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
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
1st Triple Jump 9.80m
Emmy Coffey Nguyen
4th Javelin 32.08m
4th High Jump 1.50m
1st 800m 2.42.72
1st 1500m 5.29.87
1st 800m 2.58.43
1st 1500m 5.51.58
1st Hammer 23.89
1st 1500m 4.14.45
2nd 100m 11.64
8th 200m 24.13
5th 100m 12.27
12th 200m 25.18
1st 100m 12.43
1st 200m 25.27
1st 200m 26.43
1st 400mh 68.90
1st Long Jump 4.33m
2nd High Jump 1.45m
2nd 100m 13.01
1st High Jump 1.55m New Irish age group record
1st Pole Vault 3.00m
1st 110mh 20.01
1st 100m 12.47
1st 200m 26.33
1st 800m 2.41.91
1st Pole Vault 2.00m
1st Shot Putt 9.82m
1st Hammer 27.72m
2nd Discus 27.32
1st Hammer 26.65
1st Shot Putt 7.87
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