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Irish trio Barr, Robinson & Gregan shine at European team championships

Updated: Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 18:11 | Comments

Thomas Barr won his 400m hurdle event in Tallinn
Thomas Barr won his 400m hurdle event in Tallinn

Thomas Barr, Paul Robinson and Brian Gregan all dominated their respective events on day one of the European Team Championships in Tallinn, Estonia.

Their victories, along with a number of other strong Irish performances on the track, put Ireland in eighth position overall on 119.5 points. 

Irish record holder Barr won the 400m hurdles in a time of 49.30 for his second fastest time ever for the distance, with only his Irish record of 48.90 which he set in Geneva last Saturday being faster.

Robinson won the 1,500m race in a time of 3.51.05, while Gregan matched his team-mate with victory in the 400m in 46.54.

Day two of the championships continues tomorrow with the likes of Mark English, Fionnuala Britton and Sarah Lavin all set to star in their respective events. 

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