Lee Duddy wins the Richie Barr Trophy

On Thursday evening 4th July there was a bumper entry of 49 athletes for the Richie Barr Trophy. This event, 800 meters, was the sixth race in the current Grand Prix Series. A total of four 800 meter races were held in Morton Stadium in dry windy conditions.  

800m race summary: In the first race ten athletes competed in an exciting race. In first place was Niall Sherlock in a time of 2.07. Lee Duddy was second in 2.09 with Anthony Brady in third in 2.11.In the second race Dave Commiskey was first home in 2.28, Eoin Rafter shaded it for second place in 2.33 with Aisling Andrews finishing a close third in 2.34.In the third race 14 athletes took to the start line. Diarmuid Doyle was first in 2.44,  in second place was Sarah Sharkey in 2.47 followed by Ian Kinsella in third in 2.49.In the final race of the night 12 athletes competed. Dermot Breslin took the honours in a time of  2.58. Ciara Daly was second in 3.02 with Jake Kernan finishing a close third in 3.03. 

Grand Prix winners: In the Grand Prix event Lee Duddy  won the Richie Barr Trophy.  This was a well-deserved victory. Lee had a great run on the night. In second place was Jerry O’Sullivan and in third place was  Anthony Brady.  Congratulations to all three.A prize giving ceremony followed in the Clonliffe Club House.  Our sponsor on the night Richie Barr presented a magnificent trophy to a delighted Lee Duddy.Many thanks to all  who competed, those who officiated on the night and those who organised the post-race refreshments.  

Results 800:

Race sponsor: A special word of thanks to our race sponsor Richie Barr for his continuing support for the 800m event.  

Next Race: Mick Murphy 5 Mile takes place in Malahide on Thursday 25 July commencing at 7.45pm.

Grand Prix Leader Board: The Grand Prix Leader Board after 5 races is here:

The top ten athletes after five races are outlined below. Prizes were presented to the top three athlete. In first place was the ever popular Carl Fleming fresh from his exploits supporting Irish athletes at the European Championships in Rome and competing in the Midnight Sun Marathon, Tromsø, Norway. In second place was the ever consistent Dave Doran. In third place was a that great club stalwart Niall Markey. 

GP Leader Board – Total points after 5 races

Bib NoFirst NameSurnamePoints
46Joe Fowler187