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Indoor Round-Up January 31st 2018

PBs for Healy Sisters as McKenzie Shatters College Record

News of Cork Athletes in Indoor action around the world

For the past few weeks, Cork Athletes have been blazing a trail on indoor arenas around the globe, from Athlone to Vienna (Austria), Paris France) and Jonesboro (Arkansas, USA). The Healy sisters, Joan and Phil, both Bandon AC athletes, both set new PBs, while Phil also achieved World Indoor Championship Qualifying times. Belgooly AC's Grace Mckenzie, on athletics scholarship at McNeese University, shattered the college's six year old Pentathlon record. Nearer home, at the Athletics Ireland Junior and Under-23 indoor Championships, in Athlone, there were wins, in the Under 23 400m, for Blarney-Inniscarra AC's Brandon Arrey, and, in the Under 23 Pole Vault for Abbey Striders AC's Raymond Walsh.

National Indoor League - Round 1

Athlone - Saturday January 13th

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At GloHealth National Indoor Club League Rd 1, in AIT Athlone, on Saturday January 13th last, Joan Healy (Bandon AC) set a new PB of 7.37 sec, in the Women's 60m. This moves Joan from 10th to 7th place, in the Irish All-Time Indoor 60m Standings, having reduced her best from 7.41 sec, to leapfrog Kelly Proper and Michelle Carroll.

Nantes Métropole Indoor, Nantes, France

Saturday January 20th 2018

A week after setting a PB of 7.37 secs, Joan Healy reduced her PB to 7.34 sec, at Nantes Métropole Indoor, Nantes, France, on Saturday January 20th, moving her up a place in the Irish All time Rankings, to 6th place on the 60m leaderboard. Her performance was just a hair's breadth 0.04 seconds off the National 60m Record of 7.30, which is also the IAAF World Indoor Championship Qualification Standard.

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Bandon AC's Joan Healy Sets 7.34 sec PB at Nantes Métropole Indoor


 Update Friday February 2nd

Phil Healy is among the athletes nominated for European Athletics Athlete of the Month for January

To vote for Phil, either Like Phil's Photo on European Athletics Facebook Post, or Re-Tweet European Athletics Tweet


400m Qualifying Time for Phil Healy in Vienna, Austria

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Bandon AC's Phil Healy ran a 52.08 sec PB, when winning in Vienna last Saturday, for another World Championship qualifying time, in a high quality field. She is now just 0.50 secs away from Karen Shinkin's 51.58 Irish record set in February 2002, Phil's previous indoor best was 53.15.


Belgooly AC's Graze McKenzie Excels


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Grace McKenzie (Belgooly AC/McNeese State University) Clears the High Jump last Friday

Belgooly AC's Grace McKenzie continues to progress in the USA. Grace, who is on athletic scholarship in the U.S. Last weekend, Grace smashed the 6 year old McNeese Pentathlon record by a massive 224 points, with a total score of 3880 points.

Grace McKenzie shatters pentathlon school record at ASU

"JONESBORO, Arkansas – McNeese junior multi-event performer Grace McKenzie made school history here on Friday afternoon, shattering the school record for the pentathlon with a first place meet total of 3880 points, at the Arkansas State Invitational.
The Cork, Ireland native broke the old record of 3,656 points, held by Mariah Georgetown almost six years to the date. Georgetown set that record at the Arkansas State Invite as well.

In addition to her school record points total, McKenzie set new personal records in the 55-meter hurdles (8.19), the long jump (18-4.25) and in the 800 meters (2:22.01)."

Athletics Ireland National Junior & Under 23 Indoor Championships

Athlone, Saturday January 27th

Full Results


There were twelve Cork medalists from last Saturday's Championships, with two Gold, four Silver and six Bronze medals coming Cork's way. The two Gold medals were won by Brandon Arrey (Blarney-Inniscarra AC) and Raymond Walsh (Abbey Striders AC).

