DYLAN KEARNS HAVING A GREAT ATHLETICS SEASON
Fourteen year old Dylan Kearns, a student at St Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs has had a very successful track and field season so far with two silvers and one bronze All Ireland medals.
His season started In Tullamore when he won a silver medal in the Junior Javelin at the Irish Schools athletics Championships and followed up with a silver medal in The AAI U/16 Javelin Championships also in Tullamore with a new personal best of 44.92m improving on his throw of 44.87m which he recorded when he won the Ulster U/16 Javelin title in Antrim. He also won an Ulster bronze medal in the 250m Hurdles. At the All Ireland Juvenile Championships he also won an All Ireland bronze medal in the U/16 Boys 4 x 100m relay.
Dylan Kearns, Killybegs
Dylan, is a former pupil of Fintra NS and his season is far from finished as he is running the lead leg on the Killybegs Community Games U/16 boys Relay team who won the county championships recently and qualified to represent the county at the All Ireland Community Games in Athlone in three weeks time the other members of the team are Joey Donald, Jordan Mc Daid, Chris Kearns and Sean Coughlan. Dylan has also qualified for the discus and his brother Chris has qualified for the U/14 Hurdles in Athlone. Chris won a bronze medal at the AAI Development Championships in Tullamore last weekend and Jordan Mc Daid was a great fourth in the U/16 boys 100m in the same championships, so the signs are good for the Community Games Finals.
Killybegs Community Games U/16 Boys Relay winning team Joey Donald, Chris Kearns, Dylan Kearns and Jordan Byrne
Dylan, Joey, Jordan, Chris,Sean and Michaela Byrne will also be competing in the last round of the Young Athletes League and in the final in Belfast over the next few weeks
Dylan is also a very successful Sea Angler and was crowned European Junior (U/18) Champion at the European Sea Angling Championships in Dunmore East last year.