St Abban’s Athletic Club have rubbed shoulders with the best in the country for well over half a century and they continued their proud tradition at the All Ireland Track and Field finals in Santry over the weekend.
The brilliant Cian Kelly claimed the men’s junior 3000m with a stunning run, again coming from back in the field to blow the other competitors away in the final lap.
Kelly recently won gold at the prestigious Cork City Sports and he’s a young man in a rich vein of form at the moment.
Sarah Buggy also enjoyed another great weekend, winning gold in the Triple Jump and silver in the Long Jump.
And while Kelly and Buggy were gold medal winners, there was also a handful of other St Abban’s athletes on the podium.
Maisy O’Sullivan claimed silver in the women’s 800m and Paul Byrne was second in the men’s 400m hurdles, once again been beaten to gold by 2016 Olympian Thomas Barr.
And the weekend ended on a high note for the club as their senior men’s 4 x 400m relay team clinched gold with a fine performance.
Byrne and Kelly added to their medal collection and were joined by Eoghan Buggy and Jamie Pender.