Silver Lining Wraps Around The Indoors

Isuelt O’Donnell, Mark Smyth and Brian Fay wrapped a silver lining around day two of the national indoor championships in Abbotstown.

There were silver medals for O’Donnell in the 800m, Fay 1500m and Smyth 60m with bronze medals for Kim O’Hare in the triple jump.

Isuelt O’Donnell posted a fast 2:07.07 for 800 meter in a tight finish were Nadia Power took gold in 2:06.26 and Claire Mooney bronze in 2:08.06.

Mark Smyth added 60m silver to the 200m gold he claimed yesterday as a powerful Dean Adams claimed the new Craig Lynch cup.

Mark Smyth produced a power final 10 metres to clock 6.84 seconds just ahead of Conor Morey in 6.85 for silver, Adams speeding to gold in 6.74 seconds.

Earlier in the day Smyth progressed to the semi-final winning heat two in 6.87 seconds. In heat four Michael Farrelly took second place in 7.00 and an automatic semi-final place, while Liam Sheehan clocked 7.79 for sixth place.

In heat five Sean O’Driscoll took second place in 6.98 and a semi-final spot.

Mark Smyth progressed to final winning heat one in 6.89, while Sean O’Driscoll finished third in semi-final two in 6.95 and qualifying for the final as a fastest loser. Michael Farrelly clocked 6.98 for third in semi-final three, where his tournament came to a conclusion.

While Smyth took silver in the final, O’Driscoll posted 6.96 seconds for eighth place.

Brian Fay collected silver in a very fast 1500m final as Star of the sea’s Andrew Coscoran sped to the title in 3:41.36, Fay less than two seconds behind in a speedy 3:43.13.

‪A new championship best performance for Andrew Coscoran (star of the sea AC) with a time of 3:41.36 in the men’s 1,500m at today’s @irishlifehealth National Senior Indoor Champs 🌟‬

Posted by Athletics Ireland on Sunday, March 1, 2020

In the field Kim O’Hare took triple jump bronze with a best of 11.60 metres, achieved in her fifth effort. The event which was won by Saragh Buggy of St. Abbans with a best of 12.80 metres.

Elsewhere Brandon Arrey took fourth place in the 400 metres posting 48.70 seconds just behind Brian Gregan in 48.21. Cathal Crosbie took gold in 47.93.

Cillian Kirwan was just outside the medals in the 800 metres posting 1:51.91 for fourth place with Conor Durcan taking bronze in 1:50.73. Zak Curran taking silver in 1:50.19. Mark English won out in 1:49.09.

In the 60m Hurdles Tara Meier finished sixth posting 8.98 seconds having made the final finishing third in Semi-Final two in 8.93 seconds.

Meanwhile Matthew Cotter finished ninth in the long jump with a best of 6.51 meters and Aislinn Mumford took eighth place in the pole vault with a best of 2.85 metres.

The men’s B relay finished fourth in the 4x200m relay time trial clocking 1:33.65, the team was Sergio Varvas Martinev, Jamie Sheridan, Liam Sheehan and Matthew Cotter.

While the A team of Conall O’Toole, Oisin McCorry, Sean O`Driscoll and Michael Farrelly posted 1:38.69 for fifth place.

The women’s 4x200m set a new club record of 1:46.39. The team of Tara Meier, Sue Scallan, Hannah Byrne and Kim O’Hare broke the record which stood since 2015.

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