The Irish Life Health National Juvenile Championships are set for a blockbuster three days of competition in Tullamore (July 3rd/9th/10th). There is sure to be no shortage of enthusiasm and quality action on show, with a few familiar names set to take to national competition once again over the three days.
Lucy McGlynn of Tír Chonaill AC has been in sparkling form over the hurdles this season, not looking out of place in the senior 100m and 400m hurdle finals last weekend (senior bronze in 400mH final). McGlynn is sure to be a major contender again at these championships, as will up-and-coming sprint star Lucy-May Sleeman (Leevale AC) who could have a busy few days with entries in the 100mH, 100m, and 200m.
Sleeman provided one of the highlights of the indoor season in clocking a 7.43 CR for 60m to claim the U19 gold and is sure to be right in contention for multiple golds over the next two weekends.
Maeve O’Neill of Doheny AC looks like the star name to look out for in the U19 800m. O’Neill looks set to take her place following a brilliant showing in a high-class field at seniors last weekend, continuing on from her brilliant indoor CR of 2.08.80 which saw her take over from Ciara Everard’s record of 2.09.74 (2008).
Conor Callinan of Leevale secured the U19 juvenile pole vault title indoors earlier this year with a CR 4.35m which completed a remarkable indoor season for the Leevale star having already secured the senior and U20 titles. Callinan continued to impress last weekend, claiming a bronze medal at seniors and looks the standout entry in the U19 pole vault competition on day 3.
All three days will be live streamed on the Athletics Ireland Youtube Channel HERE via nTrai.
A link to spectator tickets and timetable can be found HERE
Entry lists HERE
Live Results HERE (Updated on each day or competition)
Full Preview HERE