It was expected to be a belter and it didn't disappoint as the men's junior 60H delivered a new Irish Record. Sam Healy was the favourite and despite the unsettling disqualification of Spaniard Antonio Fernandez Garcia he raced to a new record of 7.89, 0.11 inside the old record of 8.00. Matthew Behan ran to within 0.09 of the old record with a huge PB of 8.09 in 2nd while Garbhan McKenna clocked 8.26 in 3rd. Great performances from all three guys.
Sarah Lavin was an easy winner of the U23 60H in 8.65 from Niamh Fussey (9.74) and Sinead McDonough (10.37).
Ciara Neville, who trains with Lavin when she is at home in Limerick, was somewhat of a surprise winner of the Junior 60H in a new PB of 9.02. Kate Doherty was 2nd in 9.11 while Shannen Dawkins with 9.15 was 3rd.
Eoin Power took his favourite tag in his stride when winning the U23 60H in 8.68 from Josh Essuman (8.74) and Patrick Heffernan (8.86).
Catherine McManus won the Welsh Senior championships in Cardiff in 8.64 while Molly Scott opened her hurdle season yesterday when winning the U17 title at the London Games in 8.76.