Round 1 of the GloHealth National league premier division took place in humid conditions on home turf today with both the women and mens team in action.
A depleted women`s team was hurt even more by last minute withdrawals but the girls rallied well to put in some excellent fighting performances and were rewarded with a 3rd place finish at the end of a long day. Leah Moore in the sprints made in particular a most valuable contribution with maximum points in the 100 and a 2nd place in the 200 and also 2nd place in the 4 x 100 relay.
Other 2nd place finishes came from Snezana Bechtina in the 400H, coming through very strongly over the final 150m and the pole vault. Snezana then also was on the 2nd place finishing 4 x 400 relay team. Denise Byrne was 2nd in the javelin. Aursa Jerumbasukyte was 3rd in the triple jump.
Valuable contributions to the cause also came from Diana Markina in the high jump, Denise Byrne in the shot, Emma Kelly 400 and from the “young guns” Alannah cooley 1500 and 4 x 400, Laura Tuite 3000, Emer Treacy 800 and Megan Coomber in the long jump.
Final scores: DSD 118 points, St. Abbans 91, Clonliffe 89.