30 Sept 2022

Derry's European Master Record Breaker - Olympian YAC's Martin O'Donnell

Derry's European Master Record Breaker - Olympian YAC's Martin O'Donnell

Martin O Donnell at European Indoor Masters Championship.

Massive congratulations to Martin O’ Donnell, Olympian YAC, who was recently selected to represent Ireland in the Masters Indoor European Athletics Championships held in Braga, Portugal.

This was Martin’s first time competing for his country at this competition and it was certainly a very rewarding and memorable one.

Competing in the over45 male category, he was part of the Irish 4x200m relay team.

Each member, especially Martin, ran their legs off to finish 3rd team overall to each claim a European Masters Bronze Medal.
It was double delight as this was an historic achievement too, as the time posted by the team was a new over45s National Record time.

Martin also competed individually in the Male over 45s 200m. He ran brilliantly to come 2nd in his heat but was unlucky to just miss out on a place in the semi-finals by 0.1secs, posting 20th fastest time overall out of near 50 competitors.

Record Breakers - Team Ireland who ran a new National Record to claim European Bronze Medals in the Mens' 45s 4x200M relay - Martin O Donnell (pictured on left).

Well done Martin, you certainly competed with heart and have done your Country, Club and Family proud!


We are insured to cater for any and all abilities from 8 years of age right up to senior and master’s level who wish to train, keep fit, have fun, and/or compete at a local to national/ international standard.

Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7pm at Templemore Sports Complex Track. For further details please contact Michelle O’Donnell on 0747669389 or message the club via Facebook on Olympian AC.

Martin O Donnell with some of his Olympian YAC Sprint Development Group.

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