under 18 3000m Steeple Chase, and Ellen Corbally Came 3rf in the Under 18 Shot Putt and 4th in the Discus. Meanwhile young hammer thrower, Jade Williams finished 3rd in the Senior Women 4kg Hammer with a throw of 47.18m and Garbhan Mc Kenna finished third in the Senior Men 110M Hurdles.

Results can be found at the following link: http://athleticsni.org/Results

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Ulster & Northern Ireland Championships Day 1

A group of Under 12 and Under 13 athletes travelled to the Peace Link in Clones for Day 1 of the of Northern Ireland Juvenile Championships on 4th  June . The top performers of the day were Andrew Ormiston who won the Under 12 Boys Long Jump, came 3rd in the Shot Putt and 5th in the 60m, Aideen Drury who won gold in both the Under 13 60m Hurdles and the Long Jump and finished 5th in the 80m , and Michael Carroll who finished first in the Under 13 Boys 80m. Ferne Duffy had a great run to finish 3rd  in the U 13 Girls 600m . Other good finishers were Noah O’Sullivan 5th  in both the under 13 boys 600m and the Long Jump, Hazel Hughes ,6th in the Under 13 Long Jump, Emily Hill 7th in the 60 hurdles and Michael Carroll 7th in the Long Jump. The Under 12 Girls and both the under 13 Girls and Boys Relay Teams finished strongly to take silver in their respective races.

Full results can be found at the following links:

http://athleticsni.org/download/files/Results2017-UlsterNIChildrensGames.pdf

http://athleticsni.org/download/files/Results2017-UlsterNIU12%26U13Championships%281%29.pdf.

Photo link : https://goo.gl/photos/GgVvkPKo8N5D3ujFA
      

    

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Four In A Row for Jade

Jade Williams won her 4th consecutive Gold medal at this years All Ireland schools athletics championships held in Tullamore on 3rd July. Jade was representing Bailieborough Community School.  Her winning throw was 54.27m. She will now represent Ulster in this year’s Tailteann games. 

Also competing at the Irish schools Jane Duffy representing Ballybay Community College put in a very good performance in the intermediate 1500m steeplechase when she finished 5th.  This is Jane’s first year in this event and she is also selected to represent Ulster in the Tailteann games. 

Áine Corcoran representing Eureka Kells competed in the intermediate 800m.  Alex O’Neill from Rice College Ennis set a very fast pace from the start, Áine ran an excellent race and was unlucky to finish just outside the medals in 4th place with a new personal best of 2:16.53.  Áine’s hard work was rewarded when she was selected to represent Leinster in the Tailteann games later this month in the Morton Stadium Santry.  

Mark Hughes representing Ballybay Community College and Jayne Drury representing Our Lady’s Castleblayney competed in the intermediate 100m hurdles and the 200m respectively.  Both races were very close and competitive with Mark and Jayne finishing in 5th place.  Both athletes are in the same age group next year.

Full results can be found at the following link: http://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/other/Irish_Life_Health_irish_schools_results.pdf

       

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Cavan Road Championships:

This year’s Co Cavan Road Championships was hosted by Shercock AC for the first time in many years and provided the county’s senior athletes with new challenging routes for the seniors and masters taking part. However, overall numbers of athetes were down on previous years.

Womens’ Races

The combined Senior Womens’, Masters Womens V1, V3and V5 categories 3,000metres was the first race to start on the road opposite the Shercock AC entrance.The women headed up through the town and out the Knockbride Road past Cartons Factory , making a U-turn to head back up the steep hill back into town, to finish on the athetic track. In the Senior Womens’ race Annalee athlete, Eadaoin OReilly and Shercock’s Lisa Clerkin led the group, setting a fast pace. Eadaoin led lead early on, but Lisa maintained her close second place throughout, and was closely followed home by V1 Master winner Joanne Rogers, Shercock. Michelle Mc Cabe , Shercock finished well as the 3rd Senior woman to finish, while her team mates, Breege Smith , Arlene O Brien, Fiona Freeman, Annetee Mc Enroe and Joanne Freeman came in behind to assure Shercock AC of first team position

In the MastersV1 Joanne Rogers came 1st , followed by Fionnuala Gilmartin, Annalee finishing second, while Shercock AC’s Niamh Liggan finished third.The rest of the Shercock team, Ashling Mc Dermott (4th) Lavina Hill ( 5 th ), and Teresa Corcoran (6 th ) packed in well to take 1st team place.

