National Champions !

  • Posted on: 19 February 2018
  • By: Brian

GCH current and former athletes struck gold at the National Track and Field Indoor Championships, held in the new National Indoor Arena in Dublin, with national titles for both Sean Breathnach and Alanna Lally.

Sean Breathnach of Galway City Harriers continues to add to his huge haul of national titles, and on Sunday he took yet another National Shot Putt title, and in the process set a new National Indoor Shot Putt record of 18.30m, to win gold after an enthralling competition. Breathnach had a great battle with the up and coming John Kelly (Finn Valley AC), who led early on with a best throw of 17.53m, which ultimately gave him second to an incredible performance from GCH's Breathnach.

Former GCH juvenile star Alanna Lally, now with UCD AC, won her first National Senior title in the women’s 800m, where she dominated from the gun, to take gold in 2:08.71.

Other notable  performances over the weekend came from GCH’s multi-eventer Michael Breathnach , who competed in five events, with a best finish of fourth in the Shot Putt, behind brother Sean, while Brendan Staunton of GCH was seventh overall in the Shot final. Peter Clinton competed in the 200m heats on Saturday also.