The updated list of members registered per club and county has been published.
All members should have received their membership cards. If you have not received one yet please contact your club secretary or Moira Aston (Registration & Child Welfare Manager) in Athletics Ireland by email: email@example.com
Ferrybank Athletic Club will host an open track and field sports meet at Waterford RSC on Sunday, April 13th. Full details can be viewed on the flyer below:
Keith Shiels, Foyle Valley and local girl Fiona Stack, running in the colours of Raheny Shamrocks were impressive winners of the Cara Bundoran 10 held in ideal conditions at the popular seaside resort town on Saturday 1st March. Shiels had the company of Eoghan McGinley, Rathfarnham, Glenn Phair, Annadale Striders and Gerard Gallagher to the eight miles mark. The Derry man made a decisive break as the entered the famous and breath taking Rogay loop and a downhill finish to the beach car park. The winning margin over McGinley a former Cranford AC athlete extended out to 35 seconds with Lisnaskea’s Phair twenty seconds further back.
Local lass Fiona Stack, Raheny, was a very popular winner of the women’s section and was delighted with a PB time of 59mins 34secs.Breege Connolly, from nearby Tullaghan and North Belfast was 14 seconds behind with former Marathon Olympian Catriona Jennings fifty second behind in third place.
The overall event, 10miles/10K on Saturday and 5k on Friday evening, attracted 1,500 athletes, had superb organisation, an outstanding array of prizes, thanks to sponsors Cara Pharmacies and was blessed with weather associated with summer time in the popular tourist town
Full results available here: www.precisiontiming.com
The Aviva Irish Schools Cross Country Championships will take place this Saturday, 8th of March in Cork CIT. Setanta Ireland will cover the event and a highlights package will be aired at the following times:
Setanta Ireland (Sky Irl 423/UPC 105/401)
Wed 19 March - 6.10pm
Sun 23 March - 4:00pm
The Athlone International grand prix will be aired at the following times:
Setanta Ireland (Sky Irl 423/UPC 105/401)
Sat 1 March - 4:00pm
Sun 2 March - 1:00pm (Setanta 1)
Mon 3 March - 3:00pm (Setanta 1)
Wed 5 March - 6:00pm
Sat 8 March - 8:30am
Premier Sports (Sky UK 428/Virgin 551)
Sun 2 March - 1:00pm
Mon 3 March - 3:00pm
Donagh Mahon (Gowran AC) set a new Irish Youths indoor record when he placed second in the U20 high jump with a clearance of 2.09m, a new PB for him. David Cussen held the record with 2.06m. He was competing at the England Athletics championships in Sheffield over the weekend.
Elizabeth Morland (Cushinstown AC) was in top form winning a gold and a silver medal. The gold came in the U17 60m hurdles in a time of 8.49 for a new championships record, bettering the 8.52 of Symone Belle from 2001. Molly Scott (St. L. O’Toole AC) wasn’t too far behind, finishing third in a time of 8.53.
Morland added a silver medal when she finished second in the long jump with a leap of 5.77m.
Michaela Walsh (Swinford AC) added another Irish gold when she won the U17 shot with a throw of 12.64m.
Keith Marks (Cushinstown AC) won silver in the U17 high jump with a clearance of 2.00m.
John Kelly (Finn Valley AC) won a bronze medal in the U20 shot with a throw of 16.40m.
