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Cléirigh Büttner is top of rankings


Síofra Cléirigh Büttner

Síofra Cléirigh Büttner

Síofra Cléirigh Büttner

At the Irish Milers' Club meet in Irishtown, Katie Kirk of Ulster University ran a time of 2:10.24 to win the women's 'A' 800m. Maisy O'Sullivan of St Abban's was second in 2:11.57.

Fastest in the men's 'A' 800m was 16-year-old Cian McPhillips of Longford AC in 1:40.71, with John Fitzsimons of Kildare AC, now aged 21, second in 1:51.21.

Conall Kirk of Annadale Striders won the men's A 1500m in 3:50.76, which was a personal best. Winning the men's 'A' 5000m was English visitor John Sanderson from Guildford and Godalming AC in 14:17.31, with Joe Wilkinson of Lincoln Wellington AC second in 14:28.19. Kevin Moriarty of Raheny Shamrock was third in a personal best of 14:41.73.

Síofra Cléirigh Büttner of Dundrum South Dublin, who has returned to the USA, ran a personal best time of 4:10.43 when finishing fourth in a 1500m race at Swarthmore, Pennsylvania last week. That time puts her top of the current Irish rankings.

Adam Kirk-Smith ran a time of 6:00.60 for the 2000m steeplechase at the ANI Open Meet at Mary Peters Track in Belfast, also last week.

In Caen, France, Gerard O'Donnell of Carrick-on-Suir AC won the men's 110m hurdles in 14.07 secs.

A large group of Irish athletes, including the Irish women's U20 4x100m squad, head to Belgium this weekend for Saturday's IFAM Meet in Oordegem - a meet renowned not only for fast times but for its unique party atmosphere.

Heading for Tampere in Finland are the Clonliffe Harriers men and the St Abban's AC women who will represent Ireland in the European Clubs Track and Field Championships.