English wins in Tallinn

English wins in Tallinn
Letterkenny athlete Mark English was on the winning podium at the European Championship First League in Tallinn, Estonia.

Letterkenny athlete Mark English was on the winning podium at the European Championship First League in Tallinn, Estonia.

The former Letterkenny AC athlete and now of University College Dublin, had a comfortable win in the 800m at the championship.

His win helped Ireland to a seventh place finish at the championship. In all seven countries competed on the two day meet.

English, who was well placed through the first lap, eased into the lead in the back straight and extended his lead down the back straight to finish in a time of 1.47.63, over a second ahead of second placed Tamas Kazi from Hungary.

Also at the championship Anne Marie McGlynn, Lifford AC, put in a good run to finish in fourth place in the 3000 metres, while Tori Pena, Finn Valley, was fourth in the pole vault and Dempsey McGuigan, Finn Valley was eighth in the hammer.

Meanwhile, Aaron McGlynn, Finn Valley, was the gold medal winner at the Tailteann Games, in Dublin, on Saturday. The Glenfin 14-year-old took the number one place came first the podium at 800 metres with a fantastic run in time of 1.57;92, the first Irish 14-year -old to break the two minute mark.

Brendan O’Donnell, Lifford AC was also a winner at the Tailteann Games with a first place finish in the hammer.

Finn Valley’s John Kelly was also among the medals at the British U-20 Championship, in Bedford on Sunday. The Raphoe man was the bronze medal winner at the championships.