Monday 21 January 2019

European win for Gough in Turkey

World indoor record holder Joe Gough added another medal to his collection when he won the M60 800m at the European Masters' in Turkey. Other Irish winners were Galway's Martin McEvilly M65 steeplechase and John McDermott from Sligo in the M70 400m and 300m hurdles. Civil Service's Paul Cowhie M50 5000m and Carrick's Tony Martin M55 400m took bronze.

Raheny to the fore

Raheny raiders dominated the annual Rockford Tinryland 4-Mile in Carlow with Freddy Keron Sittuk and Daire Bermingham the top two men and Maria O'Sullivan and Patrycja Wlodarczyk the first two women. Sli Cualann's Mick  Byrne finished 10th overall and first master - not bad for a 50-something. 

O'Hanlon out in front

Clonliffe's Gary O'Hanlon won the Tullamore Half Marathon in 69 mins 18 secs. First woman was local woman Pauline Curley in 79.12, just a week after winning the Longford Marathon.

McMahon to lead way

Clonliffe's Brian McMahon leads the Irish men's team at Sunday week's 30th World Mountain Running Championships in Italy. Also selected are Rathfarnham pair Eoin Flynn and Barry Minnock, James Kevan of Clonliffe and Raheny's Ian Conroy, with DSD's Killian Mooney going in the junior race. Emma Donlon of MSB, a clear winner of the trial race, leads the women's senior team.

Debut for Portmarnock

New club Portmarnock organise their first race - a 10km run to Portmarnock strand and back next Wednesday evening (7.0). Register online for €20, or at the Portmarnock Sports and Leisure Centre. All finishers get a t-shirt and goodie bag. Star of Sunday's Bohermeen 5-mile is the Rennicks Cup - a perfectly formed mini-Sam Maguire that goes to the winning men's team. The Delay Cup goes to the winning women's tea. Runners of all standards welcome.

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