Leevale athletes shine at County Championships

The sun shone at the County Senior, Junior and Masters T&F Championships, held at CIT today, and there were some sparkling Leevale performances to match the fine weather.

In the Masters Men O35 category, there were great wins for John Corr, who did the 100/200m double, and for Joe Nagle who set a massive new PB of 11.33m in the Shot. Just for good measure, Joe also managed to win his category in the 56lb weight for distance and discus, and finished 2nd in his category in the long jump and javelin! Back on the track, Carmel Parnell showed good early season form in winning her category in the Masters 3000m.

Another sprint double came from Katey Byrd in the Senior Women, while James Grufferty had a good return to the track with a comfortable victory in the Senior 1500m. Aisling Gould continues to improve after stepping up in distance, finishing 3rd in the 1500m. The Senior Men’s 5000m was an extremely competitive affair with a very large field. East Cork’s Seán McGrath won well from North Cork’s Michael Herlihy in a fast 15:07. Leading the chasing pack was Leevale newcomer, Barry Donovan who set a PB of 16:08. George Boyle, who has been beset by injury recently, was next in 16:44. Completing the Leevale trio was Chris Harrington, 6th in 17:27.

Shane Murray ran a great race in the Senior 800m to finish 3rd in 2:03.3, while in the 800m, Andrea Bickerdike ran a great home straight to just get up for 2nd. In the Juniors, April Philpott just missed out on a 100/200m double, winning the 100m but just getting pipped in the 200m.

Full results


Junior Women 100m:
1. April Philpott (13.79)

Junior Women 200m:
2. April Philpott (29.08)

Senior Women 100m:
1. Katey Byrd (13.23)

Senior Women 200m:
1. Katey Byrd (27.19)

Senior Women 800m:
2. Andrea Bickerdike (2:21.75)

Senior Women 1500m:
3. Aisling Gould (5:56.71)

Masters Women 3000m:
1. Carmel Parnell (10:48)

Senior Men 800m:
3. Shane Murray (2:03.3)

Senior Men 1500m:
1. James Grufferty (4:30)
5. Chris Harrington (4:53)

Senior Men 5000m:
3. Barry Donovan (16:08)
4. George Boyle (16:44)
6. Chris Harrington (17:22)

Masters Men 100m:
1. John Corr (12:03)

Masters Men 200m:
1. John Corr (25.03)

Masters Men Shot:
1. Joe Nagle (11.33)

Masters Men Weight for Distance:
1. Joe Nagle (4.46)

Masters Men Discus:
2. Joe Nagle (15.13)

Masters Men Long Jump:
2. Joe Nagle (3.31)