Monday, July 4, 2011

Le Chéile AC win in Newbridge - 3/07/11

In bright sunshine the final round of the League took place in Newbridge, over 20 athletes were in attendance and were supported by their parents and coaches.

We went into the last round in the lead with 1160points nearly 100 clear of Northwest Kildare. The sprints were the first races of the day and the atheltes continued earning maximun points with fantastic wins across all ages. For some it was their debut race and a few nerves kicked it. The athletes were very excited and cheered each other on throughout the day and when the last race was over they wondered if they were still in the lead and would they win!

Jim and his team set about calculating the three divisions and the top scoring atheltes in each age group. With great anticipation the athletes all gathered around and the top scoring male and female from each divison and each age group were announced. Le Chéile won 7 individual age groups;
U8 - Emma Maloney U13 - Liam Murphy

U10 - Ciara Mulleady U14 - Thomas Connolly

U12 - Emma Browne U15 - Sean Flanagan
U13 - Fina Hayes

Le Chéile were announced as the winners of C division to the delight of the atheltes, parents and coaches. With the honor of collecing the shield going to Conor Kiely who was the eldest competing athlete. Conor lifted the shield to the applause of his fellow club mates.

Well done to all athletes who competed in the league and represented Le Chéile with pride, the Shield will in on display in the club house from Tuesday.

Many thanks to Willie Murphy for his fantastic photos which can be seen here (click on gallery and view the track & field league). A big thank you to the parents for their continued support and many thanks to the coaches.

Next competition All-Ireland championships this coming weekend - in action Conall Hayes, Sean Flanagan and Conor Murphy.

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