DSD Games took place over the weekend with 400 entries on the day

by Gazette Reporter
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A top-class field turned out for the inaugural DSD Games, supported by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, which took place Sunday 18th June at DSD’s new world-class 400m track in Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

The event played host to over 400 entries on the day, including some of Ireland’s best athletes, many of whom are seeking qualifying standards for the International Championships. There were also a number of Para-athletes and Masters athletes competing.

The Women’s 100m included some of Ireland’s fastest athletes including Sarah Leahy (Killarney Valley), Niamh Whelan (Ferrybank AC) and Lucy-May Sleeman (Leevale). 

Field Events were well represented with two of Ireland’s current best female High-Jumpers entered: Aoife O’Sullivan (Liscarroll AC) and Siun Quinn (Brothers Pearse). In addition, Ciara Sheehy (Emerald AC) is competed in the Shot Put and with 14.37m PB thrown a few weeks ago is edging ever closer to the European U23 qualifying standard of 14.50m. Up and coming Javelin thrower Ailbhe Gordon (Greystones & District) was also down to compete (PB 40.47m).

The Irish Womens Masters W50 team were looking to set a new 4x100m National Record.

Peter Cavanagh Photography

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