Niamh Follows Up Cross-Country Silver With Success In 5k Race

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Niamh O’Mahony (1st in 5k) with Caroline O’Carroll at the end of the Tralee Marathon 5k Race on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

IT’S been quite a week for a young Tralee athlete with success running for her school and in a 5k event on Sunday.

Niamh O’Mahony of Presentation Secondary School Tralee came in second place in the All-Ireland schools cross country championships at W.I.T. sports arena on Saturday, March 10.

Niamh, a third year student, now goes as a member of the Irish team to the International S.I.A.B. schools cross country championship in Nottingham on March 24.

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Eight days later she took part in the Tralee Marathon 5k event and was the first female home in 19:40. A fantastic achievement for the young runner from Monavalley.

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