Sinead’s Amazing Athletic Achievements
Many of you will know Sinead O’Regan well as she has worked for Buckley Kiely for over 10 years – initially in Administrative Reception, and more recently in Accounts Receivable.
But did you know about her recent athletics achievements?
Sinead has always loved running – as a child she was very involved in her local athletics club in Co. Mayo. Having sustained a few injuries and due to other interests at the time, at the age of 15, she stopped going. “I’m not really sure why I stopped,” she explains, “but I always regretted it a little.”
Katie Follows in her Mom’s Footsteps
In recent years, Sinead’s daughter Katie, sharing her mom’s love for running, has achieved national success in sprint, hurdle and long jump events with their local athletics club in Kinsale.
So through her kids, Sinead has been delighted to be back involved in athletic circles in Cork.
Never Too Late to Start Again
“Last year, the opportunity came up for me to train for the Munster championships in the over 35’s category and I decided to go for it,” Sinead explains, “I love training anyway and it was good to have the challenge of getting back into it again after so long. Buckley Kiely has been very supportive also, allowing me to work flexible hours to facilitate a strict training schedule.”
Sinead Wins at Munster and All Ireland Events
Just last October (2017), Sinead began training for the 60m and 200m sprint events, with Sprint Coach Ger Moynihan. Within such a very short time, she has achieved amazing results, coming first in both (60m & 200m) events at the Munster Championship in January.
She then went on to win both events again at the All Ireland Championship this March!Heading to Europe
Before she knew what was happening, Sinead was heading for Madrid to compete in the European Masters Athletics Indoor Championship on March 19-24, where she was placed 5th in her semi-final 200m race.
So What’s Next…
Having taken a month off training following Madrid, Sinead is now building up her training regime again, going from 4-5 days to 6-days per week. The plan is to compete at various Irish events during the summer with the ultimate goal of competing in the World Championship in Malaga in September.
Now you know – she’s determined, tenacious… and fast!
(So pay your bills folks or she will catch up with you :))
Sinead is living proof that there is no limit to what can be achieved when you put your mind to something. We are very proud of her here at Buckley Kiely and wish her every success for the World Championships – go girl!