Munster Senior, Master & Junior Athletic Championships

Ennis Track’s red and white was prominent on the track and field in Templemore. Competing at senior and junior and various masters age categories, podium places were a-plenty. The events started at 11 am with shot and sprints and continued all the way through to 7 pm with hammer and discus. A long day with showers of rain and sunshine in equal measure.  Thank you David Courtney for this report and full results can be found here:

Marion O’Loughlin won her W60 800m and came 2nd in 110m, 200m and 400m. A great medal tally for a great master athlete.

Tim Buckley was 2nd in the M60 800m and 3rd in the 1500m.

Sean Whelan was 3rd in the M65 800m.

Ann-Marie Connellan was 1st in no less than three events; W45 800m, 400m and 1500m. Proof of benefit of her and many others involvement in Ennis Track’s National Senior League team this year.

Likewise for Mary Cahill, who has blossomed in the National Senior League, taking 1st in W40 400m, weight-for-distance and placing 2nd in the javelin and 3rd in the long jump as well as 5th in the 800m.

Aisling Power, another National Senior League athlete, won her W50 800m and came 2nd in the 100m and 200m.

David Courtney in the M55 category won the discus and javelin, 2nd in long jump and shot and 3rd in high jump. More evidence of the benefit of the National League.

National Senior League athlete Pat Morrissey also featured, placing 2nd in both the 800m and 1500m in M55 category.

Michael Clune in the M55 category, placed 3rd in long jump, 800m and 1500m.

John Power, a member of the National Senior League sprint relay squad, placed 3rd in the highly competitive M55 100m.

National League Squad members Martin Curley won his M40 110m hurdles in a new record as well as placing 3rd in the long jump and 4th in the 200m,

while Phil Kearney came 2nd in the M35 shot and discus.

Shawn Benson placed 3rd in both the 100m and 200m in the junior event, another National League squad member.

And finally Tom Jones won his M70 weight-for-distance, the clubs oldest competing athlete on the day.

Club President Gerry Hayes was delighted when he was told of the days results.

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