The V3 Masters women was led by Shercock’s Carmel Mc Cabe , with team mates Denise Coleman and Joanne Orminston finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively. They were followed by the rest of their team Deirdre Duffy, ( 4th) , Roisin Carroll (5th) Bridie Clerkin and Bridget Clarke to win the V3 gold.

In the Womens V5, only the Shercock womens team competed with Geraldine Mullen winning , Carmel Clarke came 2nd and Eileen Fitzpatrick took the bronze in 3rd place.

Men’s Races

Meanwhile, the Senior Mens, 10,000 metres also got under way starting at Shercock AC entrance gate but they headed out the Kingcourt Road to take a circular route, while the Masters Mens V1 and V5 5,000metresalso got under way. ShercockAC fielded a strong team, and the only team, in the Senior Mens 10 k Race.

Kevin Mc Guinness and Paul Magee went out strongly and finished 1st and 2nd respectively, while Sean Cosgove had a good run to finish 3rd. Next to finish was Niall Smith in 4th place, while Paul Carroll came 5th and Noel Ruxton was 6th , qualifying Shercock AC for 1st team place.

The V1 Master Men 5K was convincingly won by Dessie Lynch of Bailieboro AC. Shercock’s Meryvn Dickon ran well to finish in 2nd place, followed by his teammates Noel Clerkin and Francis Fitzpatrick to take the 1st team medals.

Shercock’s John Joe Rogers was the clear winner of the V5 Masters men race, while Barry Carolan , also of Shercock finished 2nd. They were followed by the Laragh trio , Vinent Craig , Michael Smith and Brian Oreilly who took the first team honours in this category.

When the points were counted, Shercock AC was the clear winner of the Championship and the Cup.

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Rotterdam Marathon:

Well done to Ellie Rose Ward who ran in Rotterdam on Saturday and her dad Seamus who ran 3.29 in the marathon.

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Spring League 2017:

The Cavan Spring League, which took place over two days, gave the Shercock athletes the opportunity to compete over 4 events, a sprint, a distance race, long jump and shot-putt. There were medals galore for the athletes and some excellent performances.

Ilona Mc Carthy(U14) was the clubs top performer wining all four of her events.
Andrew Orminston(U12) and Aideen Drury (U13) both excelled over the two days taking three golds each. Andrew won the 600m, long jump and shot-putt and also took a silver medal in his 80m. Aideen won her 80m, long jump and shot-putt and also took a bronze medal in the 600m.
There was also a number of double gold medal performances. Aine Corcoran (U17) won both her 100m and 800m and followed this up with silver medals in the long jump and shot-putt. Lily Mc Ilroy (U10) took golds in her 60m and turbo javelin and also a bronze medal in the long jump.Other double gold medal performances came from Mark Hughes (U17) and Thomas Mc Adam (U16), who both won their 100m and long jumps.
Day 2 finished up with some exciting relay races with Shercock AC winning 7 relay races and taking silver in another 4.
Well done to all the athletes who participated.
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Day 1 photos – https://goo.gl/photos/Mkqmq1P2prw1GRbw5
Day 2 photos – https://goo.gl/photos/KT6Lc84N7qGQUoUBA
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Irish Life National Indoor Athletics Championships:

The National Indoor Athletic Championships, which took place in Athlone IT, saw the Shercock athletes produce some top class performances with some great results.

Aine Corcoran had a fantastic run in the girls U17 800m, pulling away from the rest of the field at the half way stage to convincingly take the title in a time of 2.17.
Colin Gargan took on the boys in the U15 800m and had an impressive run that resulted in him taking the silver medal and setting a new pb of 2.09.
Luke O Sullivan was equally impressive in the boys U15 1500m where he finished strongly  taking the silver medal and a massive pb of  4.24

