The Moyne AC Summer Games took place today in Moyne, July 4th, and while the weather wasn’t summer like, there were some great competitions resulting in some very good performances. Great credit to Moyne for putting on a top-class event.
In the women’s 1500m Ciara O Neill ran a great race. She was leading the chasing group after the first lap at a strong tempo. As the race unfolded, she began to make inroads on the leader. Then over the final lap she put in a very determined effort that saw her closing the gap on the leader, but the finishing line came too soon with Ciara finishing a very good 2nd in 4 mins 47.76 secs, brilliant effort. Then in the Men’s 1500m race Evan Fitzgerald ran a brilliant effort and it was nip and tuck all the way as the leading two fought out a tough race. Evan took up the pace at the bell and in a hectic finish over the closing stages was edged out close to the line with Even finishing 2nd in 4 mins 10.09 secs, a PB, brilliant running. In the Senior women’s 3000m Siobhan Whelan was aiming to run a sub 9 mins 40 secs to qualify for the European Under 3000m Championships. Over the 7.5 laps she was well in contention and at the bell was just 1 second off the qualifying time, she gave it everything over the final stretch but alas it was not to be as she finished outside the qualifying target. Still Siobhan who sat her Leaving Cert this year, has had a brilliant year so far with some top-class performances and she can look forward to the rest of the year with great confidence.