It was a day to remember for all in attendance at a sun-swept Santry Demesne for Irish Life Health National Country Championships on Sunday.
Olympian Michelle Finn posted a career-best performance to claim the senior women’s title in a superb front running display.
Hiko Tonosa powered away to take the senior men’s race in style, adding to his 5,000m and 10,000m track titles from earlier in the year.
Olympian Sarah Healy came second in the Women’s Senior event and won the U23 category to secure her place in the European Championships that will take place at the Sport Ireland Campus in just three weeks time. Aife Cooke and Ciara Mageean will also be hoping to make what will be a strong Irish squad.
If we could be guaranteed a similar day weather-wise it could be one of the sporting attendance highlights of the year.
The Championships are now a fully ticketed event, and walk-up attendance on the day will not be permitted.
Tickets are available for purchase via the Fingal-Dublin 2021.ie website.
Adult tickets cost €8 (excluding processing fee), while tickets for children under the age of 16 are free. Please note, children under 16 must have a ticket to enter.
The Championships will attract some of the world’s top athletes and there will be a strong team setting out over the course representing Ireland.
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Yesterday saw a strong performance from a team that will likely be medal contenders on home turf in only a few weeks time. For athletics to get such a high profile boost in an Olympic Year is a real winner for the sport at an elite level, backing up its participation popularity.
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