It was a great weekend for Lifford AC athletes at Saturday’s National Masters Championships in Tullamore.
A total of 8 medals returned home and a number of excellent performances by the athletes in red and white of Lifford.
There were two gold medals on the track for Natasha Adams in the V1 category 1500m (4.59.03) and 3000m (10.15.60) capping a great season for a girl in just her first year in the sport, while Isobel Breslin accumulated 4 medals in the V2 category - 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze....gold in the 100m hurdles (20.36 seconds), silver in the High Jump (1.30m) and bronze in both the Long Jump and Shot Putt.
It has been a great week for Breslin having struck gold in the National Masters Combined Events Championships at the same venue the week before.
There was a fine silver medal for Malcolm McCausland in the V6 400m (66.46 seconds) while Brian Breslin won his first ever national medal with a silver in the V3 Long Jump.
There were good performances too from Mark Doherty with a 4th place finish in the Javelin (33.94m) and a 5th place in the Shot Putt, while Gary Gallagher also finished just outside the medals despite an excellent PB of 2 mins 14 seconds in the 800m.
Anne Marie helps Tir
Meanwhile Ann Marie McGlynn ran 9:34 minutes, her fastest time of the year over 3000m to take full points while guesting for Tír Chonaill AC in Sunday’s final of the Women’s National League in Tullamore.
The win caps off a great track and field season for McGlynn which has seen her mix it with the best middle distance and distance athletes across the country this year.
A strong final lap from McGlynn saw her overtake Leevale AC athlete, Lizzie Lee, a member of Ireland’s European winning cross country team earlier this year, to take victory.
On Friday evening Killygordon man, Paddy Gallagher, was Lifford AC’s sole participant in the Ballyare 10k and had a fine run, posting a time of 46 minutes 18 seconds.