Four Tipperary athletes secured medals for Team Ireland at last weekend’s Aviva SIAB School’s Track and Field International, which took place at Morton Stadium in Dublin.
The four young athletes took one gold, two silvers and a bronze between them to help Team Ireland to a second place finish in the even behind the overall winners England. Maria Carey from St. Mary’s in Newport took gold in the Triple Jump with a jump of 11.48 metres.
There was a silver for Aaron Egan in the 3,000m Walk in a time of 13 minutes 12.16 seconds, while there was another silver for Michael Quilligan of Nenagh CBS as he finished second in the 400m hurdles in a time of 56.05 seconds.
The final Tipperary based medal went to Darren Prout from Presentation in Ballingarry. He jumped 13.52 metres in the Triple Jump to take bronze on the day.
Team Ireland secured a total of 26 medals over the International event, 6 gold, 7 silver and 13 bronze to finish with a total of 333 points, behind England’s winning total of 489, with Wales in third and Scotland in fourth.