The relay races resulted in more medals for Shercock when the boys U15 4x200m team, (Michael Mc Cullagh, Ruairi O Sullivan, Nyle Carolan, Sean Harding and Oran Mc Carthy) took bronze medals in a closely contested race.
Not to be outdone, the girls  U17 4x200m team (Jayne Drury, Clare Kelly, Grace Kieran, Aine Corcoran and Jane Duffy) produced another podium finish taking bronze medals. The U18 girls 4x200m team also made the final finishing in 6th place.
Shercock athletes were again to the fore in the 60m hurdles. The top performance came from Aideen Drury in the girls U13 where she was unlucky to finish just outside of the medals in 4th place. Her sister Jayne also ran strongly in the girls u17 final finishing 8th.
The youngest Shercock athlete competing was Andrew Orminston who made his mark by finishing in 4th place in the U12 long jump with an excellent jump of 4.16m. Nyle Carolan also jumped well in the boys U15 long jump to finish in 7th position.
Other strong performances throughout the championships came from Michael Carroll, Clare Kelly and Grace Kieran in the 60m, Jayne Drury in the U17 200m, Danielle Hill U17 60m hurdles, Ryan Gargan U18 400m, Sean Harding U15 long jump and Andrew Orminston U12 shot putt and 60m.
These athletes will have gained valuable experience from these championships as they now prepare for the outdoor season.
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Photos by : Sam Barnes https://www.sportsfile.com/more-images/1704001/#85

More photos available at the following link : https://goo.gl/photos/2dMHpQ8zs7djq6Ps5

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Spring Throws:

Congratulations to Jade Williams who won the junior hammer throw at the spring throws on the 2nd of April in Athlone with a throw of 51.96m.

Photo credit : Sam Barnes, sportsfile. https://www.sportsfile.com/more-images/1704029/5000/#13

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Shercock A.C Annual Awards Night:

The Shercock A.C annual awards night took place in St. Patrick’s Hall on the 11th of March as was, as usual, well attended.

We had a large number of athletes who were presented with their framed All-Ireland medals which they won throughout the year. Congratulations to all the national medal winners who are named below:

Ferne Duffy, Edel Murphy, Aideen Drury, Hazel Hughes,  Luke Martin, Caoimhin McGee, Michael Carroll, Andrew Orminston, Joe McCormack,  Colin Gargan, Michael McCullagh, Dean Carroll, Jamie Shanley, Nyle Carolan, Dean Carroll,  Sean Harding,  Oran McCarthy, Luke O’Sullivan,   Mark Hughes.  Jayne Drury ,  Aine Corcoran, Molly McCormack,  Clare Kelly,  Garbhan McKenna,  Catherina Mullen,  Craig Lynch  & John Joe Rogers.

Congratulations also to our individual male and female athlete of the year winners, Craig Lynch and Jayne Drury who were presented these awards in recognition of their 2016 achievements.

Craig had an outstanding year. He won the national senior 60m title indoors and then claimed a sliver in the 400m outdoors. Craig went on to represent Ireland in the European Championships in Amsterdam, competing in both the individual 400m and the 4x400m relay which narrowly missed Olympic qualifying.

Jayne too, had an impressive year, dominating in the hurdles at provincial level both indoors and outdoors. She also won medals in the 200m and 60m. Jayne then went on to claim a bronze medal in the All-Ireland Schools 200m. Jayne also displayed her talent internationally when she won a bronze medal in the 200m, in the Scottish Indoor championships.

Brian O’Reilly then gave a short, informative presentation on the proposed new development of  a regional indoor centre at the track. The night was concluded with some light refreshments for all present.

Congratulations to all medal winners, coaches and committee members on a successful 2016.

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More photographs can be found at the following link : https://goo.gl/photos/V7YMJVzV3Ps8Nyi58

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Jade Williams is Cavan’s Athlete of the Year:

Congratulations to Jade Williams who was named Cavan Athlete of the Year at the Athletics Ireland Juvenile Star Awards in Tullamore on Saturday 18th of February.

Some of Jade’s achievements in 2016 include winning the Ulster schools U17 with a new Championship best performance of 55.01m beating the old record by 9 meters. She then on to win the All Ireland schools U17 (making that three years in a row) with a best throw of 59.09 meters which is an Ulster U18 record. She also won the Tailteann games and later represented Ireland in the schools international finishing 4th.

Jade won the Ulster juveniles U16 with a new Championship best performance and then went on to win the All Ireland juveniles U16 with a new Championship best performance. This again is 3 years in a row that Jade has won the All Irelands and also now holds Championship best performances in the U14, U15 & U16 age groups.

Jade also competed in the Welsh senior championships (Cardiff) with the senior weight implement were she finished 3rd place with a best throw of 48 meters. She also won the Welsh U17 champs with a new Championship best performance. She also came 2nd in the English U17 champs and only missed out on a gold medal by 64cm.

