Liam O’Brien

[Published on 22 May 2016]

Liam O’Brien is in the senior mens section of Togher AC and our Club Captain. Liam competes in track and field and is a member of the club for the last 13 years.

Liam at the Munster Senior Indoor Championships in Nenagh, Jan 2015
Liam at the Munster Senior Indoor Championships in Nenagh, Jan 2015

 

Personal Best:
200m 23.06
400m 49.41
800m 2.04

Coach:
Frank Doherty

 

 

 

How long have you been running: Since I was 14 which is 16 years.

What are the events you do? I used to be a sprinter but I’m now moving all the way up to 800m.

Proudest Moment in Athletics: Watching David Gillick finish 6th in Berlin at the World Athletics Championships in 2009 in the 400m. A great performance in such a competitive event.

 

Liam at the National Senior Indoor Championships, Feb 2015
Liam at the National Senior Indoor Championships, Feb 2015

What’s your most memorable race? The Intervarsities 2007. I broke 50 seconds for the first time, which I was trying to do for a few years and it was also my first individual intervarsities medal. We also won a medal in the 4 by 400m for CIT.

What’s your main goal for this year? Break 2 minutes for the 800m.

Liam (far right back row) and club mates at the County Championship 4 Mile Road Race, Mar 2016
Liam (far right back row) and club mates at the County Championship 4 Mile Road Race, Mar 2016

What do you like most about Togher AC? In terms of the people and the craic in the club, I believe Togher AC is the best club in Ireland.

In 5 years time, athletics wise, where do you see yourself? Hopefully I will be still involved with the club at some level and possibly taking part in events off the track.

Do you have a favourite sports hero? Michael Johnson multiple Olympic and World Champion.

What else should we know about Liam? His favourite drink is Tanora, favourite film is Braveheart and favourite food is Pizza! 🙂