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Monday 22 September 2014

Kate skates home!

Published 17/07/2013 | 05:20

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DUNDALK girl Kate O'Connor has had a magnificent summer of success in athletics.

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It started at the Leinster Juvenile Championships in June where she won three U-14 gold medals and recorded three new championship records in the long jump, the javelin and the 800m. The previous 800m record has stood since 1988.

In the All-Ireland Finals in Tullamore she again had a fantastic weekend coming 2nd in the long jump with a leap of 5.13m. She retained her All-Ireland title in the Javelin with a throw of 32.21m. In the 800m she ran an impressive time of 2.18.05 to take a second All Ireland title of the weekend.

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