mageean 

It was a tough day yesterday for watching sport, with the painful Tipp result (quiet Diarmuid!) but there was one good piece of news the weekend.  Ciara Mageean qualified for the finals of the World Junior 1500m and ran the final last weekend.  No irish athlete had ever medalled at this championship before.  Based on her PB she should have come second from last in the race but the Lisburn girl is as tough as they come and you just knew she wouldn't be happy with that. 

If you've 5 minutes to spare, enjoy the video of the final below - it's a cracker:

http://www.universalsports.com/video/assetid=9db7ae6f-f950-47de-abf6-32c518ecd0a3.html#iaaf+world+juniors+womens+1500m+final

Afterwards when asked how she felt she would cope with the Kenyans and Ethiopians - she said "I don't fear anyone, every country has as good a chance as the rest - we're all runners with two legs and one heart; the Europeans can be just as good as the Africans". 

 

Friday the 22nd. .