Irish Life Health Masters Track & Field Championships

GCH enjoyed a fantastic day out at the National Masters Championships in Santry today. There will be more photos & details to follow, possibly a few amendments too, but here is a summary of what we know now that the dust has settled on a superb return to the kind of days out we are in the sport for!

Amazingly, we finished the day with medals in all 4 of the relays, with a Gold in a quality 4x400m women’s race one of the highlights of the day. The Women also earned silver in their 4×100 while the men chipped in with a great 2nd in their 4x400m category and bronze in the 4x100m.Relay runners included Karen, Kathryn, Linda, Niamh & Sinead in Women’s and Jim, Ronan & Gerry, Peter & Eoin…full teams for each of the four medalling teams to be confirmed later!

We also had 13 individual medals across the day, with Linda Nally’s double gold in the 100/200 sprints a notable highlight and further National titles for Martin McEvilly, Deirdre McRae, Kathryn Casserly & Sinead Foran.

Individual Results as follows:


Linda Nally v50 double gold (100m&200m)

Karen Quirke v40 two bronze 100m/200m

Kathryn Casserly 1st v40 in 1500m

Sinead Foran 1st v45 in 1500m

Niamh Hennelly bronze v35 in 1500m

Deirdre McCrae 1st v40 in 3000m


Lloyd Malcolm 3rd v45 in 5000m

Jim Phelan 2nd v45 in 400m

Martin McEvilly 1st v70 in 1500 and 1st in 5000

Richard O’Hanlon 2nd discus 28.42 as well as second in shot.

Just outside the medals were:

Gerry Carty 4th v50 in 5000m

Seamus Lynch 4th v50 High Jump

Eoin Daly 5th in v35 100 & 6th in 200m

David Niland 7th in v65 1500m

David Mannion 7th v35 1500m

Thanks to everyone who sent photos & to Mags who made this post so much quicker by gathering the results nice & early!

More detail & possible amendments to follow – but congrats to all who took part on a really wonderful day for the club.