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Athenry Club News

Juvenile Athletes Shine at National Indoors

It was a wonderful weekend (21-22 March) for our Juvenile athletes at the All Ireland Indoors in Athlone.  Brandon Lee took the gold medal in the u14 hurdles and also bronze in the 800m.  Lydia Doyle u15 took silver in both the 60m sprint and hurdles.  

All of our hurdlers made it to the finals u13 Aoilbhe Deeley fininshed 6th u14 Aubrey O Brien was 7th and he also finished 6th in the long jump.  Saoirse Healey finished 4th in the high Jump.  Evan Quirke was 8th in long jump and 7th in high jump.

Great Athenry success at Connacht Indoor Championship

Athenry Juvenile AC Athletes had a very successful outing last weekend at the Connacht Indoor Championships 2014 held at Athlone International Arena. We had thirty juveniles competing across a range of age groups and they managed to bring home 18 medals betweeen them, including nine gold medals so big congratulations to our 2014 Connacht champions:  U12 High Jump Saoirse Healey, U14 Long Jump Aubrey  O’Brien, U14 Hurdles and and 800m Brandon Lee, U15 Hurdles and Sprint Lydia Doyle, U18  long Jump, Hurdles and Triple jump Evan Quirke.

Assumpta powers herself to the top

News is hitting Athenry that our very own Assumpta Feeney has won the Squat and Deadlift and came 3rd in the Bench at the Irish DrugFree Powerlifting Championships in Dublin today.  These were the single lift championships and Assumpta was competing in the 70Kg SNR womens category.  These results mean Assumpta will now go to the World Championships in Germany in June.  Well done Assumpta, this is absolutely fantastic news.  Now if we can only get a shot putt and a hammer in your hand ....

Lots of Athenry Winners at Galway Indoor Championship

Athenry juvenile athletes enjoyed a very successful outing at the Galway indoor Athletics Championship held in Athlone IT International Arena last weekend (18 January). The first race of the day saw the Athenry U13 girls team, Aoibhe Deeley, Ciara McDonagh, Sinead Lyons, Saoirse Healey and Freya Bohan, get the club off to a flying start winning a gold medal with a superb performance in the 4x100m relay.

Athenry AC & Ruthann In FIT Print

Ruthann Sheahan was deservedly featured in last Thursday's edition of the Irish Independent for her ultra running exploits. The report gives some insights into the training regime of the two time national record holder plus some of the crazier aspects of 100 mile training weeks (boiled eggs & jam for one). This recognition is long overdue for someone who came 7th in the world in last year's 24hr road race & on current form I'm sure she will improve on that in the coming year.


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