Carlingford Olympic Triathlon 2011

2011 – Carlingford ‘Land of legends’ Olympic Triathlon

Setanta fill the podiums, bar the top two spots.
Paul Carroll defended his title for the second yea rand took top spot in this years Carlingford Triathlon. A field of over 200 took to the waters edge at the Carlingford Sailing Club. Sean Mallon was first out of the water, with Karl Kildea a close second. the relay team of Coyle/McCabe took an early lead on the 40k bike leg. Paul carroll was to take the lead mid way through the bike section, being put under pressure by Gerry McCabe storming up through the field to run second out of T2. Carroll was to hold the lead and take line honours once again. Owen Martin had a very solid run off the bike and moved into second spot overall. McCabe filling the podium in third.

In the ladies race Marie Boland led from start to finish and indeed finished in the top 10 for a fantastic result. Meanwhile Suzy Macken, who is in great form of late, took second with fellow club mate Laura O’Driscoll returning from injury filling the podium in trird.

Full results from  HERE

Point of note John McKevitt finishing his first ever Olympic triathlon took the Carlingford Spirit of Triathlon Award/Cup for his achivement

John McKevitt triathlete/legend comments:– The tri is a very individual event. Before it everybody is full of bon-homie but this is nerves. In the water the only sound is the silence of the water, on the bike u get into urself and the only sound / feeling is power in ur legs as u keep the pedals turning, the run should be quiet as well like running on eggshells. At different times during the event u get the “high” of a good swim , cycle, run. The most important thing is that anybody can achievea nd take part in a triathlona nd at the end the other competitors are not important , u r only competing against urself.  Thanks for yesterday it was great. Well done.

Gerry McCabe:– one of the best triathlons I have been to in a long time, so well run and marshalled, great to be part of it. Well done to all Setanta members for putting on a great race.

Andrew Coyle:– You couldn’t be unaffected by the positive energy around the sailing club on Saturday. The event organisation was superb – on the water, on the road and in the clubhouse. The good will, man for man, amongst the triathlon fraternity was particularly obvious at the finish line. Although fiercely competitive, the hand shaking and comparing of times after the race was an example of the mutual respect amongst triathletes.



  1. Paul Carroll
  2. Owen Martin
  3. Gerry McCabe


  1. Marie Boland
  2. Suzy Macken
  3. Laura O’Driscoll

Senior 0-30


  1. Darren Murphy
  2. Jonathan Hooper


  1. Claire Nic Gabhann
  2. Aoife Lynch
  3. Deirdre Loughran

Master 30-40


  1. Dessie Duffy
  2. Donal Sheehy
  3. Gavin Mullen


  1. Sheena Dullaghan
  2. Thrisha Callan
  3. Julie Carbery

Vet 40+


  1. Niall McCabe
  2. Mick Bolger
  3. Colin teevan


  1. Siobhan Moore

Classic Vet 50+

  1. James Cooke
  2. Gerry Martin

Relay Team

  1. Andrew Coyle/JohnnyMcCabe
  2. Corrigan/McKeown/Collins

Primes Male:-

Swim-Sean Mallon
Bike- Gerry McCabe
Run-Paul Carroll

Female:-Swim/bike/run-Marie Boland

Louise Mulholland – finisher