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Woodie’s DIY Irish Indoor Championships


DAY 1 Two new Irish records mark an excellent opening – Day 1 finals results added

The Woodie’s DIY Indoor Championships of Ireland got off to the best possible start when Robert Heffernan from Togher took a second off his own indoor 5,000m record. Having already qualified for the Beijing Olympics he has set his sights on the best possible build-up for an event that he is more than capable of holding his own with the best in the world. Just back after a serious training stint in Spain he set about running the race in a manner that saw him lap everyone at least twice. Some going. And the crowd really got behind the Togher man, urging him forward, and appreciating they were witnessing something special.
Heffernan has finally realised that competing at the highest level means that he no longer does anything wild on the training ground. “It’s all about staying healthy”, he said after the race. “There is really no need to overdo it in training. After all, I’m not doing any more than I was doing at this time last year.”
Kelly Proper from Ferrybank set the second record of the day when she added 3cm to her own Irish record which she set just two weeks ago in Nenagh. At the rate she is going she is surely set to go even further as the year progresses.
Gareth Turnbull had an easy and impressive win in the 3,000m with Liam Reale second

Woodie’s DIY Indoor Championships of Ireland
Odyssey Arena, 26th/27th January, 2008
Senior Men’s 60 m

Senior Men’s 5km Walk
1, R Heffernan Togher A.C. 18.51.46
2, J Costin West Waterford A.C. 20.56.49
3, D Kidd St. L. O’Toole A.C. 21.38.19
4, B Boyce Milford A.C. 22.02.44
5, J Egan Bree A.C. 22.15.40
6, M Doyle Tara A.C. 22.20.04
7, P Fitzpatrick Shercock A.C. 22.29.18
8, T Healy Togher A.C. 24.40.22
B O’Domhnaill Finn Valley A.C. DNF

Senior Men’s Triple Jump
1, J Dobrovodsky Slovakia 15.54
2, D Finnegan U.C.C. A.C. 14.42
3, E Kelly St. Abbans A.C. 14.22
4, F Egan St. Abbans A.C. 13.82
5, N Counihan Dooneen A.C. 13.77
6, C Mc Brien St. Michael’s AC 12.08
7, S Comiskey St. Pauls A.C. 11.73

Senior Men’s Pole Vault
1, D Donegan Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 4.75
2, A Mc Creery Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 4.65
3, L Houlihan West Waterford A.C. 4.25
4, B Reynolds North Down 4.15
5, I Rogers Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 4.15
6, S Greene Raheny Shamrock A.C. 4.05
7, R Whyte Brothers Pearse A.C. 3.95
8, T Houlihan West Waterford A.C. 3.80

Senior Women’s 3000 m
1, M Njoroge Kenya 9.26.30
2, H Murphy Dundrum South Dublin A.C. 9.26.99
3, K Harty Newcastle A.C. 9.36.82
4, S Byrne Raheny Shamrock A.C. 10.00.14
5, F Kehoe Kilmore A.C. 10.11.23
6, C Jennings Rathfarnham W.S.A.F. A.C. 10.14.38
7, L Reilly Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 10.19.91
8, H Leonard Rathfarnham W.S.A.F. A.C. 10.25.61
S O’Doherty Borrisokane A.C. DNF

Senior Women’s 3 km Walk
1, Z Malikova Slovakia 12.55.50
2, O Loughnane Loughrea A.C. 13.05.16
3, A Loughnane Craughwell A.C. 14.01.12
4, L Reynolds Mohill A.C. 14.44.22
5, D Carolan Inbhear Dee A.C. 15.33.82
6, A Gissane Monaghan Phoenix A.C. 18.07.52

Senior Women’s High Jump
1, J Hartman Germany 1.85
2, D Ryan Camelot A.C. 1.85
3, P Hughes Westport A.C. 1.75
4, E Leggate East Kilbride 1.75
5, R Daniel Na Fianna A.C. 1.70
6, G Moggan Brothers Pearse A.C. 1.70

Senior Women’s Long Jump
1, K Proper Ferrybank A.C. 6.28
2, M Devlin Abbey A.C. 5.82
3, M Mc Loone Tír Chonaill A.C. 5.81
4, H Lewis North Down 5.68
5, L Byrne St. L. O’Toole A.C. 5.67
6, A Ruane Sligo A.C. 5.59
7, C Kearns Sliabh Liag A.C. 5.54
8, L Herron City of Lisburn 5.39
9, K Hewitt North Down 5.04
10, E Lewis Lagan Valley 4.75
11, S Heaney City of Derry 4.74
12, S O’Gara Sliabh Liag A.C. 4.69

Senior Women’s Shot Putt
1, R Peake City of Manchester 15.91
2, E Massey North Down 15.39
3, C Mc Aleese Ballymena & Antrim A.C. 11.56
4, C Ryan Templemore A.C. 10.89
5, G Mc Anirn North Down 8.14

Senior Women’s Pole Vault
1, Z Brown Unattached 3.80
2, S Semeraro Cus Cagliari 3.80
3, C Wilkinson Ballymena & Antrim A.C. 3.25