Today Tuesday, August 6, on the 61st anniversary of Herb Elliot’s World Mile record set in Santry, the 2019 Morton Games was officially launched at the historic Buswells Hotel in central Dublin. The event was launched by the Mayor of Fingal Cllr. Eoghan O’Brien, Interim CEO of Fingal Anne-Marie Farrelly and the President of Athletics Ireland Georgina Drumm. Also in attendance were Club Captain Joe Cooper, club committee members John O’Leary, Tommy Griffin, Stephen Bateson and Noel Daly and LOC member Declan Power.
Also in attendance was international athlete and national 1500 champion John Travers. John will run in the world famous Morton Mile. John of course has been one of Ireland’s top middle-distance athletes for a number of years and indeed ran his PB of 3.55.44 in this race in 2014.
The Meet Director, Noel Guiden, thanked Fingal County Council, Sport Ireland, Athletics Ireland, Morton Stadium and Clonliffe Harriers for their support of Morton Games. He also thanked John Travers for being in attendance and thanked the Irish athletes for their great support of Morton Games confirming that Ireland’s top athletes including Ciara Megeean, Mark English, Sarah Healy, Nadia Power, Marcus Lawler and Sommer Lecky had all given their commitment to taking part in the big night in Santry.
The full programme of events for this year is: women; 200, 800, 1500, high jump. Men; 100, 400, 800, Morton mile, Albie Thomas 5000, javelin. See www.mortongames.ie for all latest news.