Phil and Joan Healy’s places in the Irish team going to the European Athletic Championships in Berlin next month have been confirmed . This follows their performances in last weekends National Track and Field championships in Dublin. Phil placed first in the 200m. Joan placed second in 100m with the same time as the winner. Phil will represent Ireland in 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m relay respectively . Joan will be in the 4 x 100m squad also.
Other medalists were Laura McSweeney who won bronze in a new event, 28 lb weight for distance. Shane Howard won bronze in the long jump. Roisin Howard placed third for bronze in the shot putt. Notably, other athletes who excelled but were just narrowly outside the medals were Diarmuid O’Connor who placed 5 th in his heat of 400m hurdles. This was Diarmuids first time competing in the National Seniors competition. Scott Gibson placed third in his 200m heat, narrowly missing out on a place in final.
Overall, as you can see it was a fantastic weekend for Bandon Athletic Club, winning FIVE national medals. Excellent performances and priceless experience was gained. Congratulations to you all and gratitude to your Coaches.
Evelyn O Reilly PRO