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Lucky 13th as Buggy claims another All Ireland gold

Saragh Buggy, St. Abbans AC

St Abban’s athlete Saragh Buggy was on the winner’s podium again at the National Track and Field championships in Santry on Saturday as she won the senior ladies triple jump just a week after claiming gold in the long jump.

It is her fifth national title in succession as she continues her dominance in the discipline.

In total it is her 13th national title between indoor and outdoor championships.

Despite the windy conditions, Sarah jumped 12.97m, enough to see her beat Grace Furlong from Waterford who jumped 12.27, Kim O’Hare from Raheny Shamrock AC who jumped 11.14.

The results rounds off an unusual season for Saragh who was again unbeaten and continues to lead the way under her coach Michael Kelly.

This year’s National Track and Field championships are being held behind closed doors in Santry.

Buggy’s gold was the only local result of significance this weekend though there was also gold last weekend for her clubmate Nessa Millet in the women’s 400m hurdles.

As well as that there was a silver medal for Eoin Keenan from Emo-Rath in the men’s U-23 long jump last week.

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