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Justine Kinney Declares For Ireland

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Update from Irish Hurdlers In what will surely add spice to the higher echelons of Irish women’s long hurdling, Justine Kinney has declared for Ireland and will make her debut next week in Budapest for the European Team Championship. Kinney has run 57.13 just last week and its believed it was this run that nudged the selectors in her direction.

Ireland is well blessed with female long hurdlers with Olympian Michelle Carey and more recently Brona Furlong and there is now the very real possibility of there been three Irish women at the European Championships in Barcelona this year.

Kinney and Carey have the standard while Furlong is only 0.2 seconds off and is likely to challenge for it in the coming weeks.

In Geneva yesterday Brona Furlong won her race at the EAP Meet in 57.96 while Michelle Carey was 7th in her race in 58.77 with Kinney coming 2nd in the same race as Carey and running 57.40.

The selection for the mens slot in Budapest next week, John Fagan, will go head to head with reigning Irish champion Tom Carey in the National League match in Antrim today. It should be a mouth watering clash with Carey keen to extend his unbeaten run against Irish athletes that stretches back to 2007. Carey of City of Derry won yesterday’s NI Championships in Antrim Forum in 53.34. The reigning National Champion had nearly a second to spare on Shercock’s James Ruxton in second (54.30) and Jonathan Miller in third (54.63).

The Women’s race was won by Christine McMahon (Ballymena and Antrim) in 64.58 while Sarah Woods of Clonliffe was second in 68.30, a PB.

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Ireland is well blessed with female long hurdlers with Olympian Michelle Carey and more recently Brona Furlong and there is now the very real possibility of there been three Irish women at the European Championships in Barcelona this year.

Kinney and Carey have the standard while Furlong is only 0.2 seconds off and is likely to challenge for it in the coming weeks.

In Geneva yesterday Brona Furlong won her race at the EAP Meet in 57.96 while Michelle Carey was 7th in her race in 58.77 with Kinney coming 2nd in the same race as Carey and running 57.40.

The selection for the mens slot in Budapest next week, John Fagan, will go head to head with reigning Irish champion Tom Carey in the National League match in Antrim today. It should be a mouth watering clash with Carey keen to extend his unbeaten run against Irish athletes that stretches back to 2007. Carey of City of Derry won yesterday’s NI Championships in Antrim Forum in 53.34. The reigning National Champion had nearly a second to spare on Shercock’s James Ruxton in second (54.30) and Jonathan Miller in third (54.63).

The Women’s race was won by Christine McMahon (Ballymena and Antrim) in 64.58 while Sarah Woods of Clonliffe was second in 68.30, a PB.

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