Athenry Descends on Dublin

Athenry must have been a quiet and lonely town on the October Bank Holiday Monday as 43 members of the club turned up at the start line & what seemed like multiples of that figure turned out to support them in the 34th edition of the Dublin City Marathon. 

After a very nervous week of weather watching the promised storm hooked off in an easterly direction & descended on the UK, resulting in a beautiful fresh Monday morning on the streets of Dublin, where 14,500 competitors lined up for the 26.2 mile journey around the capital city. 

Connacht UnEven Ages Cross Country Championship, Creagh Ballinasloe

Good luck to all our juvenile Athletes competing in the uneven ages Connachts next Sunday 3rd November.

Details of venue are given below:

Connaught UN-Evens & Seniors XC Championships 2013.

AAI Roscommon in conjunction with St. Ronan's Athletic Club will host the Connaught UNEVENS & Senior league Cross Country Championships 2013.

Date: Sunday, 3rd November
Time: 1pm Sharp
Venue: Padraig Pearses GAA Club

Connacht Even Ages Cross Country Championship, Sligo

A number of Athenry juvenile athletes travelled to a wet and windy venue at Calry Sligo last weekend to compete in the Connacht Even Ages Cross Country Championship. All our athletes were representing Galway rather than their club as we did not have sufficient athletes to enter club teams. In the Connacht championship the first six finishers for Galway are awarded county medals if the county finishes in the top three, while the first ten finishers are normally asked to represent Galway in the cross country All Irelands held later in the year.

Gort 10KM Result

The second running of the Gort RFC 10KM took place today (Sunday, 20 October) on a relatively flat course on the Tubber/Beagh side of Gort, starting and finishing in the Square in the town itself.

Congrats to Peter Minihane and his efficient crew of helpers on a well organised race, both before and after, especially their ability to keep the rain away, with it stopping just before the race started exactly at 2PM, and staying away for the rest of the afternoon.

NUIG 8KM Race Report and Result

The first NUI Galway 8K took place in near perfect running conditions on Saturday 12th Oct.

After a couple of weeks of frantic preparation, all the pieces came together on the day with local charity Jigsaw benefiting from the proceeds.

A great turnout with almost 400 finishers, some of the usual suspects showed up to compete up front and throughout the pack for bragging rights and podium places.

This event was part of Nui Galways Alumni weekend and a big show of NUI Galway Alumni and Students and Staff made up over half the field.

Moylough 10KM Race Result and Report

The 3rd North East Galway 10k Road Race held on Sunday 13th October and attracted runners from various athletic clubs in Galway, Mayo and along with fantastic community support and race participation, it was a great day.  Some photos and comments can be viewed on our Facebook page shortly. 

I would like to thank everyone who helped out on the day in the planning and organising of the event.  Without an active Community, what do you have?