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Victory for Sligo's athlete Joe Campbell at Tailteann Games

Brilliant win in the 400m race 


Summerhill College's Joe Campbell won the Tailteann Games 400m.

Summerhill College's Joe Campbell won the Tailteann Games 400m.

Summerhill College's Joe Campbell won the Tailteann Games 400m.


SUMMERHILL College student Joe Campbell won the prestigious Tailteann Games 400m at the weekend and earned his first Irish vest.

This was really deserved for a brilliant work ethic, said his delighted coach, Dermot McDermott. This was a great day for local athletes in Tullamore on the eve of the National Seniors weekend with huge success for Sligo.

Orna Murphy should be joining him also as she finished 2nd in the Long Jump.

It was hard luck to Sean McCabe as he finished 3rd in the Long Jump after a 5th place finish in the High Jump.

Shannon Davey jumped really well in the Triple Jump and will be there again next year so she can definitely move up.

Cian Flynn finished 5th in the 100m hurdles in a brilliant new pb and Francis Donoghue finished in 5th position in the 1500m.

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Darragh Burke anchors the Connacht 4x100m to silver and Cian and Joe both play important roles as they run the Connacht 4x400m to fill the second place spot.

Meanwhile, Our Lady of Mercy Primary School students received their medals from their success at the Diversity Games in Tullamore.

The school praised all of the participants who once again put in brilliant performances.

“A huge congratulations again to all of our 37 athletes who competed in the Diversity Games in Tullamore. The results were amazing. 3/4th Class Girls came home with gold. 3/4th Class Boys came 3rd overall.

“5/6th Class Girls took bronze and our 5/6th Class Boys came home with silver. All of the gorgeous medals were delivered to the school recently so we were delighted to be able to present our teams with their very precious medals.. Well done everyone! #thefutureisfast!,” the school said.