Tuesday, February 23, 2016

John is yet another local champion

Kilcullen has a long history of producing champions in many fields, and here's another, John Healy, writes Brian Byrne. John's strong Kilcullen connection is that he's son of Tom and Jackie Healy.

The current Co Kildare champion for discus and shot putt outdoors, he recently came third in the 2016 Leinster Juvenile U15 shot putt with a personal best of 11.25m.

Just 13 years old and in First Year at CPC, he has been throwing since he was eight, at Crookstown Millview Athletics Club. He's now a member at Celbridge Athletics as his Crookstown coach for almost five years has returned to England.

Last year he competed in the All Ireland Finals in shot, discus and hammer throwing.

They just don't stop coming …