Flurry of champions in sunny Santry


Flurry of champions in sunny Santry

There was a whole host of champions at the Irish Life Health Combined Events Championships and the second day of the U20 Athletics Championships in Morton Stadium this weekend (September 12/13).

The senior heptathlon and decathlon over the course of the weekend saw Karen Dunne (Bohermeen) win the senior women’s title with 4,095 points while Rolus Olusa (Clonliffe Harriers) won the senior men’s title with 6,400 points. Full results are HERE

Anna McCauley (City of Lisbur) impressed to win the U20 women’s hepathlon as did Bandon’s Diarmuid O’Connor for the men’s decathlon with 6,807 points.

The masters were in good form too with  W40-49 pentathlon gold for Erika Juozapaite (Blackrock Louth) with 2,824 points and W50 quadrathlon gold for Shirley Fennelly (Tramore) with 1,947 points.

The M35 pentathlon went to Martin Mooney (Inishowen) with 1,963 points, the M40-49 pentathlon to Garret Nolan (Lusk) on 1,691 points and M50 quadrathlon gold to Paschal Halley with 2,580 points.

Sunday (today) also saw some great U20 performances with championship best performances by Aimee Hayde (Newport) and Louis O’Loughlin (Donore Harriers) in respective 800m races. Strong running from the front saw them run 2:08.43 and 1:50.

Siobhan Whelan (Clonmel) won a good 3,000m from Joanne Loftus (Moy Valley) in 10:02.48 to 10:03.22. Tadhg Donnelly (Drogheda & District) won the men’s race in 8:34.15.

The hurdles races saw Tara Meier win the women’s 100m hurdles in 16.40 and Seren O’Toole (Galway City Harriers) the 400m hurdles in 64.88.

Nelvin Appiah (Longford) won the U20 men’s 110m hurdles in 14.55 and Conor Hoade (Galway City Harriers) won the 400m hurdles in 56.78.

Aoife O’Sullivan (Liscarroll) won the women’s high jump with 1.70m and Geoffrey Joy O’Regan (Sun Hill Harriers) cleared 1.96m for U20 men’s gold.

Triple Jump

Aisling MacHugh (Naas) and Richard Kamsen (Galway City Harriers) won the triple jump titles with respective best jumps of 11.54m and 13.66m.

Orla Coffey (Carraig-na-Bhfear) continued her fine form in the pole vault with a winning clearance of 3.50m while Leevale’s Conor Callinan won the men’s crown with a best of 4.30m

Leading results

Irish Life Health Combined Events Championships, Morton Stadium


Senior Heptathlon

Karen Dunne (Bohermeen) 4,095

U20 Heptathlon

1. Anna McCauley (City of Lisburn) 5,051

W40-49 pentathlon

Erika Juozapaite (Blackrock Louth) 2,824, 2. Geraldine Finegan (North East Runners Dundalk) 2,674, 3. Avril Dillon (DSD) 2,620

W50 Quadrathlon

Shirley Fennelly (Tramore) 1.947, Tina Gallagher (OMG AC) 1,908



Rolus Olusa (Clonliffe Harriers) 6,400, 2. Michael Healy (Youghal) 4,683, 3. Mark Tierney (Nenagh Olympic) 4,385

U20 Decathlon

Diarmuid O’Connor (Bandon) 6,807 pts, 2. Jospeh McEvoy (Nenagh Olympic), 3.  Tristan Chambers (Bandon) 4,137

M35 Pentathlon

Martin Mooney (Inishowen) 1,963, 2. James Sullivan (DSD) 1,317

M40-49 Pentathlon

1. Garret Nolan (Lusk) 1,691

M50 quadrathlon

1.Paschal Halley 2,580, 2.      Tom O’Brien 2,369, 3. Ronan Gately 2,231

Irish Life Health U20 Athletics Championships Day 2, Morton Stadium



Aimee Hayde (Newport) 2:08.43 CB, 2. Maeve O’Neill (Doheny) 2:11.65, 3. Ava O’Connor (Tullamore Harriers) 2:12.27


Siobhan Whelan (Clonmel) 10:02.48, 2. Joanne Loftus (Moy Valley) 10:03.22, 3. Aoife O’Cuill (St Coca’s) 10:07.44

100m hurdles

Tara Meier (Raheny Shamrock) 16.40, 2. Aoibhe Deeley (Galway City Harriers) 16.55, 3. Emily Wall (Leevale) 17.11

400m hurdles

Seren O’Toole (Galway City Harriers) 64.88, 2. Charlotte Bourke (DSD) 65.54, 3. Moya O’Connell (St Colman’s South Mayo) 68.88

High jump

Aoife O’Sullivan (Liscarroll) 1.70m, 2. Amy O’Callaghan (Cushinstown) 1.60m, 3. Michelle Cashman (Naas) 1.55m

Triple Jump

Aisling MacHugh (Naas) 11.54m, 2. Rois Ni Dhomhnaill (Le Cheile) 11.42m, 3. Ellen McNally (Greystones & District) 11.38m

Pole Vault

Orla Coffey (Carraig-na-Bhfear) 3.50m, 2. Una Brice (Leevale) 3.40m, 3. Sara Zia Buckley (Leevale) 3.00m



Louis O’Loughlin (Donore Harriers) 1:50.93 CB, 2. Jake Bagge (Ferrybank) 1:51.85, 3. Dylan McBride (City of Lisburn) 1:57.24


Tadgh Donnelly (Drogheda & District) 8:34.15, 2. Abdel Laadjel (Donore Harriers) 8:39.72, 3. Dean Casey (Ennis Track) 8:47.32

110m hurdles

Nelvin Appiah (Longford) 14.55, 2. Diarmuid O’Connor (Bandon) 14.88, 3. Jospeh McEvoy (Nenagh Olympic) 14.97

400m hurdles

Conor Hoade (Galway City Harriers) 56.78, 2. Eoin Sharkey (Tir Chonaill) 59.24, 3. Geoffrey Joy O’Regan (Sun Hill Harriers)

High jump

Geoffrey Joy O’Regan (Sun Hill Harriers) 1.96m, 2. Adam Nolan (SLOT) 1.93m, 3. Jack Forde (St Killian’s) 1.93m

Triple Jump

Richard Kamsen (Galway City Harriers) 13.66m, 2. Joseph Gillespie (Finn Valley) 13.24m, 3. Sheldon Romeo Nyoni (West Muskerry) 12.85m

Pole Vault

Conor Callinan (Leevale) 4.30m, 2. Peter Dunne (Gowran) 4.00m, 3. Adam Nolan (SLOT) 3.90m

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