National League Round 2 & Combined Events


National League Round 2 & Combined Events Competition 

It was an exciting weekend of Athletics with spectators welcomed back to the TUS International Arena, more records broken and a superb display of combined events wrapped up with competitive team compettion in the league. 


Please find the Timetable HERE. This timetable is subject to change. 


To relive all the action please see here: LiveStream

Combined Events Highlights: 


Heading into this competition all eyes were on the Senior contest between Shane Aston and Rolus Olusa, intense competition between the two in 2020 seen Rolus take the win with an impressive 3,584 points ending Shane Astons streak of wins in the competition. Both were back in action with great form for this year’s competition. 

After a busy day 1 of close competition, as spectators came back to the TUS International Arena, so too did the great display of combined events athletics from Shane and Rolus. After an intense competition across the Hurdles, Pole Vault and 1,000m Rolus from Clonliffe Harriers came out on top after putting in a strong performance in the long jump, distance of 6.97m and in the Pole Vault of 4.20.  


Lucy McGlynn from Tir Chonaill AC set out an impressive performance to take spot for the Junior Women competition. Her High Jump of 1.61m was enough to take top spot form former title holder Niamh McCorry. Saidhbe Byrne from Enniscorthy and Natalia Gil put in strong performances coming second and third respectfully. 

Jack Forde from St. Killians AC put in a strong performance, gaining a 600-point average from each event, he finished with 4,663 points. Danny Hagan from Waterford AC with 2,790 points and Oleksandr Sachov from Athlone IT AC coming in third with 1,920 points. 


Fintan Dewhirst from Tir Chonaill AC produced a powerful performance taking the top spot in the Youth Heptathlon, setting the tone for her performance in the first event the 60m with an impressive 789-point start. Liam Shaw from Athenry AC was one to watch for this competition, his speciality of the Shot Put, put him in prime silver position with an 840 advantage. Daniel Quirk from Greystones and District AC put in a strong performance, coming first in his emerging speciality of the Long Jump with a distance 5.82, his finished this competition with a bronze medal. 

Ashleigh McCardle from Lifford Strabane AC was one of the favourites heading into this competition, with a close com between all competitors, the Shot Put was where Ashleigh shone, securing 623 points and an 11.42m, she brought home gold to Lifford Strabane, finishing her competition with 3,134, points. Allison Dempsey from Naas AC came second with 3,120 points and Amy Jo Kieran’s from Oriel AC came third with 3,044. 

The underage categories seen strong performances across all events such as Conor Penny from Craughwell AC completing 1.81m in the Boys U15 High Jump, Maeve Purtill from Dooneen AC with 10.13m in the Shot Put. 

In the masters, the women’s 050-059 competition was one to watch as Tina Gallagher from OMG AC and Niamh McGuire from Rathkenny AC battled it out for top spot. Niamh kept her title with an impressive 2973-point win. 

For a full list of results from the combined events competition please see HERE

League Round 2: 

Heading into League for Round 2 Leevale AC had an impressive head start in the competition as well as an impressive team of athletes, strong teams from Craughwell AC, DSD AC and Galway City Harriers as well as spectators back in the TUS International Arena, it was all in the mix to make an exciting day of athletics. 

Israel Olatunde started the day of with another Irish U23 60m Record with a time of 6.64. He will be one to watch within Team Ireland at the European Athletics DNA Competition. 

His DNA Teammate Ciaran Connolly from Le Cheile AC reached 2.05m at the Men’s High Jump.  

In the 3,000m Hiko Haso Tonosa came out on top with a time of 7:55.61, moments faster than his performance at the Meeting Elite in Lyon France on Friday 21st January 2022. 

As we head into the final round of the League things currently stand in the Women’s Competition with Dundrum South Dublin AC in the top spot from Leevale AC who came in second with Donore Harriers AC coming in third. 

Leevale AC have kept their winning streak from Round 1 to claim top spot in Round 2, Clonliffe Harriers secured a second place after a string of strong performances with Nenagh Olympic AC taking third. Winning the 4x400m Men’s relay alongside notable track and field performances from the day secured Leevales top spot at the end of round 2.  

The Final round of action will take place on the 12th of February in the National Indoor Arena. 

For all the results from Round 2 see here: Results 

To catch up on all the action from Round 1 See here: National League Round 1 

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