Boyne AC

With the Cross Country Season almost at an end, the young athletes from Boyne A.C. are taking full advantage of the fabulous new Indoor Stadium in Abbottstown, as they held another training session there on Saturday last. A group of over 30 athletes and coaches enjoyed a tough but beneficial session, as they prepare themselves for the upcoming indoor season, due to start in February.

On Sunday last, some of the younger members of the club had the opportunity to sample the thrills of indoor competition, as they took part in Cushinstown ACs annual Indoor sports day. Without any inclement weather elements to contend with, these young athletes all put in fine performances, setting the bar high for the year to come. Following in his sister’s footsteps, Tayo Lawrence finished 2nd in the first race of the day, the tiny tots, with Oran Monaghan not far behind. In the u8s girls race, Amy McHugh ran well, while in the boys race, it was a super win for Nathan Robertson. Aoife McCabe ran well in the girls u9 sprint, as did Leah McHugh in the girls u10 heats. Also in the u10 girls sprint, it was gold for Chloe Cooney, with Shruti Prasad running well to qualify for her final, both girls also contested the u10 long jump. Shola Lawrence took an easy gold in the girls u11 sprint, while Alex McHugh ran well in his heat of the u12 boys race. Alex Devine made a great return to competitive action with a win in the boys u13 sprint, while clubmate Aaron Fennell also took gold in the u13 hurdles and Shot Putt, he also competed well in the sprint and high jump, finishing 4th in both. Amelia Lawrence ran well in th u14 girls race, while Cathal Monaghan took the bronze medal in his u15 sprint, and added a silver in the shot putt to his collection. Finally, in a fitting end to the day, Lili O’Connor took a well earned gold in the u16 hurdles, under the watchful eye of coach Colin McHugh, and a bronze in her sprint race.

Also in action during the week, Caer NiGhibne took a well earned silver in the North Leinster Schools Cross Country race. Boyne A.C. will hold their inaugural Awards and Presentation Night, this Saturday (Feb 3rd) in the Westcourt Hotel, at 7pm, all members and their families are invited for a fun filled evening, with food and DJ on the night, tickets can be bought at training and on the door on the night.