Irish cap for Breathnach

Sean Breathnach of GCH competes for Ireland in the shot putt at the weekend as part of the squad in the European Team Cup.

The event will be held in Finland from June 23 to 25, and the Galway athlete will compete alongside Mark English and Paul Robinson in a strong Irish squad.

European Standard

Galway athlete Alanna Lally ran a European U23 B qualifying standard at the BMC Grand Prix in Watford last week, as she clocked a time of 2.06.45 over 800 metres.

Killeeneen 5KM

Michael O'Connor of GCH put his younger rivals to the sword at the Killeeneen 5km. The former National marathon champion,who is back training, won the event in a time of 15.54, ahead of local star Damien O'Boyle of Craughwell AC, and David Gonzales Montes, a Spanish visitor in third. Sinead Brody of GCH claimed the women's honours in 19.22, with Edel Kelly second and Linda Porter third.

Bullaun 8km

Stuart Moloney of Moore Abbey Milers sped home to take victory in the Bullaun 8km on Saturday, with Rob Lennon of Castlegar second and Feargal Walsh of Athenry third. Jane Ann Meehan of Athenry won the women's section.

Annaghdown 10KM

Michael O'Connor of GCH made it two wins in a week at the annual Annaghdown 10k held on Sunday in scorching conditions. He clocked 33.13 to take victory ahead of Matt Bidwell of GCH, second in 34.44, and Conor Dolan, third in 35.48. Barbara Dunne of GCH made a winning return to the roads with a fast 39.17, ahead of Deirdre Brophy of Athenry and Sinead Brody of GCH.


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