KVAC at Kerry Athletics Juvenile & U/20 County Track & Field Championships 2022.

The Kerry Athletics U/9 to U/20 Kerry Track & Field Championships took place on May 7th & May 8th. The weather was perfect for the 104 Killarney Valley AC athletes who competed in sprints , hurdles , mid distance , javelin, shot put, long jump , high jump , triple jump , discus and relays.

This was our highest number of athletes ever participating in a championships with lots of first timers.

Our athletes won a total of 70 Medals , 44 of these from our brilliant u/9 to u/16s , while our powerful U/20 squad won 26 medals which was over 35% of the medals available in that cohort for the entire championships.
More Important than the medals are all the personal best performances from all of our crew no matter where they finish in their event. Athletics is you versus you and finding your best self and our KVAC team certainly found their own “Strong”.

Killarney Valley AC on the Rise continues at a pace. We are very proud of all the athletes & parents for prioritising this important competition, many families juggling first communions & other activities to put Athletics and the green and purple of KVAC at the top of the weekends list. Big thanks to all the coaches and officials from the county board , and the An Riocht facility for a great venue.


U10’s – Finian Swarbrick 3rd in 60m and 2nd in long jump.  Emily Kavanagh 3rd in 60m. Dylan McCarthy 2nd in 60m and 2nd in 500m.  The U10 Boys relay came 2nd while the U10 Girls relay came 3rd.

U11’s – Eve O’Halloran 2nd in 60m and 3rd in long jump.  Elizabeth Brosnan 1st in 60m.  Fionn Spellman 3rd in 60m.

U12’s – Eoin Brosnan 1st in 60m and 3rd in long jump.  Charlie O’Meara 2nd in 60m and 3rd in Turbo Javelin.  Ava Harty 2nd in Shot.

U13’s – T.J. Evans 3rd in Javelin.  Daniel Mannix 3rd in Shot.  Harry Westlake 3rd in 60Hurdles.  Cian Hegarty 2nd and Conor Duffin 3rd in 600m.  Samuel Moore 2nd in High Jump.

U14’s – Jack Buckley 1st in High Jump.  Taesha Veerasoo 1st in High Jump.  Sophie Duke 1st in 80m.  Tara O’Sullivan 2nd in 800m and 2nd in 75mH.  Antonia Lejwoda 2nd in Long Jump.  Megan O’Reilly 1st in 75mH and 2nd in 200m.  Lucy Linehan 3rd in 200m.  Naoise O’Connor 3rd in 75mH.  Liam Quirke 1st in 75mH and Jack Culloty 2nd in 800m.  The U14 Girls 4 x 100 Relay came 1st.

U15’s – Dara McCarthy 3rd in 800m.  Oisin O’Leary 1st in High Jump.  Joshua Minnie 1st in 800m.  Anna O’Shea 1st in Discus and Shot and 2nd in 250mH.
250H boys 1st Jack O’Leary, 2nd Michael Burton.
Long jump 2nd Jack O’Leary.

U/20 ( Junior) –  

100 M 1st John O’ Connor 100  M Women  2nd Melissa Ahern.
200 M 2nd Conor Gammell, 3rd John O’Connor, 200 M Women 3rd Melissa Ahern.
400 M 1st Cian Lynch, 2nd Karl McCarthy, 3rd Jack O’Leary.
400 M Hurdles 1st Tadgh Galvin.
Relays 4 x100 Men 1st ( Karl McCarthy, John O’Connor, Sam Griffin, Conor Gammell), 4×100 Women 2nd ( Ellen Moloney, Rachel Griffin, Alison Butler, Melissa Ahern)
High Jump 1st Sam Griffin
Long Jump 2nd Sam Griffin, 3rd Keelin Veerasoo.
Triple Jump 1st Dara Looney, 2nd Keelin Veerasoo.
Middle distance:
800 M 1st Oisin Lynch, 2nd Jack O’Leary. 800 M Women 2nd Kathryn Ryan, 3rd Grace O’Meara. 1500M 2nd Oisin Lynch, 3rd Jack O’Leary.
3000 M 3rd Brian Doody. 3000m Women 2nd Grace O’Meara.
Shot Put 2nd Kevin O’Callaghan, Discus 3rd Kevin O Callaghan.

Full results click here http://www.kerryathletics.com/results/2022/juvenile/menu.html