The Munster Masters indoor Championships were held recently in the Nenagh Olympic indoor Complex and it was great to see five Club members competing very well.
Hazel Galloway got her 2019 campaign off to a flying start. Once again, she showed great form when winning the sprint double over 60 with two Golden performances in the 60m and 200m and crowned double Munster Champion. Susan Laste making her Championship debut put in two very good performances when over the short 60m sprint over 50, she surprised everyone with a late surge to win the Bronze medal. Buoyed by this performance she then set her sights on the 200m over 50. Here again she put in a brilliant performance when winning the Silver medal, brilliant performances by Susan who for once came out from behind the camera and shone.
Alan Carter competed in a very competitive Men’s over 40 400m and was well in contention going out on the final lap. Then in a hectic effort over the final 100m he held his form to win the Bronze medal, brilliant running. Earlier in the day he got his season off to a flying start when winning the 60m Bronze medal. He then turned his attention to the Long Jump and won the Bronze medal, after putting in a good series of jumps. Alan left the best performance for his final event, the High Jump. Here he produced a great array of clearances to win the Silver medal, brilliant performances all round.
Neil Proven opened his Indoor season with a very good performance in the Men’s over 50 800m when finishing 5th. He then turned his attention to the Long Jump and here Neil performed well when finishing a close 4th in the final. His next event was the Shot Putt and here he done very well when finishing 6th in a very competitive event. His last event was the High Jump and here Neil produced some great efforts to win the Bronze medal.
Bernard Feery also had a very good Championships in the Men’s over 55 middle-distance races. His first race was the 800m and here he had a ding dong battle with Pat Morrissey of Ennis Track with Pat getting the verdict close to the line with Bernard a very close 2nd. Then later in the day the 1500m final took place and these two athletes were at the head of affairs with one lap to go. Then at the bell, Bernard put in a brilliant surge that saw him open clear daylight on his pursuers to win the Gold medal in very convincing fashion and crowned Munster over 55 1500m Champion, brilliant running. Overall this was a very good Championship for the Club and these athletes can now look forward to performing well at the National Indoor Championships in Athlone on the 10th March.