Her performance of 59.09 (3kg) in the All Ireland schools is an Ulster U18 record.

Her best performance with the 4kg (48.84) is also a club & Cavan record with the senior implement.

Congratulations again to Jade and we wish her continued success in the 2017 season.

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Ulster Indoor Championships Day 2:

Day 2 of the Ulster Indoor Championships got off to a flying start with Aideen Drury taking gold in the u13 girls hurdles and the medal haul only continued from there.

Mark Hughes and Jane Drury took gold medals in the U17 60mH (9.63sec) and the U17 200m (26.74sec).

Jane followed up her gold medal winning performance in the 200m with a silver in the 60m hurdles (10.45sec).

There were bronze medals from Danielle Hill in the U17 60m Hurdles (10.63sec) and Luke O Sullivan in the U16 1500m (4.41.47 min).

There were also strong performances from Grace Kieran  U17 200m (28.41 sec), Aideen Drury and Emily Hill in u13 LJ, Edel Murphy and Ferne Duffy in U12 SP, Ferne Duffy in U12 LJ.
The club finished off the day with a strong run from girls U13 Girls 4x100m (Aideen Drury, Emily Hill, Ferne Duffy, Edel Murphy) who finished 5th.
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Ulster Indoor Championships Day 1:

Congratulations to all the Shercock AC athletes who competed at the Ulster Indoor Championships in Magherafelt on Saturday the 4th of February.

Clare Kelly claimed the performance of the day with a double gold in the U16 High Jump (1.35m) and the 60m (8.57sec). She was closely followed by Andrew Orminston who had a triple medal haul with a silver medal in the U12 60m (8.9sec) and two bronze medals in the Long Jump (3.68m) and the Shot Putt (6.47m).

There were further gold medal winning performances from, Grace Kieran in the U17 LJ (4.80m P.B), Nyle Carolan U15 LJ (4.72m PB) and Michael Carroll U13 60m (8.48 PB).

There were bronze medals from Colin Gargan U15 800m (2.13 PB) and Danielle Hill U17 LJ (4.59m).

Edel Murphy U12 600m (1.58.83) and Sean Harding U15 LJ (4.55m) came away with 4th place finishes.

Other strong performances on the day included, Oran Mc Carthy 5th U15 LJ (4.20),  Michael Mc Cullagh 6th U15 LJ (4.10m) & 6th U15 800m (2.21 PB) , Thomas Mc Adam 6th u16 60m (7.92 PB), Sean Harding 7th U15 60m (8.46 PB), Aideen Drury U13 60m, who missed out on a place in the final by O.1 of a sec, Ferne Duffy 10th U12 600m, Nyle Carolan 11th U15 800m, Oran Mc Carthy U 15 LJ and Alanna Harding and Emily Hill in U12 and U13 60m

Finally the U15 Boys 4x200m relay team  took silver medals finishing off a great day for the club.
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Anglo Celt’s Sportsperson Of the Year Award:

Congratulations to Craig Lynch  who picked up the overall sportsperson of the year award at this year’s Anglo Celt’s sportsperson of the year awards ceremony last Friday night in the Cavan Crystal Hotel.

Congratulations also to Áine Corcoran and Jade Williams who were nominated for the young sportsperson of the year award which was won by Leanne Kiernan who is a former club member.  Congratulations and best wishes to Leanne in her future endeavours with Shelbourne and Ireland.

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Irish Life National Indoor Junior and U23 Championships:

Congratulations to Garbhan McKenna who took home the silver medal last weekend in the U23 60m hurdles in a time of 8.59 seconds which was a season’s best.

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Scottish Indoor Championships:

A large team of Shercock AC athletes took part in the Scottish U17 and senior indoor championships in the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on Saturday the 28th of January.

The top performances on the day were, Mark Hughes in the 60m hurdles, Jayne Drury in the 200 and Áine Corcoran in the 800m who all reached their respective finals. Jayne Drury and Clare Kelly narrowly missed out on a place in the final of the 60m hurdles and 60m respectively.

Other noteworthy performances came from Jane Duffy and Luke O’Sullivan in the 1500s, Grace Kieran and Molly McCormack in the 200m, Clare Kelly in the high jump, Danielle Hill in the long jump and 60m hurdles together with Ellen and Áine Corbally in the senior and U17 shot putts.

