Clounagh pupils the pick of the field with multiple Ulster medals

Clounagh Junior High School athletes celebrate success in the Minor Boys' Team section at the Ulster Championships. From left are Matthew Willis, Ethan Williamson, Zane Brown, Alberto Almanzar and Williams Roman.
Clounagh Junior High School athletes celebrate success in the Minor Boys' Team section at the Ulster Championships. From left are Matthew Willis, Ethan Williamson, Zane Brown, Alberto Almanzar and Williams Roman.
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Clounagh Junior High School’s class of 2015 added to the Ulster athletics record books with a strong medal haul.

The Antrim Forum meeting to settle Ulster Schools’ Championship honours provided Clounagh with a string of highlights.

Group success left Clounagh as Minor Boys’ Team champions courtesy of a winning overall points tally. It marked only the second team title at Ulster level in Clounagh history following the year eights’ triumph during 2000.

Jay Crozier was crowned mini boys’ champion following a personal best.

Ethan Williamson picked up double bronze across the high jump and long jump events.

Alberto Almanzar crossed the line having secured silver in the 100 metres. He also posted a point for seventh in the shot.

Matthew Willis’ personal best just missed out on a school record but placed the Clounagh athlete fourth over 800 metres.

Josh Woods and Zane Brown teamed up with Williamson and Almanzar to wrap up bronze in the 4x100 relay event.

Williams Roman came close to shot points during his encouraging performance.

Williamson and Almanzar each registered fifth in the Irish finals at County Offaly’s Tullamore.

AWARDS

The deadline for the Junior Sports Awards has been set as 5pm today (Friday).

The inaugural Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council ceremony will cover achievements across July 2014 to June 2015.

The event will be staged by Armagh Sports Forum, Banbridge District Sports Association and Craigavon Sports Advisory Council.

Nominations are open across Junior Male, Junior Female, Junior Team, Youth Male, Youth Female, Youth Team, School Coach, Club Coach, Volunteer and Sports Person with a Disability.

Please refer to the nomination form for the age range in each category.

Forms are available from council leisure and community facilities across the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area or online at www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk.

Return completed forms to Anne Benson, Junior Sports Awards, Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island National Nature Reserve, Lurgan, BT66 6NJ.

For further information contact Armagh (028 37 529636), Banbridge (028 406 60605) or Craigavon (028 38 311690).