Newry athletes awarded for outstanding performance

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Thursday, March 12th, 2015
Community, Sport
Local 3 Way Athletic Club member Odhrán Hamilton and Oisin O’Callaghan from Newry AC have been named as the ‘firmus energy Athletes of the 2014 Super Five Series’ in the U11 and U17 categories respectively.

Oisin O’Callaghan from Newry Athletics Club

Organised by Lagan Valley Athletics Club and taking place at the Mary Peters track, the firmus energy Super Five is the largest youth athletics series in Northern Ireland and is designed to encourage beginners to come out and ‘have a go’ at track and field events as well as helping to develop serious global competitors and future local Olympians. U11 contender Odhran Hamilton was recognised for his consistent performance in long-distance running, coming first regularly in the 1000m and 600m races. Winning the athlete of the series in the U17 male category, Oisin O’Callaghan from Newry Athletics Club shone on a number of evenings, receiving gold medals in the 1500m, 800m and the 400m races. Bryan McCorkell from organisers of the series, Lagan Valley Athletics Club, commented, “Congratulations to Odhrán and Oisin – being selected for this accolade was no mean feat! “The 2014 series was the most successful of all the 24 years the initiative has run, with a record number of 260 participants attending each of the five evening events on average. “It is great to see the popularity of athletics go from strength to strength – we are so impressed with the enthusiasm and level of talent shown during the series – in fact, it was difficult to choose just one overall winner from each category,” he added. For more information on the firmus energy super five athletics series, visit www.laganvalleyac.co.uk where dates for the 2015 season will be announced.

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