Clohisey Takes 10,000m Silver

Mick Clohisey wrapped up preparations for next month’s European Championship landing silver in the national 10,000 metres.

Clohisey posted 29 minutes 34.89 seconds for silver, just behind another European Championship bound marathoner Stephen Scullion who clocked 29:34.89.

It was two in a row for Clohisey, taking silver with Mark Kirwan taking fourth place in 30:17.80.

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The opening day of the 2018 National track and field championships saw plenty of good results.

The 200m final saw Aisling Drumgoole take sixth place in 25.53 seconds was Orla Comerford eighth in 26.50 seconds, the race been won by Phil Healy in 23.64 seconds.

Meanwhile Brandon Arrey powered into the 400 metre final winning heat two in 47.78 seconds. That race takes place at 6:45 on Sunday.

Also over the one lap, Conaill O’Toole clocked 51.90 seconds in heat two for eighth place and Dylan Kirwan 53.13 seconds for fourth place.

Dylan Kirwan was a busy man on the day, having posted 59.56 seconds in the 400m Hurdles, not enough to progress.

Half milers Aoibhinn McGoldrick and Iseult O’Donnell both made the 800 metre final. McGoldrick qualifying automatically, taking third place in heat one in 2:18.77.

While Iseult O’Donnell as a fastest loser in 2:21.22. The women’s 800 metre final is off at 6:15.

Both metric milers Kieran Kelly and Brian Fay progressed to the 1500 metre final. Kelly taking third place in heat one in 3:58.66 and Fay second in heat two in 3:58.88.

Conor Dooney continued the defence of his 5000 metre title automatically qualifying for the final, taking fourth place in heat one in 14:55.02. The 5,000 metre final is off at 4:40.

Also competing Liam Sheehan posted 24.98 in heat of the 200 metres for sixth place in heat two.

While Andrew Hyland posted 4:08.60 in heat one of the 1500 metres while Blaithin Sheil was ninth in her 1500 metre in 4:56.22.