(Image courtesy St. Kieran’s College)
U17 Women Shot Finals
1 Michaela WALSH Ireland 12.64Swinford
2 Sophie MERRITT Southampton AC 12.59
U17 Men High Jump Finals
1 Rory DWYER Stratford-upon-Avon AC 2.03
2 Keith MARKS Ireland 2.00
U17 Women Long Jump Finals
1 Simi FAJEMISIN Oxford City AC 6.13
2 Elizabeth MORLAND Ireland 5.77
3 Annabelle PASK Coventry Godiva H 5.58
U15 Boys 800m Straight Final
1 Keelan WILSON Rotherham Harriers & AC 02:07.75
2 Mark MILNER Ireland 02:08.17 Tullamore Hrs
3 Jack SIMPSON Burton Athletics AC 02:08.93
U20 Men Shot Finals
CBP: Chris Gearing, Belgrave Harriers, 18.57m, 2005
1 Kai JONES Newham & Essex Beagles AC 17.47
2 Joey WATSON Windsor Slough Eton & H 17.13
3 John KELLY Ireland 16.40 Finn Valley
U17 Men Long Jump Finals
1 Tom CHANDLER Central AC 6.48
2 Jordan THOMPSON Derby AC 6.48
3 Matthew MILLER City of Sheffield AC 6.44
4 David MCDONALD Ireland 6.42
20 Men High Jump Finals
1 Chris KANDU Enfield & Haringey AC 2.22 CBP
2 Donagh MAHON Ireland 2.09
U17 Women 60m Hurdles Finals
CBP: Symone Belle, Tower Hamlets, 8.52, 2001
1 Elizabeth MORLAND Ireland 8.49 CBP
2 Alicia BARRETT Chesterfield & District AC 8.51
3 Molly SCOTT Ireland 8.53
U20 Women 1500m Straight Final
1 Sophie RICHES Chelmsford AC 04:37.98
2 Hollie PARKER Cambridge & Coleridge AC 04:39.75
3 Mia O’CONNELL Cheltenham Harriers 04:44.09
4 Eileen RAFTER Eire (Ireland) 04:46.74
5 Miranda SADLER Bristol & West AC 04:50.00
6 Aisling QUINN Ferrybank AC 04:55.23
There will be a Throws workshop taking place on Wednesday 12th March from 7-9pm at An Riocht AC Track in Castleisland Co Kerry. The cost is €5 payable on the night at registration from 6.45-7pm and is open to all athletes and coaches aged 11+. There will be both Shot Putt and Discus covered on the night for one hour each. The workshop will be led by Munster Performance Squad Coach Jerry Horgan.
For further information please contact RDO Steven Macklin at 0876335565 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock AC) and Sarah McCormack (Clonliffe Harriers AC) shared the spoils at the Woodie’s DIY Inter Club & Juvenile Inter County Relay Cross Country Championships of Ireland in Dundalk IT on Sunday, 2nd of March. Dundrum South Dublin AC dominated the team prizes sweeping the board in the junior and senior categories.
Michael Clohisey and Gary Thornton (Galway City Harriers AC) blasted into an early lead on the first lap of the 12,000m senior men’s race. Defending champion Sergiu Cibanu (Clonliffe Harriers AC) found the pace too severe as he settled into third place. A great battle between Clohisey and Thornton ensued over the six lap course as both athletes took their turn in the lead. Clohisey made a bold move with just over a lap remaining and moved 20m clear of Thornton. The effort proved successful as the Raheny man powered to victory in a time of 39.09. Thornton finished second in a time of 39.19, Cibanu third in a time of 39.34 and John Travers (Donore Harriers AC) fourth (40.12).
Dundrum South Dublin won the team title with a score of 35 points, Clonliffe Harriers AC were just behind in second on 35 points and Donore Harriers third on 59 points.
The senior women’s proved to be the most exciting race of the day with Sarah McCormack (Clonliffe Harriers AC), Michelle McGee (Brothers Pearse AC) and Maria McCambridge (Dundrum South Dublin AC) battling it out. Marathon specialist McCambridge tried to use her strength to shake off the opposition with all three women running stride by stride for the majority of the 8,000m contest.
McGee made her bid for victory with a lap to go however McCormack and McCambridge dug deep to stay in contention. McCormack made her own move with a little over 300m remaining to sprint to a fine victory in a time of 29.41. McGee dug deep to hold on for second place in a time of 29.48, with McCambridge just behind in third (29.50).
DSD won the team title with a score of 26 points ahead of Raheny Shamrock AC on 31 points and Clonliffe Harriers third on 50 points.
In the junior men’s race there was a great battle for the title between Aaron Hanlon (Clonliffe Harriers AC) and Kevin Mulcaire (Ennis Track AC). Hanlon was always to the fore of the race with Mulcaire tracking every move as both athletes opened up a sizeable gap over the rest of the field. Mulcaire applied the pressure over the final lap to record an impressive victory in a time of 19.46 with Hanlon second in a time of 19.54. Brendan O’Connor (An Riocht AC) won the bronze medal in a time of 20.54. DSD won the team title with 29 points, Clonliffe Harriers second on 40 points and Ennis Track third on 55 points.
Sarah Miles (Dundrum South Dublin AC) reeled in long- time leader Clodagh O’Reilly to win the junior women’s title. O’Reilly tried her best to shake off the DSD athlete but Miles proved too strong as she coasted to victory in a time of 15.32. O’Reilly hung on for second in a time of 16.00 with Isabelle Odlum also of DSD finishing third in a time of 16.19. As expected Dundrum South Dublin won the team title with a score of 13 points ahead of Clonliffe Harriers on 36 points.