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Brandon Arrey (Blarney-Inniscarra AC)

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Raymond Walsh (Abbey Striders AC)


Extracted Cork Medalists

Track Results

Event Cat Pos Name Team Result
60m Junior Men 1 OLATUNDE, Israel Dun Dealgan 6.99
60m Junior Men 2 MOREY Conor Leevale A.C. 7
60m Junior Men 3 O'LEARY Ryan Leevale A.C. 7.06
Event Cat Rank Name Team Result
1500m Junior Women 1 KEANE Jo Ennis Track A.C. 04:36.3
1500m Junior Women 2 COTTER Stephanie West Muskerry A.C. 04:38.3
1500m Junior Women 3 DOELLKEN Shauna Kenmare A.C 04:44.2
Event Cat Rank Name Team Result
200m Junior Men 1 MURPHY David Gowran A.C. 21.84
200m Junior Men 2 GRANT John Celbridge A.C. 22.45
200m Junior Men 3 O'LEARY Ryan Leevale A.C. 22.52
Event Cat Rank Name Team Result
400m Under 23 Men 1 ARREY Brandon Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 48.43
400m Under 23 Men 2 IRWIN Shane Finn Valley A.C. 48.87
400m Under 23 Men 3 PEPPARD Paul Monaghan Phoenix A.C. 50.16


Field Event Results

Event Cat Pos Name Team Result 3m60 3m80 4m00 4m20            
Pole Vault Under 23 Men 1 WALSH Raymond Abbey Striders A.C. 4   0-- 0-- XXX            
Pole Vault Under 23 Men 2 POWER Shane St. Joseph's A.C. 3.8   0-- XXX              
Pole Vault Under 23 Men 3 KANASH Yuri West Waterford A.C. 3.8 X0- 0-- XXX              
Event Cat Pos Name Team Result 1m45 1m50 1m55 1m60 1m65 1m70 1m73      
High Jump Junior Women 1 KENNELLY Ciara Killarney Valley A.C 1.7     X0 X0 X0 0 XXX      
High Jump Junior Women 2 CRAIG Shannon Lifford Strabane A.C. 1.6     0 0   XXX        
High Jump Junior Women 3 MURPHY Hannah Leevale A.C. 1.55 0 0 0 XXX            
Event Cat Pos Name Team Result 1 2 3 4 5 6        
Triple Jump Junior Men 1 THOMPSON Sean Lucan Harriers A.C. 13.67 0.0 13.31 0.0 13.58 13.42 12.81 13.53 13.67        
Triple Jump Junior Men 2 LYNCH Brendan Loughrea A.C. 13.47 0.0 12.96 0.0 X 12.89 13.41 13.47 -        
Triple Jump Junior Men 3 SIVAKUMAR Wymin Leevale A.C. 12.92 0.0 12.64 0.0 X 12.62 12.53 12.82 12.92        
Event Cat Pos Name Team Result 1 2 3 4 5 6        
Shot Put - 4kg Junior Women 1 KEHOE-DOWLING Nicole St Abbans A.C 11.4 11.04 11.4 X X X X        
Shot Put - 4kg Junior Women 2 MC DYER Bridget Finn Valley A.C. 10.02 9.5 9.94 10.02 9.42 9.21 9.48        
Shot Put - 4kg Junior Women 3 CUSACK Vickie Liscarroll A.C. 9.89 9.14 9.89 9.02 8.91 9.47 8.95        
Event Cat Pos Name Team Result 1m70 2m70 2m85 3m00 3m10 3m20 3m30 3m40 3m50 3m65
Pole Vault Junior Women 1 MCCARTNEY Ellen City of Lisburn AC 3.5             0-- --- 0-- XXX
Pole Vault Junior Women 2 COFFEY Emma Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 3.4         0-- 0-- XX0 XX0 XXX  
Pole Vault Junior Women 3 WALSH Clodagh Abbey Striders A.C. 3.2     0-- 0-- 0-- 0-- XXX      
Event Cat Pos Name Team Result 2m25 2m55 2m70 2m85 3m00          
Pole Vault Under 23 Women 1 MCGINLEY Muireann Dublin City Harriers 2.85 0-- 0-- 0-- XX0 XXX          
Pole Vault Under 23 Women 2 SAMUELS Una Leevale A.C. 2.7   0-- X0- XXX            

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