Mayo Athletics Club win gold at children’s games

Westport AC Women’s Under-10 team.

Westport Athletic Club‘s young athletes aged under 9 to under 11 enjoyed great success at the County Mayo Children’s Games held in Claremorris last week.

A huge thank you to all the kids, coaches and parents involved. A special mention to the parent who came to help us even though their children were not running and to the others who swept the long jump pit run up and touched it all.

A very special thank you to Lisa Clarken who coordinated the whole day and to everyone who supported her.

Every athlete performed very well and made the club very proud.

Some highlights of the day for Westport include Johnny Clarken’s gold in the under-9 long jump, Luke Madigan’s silver in the under-9 300m, Aoife Renton’s bronze in the long jump under-9, Finn Duckett bronze in the under-10 long jump and bronze in the under-10 relay, with a team made up of Finn Duckett, Sean Óg Ó Ruain, Jack Malone and Fionn Kelly.

The team events also yielded numerous medals. Among the winners were Johnny Clarken and Luke Madigan (under 9,300m, gold), Johnny Clarken and Marcin Reidy (under 9 long jump, gold), Finn Duckett and Jack Malne (under 10 long jump, bronze), Daire Ryan and Aodhhan Ó Ruain (under 9 long jump, bronze) and Aoife Renton and Lola Whittaker (under 9 long jump, bronze).

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