Female Irish Master Athletes Dominate at World Masters Championships

Female Irish Master Athletes Dominate at World Masters Championships Female Irish Master Athletes Dominate at World Masters Championships
HerSport Editor

Irish Masters Athletes record best ever performance at World Masters Championships.

The World Masters Championships were held from 29/06/2022 to 10/07/2022 in Tampere, Finland.

Team Ireland brought 89 athletes ranging in age from 35 to 78. Team Manager was Anne Gormley (Donire Harriers).

There were a number of outstanding performances including the following double individual Gold medal winners:


Niamh O'Sullivan
Donna Evans
Denise Toner
Anne Gilshinan

Mother and Daughter combination of Eileen and Michelle Kenny again came up trumps at a major international championships. Michelle won individual Gold in W40 8k Cross Country and Team Gold in the same event also. Eileen won double silver in W70 6k Cross Country and in 10k and Bronze in 5k.


Full list of medal winners below:



Michelle Kenny W40 - 8k Cross Country
Niamh O'Sullivan W60 - 8k Cross Country
Niamh O'Sullivan W60 - 10k
Donna Evans W55 - 8k Cross Country
Donna Evans W55 - Half Marathon
Team Gold W40 - 8k Cross Country (Catherine O'Connor, Zoe Quinn,Michelle Kenny)
Team Gold W50 - 8k Cross Country (Niamh O'Sullivan, Carmel Crowley, Donna Evans)
Denise Toner W40 - 800m
Denise Toner W40 - 1500m
Anne Gilshinan W55 - 800m
Anne Gilshinan W55 - 1500m
Annette Quaid W40 - 400m
Sue Zlnay W60 - Steeplechase
W55 - 4x100m (Moira Groome, Geraldine Finegan, Carol Kearney, Edel Maguire)
W40 - 4x100m (Avril Dillon, Kathryn McDevitt, Snezana Bechtina Sinead O'Regan)
W50 - 4x400m (Dara Carr, Katherine Markey, Ashling Smith, Linda Nally)
W40 - 4x400m (Snezana Bechtina, Kathryn McDevitt, Sinead O'Regan, Annette Quaid)


Eileen Kenny W70 - 6k Cross Country
Eileen Kenny W70 - 10k
Donna Evans W55 - 10k
Zoe Quinn W45 - 10k
Geraldine Finegan W55 - 300m Hurdles
Ciara Kearns W35 - Long Jump
Edel Maguire W60 - High Jump
Avril Dillon W40 - 80m Hurdles
Catherine O'Connor W45 - Half Marathon
Team - W45 - Half Marathon (Catherine O'Connor, Donna Evans, Tracey Guilfoyle)


Carmel Crowley W - 8k Cross Country
Catherine O'Connor W40 - 8k Cross Country
Avril Dillon W40 - 100m
Geraldine Finegan W55 - Heptathlon
Geraldine Finegan W55 - 80m Hurdles
Geraldine Finegan W55 - Triple Jump
Eileen Kenny W70 - 5000m
Niamh O'Sullivan W60 - 5000m
Zoe Quinn W45 - 5000m
Kathryn Casserly W40 - 5000m
Irene Clements W60 - 10k
Tracey Guilfoyle W55 - Half Marathon
W45 4x400m (Edel Maguire, Carol Kearney, Moira Groime, Leanne Wellings)


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