Monday, 20th August 2018
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Another great National Senior Championships for Waterford athletes

The Irish Life Health All Ireland Senior Track and Field Championships were in Morton Stadium,Santry Dublin last Saturday and Sunday and once again Waterford athletes were among the title winners keeping up an absolutely great winning tradition going back to 1963 year in year out at these championships. Over the two days there were two titles retained by our athletes and there was a third winner also as well as three silver and three bronze medals won.

Three titles won

Olympian Thomas Barr Ferrybank defending his title was a class apart as he coasted to victory in the 400 metres hurdles in a championship best performance time of 49.56 seconds making it eight titles in a row for him and Ben Kiely his club mate ran quite well behind him in fourth place in 52.51,Thomas who was 26 last week is in Berlin next week for the European Championships and we will preview the event next week.The second Waterford winner was West Waterford's star race walker World Youth Champion in 2011 Kate Veale who retained her 5000 metres walk title which was the first race of the Championships on Saturday and she did it in style very easily clocking her best time since 2011 of 22 minutes 19. seconds and making it four titles in all in the event, Ruth Heery Waterford AC was sixth and

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