All of these young, talented athletes will have gained valuable experience from this event which will stand to them as they head into the Ulster and National Indoor championships in the coming weeks.

Congratulations to all of the athletes who competed.

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Anglo Celt’s Young Sportsperson Of The Year:

Congratulations to Jade Williams and Áine Corcoran who have been nominated for the Anglo Celt’s Young Sportsperson Of the year award in recognition of their achievements in 2016.

Best of luck to both girls.

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Irish Life Inter-Club Cross Country Relays – Tuam, Co. Galway

Congratulations to the three Shercock teams who competed at the Inter-club cross country relays in Tuam, Co. Galway at the weekend.

The girls U12 team which was made up of, Ferne Duffy, Ellie-Rose Ward, Aideen Drury, Edel Murphy and Hazel Hughes, finished 4th overall with strong runs from all of the girls.

The boys U12 team, made up of Luke Markey, Caoimhín McGee, Michael Carroll, Andrew Orminston and Joe McCormack ran superbly to finish 2nd and take home silver medals.

The performance of the day however , came from the boys U14 team, made up of; Colin Gargan, Dean Carroll, Michael McCullagh, Jamie Shanley and Nyle Carolan. The boys all ran fantastically to take home top honors on the day and claim Shercock’s first All-Ireland title of 2017.

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Anglo Celt Sportsperson of the Year Award

Craig Lynch has been nominated for the Anglo Celt’s Sportsperson of the year award for 2016 in recognition of his fantastic achievements at both National and international level in 2016.

To vote for Craig you can text “Cavan 4” to 57199. All votes would be greatly appreciated.

Best of luck to Craig!

http://www.anglocelt.ie/news/roundup/articles/2017/01/18/4133198-voting-lines-now-open-for-the-readers-choice-award/

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North West Indoor Games

Congratulations to all of our young athletes who took part in the North West indoor games which took place in Athlone on the 30th of December.

We had gold medal winning performances from, Ruari O’ Sullivan  (U14 Boys 200m), Áine Corcoran (U16 Girls 400m) and Ellen Corbally in the U18 girls shot putt.

Michael Carroll (U12 Boys 60m), Ruari O’Sullivan (U14 Boys 60m), Clare Kelly (U16 Girls High Jump), Áine Corbally (U16 Girls Shot Putt) and Ellen Corbally (U18 Girls 60m) took home silver medals. The boys U14 relay also claimed silver medals.

To end our medal haul for the day, Dean Carroll (U12 200m) and Luke O’Sullivan (U16 1,500m) finished third and nabbed bronze medals.

Congratulations also to Noah O’Sullivan (U12 600m & 60m) and Jamie Shanley (U14 200 & 800). Both buys produced strong performances on the day.

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Goal Mile

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Luke leads Ulster team to National Gold

Congratulations to all of the athletes who competed at the National Uneven Ages Cross Country Championships in Dundalk on Sunday.

Ferne Duffy kicked off the day with an individual medal in the girls U11 1,500m where she finished 11th. Edel Murphy had a fantastic run to finish 13th. Edel did not go home empty handed though, as both she and Ferne were members of the Ulster team who won the inter-provincial competition. The girls finished 2nd and 4th on a dominant Ulster team.

Our top performer on the day was Luke O’Sullivan, who bounced back from a disappointing day two weeks ago in Abbotstown to claim his first national cross country medal. Luke stormed home to finish 4th in the U15 boys 3,500m. Not only did Luke claim an individual medal, he was also the first Ulster man home, leading a strong Ulster team to a national title in the inter – provincial competition.

There were also good performances from Jamie Shanley who finished 39th in the boys U13 2,500m and Jane Duffy who finished 42nd in the girls U17 4,000m.

Complete results can be found at the link below:

http://www.athleticsireland.ie/competition/results/

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Winter League – Shercock

Congratulations to all of our athletes who participated in the Winter League in Shercock on the 4th of December.

We had many strong individual and team performances on the day.

The U10 girls took the silver medal in the team competition. The individual results are as follows; Niamh Murnaghan  (5th), Lily McIlroy (6th), Katie McCarthy (7th),  Karla Lynch (8th), Madelina Ormiston (9th), Tara Martin (10th) and Eabha Murtagh (11th), Mary Kate Black (12th). Kate Mc Adam, Suin O Sullivan, Aela O Sullivan, Evan O Sullivan and Freya Gormley all had strong runs as guests on the day.

