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Hehir gets ready for Worlds with win at Churchtown Sth ‘5’

By John Walshe Sean Hehir concluded his racing preparations for the World Championships marathon in London in 10 days time with a solid victory at the Churchtown South ‘5’, the third race in the Ballycotton Summer Series. Looking for a good quality race, the Rathfarnham athlete was an unexpected entry for the two-lap course on […]

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EYOF: 200m silver for Rhasidat. Healy, Daly make finals

Rhasidat Adeleke of Tallaght AC has taken a silver medal in the 200m at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Gyor Hungary. Helped by a 2.5 following wind, the 14-year-old ran a time of 23.81 secs to finish second behind Dutch athlete Zoe Sedeny who finished in 23.74 secs. Qualifying with ease for tomorrow’s 1500m […]

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EYOF: Tallaght’s Adeleke makes 200m semi-finals

Tallaght’s Rhasidat Adeleke ran a personal best of 25.16 secs to win her heat in the opening round of the women’s 200m at the European Youth  Olympic Festival in Gyor Hungary today.  She will run in tomorrow’s final. Colin Doyle, of Leevale AC finished third in his men’s 200m heat in 22:31 secs, but although […]

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EYOF: Bronze for Williams and Jumbo-Gula

Shercock’s Jade Williams threw 58.62m to finish third in the 3kg hammer at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Gyor, Hungary. In the heats, Williams had thrown a massive personal best of 61.08m. Going into the competition, her best ever throw was 57.92m. On a great day for the Irish, Patience Jumbo-Gula of St […]

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Round-up: U20 bronze for Fitzsimons. Wins for Barr, Gregan, Mageean, English at National Championships

John Fitzsimons crowned a superb performance by the Irish team at the European U20 Championships in Grosseto, Italy  when he snatched a bronze medal in the men’s 800m today. Fitzsimons  from Kildare AC  was ranked 20th going into the championships,  but in a tactical race, held his nerve to  finish third in 1:49.15.  In the […]

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Roads: Coghlan and Ganiel tops at Fingal 10k

John Coghlan  of MSB continued his recent winning streak with victory in the SSE Airtricity  Series Fingal 10km in Swords.  Coghlan , who won the Liberties 4-Mile last Thursday, saw off the challenge of Raheny’s Freddy Sittuk with Peter Somba from Dunboyne third and Tallaght’s Tomas Fitzpatrick fourth and first M35. Gladys Ganiel of North […]

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Round-Up: Hammer bronze for Michaela Walsh. Mitchell wins 5000m at National T-F

Michaela Walsh of Swinford  took bronze in the women’s hammer  winning Ireland’s second medal at the European U20 Championships  in Grosseto, Italy today. Walsh’s throw of 62.17m was marginally less than the 62.33m she threw in qualifying but still enough for a comfortable third place. She also finished seventh in the shot put with 15.62m. […]

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Euro U20 T-F: Gold for Gina Akpe Moses. Plus Irish results.

Gina Akpe Moses is Ireland’s latest gold medal winner after taking the 100m title at the European U20 Track and Field Championships in Grosseto, Italy this afternoon. Running from lane 5, Akpe-Moses, from the Blackrock  club in Dundalk, though now based in England, won a closely fought race in 11.71 secs after showing solid form […]

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Euro U20 T-F: Akpe-Moses and Neville make 100m final

Gina Akpe-Moses  of  the Blackrock Co Louth club and  Ciara Neville  of Emerald AC have both made it through to the final of the 100m on the opening day of the European U20 Track and Field Championships in Grosseto, Italy. Akpe Moses won her heat this morning and then finished second in her semi-final  to […]

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Nationals Preview: Barr definite

Thomas Barr of Ferrybank is completely recovered from a recent injury and definitely running  in the 400m hurdles at this weekend’s Irish Life Health Track and Field Championships. He’ll be joined on the line by his training partner Paul Byrne of St Abban’s who recently ran a lifetime best of 50.04 secs. Also lining out […]

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