Episode 115: Sports Roundup
This weekend saw former double Olympian Colin Griffin secure a top ten finish in the National Marathon Championships as part of the Dublin City Marathon, Mohill won the Division 1 League and Glencar / Manor secured the Junior Football Championship.
Colin Griffin joins Breifne to discuss his race, how it felt to knock a few minutes of his personal best and the enjoyment he gets from being involved in the event every October. Breifne also takes a look at other Leitrim athletes who completed the event.
Clive Glancy was an impressive 2:32 finisher in 52nd place overall while Breege Connolly of Kinlough was the first Leitrim lady to finish in an excellent time of 2:38. David Lipsett (2:59) & Tomas Sundstrom (2:59) all went sub 3 hours while Adrian Gurn (3:08), Ronan Griffin (3:11), John Keenehan (3:20), Neil Faulkner (3:23), Kenny Murtagh (3:31) and Desmond Gallagher (3:37) all finished in excellent time.
Paula Mollohan was the first Leitrim club lady home in a time of 3:38 closely followed by Gerry O’Brien, Christopher Daly, Niall Comerton, Jonathan Fahey, Pat Heffernan & Mickey Cull while Emily O’Brien was annoyingly just 5 seconds away from a sub 4 hour time.
Michael Comer, Anthony Flanagan, Orla Farrell, Colleen Morris, Edel Bourke McKeon, Karen Bourke Faughnan, Nessa Campbell Kennedy, Francis Mannion & Lee Carney were amongst the other Leitrim finishers.
At home Mohill won the Dunnes Bar League Division 1 Final with a 2 point victory over St. Mary’s, Breifne spoke to Mohill Manager Liam Keenan, Captain Daniel Beck and St. Mary’s Goalkeeper Conor Glancy after the game.
With an eye towards this evening’s Connacht Minor Football Championship Semi Finals, Diarmuid Kellegher spoke to Breifne about his recent injury and how last year’s U17 champions St. Mary’s have been preparing for this competition and the meeting with St. Brigids of Roscommon tonight at 8:15pm. Melvin Gaels are also in action ahead of their ‘B’ Championship game this evening against Strokestown, throw in at 7pm.
Breifne also sums up the action from the soccer and rugby pitches of the county.