Kelly Sets New Club Mile Mark

Kieran Kelly broke the club Mile record at the Morton Games International and came agonizingly close to breaking the Four Minute Barrier.

Kelly was on course to become the first Raheny Shamrock athlete to ever break the four minute mark though missed out by a split hair, posting 4:00.70.

The time a personal best for Kelly broke the club’s mile record held by Kevin Moriarty of 4:08.13 which was set in nine years ago on the same track.

As part of the Morton Mile the organisers allowed for a 1500 metre split where Kelly also broke his own club record passing the marker in 3:42.91.

The moment was captured on video by John Cronin.


Elsewhere Eoin Strutt took third place in the IMC v BMC 1500 metres posting 3.50.22. The race was won by BMC’s Jack Hallas in 3:49.18, Brian Fay posting 4:00.17 in the same race.

Daniel Scully posted 1:58.15 in the IMC B race with Sean O’Driscoll posted 11.05 seconds in the 100 metre heats.

While Aoibhinn McGoldrick clocked a new personal best of 2:17.00 in the IMC Women’s 800 B race.

Andrew Hyland clocked four minutes and 40 seconds in the junior mile, the race was won by Luke McCann in 4:21.70.

Kevin Dooney was the first of Raheny quartet home in the 5,000 metres clocking 14 minutes 21.05 seconds just ahead of Mick Clohisey in 14:12.82.

Daire Bermingham posted 14:21.05 while winner Australia’s Stewart McSweyn broke Eamon Coghlan’s 37-year-old stadium record winning in 13:19.98.