All Ireland Club Finals in Tullamore

Saturday14/Sunday15 July 2012


While Karl Griffin, was contesting at World level, many of his club mates were focusing on Part 1 of the 'All Ireland Club Finals' in Tullamore. The results from the two day event in Tullamore , podium positions and PB's achieved is testimony and reward for the clubs athletes and coaches who have prepared and trained so effectively during the last year. Well done to all.

Summary :

On Saturday Kate McGowan wins the U16 80m Hurdles - into a 2.9wind, time 11.96secs and the following day Long Jumps a new PB of 5.59m to add a second gold. Kate also ran a PB of 12.89secs for 7th in the 100m finals.


Kelly McGrory continues to improve her times/PBs' and on Saturday moved up a distance to the 100m Hurdles and finishes 2nd in a closely fought final - time 15.54secs. In a very close 100m final .04secs - separated Kelly in 2nd place from winner Harrison, Emerald. Kelly's time 12.48secs.


Hannah Campbell equalled her PB of 2.50m when winning the U17 Pole Vault and newcomer to the event Katie Hoad was delighted with a silver medal winning position in the U16 Pole Vault.


Mark McGuinness, moved up a distance to the 3000m and the Dunkineely lad with a PB time of 9mins 8.68secs secured silver.


Clara Herron from North Sligo, journeys weekly to train with the Tír Chonaill throws group and on Sunday evening threw a PB of 11.73m for silver in the U14 age group.


Caolan O'Callaghan, another new comer to Tír Chonaill high jumped 1.65m for 5th in the U15 age group.


Chloe Masterson, had a PB of 27m in the U15 Hammer for a 5th place finish.


Mark Campbell had a new best putt of 10.70m in the U14 age group for 7th place finish.


Mark Boyle in the very competitive U16 Boys 800m final finished 8th in a good time of 2mins8.09secs.


Ruth Gillespie filled 8th place in the U16 80m hurdles final.


Finally a word of congrats to neighbouring club athletes and coaches from across the North West on an unprecedented number of podium finishes at an All Irelands.