National Senior Track and Field Championships 2017

At the national senior athletics championships held in Santry on Saturday and Sunday, Kilkenny athletes performed well. The big highlight was the performance of Cliodhna Manning- just returned from the European U23 championships in Poland. In Saturday’s 200m she claimed silver but on Sunday, she flew to national prominence taking gold with an incredible run in the 400m. Under the tutelage of coach Peter Lyons, this season has gone from strength to strength for Cliodhna.

Kilkenny City Harriers picked up two further medals on Sunday with bronze in the 10k walk for Nicholas Dunphy and bronze for Eoin Everard in the 1500m.

Other strong performances included Lauren Dermody of Castlecomer just missing out on a medal coming 4th in 3000m Steeplechase, James O’Neill of Gowran coming 5th in Discus in his first senior championships while St Joseph’s Eoin Power came 6th in the 400m hurdles final. Callan Byrne of KCH came 2nd in the B final of the 100m adding to his 7th place finish in the 200m. Shane Power of St Josephs came 8th in the pole vault final while elsewhere in the field Brendan Hyland came 7th for KCH.

Other Kilkenny athletes to compete were Orla McPhillips, Eoin Muldowney and Niall Sheehan.

Results:

Men

1500m 3rd Eoin Everard (KCH)

Discus 5th James O’Neill (Gowran)

100m 2nd in B Final Callan Byrne (KCH)

3rd in Heat Eoin Muldowney (Castlecomer)

200m 7th Callan Byrne (KCH)

400m Hurdles 6th Eoin Power (St Josephs)

Pole Vault 8th Shane Power (St Josephs)

5000m 14th Niall Sheehan (Gowran)

10k Walk 3rd Nicholas Dunphy (KCH)

Javelin 7th Brendan Hyland (KCH)

Women

400m 1st Cliodhna Manning (KCH)

200m 2nd Cliodhna Manning (KCH)

3000m Steeplechase 4th Lauren Dermody (Castlecomer)

400m 5th in heat Orla McPhillips

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