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Double medals for Casey Mulvey

Jun 25, 2022 18:06 By Dave Hooper
Double medals for Casey Mulvey Double medals for Casey Mulvey
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Double medals for Inny Vale's Casey Mulvey at national athletics championship

Casey Mulvey grabbed two podium places at the national track and field championships in Dublin.

The Cavan woman took shot put silver and hammer bronze in Morton stadium Santry adding more medals to the Inny Vale mantle-piece.

Mulvey fourth effort in the shot put of 13.58 metres claimed silver head of Dundalk’s Katherine O’Connor who twice threw 13.42 metres. Gold went to Swinford’s Michaela Walsh with a best of 14.58 metres.

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Walsh, the great white hope of Irish athletics also took gold in the women’s hammer with a best of 57.37 metres. Walsh is more at home with the hammer.

Second place went to Margaret Hayden of Tallaght with a best of 54.05 metres.

Mulvey took a surprise bronze medal in the hammer with a best of 48.97 metres achieved on her sixth and final throw. Mulvey’s best was just 22 inches further than Adrienne Gallen of Lifford Strabane’s best to claim bronze.

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Meanwhile Carrick-on-Shannon’s Ger O’Donnell claimed 110m hurdles silver O’Donnell was just 0.02 seconds behind his great rival Matthew Behan of Crusaders. O’Donnell clocked 15.63 seconds for silver with Behan taking gold in 15.61 seconds.

David Dagg of Dundrum South Dublin took bronze in 16.83 seconds.

Elsewhere there was no luck for Alannah McGuiness in the 200 metres. Carrick-on-Shannon athlete McGuinness clocked 26.99 in heat three for third place.

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The top two qualified for the final with the two fastest finishers taking the final two places. McGuinness was fifth fastest loser overall.

In the men’s event Daire Donohoe of Annalee and Aaron Kelly finished fourth and fifth in heat two. Clocking 23.91 and 24.48 respectively.

The race was won by Nkemjika Onwumereh in 22.86 seconds. No one from this heat progressed to the final with the fastest eight from six heats progressing.

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Denise Toner of Clones missed out on the 800 metre final. Toner posted 2:19.14 for fifth place in semi-final two. Toner was less than two seconds behind race winner Sarah Healy, but finished outside the automatic places.

Annalee’s Roland Surlis progressed to the 800 metre men’s final, finishing second in his heat. Surlis clocked 1:56.01 behind Mark English in 1:55.42. The final takes place at 7.15 on Sunday.

Longford’s Nelvin Appiah grabbed the fastest losers place in the men’s 400m hurdlers. Appiah clocked 57.35 seconds in a race won by Thomas Barr in 51.97 seconds. Appiah’s final gets underway at 7.25 on Sunday.

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Niamh Malone of Monaghan Phoenix booked a place in the women’s 400m hurdles final taking second place in semi-final two in 64.24. Kelly McGrory won out in 61.36. Malone’s final is set off for 7.35.

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