Athenry Club News

All Ireland's for U9,10,11

A big well done to the 12 juvenile athletes that travelled to Stranorlar Co Donegal last Saturday to compete in the all Ireland's team competition. There were no medals brought home this year but all the athletes gave it all. They did extremely well to get this far having come through county and connacht competition. U11 girls long jump Ellie Cronin and Saoirse Healey finished 6th. U11 girls relay made it to the final Aoife Wall Kaci Moran Ellie Cronin Saoirse Healey. U10 boys 60m Adam Molloy and FinnMcIntyre finished 10th.

Connaughts for u9,10,11 and U12 Rusults

Please find attached results of the Connaughts for the U9,10,11,12 that was held last Saturday in Athlone.  A big well done to all the Athletes that competed competition was very tough and although the weather was fabulous it made things difficult especially in the long distance races.  There were many fourth positions .The following go on to compete in the All Irelands on June 29 in Finn Valley Donegal.  Silver Medalists U10 Boys relay team Calum Healey Finn Mc Intyre Fearghud Deeley Adam Molloy Conor Knight, U11 Girls 600m Ellie Cronin and Kaci Moran.  Bronze Medalists U11 girls relay tea

Tuam Endings

Tuam 5KM Series start...

A very hot evening in Tuam on many different levels.  A near record number of runners got under 20 minutes again, with a goodly number of runners recording PBs, including our secretary Ruthann Sheahan and newly rejoined AAC member, Caroline McLoughlin.

Thanks to Brendan & Trisha Monaghan and all the crew in Tuam AC for putting together a lovely course as well as the Ard Rí Hotel for the facilities provided both before and after the 6th leg last Tuesday evening last.

Connaught Juvenile Track and Field U9,10,11 and 12 Saturday June 8

The Connaught Juvenile track and field for U9,10,11 and 12s takes place this Saturday June 8 in Athlone.  Please note the event is starting with relays and will start at 11 prompt.  Please make sure you arrive an hour before your event.  Programme attached.  Best of luck to all our Juvenile athletes that are competing.

Free Nuitrition Talk at Raheen Woods on Thursday 23rd May, 8pm

This is the first session in a two part performance nutrition package called 'Running'

The talk will be by club member, Ruth Kilcawley, who was recently appointed Lead Nutritionist with the Athletics Ireland High Performance Squad. She also worked with the Irish women's Grand Slam rugby team this year.

Read her description inside

Off Road But On Track

Athenry AC had a different kind of social outing last weekend in making a trip to the Great Western Greenway (Bealach Mór an Iarthair ) in County Mayo. We had the Castlecourt hotel in Westport as our base and - accompanied by children, spouses, and Buster the dog - performed various feats of endeavour along the 42k of trail stretching from Westport to Achill.

Photo: Val and Benjamin Napoleon Glavin Broderick the First

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