2024 European Masters Athletics Indoor Championships


Team Ireland took home a huge haul of 62 Medals (23 Gold, 18 Silver and 21 Bronze) from these Championships which took place in Torun, Poland from 17th-23rd March. Ireland finished up an excellent 7th on the overall medal table out of 38 countries competing.

John McDermott  - Sligo AC (M80 category) won triple Gold in 400m in a new European Record of 71.08 seconds (at age 80!); 60h Hurdles and Pentathlon.

Rachel Akers  - Ennis Track (W35) also won triple Gold in Hammer, Discus and Weight Throw.

The indomitable Ann Woodlock – Donore Harriers (W85) won double Gold in the 1,500m and the 3,000m.

Annette Kealy – Raheny (W55) won double Gold in dominant fashion in both the 3000m on the track and in the 8k Cross-country.

Joe Gough – West Waterford also won double Gold in the 800m (where he set a new European record of 2.23.41 in a masterclass of tactical 800m running) and the 1500m.

Maggie (W50) and John O’Connor (M55) both of Enniscorthy AC, had the distinction of being the first husband and wife combination on a Mixed 4x200m relay team (along with team-mates  David Stewart (City of Derry) and Carol Kearney (Lucan Harriers).


Full list of Irish medal winners:


Rachel Akers – Ennis Track (W35) x 3 – Hammer, Discus, Weight Throw

Ann Woodlock – Donore Harriers (W85) x 2 – 1500m and 3000m

Annette Kealy – Raheny (W55) x 2 – 3000m and 8k Cross-country

Edel Maguire – Clonliffe (W60) – 400m

Dee Collins – Ennis Track (W35) - Marathon

Catherine O’Connor – Sli Cualann (W45) – Marathon

Mary Slocum – Ward Park (W60) - Marathon

Fiona Gettings – Longford (W40) – 8k Cross-country


Team (W55) – Annette Kealy – Raheny, Carmel Crowley – Bandon, Kay Byrne – Finn Valley


John MacDermott – Sligo AC (M80) x 3 – 400m, 60mH and Pentathlon

Joe Gough – West Waterford (M70) x 2 – 800m & 1500m

Martin McEvilly – Galway City Harriers (M75) – 6k Cross-country

Brian Lynch – North East Runners (M70) – 6k Cross-country

Declan Toal – North East Runners and Dublin Track Club – 8k Cross-country

Team (M75) – Martin McEvilly – Galway City Harriers, Richard Mullins – St Abbans, Sean McMullin (Mullingar)

Team (M70) – Michael O’Connor – Farranfore Maine Valley, Sean McMullin – Mullingar Harriers, David Kissane – St Brendan’s AC



Fiona Gettings – Longford (W40) – 3000m

Catriona Devine – Finn Valley (W50) – 1500m

Michelle Cox – Newbridge (W40) – 8k Cross-country

Breda Gaffney – Mallow (W50) – 8k Cross-country

Sinead McConnell – Finn Valley (W55) x 2 – 3000m Walk and 5000m Walk (Road)

Mary Barrett – Loughrea (W65) – Shot Put


Team (W40) – Fionna Gettings – Longford, Michelle Cox – Newbridge, Aoife Parella (Star of the Sea) – 8k Cross-country

Team (W45) – Catherine O’Connor – Sli Cualann, Annmarie Kenny – Parnell AC , Mary Slocum – Ward Park – Marathon

Team (Mixed 60) – Shane Sheridan – DSD, Edel Maguire – Clonliffe, Tim Ryan – Dooneen AC, Finola Moore - Celbridge


Kieran Kelly – Raheny (M35) – 1500m

Conor Curran – North Belfast Harriers – 1500m

Brian Lynch – North East Runners (M70) – 3000m

Francois Kulik – Sli Cualann (M40) – High Jump

Jim O’Shea – Farranfore Maine Valley (M80) – Long Jump

Michael O’Connor – Farranfore Maine Valley – 3000m Walk

Sean McMullin – Mullingar Harriers (M75) – 5000m Walk (Road)

Team (M70)– Brian Lynch (North East Runners); Terry O’Hare (Newry), Mick Priest (Fr Murphy) -  6k Cross-country



Gemma Thompson – City of Derry (W35) x 2 in 60m and 200m

Bronwen McDonald – St Laurence O’Tooles – 400m

Ann Wynne – Carrick-on Shannon (W55) – 800m

Michelle Cox – Newbridge (W40) – 3000m

Siobheal Murray – Rathoath AC (W55) – High Jump

Geraldine Finegan – North East Runners (W55) - Javelin

Geraldine Finegan – North East Runners (W55) - Pentathlon

Carmel Crowley – Bandon AC (W55) – 8k Cross-country

Edel Maguire – Clonliffe (W60) – 200m

Kay Byrne – Finn Valley (W60) – 8k Cross-country


Team (W50) – Breda Gaffney - Mallow; Michelle Lannon – Carrick-on-Shannon and Aoife Cowhie – Crusaders – 8k Cross-country

Team (W50) – Sinead McConnell – Finn Valley, Anne Gormley – Donore, Deirdre O’Doherty – Drumshanbo AC - 5k Walk (Road)

Team (W55) – Moira Groome – Trim, Carol Kearney – Lucan Harriers, Katherine Markey – Clonliffe, Darr Carr – LSA – 4x200m Relay


Jim O’Shea – Farranfore Maine Valley (M80) – High Jump

Shane Sheridan – DSD (M65) – 60m

Michael Grace – Dunboyne (M40) - Hammer

Michael O’Connor – Farranfore Maine Valley (M70) – 5000m Walk (Road)

Sean McMullin – Mullingar Harriers (M75) – 3000m Walk

Team (Mixed 55) – David Hayde – St Laurence O’Tooles, Moira Groome – Trim, Michael Counsel – Trim, Dara Carr – LSA – 4x200m Relay

Team (M70) – John MacDermott – Sligo AC, Ken Higgs – Eagle AC, Mick Priest – Fr Murphys, Matt Slattery - Clonliffe

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