A much more pleasant Morton Stadium greeted the athletes for weekend 2 of the National seniors with the odd bit of sunshine and whilst a bit breezy the gale force head wind of last weekend didn’t feature today. Eoin Sheridan was the Clonliffe star of the day as he took silver in the discus. Eoin put in a very solid afternoon with three 50m plus throws, his best being 52.22, as Crusaders AC’s Colin Quirke took gold (55.50).
In the most anticipated National 10,000 in living memory Clonmel AC’s Sean Tobin turned last week’s 1500 silver to gold with a fine performance winning in 29.35.14, 2nd was the fast finishing Eric Keogh (Donore) and Hugh Armstrong (Ballina) 3rd. From a Clonliffe perspective defending champion Stephen Scullion could not return home due to Covid 19 travel restrictions and Sergiu Ciobanu came down with illness the night before, however there was a fine run over the 10,000 by Eoin Taggart 17th (31.45.31) . Good performances also by Tom Sherlock (33.05.85) and Declan Power (33.49.76).
In the earlier session Jenny Johnston put in a battling effort in her first ever nationals, in her first ever track season, finishing 8th in her 800 heat (2.26.31). Fionn Carroll ran 1.59.39 as he placed 6th in heat 4 and Mark McDonald in heat 1 ran 2.00.79 in placing 7th.
The championships continue with two final sessions tomorrow.