Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results of the Athletics Ireland Senior Track & Field Chapionships...Sat 19th & Sun 20th July 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Results of the Athletics Ireland Senior Track & Field Chapionships...Sat 19th & Sun 20th July 2014

The national senior track and field championships were held in Santry, Dublin last weekend. These are some of the highlights with an emphasis on athletes from Cork.

Womens 800m....This was more of a tactical race with a slow first lap with the winning time at 2m 09s instead of the more usual 2:03-2:05. This suited Louise Shanahan from Cork who at just 17 years of age managed to get a bronze medal in a  national senior race.
17 year old Louise Shanahan #380 from Cork takes bronze in a senior race
800m SEN Women...
1 KIRK Katie Queens Univ 2:09.01
2 GALLIGAN Roseanne Newbridge A.C. 2:09.14
3 SHANAHAN Louise Leevale A.C. 2:11.05   

Video of 800m race...

5K Walk SEN Women...
1 BURKE Sinead        St. Coca's A.C.        25:17.86   
2 WHELAN, Lauren     Leevale A.C.        25:42.73   
3 COLLINS Rebecca     North Down AC        26:36.67    

Michelle Finn from Cork takes silver in the 3000m steeplechase
3000m Steeplechase...
1    1    393    TREACY Sara        Dunboyne A.C.        9:59.75   
2    2    384    FINN Michelle        Leevale A.C.        10:29.62   
3    3    156    COYNE Jessica        Dooneen A.C.        11:08.24    

Barry Healy and Patricia Curtin of Youghal AC
Javelin (600g) SEN Women....
FITZGIBBON Anita        Dundrum South Dublin A.C.     48.62
CURTIN Patricia        Youghal A.C.     41.61
MCDONALD, Olivia    St Peters A.C.     40.22

Weight for Height (35lb) U23 Men...
MC SWEENEY Patrick        Bandon A.C.    4.70
KENNY Michael        Kildare A.C.        4.10    

Weight For Distance (56lb SEN Men)...
HEALY Barry        Youghal A.C.        7.86
BREATHNACH Sean        Galway City Harriers A.C.        7.78
MCEVOY Niall        Crusaders A.C.        7.08

Weight for Height (56lb) SEN Men...
HEALY Barry        Youghal A.C.        4.30
RYAN Peter        Nenagh Olympic A.C.    4.10        
BREATHNACH Sean    Galway City Harriers A.C.    3.50

10K Walk SEN Men...
1    6    529    WRIGHT, Alex        Leevale A.C.        42:09.79   
2    4    370    HICKEY Luke        Leevale A.C.        43:19.52   
3    3    355    TREANOR James        Shercock A.C.        43:23.71

Long Jump SEN Men...
HEALY Sam        Leevale A.C.        7.25
HOWARD Shane        Bandon A.C.        7.16
TOBIN David        Trim A.C.        7.05

Shane Howard of Bandon AC...silver in the long jump

400m Hurdles SEN Women...
1 MC MAHON Christine    Ballymena & Antrim A.C.        57.73   
2 NEVILLE Jess        Leevale A.C.        1:03.91   
3 O'ROURKE Grace    Dundrum South Dublin A.C.        1:10.51

Womens 100m...In this race, there was a dead heat with both Phil Healy of Bandon AC and Amy Foster of City of Lisburn AC finishing in 11.49 seconds. This was an excellent performance by the Bandon athlete who improved on her previous personal best of 11.53 and is now joint 4th on the Irish all time list. Considering that Phil is still only 19 years old, the Irish national record of 11.40 may well be on borrowed time.

100m SEN Women, W=+0.5...
1 FOSTER Amy        City of Lisburn AC        11.49   
1 HEALY Phil        Bandon A.C.        11.49   
3 PROPER Kelly        Ferrybank A.C.        11.62   
Joint first in the womens 100m...Phil Healy of Bandon AC & Amy Foster of City of Lisburn AC
Video of womens 100m...

Womens 1500m........In this race, it really was all about Ciara Mageean. Back in 2011 aged 19, she set a new national junior record in the 1500m of 4m 07.45s which was the 5th fastest time on the all time list. Then she was out of action for a long time with an injury and only started running again in March of this year. Just four months later, she wins a national title. Coached by Jerry Kiernan, she is going to making headlines in the years ahead.

1500m SEN Women
1    7    113    MAGEEAN Ciara        U.C.D. A.C.        4:15.35   
2    4    458    BRITTON Fionnuala        Kilcoole A.C.        4:18.33   
3    6    252    O'FLAHERTY Kerry        Newcastle & District AC        4:18.77    

Womens 1500m race...

Mens 1500m....There was an extra edge to this race as only three athletes can be sent to the European Championships in August but four had run the qualifying time. After surgery to his achilles back in 2013, Ciarán Ó Lionáird from Toons Bridge near Macroom showed some of his old sparkle to win a national title.

1500m SEN Men
1    6    369    Ó LIONÁIRD Ciarán    Leevale A.C.        3:43.85   
2    8    272    ROBINSON Paul        St. Coca's A.C.        3:44.16   
3    9    421    TRAVERS John        Donore Harriers        3:45.00   
4    5    151    MCCARTHY David        West Waterford A.C.        3:45.64   
5    7    13    EVERARD Eoin        Kilkenny City Harriers A.C.        3:45.65

Video of 1500m race...

4x400m SEN Women
1 LEEVALE A.C.        3:52.74   
2 RAHENY SHAMROCK A.C.    3:56.41   
3 FINGALLIANS A,C,    4:07.58

Video.......The highlights can be seen on the RTE Player service until the 9th of August.

Results......The full results can be seen HERE 

1) Kieran Carlin has plenty of photos on the Finn Valley AC Facebook page. Saturday and Sunday.
2) Sportsfile have images HERE

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