Monday, July 27, 2015


With the World Masters T&F Championships taking place in a couple of weeks in France, and many athletes using this year's event as a sharpener, competition was fierce on Sunday's Masters National Championships in Tullamore July 26th 2015. Wet and windy conditions prevailed for much of the day, only really settling down towards the end of the afternoon. We had three of our masters athletes competing where they pick up a combined total of 6 national medals.
National Masters T&F 2015 Results
Photos from St. Brendan's AC facebook: Photos

Sean O'Shea in Action at the AAI Masters Javelin
Sean O'Shea picked up 2 national medals when he took part in the O45 100m, 1st in the Shot (10.39m), 3rd in the Discus (31.51m) & 5th in the Javelin (31.20m)
Jim O'Shea took home 3 individual national medals when he took part in the O70 category. 2nd in the 100m (15.71sec),1st in the Long Jump (3.88m)& 1st in the High Jump (1.20m)

Niamh O'Sullivan (An Riocht) with Maria McCarthy
AAI Masters Gold medalists

In the middle distance Maria McCarthy took part in the O40 3000m. Maria ran an extremely competitive race and with 200 m's to go she came from 3rd down to win Gold in a time of 10min 17sec. This was just 1sec of her personal best. Maria will be representing Ireland in the World Masters next month in France, so we wish her all the success.