National League in Santry Round 1

Sunday, 26 May 2013


On Sunday last club athletes experienced sunshine for the first time this summer when Rd.1 of the National Track and Field Championships was held in Santry Stadium. The men in the Division 1 category and the women in the Premier category recorded a number of fine performances and will look forward to Rd.2, scheduled for Sligo in mid July with possibilities of qualification for top eight placings and a league final position. The women’s team finished joint 4th while the men are in 9th place.


Summary of performances;
Kelly Mc Grory recorded an impressive win in the demanding 400m Hurdles (63.62secs) while Marie Rooney also gained maximum points when recording a victory in the 1500m Walk (8.58.67). Hannah Campbell cleared 2.50m for 2nd in the Pole Vault while Kate McGowan went close to a EYOF qualification with a time of 14.71secs in the 100m Hurdles and followed up with an excellent 5.60m for 2nd in the Long Jump.

4 x 100m Womens Relay Team
L-R: Kelly McGrory, Kate McGowan,

Louise Harvey and Emma Brady


A very young men’s squad had fine performances from Christopher Doherty, 1st Pole Vault 3.60m, Barry Quigg, 1st 110m Hurdles and 2nd High Jump 1.85m and Paul Donovan, 2nd Hammer 45.72m. It is most encouraging to see a men’s squad from the club again entering and being competitive in the National League. Well done to all and to team managers David Doherty and Jackie Harvey for all their support work ensuring that both teams performed to the maximum.

Christopher Doherty

Winner of the Pole Vault

at the National League

in Santry



100m H Kate McGowan guesting at Junior Heights 2nd 14.71secs;

Louise Harvey 6th in 400m and HJ;

4x100m, 3rd 50.00secs Emma Brady, Kate McGowan, Louise Harvey Kelly McGrory;

Karen Crossan 4th 1500m 5.12.62secs;

Kate McGowan 2nd Long Jump 5.60m and 4th 200m 26.46secs;

Kelly McGrory, 4th 100m 12.73secs;

4 x 400m 4th Louise Harvey, Emma Brady, Katie Hoad, Kelly McGrory;

Katie Hoad 6th Javelin and 7th Hammer;

Gemma Haughey, 5th Shot 8.41m;

Emma Brady 3rd Triple Jump 10.09m;

Brenda Morris 7th in the Discus;



Christopher O’Loughlan 4th, 400m Hurdles;

4x100m 4th Jack Behan, Christopher OLoughlan, Christopher Doherty, Barry Quigg;

Mark McGuiness 3rd ,1500m and 5th 800m;

Jack Behan, 4th 200m and 5th 100m;

Paul Ward 5th 5000m;

Paul Donovan,4th Shot and 2nd Hammer;

Conal Mahon 2nd Triple Jump;

Aidan Gilespie,3rd Long Jump and 5th 56 for distance;

4x400m 4th Christopher Doherty, Christopher O’Loughlan, Conal Mahon, Barry Quigg


Tir Chonaill Squad at National League in Santry
Back L-R: David Doherty, Conal Mahon, Marie Rooney,

Louise Harvey, Mark McGuiness, Christopher Doherty,

Christopher O’Loughlan, Jack Behan and Aidan Gillespi.e
Front L-R: Jackie Harvey, Brenda Morris,Barry Quigg,

Kate McGowan, Emma Brady, Kelly McGrory,

Hannah Campbell and Katie Hoad
Missing from photograph Paul Ward, Paul Donovan,

Gemma Haughey and Karen Crossan.