Double Joy for Bandon AC's Phil Healy at Glohealth National Indoors 2016
There was double joy for bandon AC's Phil Healy, in the Women's 60m and
200m. Phil's sister Joan made it a family double by taking Bronze
in the 60m, while Cork athlete's garnered eight (8) medals in all.
Women's 60m Final
Cork Athletes in the Medals at Glohealth National Indoor T&F Championships 2016
1 Phil Healy (Bandon AC), 3 Joan Healy (Bandon AC)
1 Phil Healy (Bandon AC)
3 Michelle Finn (Leevale) 9:21.93
3 Brandon Arrey (Blarney/Inniscara) 48.37
2 Joe Warne
3 Colm Sheahan (Leevale) 8:17.43
Men's Shot Put
2 David Tierney
Athletics Ireland Press Release
Lawler and Reynolds light up Athlone
Marcus Lawler saved the best till last to set a stadium record
over 200m at the GloHealth National Indoor Championships in Athlone as
Ben Reynolds just missed the world indoor qualifying standard in the
60m Hurdles by one hundredth of a second.
Saturday provided the usual appetiser for what was an action-packed
Sunday where UCD’s Mark English and Ciara Mageean showed why they were
head and shoulders above the opposition in their respective 800m finals.
Ciara Mageean led from the gun in the women’s 800m final and was never
headed as she won in 2:03.76 from Laura Crowe (An Riocht) . “That was a
good indoor season,” said Mageean who will return for some downtime to
her native Portaferry.
“I’ll take a bit of down time and then build up the mileage. It’s been
a good indoor season and hopefully a good indicator for the outdoor
season ahead,” added Mageean who has set two national indoor records
over 1500m and the mile. She has the world indoor 1500m standard but
won’t compete at the championships.
English stirred the crowd on Saturday with an impressive 1:48.15 in the
heats and glided to victory in the final today in 1:51.57. “That was a
good weekend,” said the Donegal man afterwards who still has intentions
on going to the world indoor championships in Portland, Oregon on March
“When you’re in good form I don’t see why you wouldn’t go to a
championship,” he continued on his intentions to compete at the
championships. English has to wait on the selectors decision and also
on the form of Ben Reynolds (North Down) who blitzed the 60m hurdles.
Reynolds produced a personal best of 7.73 seconds in a silky display of
hurdling to win the national title – just one hundredth of a second
outside the qualifying standard.
“I’m really pleased with that. It’s my first time this season at full
speed over the hurdles,” said Reynolds who is looking at competing in
the Czech Republic next Saturday. The cut-off date for qualification is
the 7th of March. Sarah Lavin (UCD) won the women’s 60m hurldes with
Marcus Lawler (St Laurence O'Toole) may have been disappointed with his
60m performance where he finished fifth in 6.92 seconds but he more
than made up for it with a stadium record in his specialist 200m. Craig
Lynch (Shercock) won the 60m in 6.81 but there was no stopping Lawler
who catapulted around the boards in the 200m in 20.96 on his 21st
“I’ve been disappointed with my 60m all season but I’m really happy
with that 200m.” said Lawler contentedly at the close of the programme.
Kilkenny City Harriers’ Eoin Everard got pulses racing at the start of
the programme winning the 3,000m in 8:13.63 and then coming out less
than an hour later to grit out the 1500m in 4:01.17.
There was double joy for Bandon’s Phil Healy over the 60m and 200m. The
Bandon bullet recorded times of 7.47 and 23.75 respectively.
Sinead Denny (DSD) put pay to any rivalry between Jenna Bromell
(Emerald) and Christine McMahon (Ballymena & Antrim) with an
impressive performance in the women’s 400m. Denny got out hard early
and won comfortably in 53.57 seconds ahead of Bromell’s 54.30 and
It was a tighter affair in the men’s 400m with Richard Morrissey
(Crusaders) just holding off the fast finishing Andrew Mellon (North
Down) - 47.51 to 47.59.
Sean Breathnach (Galway City Harriers) has starred in the shot put all
indoor season with a goal of eclipsing Paul Quirke’s 18.07m set in
1991. He achieved the feat today with a fine put of 18.16m. “It’s been
my goal all indoor season and I’m delighted to do it today,” said the
Elsewhere in the field events, Andrew Heney won the men’s high jump
with a best of 2.00m and Adam McMullen (Crusaders) confirmed his number
one status in the long jump with 7.73m. Sarah Buggy (St Abban’s) took
the women’s triple jump in with Ruth Larragy (Le Cheile) winning the
pole vault with 2.85m.
