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Celtic Games Triumph for Bandon's Laura Nicholson

Laura Nicholson Wins Celtic Games Under-18 Girls Steeplechase

Morton Stadium, Santry, Dublin

Saturday August 5th 2017



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Laura Nicholson competing in the U-18 Girls 1500m Steeplechase - Photo: Tomas Greally/Sportsfile

Celtic Games Victory for Ireland

Combined Boys & Girls Team Scores



Bandon AC's Laura Nicholson, representing Ireland in the Girls Under 18 1500m Steeplechase, at last Saturday's Celtic Games International, at the Morton Stadium, Santry Dublin.  Laura earned maximum points in the event, helping Ireland to a home win against Scotland and Wales. Ireland won with a combined Boys and Girls, Under-16 and Under-18, scores of 188 points, with Scotland on 159 points and Wales on 149.

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Celtic Games 2017 Medal - Photo: Tomas Greally/Sportsfile


Between the full representative and Development Squads, fifteen Cork Athletes, from six Cork Clubs, represented Ireland at last Saturday's Celtic Games T&F International, at the Morton Stadium, Santry, Dublin

Cork clubs represented were: Liscarroll A.C, Bandon A.C., Carrig-na-bhFhear A.C., Youghal A.C.; Leevale A.C., and Abbey Striders A.C.


Cork Girls who Represented Ireland

Ciara Sheehy, & Vickie Cusack, Liscarroll A.C.; Laura Nicholson & Aisling Cassidy, Bandon A.C.; Emma Coffey, Carrig-na-bhFhear A.C.; Tirna Cahill, Youghal A.C.; Katie Moynihan, Leevale A.C.; and Clodagh Walsh, Abbey Striders A.C.


Cork Boys who Represented Ireland

Daniel Hurley, Tommy Connolly, Wymin Sivakumar, Ryan O'Leary & Padraig O'Callaghan from Leevale A.C., and Dave McInerney, Bandon A.C.; .


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Photos: Tomas Greally/Sportsfile


laura nicholson celtic games 2017 girls u18 steeplechase standings


Under 18 Boys 4 x 100m

Silver for Ireland, featuring Leevale AC's Ryan O'Leary


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Ryan also took Bronze in the Under-18 Boys 200m

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Leevale AC's Tommy Connolly represented Ireland, in the Under-16 Boys 800m, on the Ireland Development Team

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Aisling Cassidy, Bandon AC - Under-18 Girls Triple Jump

aisling cassidy celtic games 2017 girls u18 triple jump standings



Daniel Hurley & Wymin Sivakumar, Leevale AC - Boys Under-16 Long Jump

daniel hurley celtic games 2017 boys u16 long jump standings


Emma Coffey, Carraig na bhFear AC & Clodagh Walsh, Abbey Striders AC - Under-18 Girls Pole Vault

emma coffey celtic games 2017 girls u18 pole vault standings


Katie Moynihan, Leevale AC - Under-18 Girls Javelin

katie moynihan celtic games 2017 girls u18 javelin standings


Padraig O'Callaghan, Leevale AC - Boys Under-18 Hammer

padraig o callaghan celtic games 2017 boys u18 hammer standings


Tirna Cahill, Youghal AC - Under-18 Girls Hammer

tirna cahill celtic games 2017 girls u18 hammer standings


Vickie Cusack, Liscarroll AC - Under-18 Girls Long Jump

vickie cusack celtic games 2017 girls u18 long jump standings



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