South Galway's Maher takes gold in England

Sinead Maher from South Galway AC, winner of the U17 Race Walk in England.

Sinead Maher from South Galway AC, winner of the U17 Race Walk in England.

Sinead Maher from South Galway AC was the star of Ireland Juvenile team at the recent English Championships.

The talented Maher won a superb gold in the U17 Race Walk final over 3km, capping a superb season for the South Galway athlete.

There were excellent performances by athletes Darragh Fahy of Loughrea and Sean Doggett of Athenry, while GCH athletes Angela Cielecka and Daniel Sangodele were each selected for the squad, with the latter unfortunately unable to attend.

In his 800m heat Seán Doggett positioned himself well on the first lap and held on well to finish third against some top class 800m runners from across the UK. A solid performance for Darragh Fahysaw him place ninth overall and a jump of 12.74m in the triple jump, while Angela Cielecka was seventh overall in the long jump with two identical best jumps of 5.35m.

National Half Marathon

The National Half Marathon took place in Tullamore at the weekend with more local success.

David Mahon, now training with GCH, won silver in a great time of 68.38. Jane Ann Meehan and Carmel Brannigan, both of GCH, won silver medals in their respective age groups with two excellent runs, while Martin Hynes of Tuam won M75 gold with another great display.

Also impressing in the Antrim event was Maebh Brannigan of GCH with a one hour 21-minute clocking.

Fixtures

Craughwell AC hosts its annual 10 Mile road race this weekend, along with a 10km race. The event kicks off on Sunday September 3. The 10-mile race will start at 10.30AM sharp and the 10km will begin at 10.45am.

 

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