The Raheny Shamrock Men’s and women’s team got off to very encouraging starts on day one of the National Indoor League in Abbotstown.
The women’s team finished in second place overall on day one with 53 points, 12 behind points behind defending champions Dublin City Harriers.
Tara Meire won the 60m Hurdles event in 9.24 seconds .05 seconds clear of DCH’s Alison Burke to take 13 points for her team.
There was also a 13 point win provided by Kim O’Hare in the long jump with a best of 5.43 meters well clear of DCH’s Catherine McManus best of 5.36m.
Valentina Marzarc gained victory in the shot put with a best of 12.79 metres far superior to second placed Ciara Moore of SLOT 10.60m.
Kim O’Hare took third place and five points in the 60m dash in 8.21 seconds while Aoibhinn McGoldrick finished third in the 800m in 2:18.21 collecting nine points.
A very encouraging start from Kay Bannon’s team to finish in second place with the top eight teams to progress to the final.
Mick Hynes men’s side also got 2020 off to a good start to finish in fourth place with 33.5 points behind Clonliffe Harriers (50pts), Galway City Harriers (42pts) and Nenagh Olympic (38pts).
Cillian Kirwan won the 800 metres gaining a maximum 10 points clocking 1:55.00 nearly four seconds clear of Leevale’s Tommy Connolly.
Sean O’Driscoll won heat two of 60m dash in 7.05 seconds for 7.5 points.
Conor Bermingham’s 3.30 Pole Vault took third place and seven points.
Matt Cotter took fifth place in the long jump with a best of 5.93 metres to collect five points
Round two of the national indoor league takes place on Sunday January 26th in Athlone I.T.
In the various guest races Dylan Kirwan clocked 53.42 seconds, Conall O’Toole 53.70 and Oisin McCorry 51.96 seconds over 400m.
Over 60 metres Micheal Farrelly clocked 6.98 seconds, Sean O’Driscoll 6.99 seconds. Micheal Farrelly 7.05 seconds.
While in America, Eric Favors threw a shot put best of 18.91 at the Clemson meet. Long jumper Colm Burke jumped 7.04m in Birmingham Alabama.