Mary McLoone, with a double victory in the Long and Triple Jump in Santry on Saturday and Sunday, was the star performer of the Irish Senior Track and Field championships.
The talented, Gweebarra native primary school teacher (pictured above with family members) has dominated Irish women’s triple jumping over the last decade, won her 10th National title on Saturday afternoon with a best of 12,73 metres and followed up on Sunday with a number of six metres plus long jumps to claim a second gold.
Conal McMahon, made it a memorable weekend for the club when he got out to 14.47 metres, a new county record, and a bronze medal winning performance in the men’s triple jump.
Geraldine Stewart (pictured above by Kieran Carlin), in a most competitive shot competition finished fifth with a best of 12.17 metres. Karl Griffin, moving down to the 400m, qualified for Sunday s final with a PB time of 48.13 seconds .
In the best race of the championships – the first three were guaranteed places on the Irish 4 x 400m team for the upcoming World championships in Bejing, Karl finished 7th in another PB time of 48.10 seconds.
Best wishes to the Irish team that departs today for the World T&F chips in Bejing. Included in the team are Milford’s and Letterkenny AC man Brendan Boyce, 50k walk, Mark English, Letterkenny and UCD AC, Torri Penna, Califrnia and Finn Valley, Pole Vault.The team is managed by Patsy McGonagle