Monday 11 December 2017

Eoin's big throw

Eoin Sheridan proved the star of the Irish school team at the SIAB Schools International in Cardiff when he set a new discus record of 55.43m.

In the girls' throws, Michaela Walsh dominated the hammer and shot. On the track, Brian Master ran a personal best 48.58 to win the 400m, while Kevin Mulcaire proved the class of the field in the 300m. Other wins for Megan Marrs 100m, Amaris Borel 300m hurdles, Elizabeth Morland long jump, Jack Murphy 100m hurdles, Keith Marks high jump and Aaron Egan walk. The Irish team finished second behind England.

Sarah weathers it

Sarah McCormack finished first woman at a shortened Snowdon International Mountain race run off in atrociously bad weather. It made her the second Irish woman to win this race after Sarah Mulligan's victory last year.

On a great day for the Irish, Tim O'Donoghue finished third overall in 47 mins 50 secs, and with James Kevan eighth, Ian Conroy 22nd and Brian Furey 30th, the men's team finished third. The race was won by Italy's Cesare Maestri.

Paddy's power

Annadale's Paddy Hamilton was the clear winner of  the SSE Airtricity Fingal 10km. Mark Hoey from Star of the Sea and Raheny's Simon Ryan were second and third. First woman was Michelle McGee of DSD.

A new race to the Business Houses Athletic Club calendar is Sunday's Dublin Fire Brigade 5km (11.0), which will start from the fire brigade training centre in Marino and take in a loop of Collin's Avenue and Griffith Avenue. Details www.bhaa.ie; entries on the morning until 10.30.

*Late entries are welcome at Saturday's annual Balla 10k in Co Mayo (7.30). Info 087-2941227.

Uzik clear winner

Jan Uzik, a Slovakian based in Cork, was a clear winner of the Energia Irish 24 hour Championships held at the Mary Peters track in Belfast. Uzik completed a total of 146.6miles. Joint second were John O'Regan and Eddie Gallen with 141.6 miles. First woman was Donna McLoughlin who completed 112.3 miles.

Eoin's 5k glory

Eoin O'Callaghan shook off the mid-race challenge of Paul Fleming to win the Dublin City Council 5km at Irishtown in 15 mins 51 secs.

Third placed Karl Fitzmaurice was leading home a large group of Revenue runners. Sonya McConnan of TCD was first woman.

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