Gold and Silver at Junior/u 23 Level



National junior and u 23 indoor champs at Athlone pretty much kicks the national scene the new year etc into gear and Valley athletes that we anticipated would impact did so led out early in the day by James Kelly shot junior a winning throw at 16.58 indoors for James now switches to British champs and tougher competition as he really wasnt pushed Sunday . His brother John came into the arena a few hours later won the title at u 23 didnt really drive the ball out the distance that showed in the warm up hit 16.44m but for him next its the Irish University champ. and defend his title in the colours of Lyit . Bridget Mc Dyre continued the Valley success story at shot taking silver now a student at DCU again University challenge beckons as it does for Shane Irwin 400m who ran a real gutsy race to get up for silver and closing 48.87 a pb and he is still learning . He did learn as we all did that in a tough situation coming from behind he has toughness that the event requires so thats that box ticked , a student also at Lyit . Danny Brownre had a darned good run 60m just .02 away from medal and Conor Breslin a pb 400m junior . 


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