St Abban’s storm to victory

St Abban’s AC women’s team performed brilliantly to secure victory in division one at the Woodie’s DIY National League Final. The event took place in Tullamore Harriers Stadium on Sunday

St Abban’s AC women’s team performed brilliantly to secure victory in division one at the Woodie’s DIY National League Final. The event took place in Tullamore Harriers Stadium on Sunday

The competition is the culmination of the track season and brings together the top clubs in the country all vying to take the national title. St Abbans had a tough task on their hands as they went up against strong teams from the City of Derry and Wexford.

St Abban’s Nessa Millet performed brilliantly for the club by claiming victory in both the 200m (25.32) and the 400m hurdles (63.50). Team mate Sarah Buggy was on the triple in Tullamore as she competed in the 100m hurdles, long jump and triple jump. Buggy placed second in both the hurdles and long jump. She then went one better in the triple jump and won the event with a distance of 12.09m.

At the end of a long and grueling day St Abbans AC emerged victorious with a total point’s score of 110. The victory means that the club will now be promoted to the premier division for next year’s event.

The St. Abban’s men’s teams were competing in the premier competition against the top eight clubs in the country. They performed excellently to score an overall point’s total of 85 behind winners Clonliffe Harriers who scored 122 points. The team spear headed by Brian Kelly, Paul Byrne and Conor Daly placed fifth overall and this was good enough to cement their position within the premier competition for next year’s event.