Northern Sound Schools Land Ulster Athletics Titles

It was a busy weekend on the Athletics front with the Ulster Schools Post Primary Finals taking place at the Antrim Forum on Friday and Saturday writes Paul O’Neill.

27 Ulster titles where taken home by athlete’s in the region, in senior competition, Sorcha O’Neill of Colaiste Oiriall, Monaghan took the Girls 400m Hurdles.

St Louis Carrickmacross’s Aine Corbally won the girls hammer. In the intermediate grade Ava Ross from St.Louis Monaghan took the Girls Walk and Casey Mulvey of St Clare’s Ballyjamesduff took Shot and Discus title.

Roisin Kelleher of Loretto Cavan landed the girls High Jump. Molly Coffey O’Connor of Largy College, Clones in the Junior Discus and Ben Warnock of St Kevin’s Lisnaskea took the Mini Boys 800m.

Qualifiers now have now just under two weeks to fine tune their efforts before travelling to Tullamore to compete in the Irish Schools Championships on Sat June 1st.

On Sunday the focus turned to Round One of the Irish Life Health National Club League where both Ladies and Men’s County Monaghan teams were drawn in the Pool at the Mary Peters Track in Belfast.

Both teams performed very well on the day with the Women’s team having been Division One National Champions in 2018 and in doing so gain promotion to the premier league exceeded expectations to finish second in the Premier Division in this Pool.

The Men’s team were fourth in Division One after the first day of competition.