Tuesday, April 21, 2015

David Keenan double Irish gold medalist

Paul Campbell, Paul Archbald, Dave Keenan, National Relay Irish Champions 2015.

Kilcullen's Dave Keenan won his 2nd Irish gold medal in the space of a week on Sunday in the Glo health National Road Relay in Raheny.

David had picked up a National gold medal last weekend with his Newbridge AC team mates of Paul Campbell and Brian Byrne over 10k in the Phoenix park. Paul Campbell and Paul Archbald joined David on the line on Sunday against top class competition from Ireland's best athletics clubs.

The race was a relay consisting of 1 mile-2 mile-1 Mile legs and the lads 4 mile race winning time was clocked as 19.27 which looks like a new course record also. David ran the final 1-mile leg and battled from 2nd place to shoot clear over the last 400m to break the tape in front of a large crowd.
This was a massive result for Newbridge AC and the lads.

David's dad Albert picked up a National silver medal last weekend also so it was a fantastic week for the Keenan men.