Star of the show at the AAI National Indoor Championships, at the weekend in Athlone, was Sinead Denny, who won gold in the 400m with a great new PB of 53.57. Considering that our weather has been all against preparation for Indoors, this was a remarkable performance and well worth all those hard winter training days and the tough sessions on the hills at Ticknock. Sinead blasted out of the blocks and never saw another opponent as she maintained a fast rhythm to the finish line. Mollie O’Reilly was the youngest finalist, registering a PB in the heats on Saturday of 56.49 and improving on this time again in the final to finish 5th in 56.32 (PB).
In the women’s High Jump D.S.D., were again to the fore as it became a three way jump off for the medals, with Grainne Moggan winning silver (1.70) and Grace O’Rourke bronze also with a 1.70 leap. The club is making great progress in this event, as we won many medals in the juvenile Dublin Championships and the legacy of Deirdre Ryan should be safe in the hands of these fine young athletes. Jerome Caprice continued to collect medals in the 3,000m walk as he collected bronze, against top class opposition. Well done also to Rick Nally 1,500m; Aengus Meldon 800m, and Rachel Dunne 100m hurdles, who all performed well.