Super Ciara leaps to new heights

Ciara Kennelly has achieved the qualifying standard for the European Youth Olympics

SUPREMELY talented Killarney athlete Ciara Kennelly has achieved the qualifying standard for the European Youth Olympics.

The high jump specialist produced a fantastic leap of 1.75m at the Munster Junior High Jump Championships in Nenagh last Sunday and, in the process, added another Munster record to her ever increasing list of achievements.

The European Youth Olympic swill take place next July in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Ciara, a student in St Brigid’s Secondary School in Killarney has also been carded by Athletics Ireland which is a huge achievement for such a young and talented athlete.

This time last year Ciara returned from the Munster Secondary Schools’ Indoor Athletics Championships with gold after she registered a jump of 1.65m and she followed that by finishing in third place in the sprint.

She won the All-Ireland indoor under 16 high jump title in 2016 and in July 2017 she jumped her way into the sporting record books when she won a bronze medal at the SIAB Schools International at the Morton Stadium in Santry.

Ciara is a daughter of Finbarr and Linda Kennelly, Dromin, Fossa.

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