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Timetable & Directions for U9-11s

Craughwell AC - 19 June, 2014 - 14:43

Best of luck to all of our athletes competing in Tullamore on Saturday in the U9-11 National finals. Be proud of yoursevles for such a great achievement in getting to the National finals. Hopefully the day goes well for you and you come home with a personal best in your event. If not, there's always another race or event coming up so don't let it bother you!

The timetable for the day is at:

http://46.22.133.116/downloads/other/Juvenile_Teams_Competition_Timetable_2014.pdf

Please liase with your age group coordinator for more exact times.

I have put directions to get to the track on the Directions menu ... go to Home ... Directions ... To Tullamore.

Best of luck! 

Mayo 5k Series 2014

Galway City Harriers - 19 June, 2014 - 09:01

The 5th Annual Mayo AC Summer 5k Series sponsored by C&C Cellular
commences on 17th June.

All races start at 8pm. Race Schedule, registration location and
contact as follows:

17 June Ballyhaunis Rugby Club,  Martin 0872455989
24 June Castlebar, Harlequin Hotel,  Ann 0868635534
1 July Ballinrobe,  Soccer Club,  Joan 0876726029
8 July Brickens,  Community Centre,  Ambrose 0862558383
15 July Claremorris,  Athletics Track,  Sean 0877472830

Entry is 30 euro for all 5 races including the After Party in Claremorris
and 7 euro per individual race,

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Mayo 5k Series 2014

Galway City Harriers - 19 June, 2014 - 08:56

The 5th Annual Mayo AC Summer 5k Series sponsored by C&C Cellular
commences on 17th June.

All races start at 8pm. Race Schedule, registration location and
contact as follows:

17 June Ballyhaunis Rugby Club,  Martin 0872455989
24 June Castlebar, Harlequin Hotel,  Ann 0868635534
1 July Ballinrobe,  Soccer Club,  Joan 0876726029
8 July Brickens,  Community Centre,  Ambrose 0862558383
15 July Claremorris,  Athletics Track,  Sean 0877472830

Entry is 30 euro for all 5 races including the After Party in Claremorris
and 7 euro per individual race,

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Medals and great performances in Connacht Championship

Tuam AC - 18 June, 2014 - 10:49

Our juvenile athletes made the journey to Sligo for the Connacht Track and Field Championships and returned with a fine haul of medals including a Gold and two Silvers for Sara Martyn, two Silvers and a Bronze for Kehinde Awoniran and a Gold, Silver and Bronze for Rory Monaghan.

There was also very notable performances from Kemi Ogunbola and Olivia Kenny who were very close to securing medals and gave a great account of themselves in their first outdoor competition for Tuam. We are all very proud of them.

Cathriona Selected for Ireland for European Cup

Craughwell AC - 17 June, 2014 - 14:48

Congratulations to Cathriona Farrell who was selected for her first senior international to compete on the Irish team who travel to Estonia tomorrow to compete in the European Team Cup. Cathriona will be competing in the high jump at the weekend. Her selection is well deserved after a strong indoor season where Cathriona broke the Irish Universities record for indoor high jump when leaping 1.81m in Athlone in February (pictured below) and proceeded to record a new outdoor personal best of 1.80m at the AAI Games recently in Santry.

The full team selection is on the Athletics Ireland website. Having been routinely selected to represent her country at juvenile level, hopefully this is the first of many senior internationals for Cathriona.  Cathriona's jumps place her as the 6th best ever female high jumper in Ireland - that's ever since athletics started in Ireland many 100s of years ago!

Support Ashley and Christopher's Cambodian Appeal!

Craughwell AC - 17 June, 2014 - 08:13

Please support a fantastic fundraising appeal by two of our members Ashley and Christopher McDonnell who are travelling to Cambodia this summer to help some of the poorest children in the world. Christopher was a member of our U15 boys 4x100m relay team who won National silver in 2011 while Ashley is one of our most successful athletes winning long jump and middle distance medals at National level including the National 600m title as an 11 year old in 2005 in an elite time of 1.44.5 and following this up with victory in the same event in the National Community Games. Ashley is currently a student in Paris where she trains with the Stade de France athletic club.

There will be a collection point at the gate of the astroturf at athletics training today and Thursday to help their fund-raising appeal. All funds raised go directly to the charity. Hopefully all children could bring a euro with them to training to help out.

