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Silver lining for Ireland at Schools Combined Events

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Ireland won four silver medals at the annual SIAB Schools Combined Events Championships which was held in the Athlone International Indoor Arena for the first time yesterday (Decmeber 10).

The team took two individual silver, as well as two team silvers and one team bronze which was held in Athlone for the first time ever to celebrate the centenary of Irish schools athletics.

With only the 800m remaining it was all up for grabs in the under and over 16 boys competitions.  In the over 16 competition, Tony Odubote from Ennis moved from third to second place while England’s Toby Seal lost his lead to Joel McFarlane of Scotland. McFarlane was the only non-English winner on the day.

In the team stakes, Ireland finished third behind England and Scotland.  The Under 16 boys team won silver with Diarmuid O’Connor just missing out on individual bronze by two points with all four team members inside the top ten.

Best of the girls was Anna McCauley who finished second over 16. The Irish girls packed well to take team silver. England won all four team titles.

For full results click HERE

SIAB Combined Events International, AIT Stadium, Athlone

Girls – Under 16: 1 Kiera Bainsfair (Eng) 3517, 2 Jessica Hopkins (Eng) 3463, 3 Irish Oliarnyk (Eng) 3446, 3 Emily Bee (Eng) 3429. Irish – 9 Erin Fisher 3090, 13 , Rhian Kidd 2834, 15 Chloe Casey 2711, 16 , Niamh O’Neill 2001. Teams – 1 England 10426, 2 Scotland 9541, 3 Wales 9315, 4 Ireland 8635.IMG_5609

 

Over 16: Jade O’Dowda (Eng) 3992, 2 Anna McCauley (Ire) 3874, 3 Holly McArthur (Sco) 3810. Other Irish: 7 Ruby Millett 3468, 9 Rachel Kelly 3339, 10 Vicky Cusack 3309. Teams – 1 England 11271, 2 Ireland 10681, 3 Scotland 10139, 4 Wales 9673.

 

Boys – Under 16: 1 Dominic Chiedi Ogbeche (Eng) ,3731, 2 Theophilus Adesina (Eng) 3420, 3 Rory Haworth (Eng) 3160, 4 Diarmuid O’Connor (Ire) 3158. Other Irish: 5 Troy McConville 3112, 5 Nelvin Applah 3111, 10 Ethan Williamson 2791. Teams – 1 England 10311, 2 Ireland 9381, 3 Wales 8610, 4 Scotland  7902.

 

Over 16: 1 Joel McFarlane (Sco) 3659, 2 Anthony Odubote (Ire) 3594, 3 Toby Seal (Eng) 3543.  9 Shane Monagle 3287, 10 Joseph Miniter 3223, 13 Darragh Miniter 3182 Teams – 1 England 10264,2 Scotland 10260, 3 Ireland 10104, 4 Wales 9946.

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