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Masterful performances in Athlone


The Irish Life Health National Masters Indoor Championships provided another enjoyable spectacle and age defying performances at the Athlone International Arena today (March 5th).

Joe Gough (West Waterford) continues to show his class in the M60 section winning the 200m in 27.71, the 400m in 60.43 and the 800m in 2:17.18.

John McDermott (Sligo) missed out on a treble in the M70 finishing second in the 60m in 9.07 behind Brendan Dennehy (Rising Sun) who won in 8.88. He bounced back to win the 200m in 30.07 and the 400m in 67.08.

Shane Sheridan (DSD) had an impressive M55 double winning the 60m in 7.83 and the 200m 25.79. As did John Corr (Leevale) in the M45 winning the 60m in 7.43 and the 200m in 24.68.

An Riocht duo Ger Cremin and Jer O’Donoghue were in good form in the M35 section. Cremin won the 60m hurdles in 9.21 seconds with O’Donoughue winning the 60m in 7.29. Matt Slattery (Clonliffe Harriers) secured gold in the M65 200m  as expected in 28.98 while Michael Cornyn (Dunboyne) won M55 gold in the 400m in 61.77.

Martin McEvilly (Galway City Harriers) complete an M65 double over 1500m and 3,000m in 5:51.41 and 12:16.71. Brian Lynch (North East Runners Dundalk) starred in the M60 3,000m winning in an excellent 10:09.48.

Snezana Bechtina (Clonliffe Harriers) scored an excellent treble in the W35 sprints winning the 60m in 8.09, the 200m in 26.26 and the 400m in 58.90. Avril Dillon (DSD) was second behind her in the 60m with Ciara Peelo (Clonliffe Harriers) having to settle for silver behind Bechtina in the 200m and 400m.

Niamh Fitzgerald (Lucan Harriers) put on a masterful performance in the W40 1500m to win in 4:47.36. Denise Toner (Clones) won the F35 1500m in 4:46.23 and had to be content with silver in the 3,000m in 10:20.90 won by Kathryn Casserly (Galway City Harriers) who was a convincing winner 10:14.99.  

Ani Rebegea (MSB) won the F40 high jump in 1.40m on a day of great action on the track and field. 

For full results click HERE

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