29 Jun 2022

Abbott Longford Marathon produces historic double as local athletes Barry Sheil and Niamh Kiernan triumph

For the first time ever, Longford athletes today emerged victorious in both the men’s and women’s full marathon at the Abbott Longford Marathon.

Barry Sheil captured the men’s crown in a time of 2:36.28, with his Longford Athletic Club colleague Donal Mulligan coming in second in 2:40.30.

In 2018, the women’s winner was Longford’s Adrianna Mulligan and on this occasion, it was the impressive Niamh Kiernan of Granard that secured the women’s title in a time of 3:12.32.

The aforementioned Adrianna Mulligan emerged as the winner of today’s women’s half marathon in a time of 1:22.58, while Longford’s Paddy Sharkey 1:12.28 was third in the men’s half marathon with Brendan Conway 1:11.44 finishing second, behind Freddie Keron-Sittuk in first with a time of 1:11:06.

With a reputation for being the ‘friendly marathon’, the Abbott Longford Marathon attracted a record number of entries with athletes from 19 countries represented.

Huge congratulations to everyone who took part and also to the organisers, officials and everyone who helped in any way. 

2019 Abbott Longford Marathon results

Full Marathon
1st Barry Sheil 2:36.28
2nd Donal Mulligan 2:40.30
3rd Donal O’Callaghan 2:43.03
4th Alastair Higgins 2:43.18

1st Niamh Kiernan 3:12.32
2nd Emma Horner 3:20.55
3rd Laura Corr 3:24.30
4th Lisa Crowley 3:25.10

Half Marathon

1st Freddie Keron-Sittuk 1:11:06

2nd Brendan Conway 1:11.44
3rd Patrick Sharkey 1:12.28
4th John Higgins 1:13.46
5th Andrew Nevin 1.13:51

1st Adrianna Mulligan 1:22.58
2nd Adele Walsh 1:24.14
3rd Isobel Oakes 1:25.53
4th Cora Regan 1:29.56

Ultra Marathon
1st Jacek Latala 4:50.19
2nd George Brady 5:08.30
3rd Colum McLaughlin 5:39.55
4th Peter Grennan 5:53.32

1st Jenny Mullarkey 6:24.22
2nd Fanny Gardyn 6:52.26
3rd Susan Kavanagh Morrissey 7:40.45
4th Shelly Farrell 8:09.44

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1st Waterstown Warriors Wombles 2:59.28
2nd Youth and Experience 3:14.43 
3rd Hickey’s Heros 3:20.07
4th Toweys 3:20.47 

1st Wayne Young 3:35.41
2nd Timothy Phelan 4:45.07
3rd John Healy 4:47.14
4th Patrick McGowan 5:02.49

1st Alison Byrne 4:28.13
2nd Angel Murphy 4:49.11
3rd Tracey Graney 5:21.06
4th Kathy Lannon 5:43.45

1st Ben Doyle 0:17.45
2nd Thomas Conlon 0:18.18
3rd Daire Dowd 0:18.29
4th Peter Gray 0:18.32

1st Sinéad Whitelaw 0:18.48
2nd Leah Benson 0:20.34
3rd Trish Lee 0:21.11
4th Hazel Jones 0:21.26


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