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DSD Masters Athletes Outperform in Athlone

A total of 11 DSD Masters athletes competed at the Irish Masters Indoors in Athlone on Saturday 13th January.

They came home with a fantastic 20 medals (14 Gold, 5 Silver and 1 Bronze).

  • Both Peadar McGing and Shane Sheridan won triple Gold in their three events (detail below)

  • Adina Gheorghiu, Kevin Byrne and George Wyatt each won double Gold.

  • Avril Dillon romped home in the 60m Hurdles despite carrying a slight niggle.

  • Dee Walsh won her first ever National Indoor Masters medal with double Silver in 60m and Long-Jump, and Bronze in 200m.

  • There were at least 5 other strong DSD Masters Track & Field athletes that were unable to attend on this occasion – whom, if they had been in attendance, would have swelled the medal tally further.

Full results:

  • Avril Dillon W40 - 1st 60m Hurdles - 9 07 secs

  • Adina Gheorghiu W45 - 1st 60m and 200m in 8.23 secs and 26.75 secs respectively.

  • Dee Walsh W60 - 2nd in 60m in 9.81 secs, 2nd in Long-Jump in 2.30m and 3rd in 200m in 34.91 secs.

  • Teresa McGing W65 - 1st in Weight for Distance with 3.33m and 2nd in Shot-Put with 3.94m.

  • James Sullivan M35 - 2nd in 200m and 3rd in 400m in 25.64 secs and 57.28 secs (his fastest Indoor times in many years).

  • Kevin Byrne M50 - 1st in 60m Hurdle in 10.39 secs and 1st in Pole-Vault in 3.20m (Kevin is knocking on the door of a new Irish Record of 3.30m+). Also 5th in High-Jump with 1.45m.

  • Fintan Hourihan M55 - 4th in 200m in 27.63 (only very narrowly missing out on a medal) and 7th in 400m in 1.08.58.

  • George Wyatt M55 - 1st in both Long-Jump and Triple-Jump in 4.89m and 9.88m respectively.

  • Ronan Gately M55 - 2nd in 400m in 27.41 secs and 4th in 400m in 63 13 secs

  • (the irrepressible) Peadar McGing M65 - triple Gold in 60m Hurdles with 11.65 secs, High-Jump with 1.30m and Triple-Jump with 8.64m.

  • Shane Sheridan also triple Gold (what is it with these M65's!) In 60m - 8.27 secs, 200m in 27.67 secs and 400m in 67.29 secs. The 60m and 200m times were new Irish Records

  • The Mens 4x200m team came 5th in 1.54.12 secs (but we reckon we conceded at least a total of 50 years to the other teams!!).

Ronan Gately, 16 January 2023

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