Tuesday, March 10, 2009

No place in the final for David McCarthy

In what appeared to be a very difficult race for David, his efforts in the semi-final of the 800m European Indoor Championship delivered a time of 1.53.53 which was not enough to progress to the final. Despite the result in the semi-final, David should be suitable proud of his achievement and his contribution to the success of the Ireland team at these championships.

Overall it has been a successful Championship for the Irish team, which saw two Bronze medals, 5 finalists, 4 personal bests, 2 seasonal bests and an Irish Record.
In a quote from Team Manager, Patsy McGonagale he said, "From start until finish it has been a great performance from everyone involved. Every athlete out there gave their best and on certain occasions we may have even come back with more medals if you look at how close Róisín and the relay team were. All in all this has been a great success and we can all look positively towards the Worlds in August now".

All of us in Le Chéile look forward to following David's progress as he prepares for qualification for the World Championships as part of the Ireland team.

Well done again David!

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