NI and Ulster Athletes Excel at Irish Schools Multi Events Championships
01 November 2017
A number of NI & Ulster Athletes excelled at the recent Irish Schools Multi Event Championships held in Athlone.
Troy McConville (Craigavon SHS) once again demonstrated that he is following in the footsteps of his Commonwealth Games representative father by snatching the Intermediate Boys’ Gold in the closing stages of the final event, the 800m. Troy tallied a 277 point PB of 3,389 with PBs in 60mH 8.44, Shot 11.18m, 200m 23.50 seconds and 800m 2:08.13 in a very close competition.
Molly Curran (St Ciaran’s Ballygawley, pictured) won the minor girls with a total score of 3,115 points which bettered the minor record last year set by Katie Monteith. Mollie set PBs of 9.70 for the 60m hurdles, 10.32m in the shot put, and added 10cm to her high jump best with 1.51m. She also recorded 4.62m in the long jump and finished with an excellent 2:29.15 in the 800m.
Jordan Cunningham set an impressive score of 3144 to finish second in the Junior Boys’ competition. The St. Malachy’s pupil recorded PBs of 8.73 60m Hurdles, and 2:18.01 800m as well as an impressive Shot of 12.75m.
In the junior girls Niamh McCorry (Loreto College Cavan) recorded PBs in the Shot 10.18m, Long Jump 4.41m and ran an impressive 2:29.07 800m to score 3,040 and finish second.
Daniel Scott (Lurgan Junior HS) and Eoin Sharkey (St. Columbas Glenties) recorded a top four finish in the Minor Boys’ and Junior Boys’ Competition respectively and Youth Academy Athletes Ethan Williamson (Portadown College) and Eimear Kelly (St. Cecilia’s Derry) had outstanding PBs in the 60m Hurdles (8.58 and 8.90 respectively) but weren’t able to feature in the 800ml due to illness and injury.
Troy, Niamh, Jordan and Eoin will now go on to represent Irish Schools against England, Scotland and Wales in the Schools International in Glasgow on 10th November.