John Buckley Graded Track & Field League

There were some top performances in the first meeting recently in CIT.

Cathal O Donovan won the B 3000 metres leading from start to finish. Our own Kevin Coleman started to reel Cathal in towards the finish but a final kick by Cathal meant he held on to win by 2 seconds. Michael Murphy, Stephen Geoghegan and Martina Kiely made it a Barr’s top 5. Behind them Michelle Nolan, Eddie Barry, Orla Crosby and Tony O Brien filled 8th to 11th positions. Cathals performance came just a day after finishing 2nd in a cycling time trial so a great two days for him!

In other events, Barbara Curran was 5th in the 200m, the mens team were 4th in the 4*400m while the ladies were 1st in the same event. Declan Murphy ran strongly to finish 13th in the A 3000m. Daithi Merrick and Tony O Brien were 3rd and 4th respectively in the shot and 2nd and 4th in the 56 WFD (no idea – I’m guessing a discus but could just as easily be darts?!)

Overall the club lies in 3rd place after this round.