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Silver for talented Laois athlete at Tailteann Games

Ava O'Connor

Ava O’Connor brought home a silver medal to Emo at the Tailteann Games in Santry, Dublin, on Saturday June 23.

Ava moved up an age group for the games ran in a competitive field in the 1500m.

The race went off at a blistering pace with the leading two passing 400m in 63 seconds.

Ava sat back but even her 67 seconds was still very fast.

Over the next lap she gradually caught the leading two and then with 600m to go she took the lead.

She held on to her lead until one hundred metres to go but then Cork woman Maeve O’Neill just managed to pass her out.

Ava’s silver medal is still a great return when you consider that Ava is eligible for this event for another two years.

As an added bonus Ava had ran a fantastic new PB of 4m39 knocking 5 seconds off her previous best.

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