U15 Boys 4X200m Relay Team: Daniel Hayden, Aidan O’Boyle, Paul Idahor and Cathal Farrell, performed well at the recent Connacht Indoor Track & Field Championships in Athlone IT.
The tone of the day was set from the very first race when Longford AC U18 Boys 4X200m relay team shot off the line at blistering pace to win by nearly a 5 second margin. Aaron Kelly, Dylan Horkan, Corey Molloy and Ronan Farrell (sub Nelvin Appiah) brought all the Longford spectators to their feet with their time of 1:39.49 min, qualifying them for the National Juvenile Relay at the end of the month. This is their second year running together as a team going on to Nationals. Last year they progressed well from the heats to the reach the ultimate final 6 teams.
Longford AC U16 Boys Cian McPhillips, Keelin McGann, Killian Rawle and Christopher Conaty made the running look easy as they took Gold in the 4X200m relay in 1:42.61 min at Athlone IT Indoor Arena on 26th February at the Connacht Indoor Track & Field Championships. This victory sees the team qualify for further action at the end of the month as they get the chance to perform at All-Ireland level.
Sarah McPhillips, Avril Cosgrove, Melissa O’Kane, Funmi Talabi, brought home to Longford the set of Gold medals in the U14 Girls 4X200m relay at last weekend’s Connacht Indoor Track & Field Championships at Athlone IT. Their time of 1:57.79 min was a full 5 seconds ahead of 2nd place and has assured their progress on to the National Juvenile Relays at the end of the month.
After several outing together in cross country Longford AC U15 Boys Christopher Conaty, Joe Reilly, Brendan Finnan and Darren O’Neill have now turned their focus onto the indoor track. Known more for middle distance than sprinting each of the boys dug deep to give their all in the 200m laps to win the set of Connacht Silver medals. They have afew weeks of additional training as they progress to Athletics Ireland National Juvenile Relay finals at the end of the month.
Running together for the first time as a team Gospel Idahor, Precious Oseyemi, Sarah Murphy and Yemi Talabi gave a very strong performance as they won 1st place in the U17 Girls 4X200m relay on 26th February at the Connacht Indoor Track & Field Championships in Athlone. It was the first time Longford was able to field a team of teenage girls at this age group, with two of the sprinters also winning Gold in their individual events.
A large group of the Longford Athletic Club juveniles that competed on Day 2 of the Connacht Indoor Track & Field Championships at Athlone IT Indoor Arena take to the winners’ podium. When all the results were tallied the Club has qualified for All-Ireland finals in 30 separate events, 7 of which are Relay teams. The Club is extremely proud of doubling the results of 2016, when it qualified in 17 events, and 2015, in 16 events.
In the final race of the day Nelvin Appiah, Cian Belton, Niall Moran and Cian Nolan won the U17 Boys 4X200m Relay and this saw Longford win their 6th set of Connacht Gold medals and 1 set of Silver in Relay over the two day competition. After their outstanding performance in last year’s All-Ireland Relay finals winning National Bronze the lads are in great form to go forward for another opportunity to put Longford AC on the map.