Mags finished third individual W70 and an excellent bronze medal. She was just pipped for silver in the final 50 metres – three seconds behind an England runner who sat in behind her for most of the race. The Irish W70 team won bronze – another medal for Mags.
Pauline competed in the second race – all W35-W60 – also over 6k. She finished second W60 and adds a silver medal to the gold she won last year in Swansea. She led the Irish to silver W60 team medals again – brilliant achievements and a fitting end to a fantastic national and international year.
Paddy O’Toole (Westport AC) was another Mayo master medal winner when the Irish W40 team won gold. Well done Paddy.
So a great day for Mayo athletics with three competitors coming home with medals.
W40 Ireland team silver:Teresa Doherty – individual silver.
M35 team silver
Team gold M40 Ireland: Paul Moloney individual silver) Alan O’Brien (bronze), Paddy O’Toole, Dermot McElchar, Brian Kearney, Tim Twomey.
W45 team silver Jacky Carty, Breda Gaffney, Michelle Lannon, Amelia Dann.
M45 team silver Ireland: Brian Geraghty, Mark Davis, Donal Leahy, Colm Costello, Donal Mulligan, Gerard Gavin.
W50 Annette Kealy individual gold.
W50 team silver: Annette, Mari Johnson, Emer Magee Jacq Mc Monagle
W55 bronze Niamh O’Sullivan, silver Kay Byrne
W55 team silver. Kay, Niamh, Michelle O’Mahoney, Mary Watters.
M55 Tommy Hughes silver
M55 Team silver: Tommy Hughes, Phelim Glynn, Pat Malone, Aengus Burke.
W60 team silver: Pauline, Majella Diskin Noreen Bonner, Mary Jennings.
W65 team bronze: Eileen Kenny, Brigid McCabe, Orla Phillips. Carmel MacDomhnaill
M65 Indiv bronze Paul Elliott
M65 team bronze
W70 Team bronze Mags, Joan Coyle, June Comiskey, Roisìn Lynch.
M70 Ireland bronze
England won overall in men’s and women’s events.