• Posted on: 19 June 2019
  • By: Mags

Connacht Day 2 Track and Field Championships

Day two of the Connacht Championships were held on Saturday 15th June last in Sligo IT with the U14-19 Juvenile events and the Adult Championships taking place.

GCH juvenile athletes reaped the rewards with several gold medal winners and qualifiers for the Nationals after a very successful outing across the board. Check out the comprehensive juvenile report by Ger over on our juvenile news page. At Senior and Masters Level there were medals for the GCH contingent. Majella Loftus won double masters gold with some great sprinting over 100m and 200m with Karen Quirke taking masters bronze. The rain arrived just before the 3,000m where Eleanor Whyte took senior silver, with Deirdre McCrae taking master’s gold. In the Men’s events, Seamus Lynch of GCH won the master’s Triple Jump gold and shared High Jump gold. In the men’s 3,000m John Morrissey had an impressive run while David Niland had his first outing over the track distance at Connaught level. Link to Results here:

International. On the Eap International Athletics circuit, Cillin Greene ran 48.18 over 400m at the athletics meet in Geneva, Switzerland.

Killeeneen NS 5k. At the annual Killeeneen National School 5k race, held last Thursday, 13th June, Sean Hanley of GCH was second male overall while Bridget Jacobsen of GCH was third female home.

Bullaun NS 8k. The Bullaun 8k was held Friday last in perfect conditions. In the Ladies, there was a third win in five races in Bullaun for Jane Ann Meehan from GCH, who was the first lady home in 30.40, with Sarah Collins second and Grainne Ni Uallachain third.

Upcoming Fixtures

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June, Santry.  AAI Games and Irish Life Health Combined Events

Saturday 22nd June, Santry. Tailteann Inter Provincial Schools Championships

Saturday 22nd June, Mary Peter’s Track. Belfast Irish Miler’s meet.

Sunday 23rd June. Ballymana National School Craughwell, 5k. ( )