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Seven Mayo AC athletes won a total of 20 medals at the AAI National Masters Indoors Championships at Nenagh. As usual it was colder track-side than outside at this venue. Club chairman Padraic Cullina set the standard on Saturday in the combined events quadrathlon. He amassed a fine total of 1,419 points competing in the 60 metres, long jump, shot, and 1,000 metres to win gold. On Sunday, when the indoors championship events took place, he won gold in the long jump and silver in the high jump in over 50 category. Patrick Moran (over 55) won four medals — gold in the high jump, silver in both the long jump and 400 metres, and bronze in 1,500 metres. PJ Hall (over 50) was one of four Mayo AC athletes competing indoors for the first time. He won silver in 200 metres and bronze 60 metres. Breege Blehein-McHale (over 40) won gold and silver medals. Ann Murray (over 45) won three silver medals in the 800m, 1,500m, and 3,000m, and Anthony Devaney (over 35) won silver in the 3,000m and bronze in the 800m. Tom Hunt (over 60) was second in the 400m and 3,000m and third in 800m and 1,500m. This was a great start to the championship year for Mayo AC and they will be looking to add to this medal haul at the intermediate and masters cross country at Forest Park in Boyle on February 21.
Roscommon athlete Lorcán Ó Catháin has qualified for the European Youth Olympics Festival (EYOF), it has been confirmed by the Olympic Council of Ireland.
Galway’s two top athletes Olive Loughnane and Paul Hession head to the World Track and Field Championships in Berlin next week as part of the Athletics Ireland team.
Leading egg company Galway Free Range Eggs has this week announced its sponsorship of Paul Hession, the international 100m and 200m sprinter who represented Ireland at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Galway’s two world athletic champions will be feted at Croke Park on Sunday.