The National track and field championships get underway bright and early tomorrow morning at Morton Stadium Santry unfortunately behind closed doors. There are three sessions tomorrow with another two on Sunday and then the following weekend two sessions on both Saturday and Sunday.There are some 11 Clonliffe athletes in action tomorrow.
First in action at 10:30 AM in the women’s hammer is Caoimhe Morris and then the first of the track races in the senior men’s 5000 heats at 11 o’clock both Stephen Cashin and Efrem Gidey with Ben Guiden then in the junior men’s 5000 final at 12 o’clock. Also in this session Shannon Sheehy will compete in the women’s long jump at 11.15 and Simon Galligan in the hammer at 11.55.
Session 2 starts at 2 PM and in this session in the men’s long jump both Keith Marks and Niall Counihan are entered and at 2.45 Fionn Carroll in the 400.
Finally the evening session will features two Clonliffe athlete who will be watched with great interest by all in the club. John Fagan runs his first national 400 H in about eight years, since his comeback he has trained very well and recently impressed with a 53.30 in Belfast and then at 7:40 PM in the 1500 Jonny Whan who has enjoyed a breakthrough season with PB’s over 800, 1500 and 3000.You can watch the action on the live stream. See athleticsireland.ie . (Apologies if I’ve missed anyone)
Good luck to all our athletes and indeed officials with the championships in these Covid 19 days (and no there is no post event dinner!!)