County Louth all-time best performers


Latest updates:


M 220 yds 21.6 str Noel Carroll

M 1500m 3:51.2 Robert Maher 25 Jul 1990

M 2 miles 8:40.8 i Peter McArdle 30 Mar 1964

M 3 miles 13:32.6 i Peter McArdle 22 Feb 1964

M 6 miles 28:02.4 + Peter McArdle 3 May 1964


W 60m 7.44 i Patience Jumbo Gula 1 Mar 2020

W 60m 7.93 i Sophie Gartland 22 Feb 2020

W 60m Hurdles 8.93 i Tara Meier 1 Mar 2020


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A list of the all-time best County Louth athletes in each event has been compiled. It was published here for the first time in December 2018.


It includes athletes who were members of a Louth club at the time of the performance, as well as former members of Louth clubs who would generally be regarded as being ‘originally from’ County Louth.


All events currently contested in the Olympic Games or World Indoor Championships are included, with the exception of the 20km and 50km Walks and the mixed 4x400m (for which no significant performances have yet been noted), and with the addition of the Mile and the Weight for Distance.


Performances that meet at least one of these criteria are included:


(1) it’s the ‘Louth record’;

(2) it’s worth 900 points or more on the World Athletics scoring tables (2017 edition);

(3) it’s equal to or better than the minimum standard for the Athletics Ireland all-time lists.


Note that, in the hurdles, steeplechase and throws, only performances with the senior hurdle heights/hurdle spacings/implement weights are included.


Intrinsically superior performances over the old imperial distances (excluding the 1 mile, which is included as an event in its own right) are either included in the main list for the equivalent metric distances or shown as supplementary performances (in italics). They are included in the main list if the difference between the equivalent distances is small (e.g. 800m and 880 yards) and shown as supplementary performances if the difference between the equivalent distances is greater (e.g. 3000m and 2 miles or 5000m and 3 miles).


Although significant efforts have been made to make this list as complete as possible, it’s likely that several performances are missing. Please send details of any missing performances, corrections (no matter how trivial), additional information or other comments to Tom McGrane ( All feedback will be very welcome.