The U10 boys took home the gold medal in the team competition. The individual placings were as follows, Dylan Hughes (2nd), Andrew Hill (3rd), Alfie Hughes (6th),  Cillian Carolan (7th), Mark O Sullivan (8th), Mark Drury (9th), Tadhg  O Brien (11th), Ciaran Liggan (13th), Shane Galligan (14th), David Liggan (15th) Oisin Smith (16th) Jason Carolan (17th), Evan McCormack (19th), Cian Mc Adam (20th), Colin Hill (21st), Luke Reilly (22nd) and Darragh Mc Adam (23rd).

The U12 girls and boys teams took home gold medals in the team competition. The individual results are as follows; Girls: Hazel Hughes (2nd), Ferne Duffy (3rd), Aideen Drury (4th), Ellie Rose Ward (5th), Emily McCormack (10th) Emily Hill (11th), Sadhbh Murtagh (12th), and Grace Gormley (13th). Boys: Michael Carroll (1st), Andrew Ormiston (3rd), Luke Martin (5th) and Jamie Murphy (6th). Noah O Sullivan also had a strong run as a guest on the day.

The U14 boys also claimed a gold medal for their team with the following results; Jamie Shanley (1st), Nyle Carolan (2nd), Dean Carroll (4th), Sean Harding (5th),  Odhrán McCarthy (8th), Oisín Murtagh (9th). Glen O Sullivan also had a strong run on the day as a guest.  In the girls race Illiona McCarthy and Kaithlin Hughes ran well to finish 4th and 5th.

In the girls U16 race, Áine Corcoran, Clare Kelly and Grace Kieran ran a fantastic race to finish 1st, 5th and 6th.

The U16 boys team claimed the gold medal with strong individual performances from Luke O’Sullivan (1st), Jason Duffy (2nd), Mark Hughes (3rd) and Christian Hughes (5th).

The senior ladies put in a strong performance to claim the team title, with good performances from Lisa Clerkin (2nd), Siobhan Smith (3rd), Breege Smith (4rd) and Annette McEnroe (5th). The senior men followed the ladies winning ways and also took home the gold medal for their team performance. John Whelan (2nd), Seán Cosgrove (3rd), Niall Smith (4th), Paul Magee (5th), Kevin McGuinness (6th) and Mark Conaty (7th).

We had strong performances from our masters athletes on the day  also. The results are as follows;

V1 Women: Lavina Hill (4th) and Tracy Cassidy (5th)
V1 Men: Mervyn Dixon (3rd), Fergal Fitzpatrick (4th).
V3 Women: Denise Coleman (1st), Anne Carroll (2nd), Roisin Carroll (3rd), Ciara Walsh (4th), Suzanna Black (5th), Christine Sloane (6th), Carmel Clarke (8th) and Bridget Clarke  (9th). The team finished 1st.
V3 Men: Noel Clerkin (1st), James Kieran (2nd) and Francis Fitzpatrick (3rd), Terance Lynch (4th) and James Rydall (5th). Their team took home gold medals.
V5 Men: John Joe Rogers (1st), Barry Carolan (2nd) and Brian Reynolds (5th). This team also took home gold medals.

The overall results are attached. Congratulations to all athletes who competed on the day.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8YErRmWlo9OR2dyZG0yTnEydk0/view?usp=sharing

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All Ireland Even Ages Cross Country – National Sports Campus

Well done to all our athletes who competed on the 27th of November, at the All Ireland Cross Country Championships in Abbotstown, Co. Dublin.

Our standout performance on the day came from Colin Gargan who finished in 6th place in the boys U14 3,000m. Colin’s fantastic run also left him as the third finisher on the Ulster team which went on to claim gold in the inter-provincial competition.

There were also strong performances from all of the U12 girls team made up of Hazel Hughes (16th), Ferne Duffy (38th), Edel Murphy (72nd), Ellie Rose Ward (89th) and Aideen Drury (93rd). The Shercock team finished in 7th place out of 15 teams.

Jane Duffy had another strong run in the girls U16 4,000m where she finished 26th and was the 8th runner home on a very strong Ulster team.

Congratulations also to former club member Catherina Mullen who finished 24th in the senior ladies race, running for her new club Metro St.Brigids.

The results link can be found below:

http://www.athleticsireland.ie/competition/results/

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John Joe is Top Masters Athlete in 2016:

Pictured is Shercock AC Master athlete, John-Joe Rogers who has completed a most successful season when he became the 2016 National Champion Duathlon & National Series winner in his age group.

