Tir Chonaill performances in Athlone

Sunday 5th July 2009


Congrats to our Women's Team on an overall excellent performance yesterday in Athlone. They lead the 'Women's Premier Division' after two rounds and go into the Final on August 8th in Tullamore with a maximum 9 points bonus.The 2nd/3rd/4th teams have bonus points of 7pts/6pts/5pts. The final will be the most competitive ever with for the first time in living memory, no Dublin team involved. DSD did not make the top 8.


Conditions throughout the first three hours of competition were very windy in the sprints, a minus 3/4 was recorded in most events. During the final two hours it became fairly calm but the friendly equatorial rain arrived and for a period flooded parts of the track, eg. the run up in the long jump and back/home straights.


Overall an excellent competition with, as you will see from the results, large fields in most events, all middle distance races were combined and we find from ten to 13 in all races.


In the 100m hurdles, Louise Harvey finished ahead of Orla Finn (Bandon), who have had numerous battles during the past two years in underage competitions, time 16.66secs into a minus 2.3 wind.


Marie Rooney returns from holidays and with very little recovery/sleep travels to Athlone and finishes an excellent 2nd in the 1,500m walk - 9mins 00.05secs behind International race walker Lucy Brennan from Meath.


The 400m hurdles athletes were next on the track. Oral Finn (Bandon) ,67.02secs reversed the short hurdles result with Louise Harvey 2nd in 68.62secs. Louise rushed from the High Jump where she had recorded a PB of 1.52m for 3rd place.


Tir Chonaill field eventers got off to a great start with the already mentioned Louise Harvey 3rd High Jump, Geraldine Stewart 1st shot putt with a very good best of 12.37m and 2nd Javelin 30.59m , 40cm behind winner, Rachael Roche from Bandon. The team spirit within Tir Chonaill was epitomised by Brenda Morris who filled in at very short notice in the Hammer for a 5th place finish and valuable points.


The 4 x 100m relay team of Michelle Harvey, Mary McLoone, Louise Harvey and Lisa Shiels were next to compete on the track and recorded 51.31secs for 2nd and more valuable points.


The middle distance events proved very valuable with victories to Mary McLoone, 400m (60.22secs) Michelle Harvey, 1500m (4mins 42.55secs) and guest Teresa McGloin 3000m (10mins 06.51sec). Late in the afternoon Michelle was involved in the a closely fought 800m where she recorded a PB of 2mins 14.80 secs for a 2nd place finish, three hundredths of a second behind Sarah Tracey of Meath.


Mary McLoone, early in the afternoon recorded an impressive 12.24m for victory over Mary Devlin (Abbey) in the Triple Jump. As the rain interrupted proceedings, late in the afternoon, Mary got out to 5.84m for another nine points victory in the Long Jump.


Guest Lisa Shiels ran a 27.08secs 200m and 13.18secs 100m into a minus 2.6 mps breeze for a double 2nd place finish.


Finally as 6 oclock approached, Louise Harvey, Mary McLoone, Louise Harvey and Lisa Shiels ran 4mins 4.70 secs for victory in the 4x400m relay.


Attached results received from National League Competition Secretary Georginna Drumm. The attached data includes a points breakdown from Athlone. I have requested from Georgina a points breakdown from Santry.


So its Saturday 8th August for the Final, without doubt the top track and field Inter club competition of the season. Can we retain the title won last year???


Round1, Antrim, Division1 Women Totals.pdf

Round1, Antrim, Division1 Men Totals.pdf

Round1, Antrim, Division1, Individual Results.pdf

Round1, Antrim, Premier Men Totals.pdf

Round1, Antrim, Premier Women Totals.pdf

Round1, Antrim, Places.pdf

Round2, Dublin Athlone Points.pdf

Round2, Points.pdf