Gold for Mulhall, Bronze for Galligan at National track and field finals

NAAS man Eoin Mulhall collected a gold medal at last weekend’s Woodie’s DIY Senior Track and Field Championships when his Crusaders team crossed the line first in the men’s 4x400m relay final in Santry, writes Ruth Chambers.

NAAS man Eoin Mulhall collected a gold medal at last weekend’s Woodie’s DIY Senior Track and Field Championships when his Crusaders team crossed the line first in the men’s 4x400m relay final in Santry, writes Ruth Chambers.

Mulhall, along with Brian Murphy, Jason Harvey and Richard Morrissey broke Celtic DCH’S old 3:12 record with a new time of 3:10.59, which was the only Irish record broken at this year’s championships.

Newbridge Athletic Club’s Roseanne Galligan finished third in the women’s 800 metres in a time of 2.07.95.

Galligan, the 2010 champion, went into the race as favourite as she topped the Irish women’s 2012 ranking lists with an impressive time of 2:02.62 that she set at the Bottrap meet in Germany last Friday. Galligan was in the mix throughout but was unfortunate to lose a shoe with 120 metres to go to the finish. Siobhan Eviston, from Raheny Shamrock AC, retained her title in 2:06.04, with Laura Crowe (An Riocht) second in 2:07.15.

Meanwhile, in the Women’s Triple Jump Roseanne’s club-mate, Fiona Hill secured a bronze medal with a jump of 11.09 metres, a new personal best.

Also in action was Michael Kenny of Kildare athletic club, who took a silver medal in the 35 pound Height with a throw of 4.20 metres, the event was won by Patrick McSweeney with 4.50 metres.