Sinead Gaffney Smashes Club Senior Record!

Sinead Gaffney Smashes Club Senior Record!

This moment was coming for the past 4 or 5 weeks now and it just took the right race to get it out on the track. 

Prior to today, the club record in the 800m was held by the incredible Linda Porter who set it as an elite U17 back in 2010 when racing to 2:23.09.

Sinead has come close to the record a few times, racing to 2:23.93 as an U18 a few years ago and then athletics taking a back seat for a few years as she starred on the camogie field at club, county and college level, most recently when helping University of Limerick win the prestigious college final of the Ashbourne Cup.

This indoor season she came within an agonising four hundreths of a second of the club record when running 2:23.13 in the National U23s.

But in elite company at the National Senior Indoors today, Sinead ran the perfect race to knock a massive 3 seconds off her own PB and off the club record, racing to an exeptional 2:20.04 in a race that was won by World Youth and Junior silver medallist Ciara Mageean.

Also in action in today’s National Seniors, Gavin Cooney raced to 2:07.82 in the heats of the men’s 800m while Conor Duggan raced to 7.21 in the heats of the mens 60m amd 22.74 in the 200m heats while .



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