Sue Garrahy rules the road

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THE Munster Athletics Association road championships were held in Dundrum, County Tipperary, over a flat and fast course. Jason Fahy, Ol- ympic Harriers, ran a very big race to take the silver medal in the Munster Novice category and he led Clare to bronze medals in both novice and senior sections.

The masters men were dominating in all sectors and Pat Nugent took a bronze medal in the O40 with Clare taking the silver medals and Tommy Madden, Marian, having a fine run to take the silver medal in the masters O55 and Clare taking the silver med- als in the O55 team.

Sue Garrahy, Kilmurry Ibrickane/

North Clare, took the gold medal in the masters ladies O40 and led Kil- murry Ibrickane/North Clare and Clare to Munster silver medals.

Cushla Murphy WHehir, Marian, who celebrated her 50th birthday on Saturday took the silver medal with Clare taking the silver medals in the inter county awards.

All three ladies races were com- bined. Niamh O’Sullivan, Ruocht, made all the early running and with one mile complete she was well clear of Carmell Parnell, Leevale, Mary Sweeney, St Finbarr’s, with Sue Garrahy settling in well and having a great contest with Breda Barrett, Gneeveguilla, for the masters O40 title.

Marian Burke, St Mary’s, Siobhan

Lennon, Ennis Track, were going very well for the Clare team as Ni- amh O’Sullivan, the overall leader, was gone well clear and she captured this munster title O45 and senior la- dies. The Clare team packed well to take silver medals.

Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare also took silver in the inter club.

The masters ladies O50 saw Cushla Murphy Hehir, Marian, produce a fine race to finish 33rd.

The novice ladies inter county awards saw Clare packing well to take silver medals.

The race of the afternoon was the novice, senior and masters mens and this race attracted a big field of ath- Ke KOleeM-VOMOdcmmLY ebelsineie

Alan O’Shea, Bantry, led the field

over the first mile, with Clare ath- letes sticking close behind.

With all races combined O’Shea was in control at the front and at the three mile mark he made a very decisive break and opened up a big lead. He took gold in 19.12mins with the novice title going to Pat McCa- rtan, West Limerick, in 19.53mins. Jason Fahy, Olympic Harriers, came through in second in 20.04mins.

The masters men’s saw Pat Nugent give a good account of himself when taking the bronze medal in the mas- ters O40 field.

The masters O50 saw Michael Harvey, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North GET KCHBED OD ROD tTcme Marlee Vooe-DUmBnemmaents big field and leading Clare to silver medals.

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