2022 Masters Indoors All Ireland and IUAA

Great results from the masters indoor all-irelands at the weekend. The county took home 13 medals with 9 of them coming from just two throwing events; shot putt and weight for distance. Star of the show was Verena Fenlon (St Josephs) who became double national over 50 champion, winning both shot and WFD. Special mention to Murty Kelly (Brow Rangers) who at over 70 is still getting all-ireland medals after 60 years in athletics.

Over 35: Shot 2 Kieran Kelly (BR)

Over 45: 60m 6 John Leamy (G) LJ 1 John Leamy (G)

Over 50: Shot 3 Joe Kelly (BR) WFD 3 Joe Kelly (BR) 400m 3 Paul Phelan (KCH) 1500m 5 Paul Phelan (KCH)

Over 55 Walk: 2 John Joe Lawlor (SJ)

Over 70: WFD 3 Murty Kelly (BR) Shot: 3 Murty Kelly (BR)

Ladies

Over 45 Walk: 2 Tracey Malone (SJ) Shot 5 Tracey Malone (SJ)

Over 50: Shot 1 Verena Fenlon (SJ) WFD 1 Verena Fenlon (SJ)

Over 60: Shot 3 Mary Breen (SJ) WFD 2 Mary Breen (SJ)

IRISH UNIVERSITY INDOORS

Two medals came back to Kilkenny as a result of the Irish University Indoor championships on Saturday. Shane Power (St Josephs) secured another pole vault medal when competed in the DCU colours he finished 2nd.

Sophie Jackman (St Senans) running for Trinity College finished 3rd in the 800m. This is the first university medal for a St Senans athlete.

TULSA NEWS

At the Washbourne Open in Topeka, Kansas Shay McEvoy (KCH) and Peter Lynch (KCH) were competing for the University of Tulsa. A good win as part of the relay squad on Friday set the stage for the individual events on Saturday. The relay, in question was a distance medlay relay and consisted of three Irish men on the squad; Shay McEvoy, Matthew Beveridge and Peter Lynch along with American Sean Korsmo. Tulsa finished in 9:52.30, over seven seconds in front of the rest of the field. 

Both Shay and Peter were competing in the 3,000m event on Saturday. Shay took first place with a massive PB of 8.00.39 in the 3,000m just edging out Peter by .48 hundredth’s of a second (8.00.87). This was Peter’s first 3km in quite a while and nothing like a good head to head with your training partner and team mate. Both men should break the 8 minute barrier before the season is over.

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