Tullamore resembled a bake oven today for the national junior and under 23 championships. Ciara Deely was not influenced by it as she won her heat and final to take the national 400m title. Tom O’Keeffe was also in excellent form to tackle the 5000m in that searing heat. Running well he placed third in 15.21.93. Juveniles making their debut at this level were Shay McEvoy in the 1500m and James Kearney in the 3000m steeplechase. They finished 4th and fifth respectively while Martyna Balcer was8th in the long jump. It was a disappointing day for under 23 athletes, Jack Manning and Callan Byrne. Going well in their respective 200m and 100m heats, both picked up injuries in the finals.