Earlier in the programme the Juvenile Inter County Relay championships took place with Donegal winning both the U12 boy’s and girl’s races. Carlow won the U14 girl’s contest with Donegal once again raining supreme in the U14 boy’s race.
The next Munster Performance Squad day takes place on Sunday 9th March at UL Track from 10am-1pm. The race walking group and MD group will not meet this day. Athletes can contact their head event coach before the squad day via e mail at the details below:
- MD Steven Macklin email@example.com
- Walks Frank Lynch firstname.lastname@example.org
- High Jump Chris Regan email@example.com
- LJ/TJ Steve Fleming firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pole Vault Eamon Flanagan email@example.com
- Discus Jerry Horgan firstname.lastname@example.org
- Javelin John Sheehan email@example.com
- Shot Putt Dave Sweeney firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
- Short Sprints Drew Harrison firstname.lastname@example.org
- Long Sprints/Hurdles Brid Golden email@example.com
- Sprint Hurdles Noelle Morrissey firstname.lastname@example.org
- Multi Events Pat Power/Denis Finnerty email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
The final squad day will be Sunday 13th April at Cork IT Track for all event groups. Squad hoodies will be given out on this day, only to those members of the squad that have attended the sessions.
For further information please contact RDO Steven Macklin at 0876335565 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for the position of Regional Development Officer for the North West (Donegal / Sligo / Leitrim / Monaghan / Cavan ) are invited from suitably qualified persons.
Selection shall be by means of a competition based on an interview conducted by or on behalf of Athletics Ireland.
Applicants are invited to apply by post or email. Applications should include a CV and letter of application identifying competencies you possess in line with the above, not later than 21st March 2014 to:
Director of Development
Unit 19 Northwood Court
Northwood Business Campus
32 Coaches across three different event areas completed the second block of their AAI Level 3/IAAF Level IV coach education course this week. Coaches from all over Ireland converged on Dublin for the three days of intensive workshops in Jumps, Sprints & Hurdles and Middle & Long Distance.
Gunter Lange from the IAAF, who has presented extensively around the world on various endurance topics was the Tutor for the Middle and Long Distance part of the course and the 14 coaches worked hard for long days covering topics such as Flexibility, strength development, steeplechase and physiology of energy production.
The Jumps was led by Kevin Ankrom and they worked on developing technique in both High Jump and Long Jump and analysis of fault causes and corrections, as well as appropriate conditioning for Jumpers.The Sprints & Hurdles was led by Volker Herrmann and he gave lots of valuable insights into many topics including new drills and ideas for sprint hurdles and planning for optimum performance for sprinters.
The next and final part of this course will be held from April 16th to 19th 2014.
The Throws Coaches did not have a module this time as they will do an eight day Throws block from April 14th to 21st led by Didier Poppe – world renowned Throws coach, who coached among many others, Jacko Gill, and who has published works and video analysis on many aspects of the Throws. This is a great opportunity for Irish Coaches to be tutored by such a high profile coach. If there are any Throws Coaches who have completed their Level 2 course, and have coached at Level 2 for at least one year, and who wish to apply to join the course to avail of Didier Poppe’s tutoring, consideration will be given to suitable applicants to do the Throws modules first and then do the five day theory block as part of the next scheduled course. Applicants should apply by email to Jacqui Freyne email@example.com
The Woodie’s DIY Inter Club Cross Country Championships of Ireland take place in Dundalk IT on Sunday, March 2nd. The event is the pinnacle of a long cross country season with many of Ireland’s leading club athletes set to battle it out for the junior and senior titles. Dublin clubs won all four team titles last year with Clonliffe Harriers and Raheny Shamrock winning the respective men’s and women’s senior titles. Dundrum South Dublin AC swept the board in the junior events winning both the junior men’s and women’s team titles.
Defending champion Sergiu Cibanu (Clonliffe Harriers AC) is back to defend the senior men’s title and spearheads a strong team from the north Dublin club. The Clonliffe team also includes International cross country runner Stephen Scullion and national 50k champion Gary O’Hanlon. John Travers (Donore Harriers) swaps the boards for the country as he is set to go the distance over the 12k course. Andrew Connick (Ferrybank AC) impressively won the Intermediate title last weekend in Dunboyne and the in-form Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock AC) are both likely contenders on Sunday. Clonliffe Harriers are the defending champions and will need to be at their best to hold off the challenge from Rathfarnham WSAF and Raheny Shamrocks.
