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Killarney’s very own rocket woman in the spotlight

Sarah Leahy is currently enjoying a remarkable run of top form.
Image source: Killarney Valley AC

Lightning fast Killarney woman Sarah Leahy added to her rapidly growing medal collection – and her reputation as a top athlete – in the Indoor National Athletics Championships at the weekend when she finished second in the 200m final and third in the 60m sprint final.

The sprint final winning time of 7.19, achieved by Molly Scott, was recorded as the fastest national time ever which makes Sarah’s achievement even more notable.

She clinched silver in the 200m in a blisteringly fast race in 24.31 after a great battle with Sharlene Mawdsley.

Sarah recently won gold in the 60m and 200m at the AAI Indoor games at the National Indoor Arena at Abbotstown in Dublin and she will now close out the indoor season before reverting to the outdoors where she will compete over the 100m and 200m distance.

The UL engineering student previously represented Ireland at the European Under 23 Championships and she has also played Gaelic football with Kerry.

Jordan Lee and Ciara Kennelly also represented Killarney Valley AC in the high jump at the games and they both finished sixth in their respective disciplines.

Club official Jeremiah Buckley said the new Killarney Valley AC arena on the ground of St Brendan’s College has elevated athletics in Killarney to the top table with both male and female teams in the national league.