Munster Schools Combined Events. Report by Evelyn Murphy
Congratulations to Bandon AC athletes Aisling Cassidy, Ciara McKeown, Moira Barrett, Laura Nicholson, Carla Hicks and Ella Nicholson who all competed very well in the Munster Schools Combined Events Championship held in Nenagh Indoor Stadium on Wednesday last, October 16th.
Ciara won gold and Aisling won silver in the girls’ Minor event. An impressive result as they competed against almost 30 other athletes in the 60m sprint, Long Jump, Shot and 800m.
In the Junior girls, Ella had a great competition to win bronze. Moira (5th) was unlucky to just miss out on one of the top four qualifying spots for the All-Ireland. Laura and Carla also performed really well in a big field of over 30 athletes over hurdles, long jump, high jump, shot and 800m.
Best of luck to Ella who has qualified to compete in the All-Ireland Schools Combined Events in Athlone in November. There is no All-Ireland in the Minor girls.
A big thank you to Frank Stam for coaching the girls over the last few months. Keep up the good work!