St. Abban's Athletic Club
Paul Does the BusinessGuesting in the British League for Birchfield Harriers Paul Byrne clinched his selection for the European Seniors in Amsterdam to join his clubmate Barry Pender (high jump) making it a special occasion for the club. Paul ran within 0.01 of a second outside his P.B. clocking 50.73 for the 400m hurdles in Eton, London on Saturday last. Recovering from his outing in the Universities, where he came a cropper, Paul showed excellent style and technique and will undoubtably run faster as the season progresses. He made it a tough day running a leg of the 4 x 400m and the 110m hurdles and scored big points for his adopted club.
Meanwhile Stephen Lawler and Brian Kelly competed in the Irish Milers International event in Belfast. Stephen had a fine run over 3000m finishing 12th overall in a fantastic new P.B. of 8-31.33 while Brian continued to improve his season's best when finishing 5th and 1st Irishman in 1-51.06 for the 800m.
Deadman's DashThe club was well represented in the Ballyfin promoted road race. Colette English was the 1st lady home while others to represent the club included;- Pauline Doyle, Noeleen Condron, Sean Kelly, Dinny Whelan, Sharon Buggy, Adam Buggy and Ann Nichol Waugh.
Downeys Nissan Day 1 - Laois County T&F ChampionshipsThanks to all who turned out and either helped or participated in the first of the county T & F championships on a beautiful evening in Monavea. With alot of competition between the Club Sports, South Leinster schools etc. we still fielded over 30 athletes to win Laois county medals. Included among these were:
Ava Rowna, 1st U.9 L.J., Cara English 3rd U.9 60m, Eabha Kehoe 1st turbo Javelin and 3rd L.J., Timmy Byrne 3rd 60m, 3rd L.J. and 3rd Turbo Javelin, Jack Milton 2nd 60m U.11, Evan English 1st U.11 60m, 1st L.J. & 1st T. Javelin, Moya Brenan 1st U.11 L.J. 1st H.J., Katie Brennan 2nd U.11 L.J. and 2nd T. Javelin, Seoighe English 2nd U.13 L.J. 2nd H.J., 3rd 60m and 3rd javelin, Amy Brennan 1st U.13 L.J. & 1st Javelin, Ciara Harrington 2nd U.15 100m, 2nd Javelin, 3rd L.J. & 3rd H.J., Sarah Graham 1st Javelin U.15, 2nd L.J. & 2nd H.J., Caragh Maher 1st U.16 H.J., Daena Kealy 1st U.18 H.J., Maebh Maher 2nd U.18 H.J., Danielle O'Driscoll 3rd Javelin, Niamh Moore 3rd shot Matthew Rossiter 2nd shot, Sharon Buggy 3rd 800m and 1st O.35 3000m, Colette English 1st 3000m, Carol Brennan 2nd O.35 3000m, James Nolan 3rd 3000m, Dermot Ayres 1st O.35 3000m, Liam Byrne 2nd O.35 3000m, Dick Mullins 2nd O.45 3000m, Shauna Daly 2nd shot and 2nd W. for D., Tom Barry 3rd W. for D., John Territt 3rd shot, Conor Daly 2nd shot & 2nd W. for D., while we won the U.18 and senior 4 x 100m relays.
More SuccessDay 2 of the South Leinster school's in the Waterford Regional Sport Centre saw a number of club members qualify for the Leinster's in Santry. Among these were Gerard Kelly, Cian Kelly, Niamh Moore, Laura Graham, Maebh Maher, Matthew Rossiter, Tom Buggy, Clare Delaney, Coady Tunstead, Ciara Harrington, Aoife Gallagher, Sarah Graham, T. J. Burke, Ivan Jones and Orla Kelly.
JFSports Fit4Life LeagueThe league got underway in Luggacurren on a very muggy evening with a fine turnout having 151 finishers. Stephen Hunter was the first across the line from Mick Kelly with Mary Clare Byrne just edging past Colette English to take the lead in the ladies. Rossmore is the venue for round 2 on Wednesday 25th May with registration from 6.30pm. You're welcome to come along.
Club AwardThe recently presented Laois Community and Voluntary Awards saw Liam Kelly accept on behalf of the club a piece of cut glass and a cheque for €500 for the Healthy and Active category.
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