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Gold rush for local athletes at National Juniors

Thursday, 10th September, 2020 10:48am
Gold rush for local athletes at National Juniors

Nenagh Olympic's Sean Carolan won double gold at the National Junior Championships

Gold rush for local athletes at National Juniors

Nenagh Olympic's Sean Carolan won double gold at the National Junior Championships


North Tipperary athletes were to the fore at the Irish Life Health National Junior Track & Field Championships at Morton Stadium, Santry over the weekend with six gold medals won.

After impressing when finishing fifth in the adult championships the previous weekend, seventeen-year-old Aimee Hayde won the Under 20 1,500m in a new personal best time of 4.25.

Nenagh Olympic’s Sean Carolan won double gold in the Discus with a throw of 44.91m and followed it up with victory in the Shot Putt in 14.31.
Clubmate Joseph McEvoy was next to follow with a jump of 7.20m to win the Long Jump with Darragh Miniter winning bronze with a best leap of 6.72m.

Sean Mockler of Moycarkey/Coolcroo also won gold in the under 23 weight for distance while in the women’s event Templemore AC’s Siobhan Hennessy won with a throw of 4.85.

In the Men’s Hammer, Templemore AC’s Varnili Azoulas also won two medals with silver in the Weight for Distance and bronze in the Hammer with a throw of 45.51 with Nenagh’s Brian Naughton finishing in sixth in 42.43.

In the Men’s 200m, Nenagh Olympic’s Joe Doyle finished second in his heat in 24.09 but missed out on a place in the final, while in the Women’s 100m, Moyne AC’s Leona Maher and Kate Bergin failed to progress from the heats.

In the Masters Championships on Sunday, Moyne AC’s Bernadette Spillane won gold in the Over 35 400m, while Edmund Dwyer won gold in M35 Weight for Distance.

Templemore AC’s John Dwyer also winning gold in the M35 Hammer. Genevieve Rowland won gold in the W35 Hammer and Katie Kozens gold in M40 Hammer while  Adrian McGinley won silver in the Over 40 Long Jump.

Nenagh Olympic AC’s Pat Naughton was on top of the podium once more in the M80 Shot Putt while Siobhan McEvoy won gold in W50 Shot Putt and Marisa Hayes gold in the W35 Weight for Distance.

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