Local athletes honoured at Ulster Award Ceremony

THERE was a good turnout of athletes for the 2021 Ulster Star Awards held in the Bayview Hotel, Killybegs, on Friday night. Awards on the night were presented to boys and girls from each county in the 12-15 and 16-19 years age categories, based on performances at provincial level across the board in cross country, […]

First national senior medal for Toner

By Paul O’Neill On Saturday a number of athletes from the Clones club travelled to Fairyhouse Racecourse where local club Ratoath hosted the National Half Marathon Championships. Up on 1100 athletes took to the start line in glorious conditions just inside the gates of the racecourse, heading out onto the country roads before returning to […]

Toner is on top of the world

Good things come to those who wait. And on Friday afternoon Denise Toner’s wait was finally over. The Knocks runner won a World Championship gold medal with one-twelfth of a second to spare, ahead of second-placed Olga Koppen from Germany. The 44-year-old ran her second-ever fastest time in the 800 metres and a season’s best, […]

Denise is right on track

A REMARKABLE career and it ain’t over by a country mile for Knocks runner Denise Toner. The 43 year-old enjoyed what she herself believes was the highlight of her career last month when she won double gold at the European Indoor Masters Championships in Portugal and there’s no sign of her taking the foot off the gas as […]

Denise in dreamland with European double

ANOTHER Championships behind her and it’s Monday morning at 7am and Denise Toner is homeward bound with a 9.30 flight out of Lisbon, back home to the Knocks. By late afternoon and she’s getting a few calls from the local media who are looking to speak to her about what can only be described as a sensational […]

Toner sets sights on world glory

March was certainly a month to remember for Denise Toner. She laid down a marker early in the month winning gold in the 800m and 1,500m at the National Masters Championships in the Athlone International Indoor Arena. But she was about to things to a whole new level. On March 26th she captured European gold […]