What was in the news this time last year? (22nd Mar)
All quiet on the athletics front, so time to look back to 2019
With all athletics activities either postponed or cancelled, it might be good to look back to this time last year and see what was making the news for Mullingar Harriers.
Top billing was for one of the Country’s finest up and coming athletics stars, Diarmuid Fagan (Colaiste Mhuire), who made his International debut at the SIAB Schools Cross Country International in Santry Demesne, Dublin against teams from England, Scotland and Wales. Competing in the junior boys (u/15) 4,000m race he gave an excellent account of himself, finishing sixth score for Ireland, helping the team to third place and the bronze team medals. Diarmuid should have been competing in the intermediate race at the same event in Scotland last Saturday, but of course that has been cancelled, but he is still underage and eligible next year and given his undoubted ability we can be confident that he will qualify again in 2021 and get to wear the green and white of Ireland again.
Staying International, this time last year we were wishing Jamie Battle the very of luck as he headed off to the World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark and to Sean McMullin and Eileen Kenny who were part of a very large Irish masters team heading to Toruń, Poland for the World Masters Indoors where Sean won silver in the 10k Road Walk and Eileen won bronze in the 10k Road Race, adding to their respective World masters medal collections.