Superb result from Caoimhe Byrne OConnell over in Glasgow in the U17 60m hurdles claiming bronze
TY student from Mary Immaculate, Caoimhe travelled to Scotland with a small number of athletes from the Midwest, to compete in her first overseas athletics event.
The day began positively with Caoimhe coming 3rd in her heat to qualify for the final.
A faster time was needed to get in contention, and from lane 8, Caoimhe produced a superb performance to claim an outstanding 3rd place.
Just minutes later, Caoimhe lined up for a 200m, and somehow had the energy to finish second and qualification to the semi final.
In the semis Caoimhe ran another consistent race, finishing third, but the combined efforts of earlier in the day meant she just missed a place in the final by only 0.33 of a second.
Congrats Caoimhe on a terrific achievement.