Defending champion Mary Cullen (Sligo AC) is not competing as she targets the outdoor track season, this guarantees a new senior women’s champion on Sunday. Sarah McCormack (Clonliffe Harriers AC) is set to have her first big race back after sustaining a toe injury before Christmas which kept her out of the European Cross Country Championships. Marathon runners Maria McCambridge (Dundrum South Dublin AC) and Barbara Sanchez (Raheny Shamrock AC) will hope to utilise their strength over the 8km course. Defending team champions Raheny Shamrock will be gunning for the team title with the likes of Aoife Talty, Kate Cronin and Maria O’Sullivan all lining up. Novice and Intermediate champion Michelle McGee (Brothers Pearse AC) and Sarah Mulligan (Dundrum South Dublin AC) are all likely challengers in a very open senior women’s race.
Raheny Shamrock were the surprise victors of the senior women’s team title last year, 2012 champions DSD will be out for a revenge as they try to re-claim the title.
Junior Men & Women
Kevin Mulcaire (Ennis Track) and Aaron Hanlon (Clonliffe Harriers AC) are the two leading athletes in the junior men’s race. Both athletes represented Ireland at the European Cross Country Championships in December, the race between the two is likely to be one of the most exciting duels of the day. DSD won the junior men’s team title last year but Clonliffe Harriers look particularly strong in the junior men’s team category this year.
Dundrum South Dublin is set to continue their stranglehold on the junior women’s title with a very strong team entered once again. Clare McCarthy and Isabelle Odlum lead the DSD charge with Clodagh O’Reilly (Annalee Striders AC) aiming to break up the South Dublin Clubs domination.
The event begins with the Juvenile Inter Country Relay Championships at 12pm with the senior men’s race concluding the programme at 14.45.
• The event takes place at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) campus.
• Take Junction 16 (Dundalk South) off the M1 motorway. On reaching the top of the ramp take the Dundalk exit off the roundabout.
• Continue straight ahead for approximately 2.5km until you reach the 4th set of traffic lights (at the entrance to the Crowne Plaza Hotel). Turn Left at these traffic lights.
• The DKIT Wind Turbine is directly before you.
Mark English will lead the Irish team of five to compete at the IAAF World Indoor Track and Field Championships which takes place in Sopot, Poland from March 7th to the 9th. English will line up in the Men’s 800m with Roseanne Gilligan (Newbridge AC) and Ciara Everard (UCD AC) lining up in the women’s race. In the 1500m Ireland will be represented by David McCarthy (West Waterford AC) and Claire Tarplee (Dundrum South Dublin AC).
Mark English (UCD AC) who is coached by Teresa McDaid has been in exciting form this season setting a new Irish Men’s Senior 800m Indoor Record of 1:46.82 at the Woodie’s DIY AAI Open Games in AIT International Arena, Athlone. This time ranks him 12th in the IAAF top lists. This will be the Donegal man’s debut at the World Indoor Championships. English said: “If I make the final I would be over the moon but it would be remise of me not to say that this is a whole learning experience and over the next few years I want to master the event in preparation for the pinnacle of every athletes career – the Olympic Games”
Ciara Everard (UCD AC) has a seasonal best of 2.04.02 which she set when finishing fourth the Prague Indoor Grand Prix last Tuesday. The Kilkenny athlete, who is coached by James Nolan, last year set a National Indoor Record of 2:02.54 and reached the final at the European Indoor Track and Field Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden finishing sixth.
800m outdoor record holder Roseanne Gilligan (Newbridge AC) has a season’s best of 2:03.69 which she set when competing in Reykavik, Iceland in January. The Kildare woman has a personal best of 2:02.84 which she set at the European Indoor Championships.
National champion Claire Tarplee (Dundrum South Dublin AC) will compete in the 1500m. At the Indoor Classic in Vienna in January Tarplee was third in a season’s best time of 4:14.61, just outside her best for the distance of 4:13.16.
David McCarthy of West Waterford AC who had the qualification standard for both the 1500m and 3000m has opted to compete in the 1500m. At the AAI Open Games he set a personal best of 3:39.14 when finishing second to Jakub Ouolusa of Czech Republic.
