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Ardee’s Conor qualifies for All-Ireland T&F finals

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Conor McMahon and Jonathan Commins of Ardee & District AC.
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This article originally appeared on ThisIsArdee.ie

Conor McMahon added his name to the Ardee Community School contingent at next month’s Irish Life Health All-Ireland Schools Track & Field Championships on Saturday – with a silver medal performance.

On Day Two of the Leinster Schools finals in Morton Stadium in Santry, Ardee & District Athletic Club juvenile athlete Conor McMahon was in action for Ardee Community School and competing in the senior boy high jump, he acheived a new personal best of 1.85m to come second on the day.

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Delighted with his silver medal, Conor will now have the chance to go one further on Saturday June 3rd at the national finals in Tullamore.

Last week, Ardee & District AC athletes Jonathan Commins (Ardee Community School) and Aoibheann Carolan (St Vincent’s) were in action in the same competition – with both among the medals.

Commins threw 13.01m to win the boys Under 16 shot put, beating his nearest challenger by over 1.1 metres to comfortably lay claim to the gold medal. Jonathan also ran the 100m hurdles in the Intermediate Boys category in a time of 15.1 seconds, enough for a fifth place finish.

Carolan finished third in the minor girls shot put with a throw of 8.98, missing out on silver by 0.01m.

On Sunday last, the Ardee & District AC Under 10 relay team were in Leixlip for the Leinster Club Relay Championships. The team comprised of Tom Maguire, Callum Carvery, Dylan McCarron and Arthur Sands and they came through the heats to make the final. The boys ran superbly to finish in 5th place.

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