Read on for more details. 

 

Tuam AC Notes 16 June 2014

Tuam AC - 16 June, 2014 - 23:21

Nobody really knows who first said the famous sports quote ‘Form is temporary, class is permanent’ but it is definitely true in the case of Dan O’Rourke who stormed to victory in the Milltown Run for Ollie 10k race on Saturday. Dan has been representing Tuam AC for almost 30 years and there is absolutely no sign of him slowing down and he made all the running in Milltown on Saturday followed by almost 700 other competitors and he won well in the end and everybody in Tuam is delighted with his victory. There were a number of other Tuam AC runners in attendance including Ger Hartnett, Derek Naughton, Padraic Burke and Steven Brady to name just a few and they all ran particularly well. Our juvenile athletes made the journey to Sligo for the Connacht Track and Field Championships and returned with a fine haul of medals including a Gold and two Silvers for Sara Martyn, two Silvers and a Bronze for Kehinde Awoniran and a Gold, Silver and Bronze for Rory Monaghan. There was also very notable performances from Kemi Ogunbola and Olivia Kenny who were very close to securing medals and gave a great account of themselves in their first outdoor competition for Tuam and we are all very proud of them.

Order of Events for Connacht U13-Senior T&F

Craughwell AC - 13 June, 2014 - 08:02

Order of events is attached below. Please arrive at least an hour before your event because events can and likely will be brought forward:-

Order of events

I will review the list of entries to come up with an estimated time for the field events.

Marshalls needed for the Streets of Galway 8k

Galway City Harriers - 12 June, 2014 - 21:02

Marshalls needed for the Streets of Galway Race!

Streets of Galway

If you are not running in the Kearney Cycles Streets of Galway race this year and would like to be part of this great event we could do with your help.  Marshalls are needed from 5.30pm until 9pm on the night. E-mail brendan.kennelly@nuigalway.ie if you can help – no experience necessary!

We need help with the following jobs:

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U11s Perform Heroically in Sligo

Craughwell AC - 10 June, 2014 - 18:23

Another year, more drama and ultimately more success than disappointment when we look back on the Connachts in Sligo for u11s in 2014.

The day kicked off with a measure of the latter, when the u11 Girls Relay team (Alex Slamas, Rebecca Lynch, Rebekah Flynn, Emily Miskella sub Caoimhe Connolly) failed to qualify for the All-Irelands for the first time. This was a disappointment for a team that had won the County title in such style, but the margins get smaller for error the older the age-group, and the team members compensated later in the day with some outstanding performances (see below). Our B team (Caoimhe Connolly, Hannah Hynes, Oliwia Komav, Holly Comer) were missing two key members, but battled well in the other heat, holding their own with Connacht's finest.

 

U11s Perform Heroicallly in Sligo

Craughwell AC - 10 June, 2014 - 18:23

Another year, more drama and ultimately more success than disappointment when we look back on the Connachts in Sligo for u11s in 2014.

The day kicked off with a measure of the latter, when the u11 Girls Relay team (Alex Slamas, Rebecca Lynch, Rebekah Flynn, Emily Miskella sub Caoimhe Connolly) failed to qualify for the All-Irelands for the first time. This was a disappointment for a team that had won the County title in such style, but the margins get smaller for error the older the age-group, and the team members compensated later in the day with some outstanding performances (see below). Our B team (Caoimhe Connolly, Hannah Hynes, Oliwia Komav, Holly Comer) were missing two key members, but battled well in the other heat, holding their own with Connacht's finest.