High Performance Director Kevin Ankrom commented: “In this team we have four athletes who will make their debut at World Indoor Championships. These are the athletes who are on the performance pathway to being in the mix come Rio 2016. We are looking for the athletes to gain exposure to world class competition environment and to perform close to their best”.
Amy Foster who had achieved the standard in the 60m has made the decision not to compete as she is targeting qualification for the Glasgow Commonwealth games which has a deadline in early June. Foster said “Regrettably I’m unable to take my place on the team to Poland as the qualification for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games is in early June and I need to be race ready for outdoor competition in mid-April. I wish my teammates every success in Poland.”
The Munster Performance Squad Race Walking group recently held a session at the RSC Track in Waterford and it was a huge success. The Squad trained in surprisingly dry conditions. An invite was sent out to local clubs with an interest and no fewer than 32 athletes and their coaches turned out to what was a most enjoyable day. Special guest on the day was Zuzi Melacova Costin, 2 times Slovakian Olympian, practicing Physical Therapist and Level two International Walks Judge. Zuzi added greatly to the experience and was warmly received by the 30 plus contingent offering an insight to the stars of tomorrow what top level judging entailed. Great credit to Cait Caulfield of Waterford A/C who looked after the venue and provided so many enthusiastic competitors. Special thanks also to head coach Frank Lynch on his great work with the group.
A full house turned out in Athlone this evening to witness a fantastic night’s athletics which saw three new stadium records and the star attractions Ashton Eaton, Brianne Theisen-Eaton and Tabarie Henry live up to their reputations.
The Olympic decathlon gold medalist and world champion, Eaton, won the 60m in a new stadium record at the AIT International Arena, with a time of 6:69. The American could only manage third however in the long jump. Eaton’s wife Brianne Theisen-Eaton won the shot put with 13.46 and the high jump with 1.80.
In the much-anticipated Senator Eamonn Coghlan Mile, Kilkenny’s Eoin Everard came home first in 4:03.08. Joe Warne and Cameron Boyek coming second and third in times of 4:04.04 and 4:04.40 respectively. Ireland has to wait little longer, however, for the first sub-four minute mile to be achieved in an indoor venue.
Tabarie Henry, the three-time World finalist in the 400m, proved his worth in the Athlone venue coming home in a time of 46.81. Timmy Crowe finished a close second, however, also achieving a new PB with 47.29.
In the men’s 60m hurdles British athlete Alex Al Ameen set a new stadium record romping home in 7:97.
Waterford’s Kelly Proper added to her growing reputation and her haul of medals winning the 60m (7:44) and the long jump (6.49), the latter a new stadium record.
In the opening event of the night British athlete, Ross Millington, claimed the 3000m.
AIT president, Prof. Ciarán Ó Catháin, said that he was “delighted” with the success of the night. “There was a fantastic atmosphere in the arena this evening, with people really looking forward to some wonderful competition, which is exactly what they experienced. This grand prix is part of a three year development plan for the AIT International Arena and we are confident that in 2015 and 2016, it will become an eagerly anticipated fixture in the international athletics calendar,” he said.
Senator Eamonn Coghlan Mile
1. Eoin Everard – 4:03.08
2. Joe Warne – 4:04.04
3. Cameron Boyek – 4:04.40
1. Ross Millington – 8:00.32
2. Matthew Shirling – 8:06.58
3. Alex Bruce-Littlewood – 8:11.80
Women 60m hurdles
1. Eva Vital – 8:29
2. Sarah Lavin – 8:30
3. Lily Ann O’Hora 9:13
Men 60m hurdles
1. Alex Al Ameen – 7:97
2. Kourosh Foroughi – 8:40
3. Paul Byrne – 8.44
1. Katie Kirk – 2:03.58
2. Katie Snowden – 2:04.35
3. Clare McSweeney – 2:09.09
1. Karl Griffin – 1:50.47
2. Niall Touhy – 1:50.48
3. Darragh Greene – 1:51.06
1. Tabarie Henry – 46.81
2. Timmy Crowe – 47.29
3. David McCarthy – 48.57
1. Diane Ramsey – 53.87
2. Catia Azevedo – 54:53
3. Sinead Denny – 55:09
1. Kelly Proper – 7:44
2. Sarah Lavin – 7:57
3. Sinead Treacy – 7:88
1 Ashton Eaton – 6:69
2 Steven Colvert – 6:93
3 Damar Forbes – 6:94
Women shot put
1. Brianne Theisen – 13.46
2. Sophie Parkinson – 11.77
Men shot put
1. Sean Breathnach – 16.27
2. Paul Collins – 14.12
3. Kieran Stout – 14.11
Women long jump
1. Kelly Proper – 6.49
2. Sarah Warnock – 6.20
3. Sarah McCarthy – 5.93
Men long jump
1. Daniel Bramble – 7.71
2. Paulo Sergio de Oliveira – 7.62
3. Ashton Eaton – 7.58
Men high jump
1. David Cussen – 2.05
2. Jamie Murtagh – 2.00
3. Keith Marks – 1.95
Women high jump
1. Brianne Theisen – 1.80
2. Cathriona Farrell – 1.75
3. Neasa Murphy – 1.65
On the day that the Irish team is announced for the 15th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland in 10 days time, the Technical Committee has compiled the history of Ireland’s athletes at this famous event.
