The Mr Oil Wexford Senior and Masters Championships concluded in Enniscorthy last evening in near ideal conditions. As with the previous there were some stylish solo performances, especially from our younger athletes. Cara Kelly (DMP) added the senior 200 metres title to the 100 metres hurdles win of the previous week. Róisín O’Reilly (UCD), competing as a guest, was first across the line in the 3000 metres just as she was in the 1500 metres last week; just behind her in both races was Clare Barrett (DMP) meaning she is a dual senior county champion, and just behind her in both races was Jackie Carthy (Kilmore) making her the O50 county champion at both distances. Seán Hehir (Croghan) had training companion Robin Mooney (Slí Chulainn) for company for the first half of the 5000 metres race before he eased away to win by a straight. Robin turned the tables on Seán in the 800 metres. Aoife Walsh (DMP), in her first outing at senior level, waited until the second lap of the 800 metres before pulling away to win comfortably. John Egan (St Killian’s) won the men’s 3k walk without breaking sweat. Paul Gibbon (SBR) had a few secpnds over guest Alan Dempsey (Parnell AC) in the 3000 metres steeplechase. 1-2 for Enniscorthy in shot put, Peter O’Connor just holding off Dushan Radicanin, the latter taking the over 35 title. Peter also took the senior javelin title by a big margin. Ditto for Maggie O’Connor in both senior and over 50 javelin. Maggie was just 20 cms behind Áine Cullen (United Striders) in senior shot, with both women tops in their respective age categories (O35 for Áine).
- Post author:Senan
- Post published:July 20, 2023
- Post category:2023 Master T&F / 2023 Senior T&F / Athletics Wexford / Competition / News / Results / Senior / Senior T&F