O’Connor retains Irish title

• Michael O'Connor (above ) from Galway was celebrating his success in Monday’s Dublin City Marathon. The Galway City Harrier was the first Irishman home in 2:20:49, coming in 13th overall, and retaining the Athletics Ireland men’s title incorporated in the event. Thirty-five years-old O’Connor, who completed the marathon in a personal best time, won the title last year. There was more success for Galway athletes when 44-years-old heart transplant recipient, Ernesto Antonio, broke his own personal and best known world record for a heart transplant recipient in Monday’s Dublin City Marathon. Breaking his previous time by eight minutes Ernesto completed the marathon in three hours 45 minutes. This week he also celebrated the ninth anniversary of his heart transplant which took place at the Mater Hospital. However there was disappointment for Galway hurler Alan Kerins, who was running for his own charity, Alan Kerins African Project. Kerins was forced to withdraw after seven miles with ankle ligament injury.

•Camogie results: Duane Grocery & Hardware Senior B Championship final, Davitts 4.8 Killimor 1-4; HoneyGlen Homes Junior A Championship final, Junior A Final Portumna 3-3 Kiltormer 2-15; Honeyglen Homes Junior A Championship relegation, Bothar Na Tra 1-4 Oranmore/Maree 3-2; Gullanes Hotel under 16 B Championship final, Turloughmore 1.3 Mountbellew 0-0; Loughrea Hotel & Spa Senior Club Championship semi-finals Athenry 3-13 Davitts 1-8;Killimor 2-4 Pearses 3-3; Joe McGrath Construction Intermediate Championship semi-final, Ahascragh 1-5 Castlegar 0-3; Intermeidate relegation, Ardrahan v Eyrecourt not played.

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