Despite a dearth of indoor facilities before the first edition in 1987, Irish athletes have continuously punched far above their weight with the result that Ireland is ranked 20th out of 171 nations in the All Time medal table.
Those of us who watched the 1987 Championships LIVE on RTE will never forget the emotion when, with a team of only four athletes came home with two gold and one silver medal and ironically the fourth member of the team was Eamonn Coghlan who fell in his 1500m heat and is one of the most famous athletes ever to grace the indoor circuit world wide.
Ireland has won six gold medals and all by Munster athletes including Cork’s Marcus O’Sullivan (3 gold), Limerick’s Frank O’Mara (2 gold) and Cork’s Derval O’Rourke (1 gold)
The history contains the performances of all the Irish athletes who have ever competed in the championships, as well as recording the youngest and oldest competitors, the full list of team managers and a list of all Irish records which have been set at the championships.
The record for the most championship appearances is held by James Nolan with 6.
Day 4 of the 2013/14 Leinster Development and Performance Squads will be held on March 1st in Morton Stadium, Santry. Additional squad dates are also listed.
The Development Squad between 10am-12pm is open to all athletes from 12 years old upwards. Please note that Pole Vault has now been added to the Development Squad and will run each day for the remainder of the sessions. This is great opportunity for athletes to try Pole Vault. Equipment will be provided on the day. Please encourage athletes in your club to try it out.
The events covered on Day 4:
The cost for the 2 hours is €5 per athlete which is payable on the day. Please register in the stand at Morton Stadium from 9.30am.
The Performance Squad 12pm-3pm is for selected athletes only U16 +. The Performance Squad covers all event categories. Athletes are asked to arrive at 11.30am on Day 4 to register for the squad. Registration will take place in the stand at Morton Stadium.
Athletes in the High Jump group will continue the Squads sessions in Cushinstown AC Sports Centre in Co. Meath at 11am for the remainder of the squad dates.
Leinster Regional Squads 2013/2014;
Date: Venue: Development Squad: Performance Squad
Sat October 5th 2013 Santry 10am – 12pm 12pm to 3pm
Sat November 16th 2013 Santry 10am – 12pm 12pm to 3pm
Sat December 7th 2013 Santry 10am – 12pm 12pm to 3pm
Sat March 1st 2014 Santry 10am – 12pm 12pm to 3pm
Sat April 19th 2014 Santry 10am – 12pm 12pm to 3pm
The squads are designed to complement the coaching that athletes are already receiving at their clubs. Personal coaches are encouraged to attend either/both squad sessions on the day.
For insurance reasons ALL athletes must register before they start the event.
We look forward to seeing you and your coach throughout the year.
Any further queries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dunboyne Athletics Club has announced the return of their 2014 Winter Throws meet.
Hammer and Shot Put competitions will be held for both junior and senior athletes (master and Juvenile athletes are also welcome. Athletes will be allowed to throw their own age-group implements for results purposes.
Timetable for the Dunboyne Meet will be as follows:
11am Hammer - Women
11.15 Shot Put - Men
12 Hammer - Men
12.15 Shot Put - Men
For further information please contact John Holian by email: email@example.com. Entry is free and will be taken on the day of competition.
The Irish team has been selected for the IAU World and European 24 Hour championships This competition is scheduled for Pilzen in the Czech Republic on June 21st / 22nd.
Eoin Keith will lead the men’s team and will seek to build on his strong performance last year when he recorded 234km to earn 25th place in the World and top 15 in the European champs. Eoin underlined his form later in the year when he established a new 24 Hour track record of 244km in winning the Irish Championships.
