Kenmare area heats for this event were held on Sunday 22nd May and over 140 children took part. The event was open to all primary schools in the Kenmare area, and not restricted to members of the athletic club. The top 3 in each track event and the top 2 in each field event qualified for the county finals. 65 children made the trip to Castleisland and 7 individual medals and 2 relay medals were won. A step up from results of last year.
Gold went to Cian O’Sullivan (St Francis N.S.) 3rd class 80m.
Silver went to Kate Murphy (St Clare’s N.S.) 2nd class 60m, David Murphy (Sneem N.S.) 5th class 600m and Ben Crowley (Cahir N.S.) 4th class 200m
Bronze medals were won by Elinor Dennison (St Clare’s N.S.) 4th class 200m, Christian Casey 2nd class 60m and Denis Cronin (St Francis N.S.) 6th class 600m.
St Clare’s Girls N.S. were 3rd in both the 2nd class relay (Eve Roberts-White, Clionadh Daly, Aibhin Whelton and Kate Murphy) and 4th class relay (Kaitlyn Moriarty, Cara Daly, Emer O’Sullivan and Elinor Dennison).
Standard of competition was very high and there were many outstanding performances on the day with many of our young athletes falling just outside the medals in 4th place. Well done to all.