Real team spirit prevailed on Saturday in AIT, at the Irish Life National Juvenile Relays, when D.S.D., athletes won gold, silver and bronze medals, and showed how much these team races meant to them by giving 100% effort.
Our U.18 boys team of Tobi Edward, Gavin Doran, Cian Dunne and Adam Whitten won their heat in great style before putting in a great performance in the final to snatch gold. Next up our U.18 girls, Charlotte Bourke; Beth Sweeney; Laura Gallagher and Erica Doyle, also gave everything in the heat and final and were just pipped for first, taking the silver medals to great applause. D.S.D. U.17 girls team; Laura Gallagher; Erica Doyle; Cara Murphy and Hannah Murray, also won silver after a great heat and final of their 4 x 200m. Bronze medals were won by our U.19 girls, Molly Hourihan; Amelia Rodgers; Charlotte Bourke and Beth Sweeney.
Also making these national finals were U.16 girl; U.12 boys and U.15 boys, all putting in good performances.
Molly Mullally won bronze in the U15 girls Long Jump with a leap of 4.82; and Emma Roche made the final of the U.18 girls Shot Putt, finishing 7th 9.19.
Well done to all!
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