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Treacy soars in steeplechase

At the Flanders Cup in Leuven, Belgium, Sara Treacy of Dunboyne won the women's steeplechase in a new personal best time of 9:47.92 - 9:45 was the A standard for the European Championships that started in Zurich yesterday.

After a string of good results, Sara, a doctor based in Birmingham, is aiming to qualify for next year's Worlds and for Rio 2016 after that. Also running in Belgium was Leevale's Michelle Finn, who finished fourth in 10:08.78.

Morland on record

At the British U17 Combined Events Championships in Bedford, Elizabeth Morland of Cushinstown not only won the W17 title by 70 points but set a new Irish youth record of  5062 points.

A week earlier, Morland had won the Irish youth title in Tullamore. She is also the Irish schools champion.

Irish conquer Celtic

Ireland won the annual Celtic International U16/U18 match against  Scotland and Wales held at Santry.

At U16 level, there were wins 
for Kevin McGrath 1500m, Daniel Ryan 100m hurdles, Robbie Marrs high jump, Molly Scott 80m hurdles, Lauren Gleeson long jump, Orlaith O'Brien javelin and the mixed relay team.

Joseph Ojemumi won the U18 100m, Scott Gibson the 400m, and Mustafa Nasir the 800m.

Ireland finished on 184 points, followed by Wales 160 and Scotland 136.

Fagan, Drumm win

Martin Fagan and Orla Drumm were the winners of the Kearney Cycles Streets of Galway 8km.

Fagan, who returned from a two-year drugs ban earlier this year, finished comfortably clear of a class field with Sean Hehir of Rathfarnham second. In third place, Freddy Keron Sittuk lead Raheny Shamrock to team victory.

Ciobanu cleans up

Having a busy weekend was Clonliffe's Sergiu Ciobanu with two wins from three races. He started with the GR8km in Mitchelstown on Friday night, winning in 25 min 15 secs. Next stop was Saturday's Streets of Galway 8km, where he was fourth in 24 mins 14 secs. Finally, on Sunday it was back to Co Cork, where he won the John Hartnett 10km in Ballyhooly.


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