O’Hare Jumps a Silver Lining

Kim O’Hare wrapped a silver lining around the final day of the National Juvenile Championships in Tullamore.

While there were bronze medals for both Daniel Beveridge and Matthew Cotter, meaning Raheny Shamrock captured four silver and four bronze medals from the championships.

Kim O’Hare landed silver in the under 19 triple jump with a best jump of 11.10 metres just 20 centimetres shy of the gold medal.

O’Hare third attempt was her best of the day to secure the silver medal with Fodhla NicPhaidin of Rosses A.C taking gold with a best of 11.30 metres.

While Daniel Beveridge secured an early morning bronze in the first competition of the morning.

Credit. Anne Buckley

Beveridge’s best of 38.88 metres secured under 18 discus bronze with Padraig Hore of Tahmon taking gold (47.61m) and Sean Mockler Moycarkey Coolcroo taking silver.

Matthew Cotter grabbed bronze in the under 19 triple jump with a best jump of 12.69 metres which he achieved on his fifth attempt.

Loughrea’s Bernard Lynch took gold with a best jump of 13.84 metres while silver went to Lucan Harriers Sean Thompson who jumped 13.62 metres.

Cillian Power finished the under 15 discus in seventh place with best throw of 16.93 metres, while Sean L’Estrange finished just outside the medals in the under 16 200 metres.

L’Estrange had qualified for the final by winning his heat in 24.19 seconds. L’Estrange clocked 24.10 seconds in the final with Portmarnock’s Michael Farrelly winning in 23.10. Bronze went to Tralee Harriers Cillian Griffin in 23.78.

On Saturday Daniel Beveridge represented Ireland in the SIAB schools international in Morton Stadium with a best throw of 37.85 metres.

With that the juvenile season for 2016/17 is now completed!