Action packed day at the Irish Life Health Tailteann Games


It was a busy weekend of action in Santry with the four provinces battling it out for glory at The Irish Life Health Tailteann Games. An exciting programme saw Leinster take overall glory with convincing wins for both the boys and girls.

The 800m lived up to expectations with impressive performances from Aaron Shorten (St Laserian’s Carlow) in a time of 1:57:12 , and Victoria Lightbody (Wallace HS Lisburn) taking the girls race in 2:12:81.

Boys 800m Result

1  Aaron SHORTEN St Laserian’s Carlow 1:57.12

2 Cameron MCCAUGHEY Downpatrick H.S. 1:59.93

3 Ted COLLINS Glenstal Abbey School 2:00.07

Girls 800m Result

1 Victoria LIGHTBODY Wallace HS Lisburn 2:12.81

2 Maeve O’NEILL MICC Dunmanway 2:15.35

3 Orla REIDY Maynooth PP 2:16.48


Orla Coffey (St. Angela’s Cork) lived up to the favouritism in the girls’ pole vault with a record winning jump of 3.50m.

Girls Pole Vault Result

1 Orla COFFEY St. Angela's Cork 3.50 CBP

2 Una BRICE Mount Mercy Cork 2.90

3 Jodie MCGRATH St. Mary's Nenagh 2.90


A very competitive boys stepplechase saw Morgan Mac An Chleirigh (Colaiste Eoin) take the honours in a time of 4:41:00, with Klye Moorhead and Joseph Haynes back in second and third respectively.

1 Morgan MAC AN CHLEIRIGH Colaiste Eoin 4:41.00

2 Kyle MOORHEAD Presentation College Athenry 4:43.77

3 Joseph HAYNES Royal School Armagh 4:47.21


Full list of results available HERE

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