Trio from Clonliffe and Raheny star in Poland

by Gazette Reporter
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Lindie Naughton

At the European Team championships division 3 in Chorzów, Poland, from June 20-22,  both Clonliffe  Harriers  and Raheny Shamrock AC had a trio of athletes in action.

From Clonliffe, Chris Sibanda  was part of the winning 4 x 100m team, Cathal Doyle finished second in the 1500m and Grace Casey  fifth in the javelin. From Raheny Shamrock AC, Mark Smyth won the men’s 200m and was also in the winning 4 x 100m team, Eric Favors won the shot and  Niamh Fogarty  was fourth  in the discus.  

Irish 100m record holder Israel Olatunde of UCD AC won the 100m and was part of the winning 4 x 100m team; in the hammer, Nicola Tuthill, also UCD AC,  set a new Irish U23 record  of 67.85m when finishing second.   For Dundrum South Dublin AC, Rocco Zaman-Browne was third in the 800m and Mollie O’Reilly part of the second placed  women’s 4 x 100m team.

Colin Quirke of Crusaders AC was fifth in the discus; Jack Raftery of Donore Harriers finished third  in the 400m and was part of the winning 4 x 400 mixed relay team, while Tallaght AC’s Joseph Ojewumi was part of the winning 4 x 100m team.  

Ireland,  along with Austria,  was competing in division 3  after both nations missed the previous division 2 competition in 2021 due to lockdown restrictions.  Both have now made a swift return to that division.

Among the Dublin winners at the Tailteann Games held in Carlow on Saturday (June 24) were Emily Bolton of Mount Sackville in the girls’ 1500m  in 4:48.83 and Matei Ursachi of St Paul’s Raheny in the boys’ 1500m steeplechase  with a time of 4:33.73.

Louis O’Loughlin winning the 800m at the National Prelims in Santry

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