Under glowering clouds League 3 for Dublin’s young athletes took place this afternoon. And we just about got away with it as the black clouds constantly threatened but never quite delivered.

It was nice to have a meet at Irishtown for a change rather than have to trek out to Santry. And it had the effect of highlighting a few shortcomings in the stadium equipment and general setup. Crusaders provided a fair percentage of the officials and I was sent off to lead the discus events (helped by Jean Ferry) which today consisted of U13 and U14, both boys and girls. Consequently I didn’t see too much of what went on elsewhere.

However Alix Hughes arrived at the throws cage with the news that she had won the U14G shot putt. Which is great – I’m not sure we’ve actually won an event up until now. Her discus was OK though she can do much better. Crusaders’ athletes have an advantage over many others who do not have access to throws facilities/coaches. Laura Crowley took 3rd place in the U13 event and Ciara Barry 4th.

Out on the track our Aoibhe Walsh, only 7 this month, somehow managed to wangle her way into the U10G 500m and didn’t finish that far behind the penultimate runner.

So not too many details at this time. I’ll put them up when they are published.