For full results:
Top 3 results
GloHealth National Indoor Championships, AIT International
P Healy (Bandon) 7.47, 2. N
Whelan (Ferrybank) 7.49, 3. J Healy
P Healy (Bandon) 23.75, 2. N
Whelan (Ferrybank) 24.09, 3. C McManus (Dublin City Harriers) 24.35
1. S Denny (DSD) 53.57, J
Bromell (Emerald) 54.30, 3. C McMahon (Ballymena & Antrim) 54.77
1. C Mageean (UCD) 2:03.76, 2.
L Crowe (An Riocht) 2:05.08 3. E Mcilveen (City of Lisburn) 2:05.83
1. C Tarplee (St Coca’s)
4:23.21, 2. K O’Flaherty (Newcastle) 4:24.39, 3. A O’Donoghue (Emerald)
1. K O’Flaherty (Newcastle)
9:11.17, 2. S Treacy (Dunboyne) 9:19.96, 3. M Finn (Leevale) 9:21.93
1. S Lavin (Emerald) 8.27, 2.
E Morland (Cushinstown) 8.39, 3. C McManus (Dublin City Harriers) 8.59
1. S O’Connor (Celbridge)
14:50.69, 2. V Burke (Ballinasloe) 14:51.54, 3. S Nash (St Abban’s)
1. C Fitzgerlald (Tralee
Harriers) 14.95m, 2. M Walsh (Swinford) 14.92, 3. A Frattorli
1. S McCarthy (Mid Sutton)
5.90m, 2. V Fleischer (Celbridge) 5.70m, 3. A Jerumbauskyte (Clonliffe
1. S Buggy (St Abban’s)
12.71m, 2. A Jerumbauskyte (Clonliffe Harriers) 11.73m 3. F Hill
1. C Farrell (Craughwell)
1.75m, 2. G Moggan (Dundrum South Dublin) 1.70m, 3. G O’Rourke (Dundrum
South Dublin) 1.70m
1. R Larragy (Le Cheile)
2.85m, 2. A Healy (Donore Harriers) 2.70m 3. M Flynn (Lusk) 2.70m
1. C Lynch (Shercock) 6.81, 2.
K Pike (Clonliffe Harriers) 6.87, 3. C Sibanda (Clonliffe Harriers) 6.91
1. M Lawler (St Laurence
O’Toole) 20.96, 2. C Sibanda (Clonliffe Harriers) 21.71, 3. D McDonald
1. R Morrissey (Crusaders)
47.51, 2. A Mellon (North Down) 47.59, 3.
B Arrey (Blarney/Inniscara) 48.37
1. M English (UCD) 1:51.57, 2.
K Kelly (Raheny Shamrock) 1:52.23, 3. J Ledingham (West Waterford)
1. E Everard (Kilkenny City
Harriers) 4:01.17, 2. J Warne
(Doheny) 4:01.43, 3. D Landers (Ennis Track) 4:03.83
1. E Everard (Kilkenny City
Harriers) 8:13.63, 2. W Maunsell (Clonmel) 8:15.23, 3. C Sheahan (Leevale) 8:17.43
1. B Reynolds (North Down)
7.73 2. G O’Donnell (Carrick on Shannon) 7.90, 3. A Creamer (Annalee)
1. B Boyce (Letterkenny)
20:17.81, 2. C McManamon (Westport) 20:51.56, 3. E Caprice (Dundrum
South Dublin) 24:18.14
1. S Breathnach (Galway City
Harriers) 18.16m, 2. D Tierney
(Leevale) 14.99m, 3. M Breathnach (Galway City Harriers) 14.05m
1. A McMullen (Crusaders)
7.73m 2. K Marks (Cushinstown) 7.18m, 3. C Bourke (Raheny Shamrock)
1. S Joyce (Cushinstown)
14.12m, 2. J Hoang (Tullamore Harriers) 14.11m, 3. C Mahon (Tir
1. A Heney (Clonliffe
Harriers) 2.00m, 2. S Archer (Templemore) 2.00m, 3. D Mahon (Gowran)
1. I Rogers (Clonliffe
Harriers) 4.60m, 2. T Houlihan (West Waterford) 4.40m, S Martin
(Ballymena & Antrim) 4.30m
Championship Highlights to be shown on RTE2
The championships will have a one hour highlights package on RTÉ2
on Sunday (Feb 28th) evening at 8pm
You can keep up to speed with the live results on the Athletics Ireland website