Sean Tobin wins Moyne AC Mile event

The Moyne AC Summer games took place last weekend and it was great to see the Club colours prominent in three of the races, all recording impressive performances. Great credit to Moyne AC for putting on a brilliant promotion of our Sport in such trying conditions. Conditions where athletes had not only to contend with Covid regulations but also heavy rain for the early events and while the rained eased as the programme progressed athletes had to contend with a strong wind down the back straight. The Men’s 3000m race was the first event on the programme and here Evan Fitzgerald ran a well-judged race, pacing himself well over this new distance for him. He put in a great effort over the closing laps that saw him finishing 5th in a brilliant time of 8 mins 58.2 secs, breaking 9 mins for 3k, brilliant and a PB. Then we had Conor Flaherty running in the Boys under 17 800m and here Conor ran very well when finishing 7th in a new PB of 2 mins 13.7 secs. The Highlight event of the programme was the Moyne Mile and here once again Sean Tobin was the star attraction as he bid to become the first Tipperary athlete to break 4 minutes for the Mile on a Tipperary Track. Sean brought with him a number of top class athletes and spectators witnessed a brilliant race with Sean in the top three for most of the race, then at the bell he took up the pace and while passed on the back straight he responded well going into the lead coming off the final bend and he made every stride a winning one to come home in a winning time of 4 mins 00.4secs, oh oh so close but what a  performance in such conditions, brilliant.