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World Masters Indoors: Pentathlon gold for Finegan

Geraldine Finegan of North East Runners is Ireland’s latest gold medal winner on the penultimate day at the World Masters Indoors in Daegu, South Korea. Finegan won the W50 in emphatic style scoring higher than her six opponents in all five disciplines. She started with 9.92 secs in the 60m hurdles for 1,004 points and […]

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World Masters Indoors: Gold for Brian Lynch. Silver Sheridan, Bechtina, Finegan

Brian Lynch of North East Runner has successfully defended his title in the M60 3000m at the World Masters Indoors in Daegu, South Korea. Lynch won the race in 10 mins 34.81 secs, giving him four seconds to spare on Britain’s Paul Thompson who finished in 10:38.68; the two were well clear of the field. […]

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World Masters Indoors: Gold for Joe Gough, Mark O’Shea and Ann Woodlock

Joe Gough of West Waterford is again world champion after a clear win in the M60 800m at the World Masters Indoors  in Daegu, South Korea. Gough – at 64 the oldest in the field –  clocked a brilliant time of 2 mins 19.17 secs to beat his old rival Oleksandr Lysenko from the Ukraine […]

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World Masters Indoors: Gough Safely Through. Bronze for Finegan

Joe Gough of West Waterford  comfortably won his heat to move into tomorrow’s M60  final at the World Masters Indoors in Daegu, South Korea today. Gough clocked a time of 2 mins 37.09 secs, with Oleksander Lysenko of  Ukraine  the fastest qualifier in 2:28.46.  In the M55 age group, Dunboyne’s Michael Cornyn also made it […]

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World Masters Indoors: Two team golds for Ireland

At the World Masters Indoors in Daegu,Korea today, the Irish men’s over 40 and over 55 teams both took gold. First up on the 8km course were the over 55 men, with Tom O’Connor of Liffey Valley finishing a fighting fifth, Pat O’Grady of Drogheda and District 6th and Michael Cornyn of Dunboyne AC 12th. […]

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Schools: Wins for O’Leary, Murphy and Healy at Santry

Although Sean O’Leary came home a comfortable winner of the senior boys’ race, St Aidan’s CBS failed to make it three in a row at the Irish Life Health Leinster Schools Cross-Country Championships in Santry yesterday. In dry, firm conditions, O’Leary made his move about halfway through the race, leaving Cormac Dalton of St Joseph’s […]

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Sarah Keane elected Olympic Council president (updated)

Sarah Keane was elected president of the Olympic Council of Ireland at last night’s extraordinary general meeting in Dublin’s Conrad Hotel. Keane, Swim Ireland CEO and OCI executive member for the past two years, beat Willie O’Brien, acting president since Pat Hickey stepped aside last August, and Bernard O’Byrne, CEO of Basketball Ireland. Although for […]

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Round-up: McCambridge DNF; Leinster Results

Maria McCambridge pulled up in the Frankfurt Marathon just after the half way mark. McCambridge went through 10km in 36 mins 10 secs and ran 17:53 for the third 5km in the race, which put her on target to break 2 hrs 33 mins. Clearly something went wrong soon after with her time for the […]

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Irishtown Track to Re-Open in April

Thanks to Cliona Foley in the Irish Independent for digging outthsi info on the Irishtown Track; there had been some disturbing rumours going about. From today’s Irish Independent: Dublin City Council has told the Irish Independent that the completion of the resurfacing of the track in Irishtown will go ahead in April by the same […]

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McCormack, Mulligan Make Top 20 at World Mountain Running

Sarah McCormack of Clonliffe Harriers finished best of the Irish at the 30th World Mountain Running Championships in Italy when she finished 15th in the women’s uphill only 8.4km race in a time of 51 mins 13 secs. Less than a minute behind was Sarah Mulligan of DSD in 20th place with a time of […]

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