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Results Summary from National Senior T&F Championships Day 3 2020

National 10k Walk Title for Togher's Callum Wilkinson

Athletics Ireland National Senior T&F Championships 2020 - Day 3

Morton Stadium, Santry, Dublin

Saturday August 29th 2020

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Today was a relatively quiet day all round, with fewer events, ahead of tomorrows finals, and the last day of the 2020 National T&F Championships

The morning saw two Cork women take automatic qualification positions in tomorrow's 800m final.  Maeve O'Neill, Doheny AC won the first (of 3) heats, while Leevale AC's Annette Quaid held off strong challengers to go through, in second place, from heat 2.


Annette Quaid qualifying in 2nd place in Heat 2 of the Women's 800m


claire-mooney-annette-quaid-leevale-aai-national-800m-sf-2020aClaire Mooney leads, with Annette Quaid following

On the track, the afternoon was all about distance - the Men's 10k Walk and 10,000m, along with the Women's 5k Walk. 



callum wilkinson togher ac national 10k walks champion 2020 photo sam barnes sportsfile 1922774Callum Wilkinson, Togher AC - National 10k Walks Champion 2020

The Men's 10k Walk saw Togher AC's Callum Wilkinson give a masterclass performance, winning in 39:52:05. All three medals went to members of Rob Heffernan's Race Walking group, with Farranfore-Maine Valley's David Kenny take the Under 23 Title, and senior Silver, while Finn Valley AC's Brendan Boyce took Bronze, in spite of taking a minute penalty in the 'sin bin', in a distance that was, effectively, a sprint for him.

There were eight Cork men in the entry list for the 10,000m, but only four took to the track, with North Cork AC's Sean Doyle coming out on top, in 8th place, in 31:19.81

In the Field Events, Youghal AC's Michael Healy took Bronze in the Men's Discus.

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Tobin takes 10k as Buggy wins 13th national title

Sean Tobin (Clonmel) made his own golden moment to win the national 10,000m title in 29:35.14 on the third day of the Irish Life Health National Senior & U23 Championships in Morton Stadium today (August 29th).

Tobin finished second in a pulsating 1500m last week but had the winning touch moving with five laps to go. Eric Keogh (Donore Harriers) had a really strong finish to close down the yards in 29:36.21 usurping Hugh Armstrong (Ballina) who was third in 29:39.74.


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Niamh Fogarty (Raheny Shamrock) won her third senior women’s discus title, along with U23 gold, with a best of 49.46m from Ciara Sheehy (Emerald) with 41.94m and Casey Mulvey (Inny Vale) with 41.17m.

Saragh Buggy (St Abban’s) underlined her dominance in the women’s triple jump winning her fifth straight title with 12.97m from Grace Furlong U23 (Waterford) with 12.27m and Kim O’Hare U23 (Raheny Shamrock) with 11.34m. This added to the gold Buggy won last week in the long jump and was her 13th national senior title.

Kate Veale (West Waterford) was also racking up the titles in the women’s 5,000m race walk taking gold in 24:51.49. It was Veale’s 12 national senior title and she echoed many in her delight at being able to race.

“We're delighted to be racing,” she said. “Thanks to everyone who made this possible."

Callum Wilkinson (Togher) was a commanding winner of the men’s 10,000m race walk in 39:52.05 from training partners David Kenny (Farranfore/Maine Valley) in 41:38.45 and Brendan Boyce (Finn Valley) in 42:19.19.89 – a clean sweep of the podium for Robert Heffernan’s men.

Colin Quirke (Crusaders) won the men’s discus with a best throw of 55.50m from Eoin Sheridan (Clonliffe Harriers) with 52.22m and Michael Healy (Youghal) with 44.04m.   

The men’s triple jump came down to a clutch jump by Jai Benson (Lagan Valley) with his final attempt to win the senior and U23 titles with a best 14.53m. Michael Alajiki (Dundealgan) who was the long time leader had to settle for silver with 14.40m while Mark Burton (City of Lisburn) 14.29m


Irish Life Health National Senior & U23 Athletics Championships Day 3



5,000m race walk

Kate Veale (West Waterford) 24:51.49, 2. Ruth Monaghan (Sligo) 25:42.20, 3. Maria Flynn (Naas) 26:06.73


Triple Jump

Saragh Buggy (St Abban’s) 12.97m CBP, 2. Grace Furlong U23 (Waterford) 12.27m, 3. Kim O’Hare U23 (Raheny Shamrock) 11.34m



Niamh Fogarty U23 (Raheny Shamrock) 49.46m, 2. Ciara Sheehy (Emerald) 41.94m, 3. Casey Mulvey (Inny Vale) 41.17m




Sean Tobin (Clonmel) 29:35.14, 2. Eric Keogh (Donore Harriers) 29:36.21, 3. Hugh Armstrong (Ballina) 29:39.74


10,000m race walk

Callum Wilkinson (Togher) 39:52.05, 2. David Kenny (Farranfore/Maine Valley) 41:38.45, 3. Brendan Boyce (Finn Valley) 42:19.19.89


Triple Jump

Jai Benson U23 (Lagan Valley) 14.53m, 2. Michael Alajiki (Dundealgan) 14.40m, 3. Mark Burton U23 (City of Lisburn) 14.29m



Colin Quirke (Crusaders) 55.50m, 2. Eoin Sheridan (Clonliffe Harriers) 52.22m, 3. Michael Healy (Youghal) 44.04m 



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Results involving Cork Athletes



Men's 10k Walks Final


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Women's 800m - Heat 1


Women's 800m - Heat 2


results aai national men 10k final 2020Mens 10,000m Results


Results - Mens 800m Heat 2


Results - Mens 800m Heat 3

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