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Timmy Crowe Qualifies For Worlds


Irish Hurdlers Updates Timmy Crowe of Dooneen has qualified for the World Juniors in the 400m hurdles. Crowe was 3rd in the National League match in Tullamore behind James Ruxton and Jonathan Miller but he secured the all important standard of 53.34 seconds on the button.

Despite describing it as a ‘crap race’ he has safely secured his ticket to Canada and there is more in the tank. He will be joined by by his friend and rival Pa Maher and it will be great to have two Irishman represented at the championships.

Crowe had targetted the time all season and got within 0.5 seconds at the Munster championships earlier last month but weather conditions worked against him in most races and he seemed to be running out of time. His excellent form was seen when winning the Irish Schools 400m flat title in a PB of 48.58 last weekend and it was seen by many just a case of when he would transfer that flat form to the hurdles. It now looks likely that a junior 4 x 400 relay squad will also be sent with six junior Irishmen having run 48 seconds this season.

Up in Antrim, Tom Carey showed that he won’t be letting go of his National title without a fight by beating John Fagan in the League match up there. Carey’s time was 52.71 to Fagan’s 53.02.