At the European Masters Championships held in Madrid last week Jackie Carty, Kilmore AC, won a Gold medal in the O45 5km Cross Country and a Silver in the 3000m. A delighted Jackie posted a message saying: “Thanks everyone super delighted with results as won gold in cross county yesterday after a major battle with the Spanish champion. The stubborn Irish streak came out and battled to the line.”
Niall Sheil of St Killian’s AC competed in the 1500m and the 5km Cross Country. Here is what he had to say: “It is nice to be able to test yourself against the best in Europe and see how you hold up. I raced the 1500m final yesterday and there was a swarm of Spanish Athletes taking turns to push and slow the pace. I finished 12th overall from 54 entrants.” Of the cross country race he said “… again the Spanish were to the fore and I was delighted to be part of and lead an Irish Team that took team silver and to finish 12th overall.”
Both Jackie and Niall were accompanied on the trip by coach Pavel Kolesnikov and both expressed their gratitude to Pavel for all his diligent work over the months.