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News April 14th - Euro Qualifier for Healy as Walsh and McKenzie Honoured

European 200m Qualifying Time for Phil Healy, while Donie Walsh and Grace McKenzie are Honoured

News Snippets - Week Ending Saturday April 14th 2018

phil healy national indoor 400m champion 2018 photo sam barnes sportsfilePhil Healy winning the National Indoor 400m Title earlier this year - Photo: Sam Barnes /Sportsfile

Bandon AC's Phil Healy produced another storming performance at yesterday's Day 1 of the Irish University Athletics Association T&F Championships, in Queens University Belfast. 


Subject to ratification, Phil Healy broke two IUAA records in yesterday's heats, with 11.55 sec, in the 100m, followed by 23.31 in the 200m. x 2 for @philhealy2 in the heats. 100m in 11.55. Phil's 200m time was a PB by 0.01 sec, consolidating her third place in the Irish All-Time 200m standings. More importantly it qualifies her for the European Championships, in Berlin, next August

Update: 100 & 200m Finals

Double Title wins for Phil Healy. 100m Results: 1. P.Healy WIT 11.99; 2. V.Harris AIT 12.47; 3. O.Comerford NCAD 12.84; 4. C.Barry NUIG 12.97

Phil Healy wins 200m in 23.64 sec.  Results: 1. P.Healy WIT 23.64; 2. A.Lynch DCU 24.93; 3. V.Harris AIT 25.31; 4. C.Maguire UU 25.61

IUAA Outdoor T&F Championship Results 2018


Donie Walsh Honoured

Earlier this week, UCC distance coach Donie Walsh, Leevale AC, was recipient of the Kieran Dowd Special Achievement Award, at the UCC Sports Star Awards, in recognition of his years of dedication to coaching at UCC.

donie walsh ucc kieran dowd special achievement award 2018Donie Walsh, centre, pictured with Kieran Dowd, left, and UCC President Patrick G O'Shea


Grace McKenzie - Southland Conference Women's Field Athlete of the Week

Grace McKenzie McNeese Photo Jan 2017

Belgooly AC's multi-event performer Grace McKenzie, on athletic scholarship, at McNeese University, in the U.S., has been named this week's Southland Conference Women's Field Athlete of the Week, for her record-breaking performance in the heptathlon at last week's SFA Carl Kight Invitational.
McKenzie scored 5,406 points, to brake the previous college heptathlon record and capture the gold, her first heptathlon win as a McNeese Cowgirl. He points total rocketed her up the Irish All-Time Pentathlon Listings, to fourth place.
Her point total lifts her to the No. 1 ranking in the Southland Conference, by 100 points, is fourth on the NCAA East Qualifying list ,and 14th overall in the NCAA Division I ranks.
As part of the heptathlon, she clocked the McNeese third-fastest 100-meter hurdles time at 13.73.

Fearghal Curtin

fearghal curtin big south march 2018

In other news, Youghal AC's Fearghal Curtin, ran a 3:51.49, to place third in the 1500m, at Charlotte Invitational, at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

Leading 1500m Results

 1. Robert Heppenstall, 3:47.58; 2. Philip Hall, 3:50.07; 3. Fearghal Curtin, 3:51.49

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