The All-Ireland Juvenile championships take place in Athlone today with a full programme of hurdle races. The girls will be to the fore with a trio of English champions being the highlight. Elizabeth Morland will start as hot favorite in the U18 while Molly Scott will be the one to watch in the U17 category. Scott will look to add the Irish title to the English title she won last month. She will be joined by Ciara Neville, already the Irish and English champion for the 60m flat.
Jason Foley, part of the Kerry All-Ireland winning minor football team in 2014, is down for the U19 and will start as favorite while the multi-eventing all-rounder, Daniel Ryan, will be the marked man in the U17.
Leevale will look to retain their title as top hurdle club with the challenge likely to come from DSD, GCH and St Lawrence O' Tooles.