John O’Regan is a two time Irish 24 Hour champion who recorded a strong performance in last year’s Irish 24 Hour race. He is an experienced international competitor and will hope to better his 33rd place in the 2012 World Champs.
Eddie Gallen is based in Madrid and is probably the most experienced member of the team. Eddie also performed well in last year’s national championship with a new track PB of 215km and will be seeking to reach that level again.
Ruthann Sheahan announced herself on the global scene with a battling performance in 2012 when her 229km achieved 7th place in the World Champs and 5th place in Europe. She backed up that form last year when winning the Irish title in a very impressive 225km. Ruthann will seek to be very competitive in Pilzen.
Susan McCartney will be making her international debut over 24 hours in Pilzen. She has shown impressive form in the build up to these championships and will seek to underpin these performances at the highest level.
The support team will be finalised closer to the event.
James Fallon of Calasanctius College in Oranmore won the boys’ senior race at the Aviva Connacht Schools Cross-Country Championships in Sligo yesterday. Fallon held off the challenge of David Haprer from Rice College in Westport, with Sean Flynn, also Rice College, in third place.
International mountain runner Ellen Moran from Sacred Heart Westport won the senior girl’s title while Grace Cahill led a Presentation College Athenry clean sweep in the inter race. The top three teams from each race compete in the Aviva All Ireland Schools Cross-Country at the CIT in Cork on Saturday March 8.
* Thanks to Mary Barrett for results
Girls –Minor: 1 Laoise Geraghty (Taylor’s Hill, Galway), 2 Ciara Harris (St Joseph’s Foxford), 3 Aoife Morris (Ballsadare, Sligo). Teams – 1 St Joseph’s Foxford 32 (2,7,23, 2 Ursuline Sligo 41 (11,12,18), 3 St Joseph’s Castlebar 44 (13,15,16). Junior: 1 Alice Hynes (St Attracta’s CS Tubbercurry), 2 Aoife O’Brien (SH Westport), 3 Alannah Duffy (Ballinrobe CS). Teams – 1 Sacred Heart Westport 54 (2,24,28), 2 Our Lady’s Bower Athlone 64 (16,19,29), 3 Athlone CC 65 (4,21,40). Inter: 1 Grace Cahill (pres Athenry), 2 Shannen Lee (Pres Athenry), 3 Ann Moroney (Pres Headford). Teams – 1 Pres Athenry 13 (1,2,10), 2 Ursuline Sligo 57 (5,25,27), 3 Seamount College Kinvara 60 (13,23,24). Senior: 1 Ellen Moran (SH Westport), 2 Aoife Mulroy (St Joseph’s Foxford), 3 Sarah Wood-Martin (Sligo Grammar). Teams – 1 Our Lady’s Bower 16 (4,5,7), 2 Ursuline Sligo 29 (6,8,15), 3 Sligo Grammar 34 (3,14,17).
Minor: Oisin Lyons (Calasanctius Oranmore), 2 Brandon Lee (Pres Athenry), 3 Darren Costello (Col Bhaile Clar). Teams – 1 Rice College Westport 58 (5,14,16,23), 2 Summerhill Sligo 68 (11,13,18,26), 3 St Mary’s Galway 83 (6,20,24,33). Junior: 1 Aaron Doherty (Rice College Westport), 2 Finlay Daly (Abbey Boyle), 3 Ryan Traynor (St Mary’s Galway). Teams – 1 Rice College Westport 39 (1,9,10,19), 2 St Mary’s Galway 103 (3,23,27,50), 3 St Colman’s Claremorris 109. Inter: 1 Tadgh McGinty (Scoil Muire agus Padraig Swinford), 2 William Hynes ( St Attracta’s Tubbercury), 3 Shane Bracken (St Joseph’s Foxford). Teams – 1 Calasanctius Oranmore 69 (9,11,13,36), 2 St Mary’s Galway 90 (15,17,27,31), 3 Sligo Grammar 107 (10,19,21,57). Senior: 1 James Fallon (Calasanctius Oranmore), 2 David Harper (Rice College Westport), 3 Sean Flynn (Rice College Westport). Teams – 1 Rice College Westport 35 (2,3,13,17), 2 Sligo Grammar 49 (5,11,14,19), 3 St Mary’s Galway 69 (8.18,21,22)