1:54.62 for Leitrim’s Daire Farrell in 800m!

1:54.62 for Leitrim’s Daire Farrell in 800m!

Just a result that caught my eye at the weekend was the performance of Carrick-on-Shannon's Daire Farrell in the AAI Games 800m where he won the B race in a time of 1:54.62 and in the process just ducked under the qualifying standard of 1:55.0 for the European Youth Oympics this summer.

Well done Daire and to Carrick-on-Shannon AC! Its a phenomenal time for an U17 to run and great for Connacht athletics! Westport AC's David Harper was unlucky not to get the EYOF standard also when running 1.56.63 in the A race at the same event.

The standard of athletics is definitely on the up in Connacht when you see times like this from 15 and 16 year olds!

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