Tuam AC Notes 9 June 2014

Tuam AC - 9 June, 2014 - 22:29

The 5k series ended on a high note in Tuam when a massive crowd of over 700 runners lined up at Kilcloghans in absolutely perfect running conditions. It was a cool sunny evening and the little bit of wind was actually blowing in the right direction. We also had a top class field with everybody in great form after 5 weeks of serious running. The race started at exactly 8pm thanks to the well oiled Tuam AC team and our regular volunteers who turn out at every Tuam AC event. Matt Bidwell GCH was just ahead of Conor Dolan GCH in the early stages and as they went over the top of the hill at the 1k marker Matt put the pressure on and opened a gap that the chasing group of four runners could not close and he was ecstatic when he crossed the finish line in 15 mins 23 seconds a new pb for the well known Claregalway based runner. He was followed by Conor Dolan, John Greaney both GCH, Peter O’Sullivan of Loughrea AC and Owen Byrne of GCH and the quality of this race was so high that all of the top five finished in under 16 mins. The ladies race was won by Regina Casey who also had a pb in 17.31 and she was followed by Helen Corbett 18.20 and Sinead Brody in 18.44 all GCH athletes. Tuam AC had a superb night themselves with a number of pb’s including Ger Hartnett, John Grimes and Elaine Fleming amongst many others and the full results of the entire series can be found at www.redtagtiming.com. A special word of thanks to all who helped out on the night as stewards and marshalls as well as Tuam Gardai, Tuam Order of Malta and Galway Co Council. No event would ever take place without the help of people who volunteer to give their time and we really appreciate the help. Tuam AC were also in action at the weekend with Andrea Ridge claiming victory at the Monivea Half Marathon on Saturday where she was joined by Sean O’Morain and Kathleen Hogan and Tommy Joe Whyte was the big winner of the Ballindine Guess Your Own Time race on Saturday when he predicted he would run the course in 25 mins flat and finished in 25.01. Tommy Joe is becoming a specialist in predicting his time and Tuam AC have enjoyed great success at this race down through the years and long may it continue.

Hogan, Cronin, and Mooney win European Trials

Athletics Ireland - 8 June, 2014 - 22:31

The trials for the European championships, Snowdon, and the International Youth Cup were held in good conditions in Crone Wood. Junior women and Youths ran one lap (3.48 km), Senior women and Junior men ran two laps (6.48 km), and Senior men had 9.48 km. The course has a steep climb for around 700m and a long gradual descent.

Killian Mooney (DSD) continued his good recent form with a convincing win in a fast time of 29:45 which was held inside the previous best times set by James Egan (31:04) and Hugh Armstrong (31:18) in 2011. William Hynes (Swinford AC) won the Youths trial from Ruadhan O’Grada (DSD) and Tadgh McGinty (Swinford AC). Hynes won in a time of 15:43 which was 35 seconds slower than Killian Mooney’s winning time in 2011. O’Grada was making his debut in a mountain race and he ran very well to separate the two Swinford runners in a competitive race. Aoife Mulroy (Swinford AC) won the Girls Youths trial from Tullamore Harriers athletes Emily Grennan and Cara Todd. Her time was 47 seconds slower than Louise Hill-Stirling’s 2011 time. All six athletes are now in contention for selection for the International Youth Cup in Italy in late June. A record 17 countries will participate with the USA making their debut. Ireland has previously won both the boy’s and girl’s teams.

Kate Cronin (Raheny Shamrock) won the senior women trial from Laura Shaughnessy (UCD). Cronin’s time was a tantalising six seconds slower than Sarah Mulligan’s 2011 record. Mulligan and Sarah McCormack (Clonliffe) were given pre-selection. With Brian MacMahon (Clonliffe) and Eoin Flynn (Rathfarnham) pre-selected there were only two places on offer for the senior men’s trial. It quickly turned into a dogfight between Mark Ryan (Rathfarnham), Tom Hogan (Sliabh Buidhe Rovers), and Ian Conroy (Raheny Shamrock). The leading positions changed as the laps unwinded but eventually it was Hogan who won by 22 seconds from Ryan with Conroy third. Hogan’s time was 17 seconds slower than Barry Minnock’s (Rathfarnham) 2011 time.

Cork City Sports Junior 1500m Races

Athletics Ireland - 8 June, 2014 - 22:25

There will be two junior 1500m races being held at the Cork City Sports International Athletics Meet on Tuesday 8th July at Cork IT Track. There will be both junor mens and junior womens 1500m races and both will be earlier in the program and will allow all junior athletes to relax afterwards and enjoy the senior international races. This international night of athletics will now be streamed live online also. Full timetable available here http://www.corkcitysports.ie/programme/.

A number of places in both races have already been allocated to members of the National Junior XC panels, but the remaining places are now open to any junior athlete born 1999-1995. The junior women’s race welcomes athletes of all standards sub 5.00 and the men’s race can now only take athletes with a SB/PB of sub 4.12.

Any athletes interested in competing in either of the junior races are asked to e mail National Junior Endurance Coach Steven Macklin at steven@athleticsireland.ie ASAP as entries close very soon.

