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!
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.
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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 is attached below. Please arrive at least an hour before your event because events can and likely will be brought forward:-
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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 email@example.com if you can help – no experience necessary!
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