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Dean Casey shines on another big day for Ennis Track

Ennis athlete Dean Casey led the way on a successful day for his club at the National Cross Country Championships on Sunday with a silver medal performance. Along with Casey’s second place finish in the U20 competition, Ennis Track’s Junior side secured gold as they progressed through to the ECCC Cross Country Championships next February, a competition which they won earlier this year. Meanwhile, Casey’s second placed finish helped him secure a spot on the Irish Junior team that will be competing at the European Cross Country Championships next month in Italy. He was part of the Irish team that secured silver at these Championships last year in Dublin. Mark Hanrahan has also been selected on the same team as he secured fourth on Sunday. The top three finishers in each age grade automatically qualified for the Irish squad but with a six-man team competing in Italy, Hanrahan’s strong showing was enough to convince the selectors that he should …

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Casey shows ‘maturity beyond his years’ with world U20 display

Dean Casey (Ennis Track Club) has come thirteenth in the men’s 5,000m World U20 Athletics Championship final. The Clare man produced a strong, tactical performance throughout the 5,000m, showing a maturity in his running far beyond years. Casey maintained his position within the leading pack of the 22-man competition, crossing the line with 14:37.79 on the clock. The gold medal winner Ethiopia’s Addisu Yihune crossed the line in a time of 14:03.05. After a successful opening day for Team Ireland at the World U20 Championships, the Irish singlet returns to the Cali stadium tomorrow at 6:05pm with Lucy McGlynn taking to the women’s 400mH heats.

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Ennis athlete to compete at World U20 Championships

Ennis Track athlete Dean Casey has been selected to represent Ireland at the World U20 Athletics Championships next month. Casey is one of eight athletes chosen to represent his country with the prodigious talent set to compete in the 5,000m event in Colombia. The selection is a huge fillip for Ennis Track and his coach Pat Hogan. Dean’s father Ger is also involved in coaching within the club while his mother Maureen is PRO of Ennis Track. Dean has enjoyed a stellar year so far as he helped his club become Junior men’s champions at the ECCC Cross Country Championships in February. He finished first in this race with his brother Dylan securing second spot as Ennis Track shocked Europe with a brilliant team display. Although he is more comfortable running the 5,000m, Dean obliterated the Irish 10,000m record in May. The talented athlete ran a time of 28.57.34 at the Highgate Harriers Night of 10,000m PBs Meet. Brilliant race …

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WATCH: Casey grabs Irish U20 10k record in carnival atmosphere

Ennis Track’s Dean Casey secured a new Irish U-20 10,000m record last weekend in London, the St Flannan’s College student runnning a time of 28.57.34 at the Highgate Harriers Night of 10,000m PBs Meet. Casey takes over from Abdel Laadjel (29:23.92) who broke Frank Greally’s 52-year-old record in March. The record-breaking performance from Casey continues a remarkable period for the young Ennis star. Brilliant race by Dean Casey of @Ennistrack who smashes the Irish U20 10,000m record in Highgate – his 28:57.34 taking 26 seconds off the record set by @Abdellaadjel_ in March. The Night of the 10,000m PBs is once again a model to all others in how to stage an event. — Cathal Dennehy (@Cathal_Dennehy) May 14, 2022 Casey was part of the Ennis Track Club team who enjoyed a historic day in Portugal in early February with the Junior Men’s Team capturing the European Club Cross Country Championships title with a stunning display. The victory in …

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Ennis golden boys in ‘shop window’ after Euro heroics

Ivan Smyth catches up with Dean and Dylan Casey who along with Niall Murphy and Mark Hanrahan brought home team gold from the European U20 Cross Country Championships BACK home after their gold medal heroics in Portugal on Sunday the twin brothers who led Ennis Track to European glory have been reflecting on their feat. Dean and Dylan Casey ran first and second as Ennis Track secured team gold in the Junior Men’s grade at the ECCC Cross Country Championships. Niall Murphy produced a gritty display of racing as he crossed the line in 11th place on a morning where Ennis Track simply obliterated the field. Murphy was fourth inside the opening kilometre but despite falling back slightly, he displayed admirable heart to hold on and help his team win gold. Mark Hanrahan finished in 18th as Ennis Track were the only club to have four athletes finish inside the top 20. The Casey brothers ran an aggressive race in …

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European glory for Ennis Track as Caseys take top two spots

Ennis Track have secured a sensational victory as they were crowned Junior men’s champions at the ECCC Cross Country Championships, writes Ivan Smyth. The Casey brothers, Dean and Dylan, finished in first and second as Ennis Track shocked Europe with a brilliant team display. With four runners competing for each club and the top three finishers scoring points, the Casey brothers produced some inspired running to help their club take home team gold. The pair ran an aggressive race in the early stages and they maintained their form throughout despite some fierce opposition in Portugal. Ennis Track are the champions of Europe! Fantastic performances all round and led home by Dean and Dylan Casey in first and second. — Rory Chesser (@Chase_Chesser) February 6, 2022 Niall Murphy produced a display filled with grit as he crossed the line in 11th place on a morning where Ennis Track simply obliterated the field. This is the first time Ennis Track have …

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