To win these two National gold medals, John Joe completed all five races in the Series and he was presented with his medals at the National Duathlon presentation night in the Marker Hotel, Dublin on Saturday 26th November.

In addition, John Joe also won a National gold medal in the Dublin City Marathon in October, coming first in the Men’s’ Masters 55-59 age category in a time of 3 hours and 4 seconds.

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Senior Cross Country Championships:

Congratulations to all of our senior men and ladies who competed in the county senior cross country championships

Noel Carroll, rolled back ten years to win the senior men’s 10,000m title again, ahead of Cian O’ Reilly Annalee second and Killian Heery, Bailieboro in third place.

Victory was all the sweeter for Noel as he had finished 2nd to O’Reilly for each of the last 5 years and he had to pull in some reserve to win. It was a tightly competed race from start between the top two athletes almost to the finish when Noel dug in and took the final lead to victory.

The Shercock AC men took first place team overall led by Noel with Sean Cosgrove 4th, John Whelan 6th, Niall Smith 8th, Kevin McGuinness 9th, Paul McEntee 14th, Mervyn Dickson 15th, Noel Clerkin 17th, David Murphy 21st and Francis Fitzpatrick 22nd.

The Shercock Senior Ladies ran a strong 5K race to finish 2nd, just one point behind the Annalee AC winners with Siobhan Smith taking the individual silver medal, Breege Smith 4th, Susan McGuinness 5th, Kathriona Keane 7th, Caron McDermott 8th and Ciara Murphy 9th.

 

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Ulster Star Awards

Congratulations to Shercock A.C athletes Áine Corcoran and Craig Lynch who were honoured on Friday night by Ulster Athletics and Athletics NI at the Ulster Star Awards ceremony.

Craig had an outstanding year winning the national senior 60m title in February and also claiming the silver medal in the 400m in the national senior outdoor championships. Craig also represented Ireland at the European Championships in Amsterdam in both the individual 400m and the 4x400m relay, which finished 5th in the final.

Áine also had a fantastic year in 2016 beginning with the indoors where she won provincial gold in the U16 800m and a silver medal in the 4x200m relay. She followed this up with a bronze medal in the 800m in the national indoor championships.  Outdoors, Áine continued her winning ways with a provincial gold in the u16 800m, she followed this Ulster win up with a strong 4th place in the national championships.

Well done to both athletes on a fantastic year and we wish them both all the best for the upcoming year.

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Edel Murphy impresses on dreary day in Donegal:

Well done to all our athletes who competed yesterday, in less than ideal conditions, at the Ulster and NI Cross Country Championships in Finn Valley, Co. Donegal.

Edel Murphy took home the bronze medal in the girls Under 11, 1200 meters.

There were also individual medals for Fearne Duffy 4th in girls U11, Jamie Shanley 5th in boys U13 2000m, Luke O’Sullivan 5th in boys U15 3000m and Jane Duffy 11th in girls U17 4000m.

There were also strong performances from Aoibhe Clarke and Grace Gormley in the girls U11, Cillian Carolan in the boys U11, Michael Carroll in the boys U13 and from Liam Maguire, Jason Duffy and Nyle Carolan in the boys U15.

The results link can be found below:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4WURijPrg5_dkFPRV8zYXhGV28/preview

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Dublin City Marathon:

Congratulations to all our athletes who completed the Dublin City Marathon!

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Ulster Title for Hazel, Bronze for Colin and Gold for Under 12 girls team

Well done to all our athletes who competed yesterday at the Ulster and NI Cross Country Championships in Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor.

Hazel Hughes took gold in the girls under 12, 1500m and Colin Gargan claimed the bronze medal in the boys under 14, 2500m. The girls U12 team of Hazel Hughes, Edel Murphy, Fern Duffy, Aideen Drury and Ellie Rose Ward won the Gold medals.

Top 12 individual medals for Edel Murphy 8th in the girls under 12, Jane Duffy 8th in the girls under 16 and Luke O’Sullivan 7th in the boys under 16.

There were also good performances from Fern Duffy, Aideen Drury, Ellie Rose Ward, Jamie Shanley, Nyle Carolan and Áine Corcoran.

The results link can be found below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByWDqFMXwKYwNTNLanZPSkFKTXM/view

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