English runs Qualification Standard in 800m for European Championships

Athletics Ireland - 8 June, 2014 - 19:06

Donegal’s Mark English (UCD AC) finished fifth today in the 800m at the FBK Games in Hengelo Germany running a season’s best of 1.46.22, inside the qualification time of 1.46.45 for the European Track and Field Championships which take place in Zurich in August. The race was won by Robert Biwott of Kenya in 1.44.75. English was the second European over the line with Thijmen Kupers of Netherlands running 1.45.68 to place third. The Indoor 800m record holder made his outdoor season in IFAM meet in Belgium last weekend when he won the race in 1.46.39.

Paul Robinson (St Coca’s AC) ran a season’s best of 3.36.45 to place 12th in the 1500m in a high class field at the IAAF Diamond League in Rome on Thursday night. This is the second time this season that he has dipped inside the European qualification standard of 3.39.30.

Crusader’s Jason Harvey continued a strong season claiming victory in the 400m Hurdles running 51.72 at the Northern Ireland Championships to finish ahead of Paul Byrne (51.91). In the women’s 400m hurdles Ferrybank’s Jessie Barr who has battled her way back from a foot injury ran her first race of the season to win in 60.11 in challenging weather conditions. North Down AC high hurdler Ben Reynolds continued to show form, winning his event in 13.83 seconds. Paralympic champion, Jason Smyth (Derry City Track Club) claimed another NI and Ulster title winning in 10.87. Full report available on Northern Ireland Athletics website.

At the Grand Prix of Race Walking meet in York which incorporated the Irish 20k championships Luke Hickey took the national title in 1.28.10 placing third overall.

Tonabrucky Challenge 2014 Results

Galway City Harriers - 8 June, 2014 - 17:46

Well done to Martin Hegarty of GCH on his win at Tonabruckey 6k yesterday evening in 22:30, followed in second by Francis King in 23:05 and Killian Dooley of GCH in 23:14.

The Ladies race was won by Esther O'Flaherty in 24:52 and in second was Sarah Jane Grehan in 27:18 and third was Carmel Coyne in 28:49.

Conditions were lovely with a beautiful evening on the rolling hills of Tonabruckey.

This race is a favourite among many in Galway who like the challenge of the peaks.

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GCH Club Challenge 2014 Latest Results

Galway City Harriers - 8 June, 2014 - 17:32

The latest results are attached of the GCH Club Challenge.

Don't forget there are lots more races in the challenge to compete in and the next is the Country Track this Thursday 12th June.

All-Ireland Secondary School's T&F Championships 2014

Galway City Harriers - 8 June, 2014 - 16:43

Galway City Harrier’s athletes picked up 6 individual medals at the all-Ireland Secondary school's T&F championships in Tullamore on Saturday last.

Alanna Lally Presentation Convent Athenry won a great gold medal in the senior girls 800m in a time of 2.08.28 which is a B standard for the World Junior championships to be held in Oregon in July. Alanna outkicked Aislinn Crossey from Newry over the last 60m. Aisliin finished 4th in the European Junior 800m in 2013 with a PB of 2.03. This was Alanna's 5th straight year winning a schools title.

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Keith Fallon & Evan McGuire at the Scottish University & College Athletics

Galway City Harriers - 8 June, 2014 - 16:23

Keith Fallon and Evan McHale represented Ireland in the Scottish University & College Athletics last weekend.

Keith had a great run and was 5th in the1500m finishing strong after a few weeks nursing an injury and even managed a 50 sec split in the last 400m.

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Galway Junior, Senior & Masters Track & Field

Craughwell AC - 8 June, 2014 - 14:04

The 2014 Galway County Junior & Senior Track and Field championships will take place in Dangan as follows:-

Thursday 12 June - 8pm

County 10,000m Championships

Pre-entries for this event are required to bmbruton@gmail.com. Registration at 7.15pm

Sunday 29 June - 1.30pm

Events: 200m, Long Jump, Shot Putt, Discus, 800m, Weight for Distance (only Seniors and Masters), 4x100m relay, 3000m women/5000m men

Thursday 10 July - 7pm

Events: 100m, 400m, Triple Jump, Javelin, Hammer, 1500m, High Jump, 4x400m relay

Information

  • Cost of entry is €5 per day.
  • All track events will be electronically timed.
  • Guests welcome but don't qualify for medals.
  • All queries to Brian Bruton 087 9278337 or email bmbruton@gmail.com.

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