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Leinster Masters & Senior & U.23 Championships

14 DSD athletes travelled to Tullamore yesterday to compete in the Leinster U23, Senior

and Masters Championships and it turned out to be a very successful trip with a total of 27

medals won – 23 Gold and 4 Silver plus a new Irish age group record for Kevin Byrne in the

High Jump.

There were some great performances over all events.

Conor Halpin winning the senior men’s 1500m, Ailbhe Kenny winning the senior women’s

triple jump and Hugh Gowing competing at his first Leinster championships picking up a

silver in the senior men’s 100m.

Cathryn Brady and Maxine Jones had good runs in the 800m and 1500m races, winning

golds in both, which is good preparation for their trip to the British Masters in Birmingham

on the 24th-25th June.

Paedar McGing competed in both the 800m and pole vault which are events he does not

normally compete in but was using as a practice for the Northern Ireland Decathlon later

this month and won both.

New DSD member Ronan Gatley had a great debut for Club winning 3 gold and 2 silver

medals including a hard won 400mh race.

As usual the ever young Michael McGarry (84) won all the events he entered in.

A special mention to Emmy Coffey Nguyen who despite taking a bad fall while practicing

the hurdles in Irishtown on Saturday still came down and did the Javelin and High Jump.

Also Lucy Moore who while still having problems with her hip not only competed and won

the hammer after spending all Saturday at the Irish Schools Championships but still found

time to help officiate on Sunday.

Full results below

Senior Women

Ailbhe Kenny

1st Triple Jump 9.80m

Emmy Coffey Nguyen

4th Javelin 32.08m

4th High Jump 1.50m

Master Women


Cathryn Brady

1st 800m 2.42.72

1st 1500m 5.29.87


Maxine Jones

1st 800m 2.58.43

1st 1500m 5.51.58

Lucy Moore

1st Hammer 23.89

Senior Men

Conor Halpin

1st 1500m 4.14.45

Hugh Gowing

2nd 100m 11.64

8th 200m 24.13

James Sullivan

5th 100m 12.27

12th 200m 25.18

Master Men


Mike Burke

1st 100m 12.43

1st 200m 25.27


Ronal Gatley

1st 200m 26.43

1st 400mh 68.90

1st Long Jump 4.33m

2nd High Jump 1.45m

2nd 100m 13.01

Kevin Byrne

1st High Jump 1.55m New Irish age group record

1st Pole Vault 3.00m

1st 110mh 20.01


Shane Sheridan

1st 100m 12.47

1st 200m 26.33


Paedar McGing

1st 800m 2.41.91

1st Pole Vault 2.00m

1st Shot Putt 9.82m

1st Hammer 27.72m

2nd Discus 27.32


Michael McGarry

1st Hammer 26.65

1st Shot Putt 7.87

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