The Athenry Community Games & Parish Sports are being held this Sunday 13th April at 1.30pm in Carnaun Pitch, Athenry. As always there is a Senior Mens 3000m & a Senior Womens 1500m race which are always well supported by Athenry AC. There will be Perpetual Cups for the 1st Athenry Area or Athenry A.C. finisher in each race.
In typical Connemara weather, where after 4 hours I still couldn’t figure out which way the wind was blowing (and it was blowing), there were some very impressive times posted across the three distances on offer in Sunday’s Connemarathon.
Race result located here.
Congrats to Corrib AC on the first running of their Killannin 8KM last Saturday afternoon.
Full result is here.
It's turning into a busy few weeks for Athenry members on the international stage with many of our members hitting the skies to take part in some of the biggest races worldwide.
This Sunday, 06th April, Philp Magnier & George Livanos will be lining up alongside nearly 50,000 other participants in France for the Marathon de Paris.
Another great turnout by Athenry in New Inn for their 3rd annual 5k.
It was a cracking day out there & the heat caught a few of us by surprise but there were still a few PB's produced. Gearoid Rohan, Ruth Ann Sheahan, Jane Ann Healy & Ronan McCarthy all improved on their 5k times.
Tiernan Burke produced nearly a 2 minute PB with a 20.25 & now has Frank worriedly looking over his shoulder. Bragging rights in the Burke household could be hotly contested come the 5k series I think.
Full results is now attached.
The official results of the 10m County Championships, which formed part of the Craughwell 10m, have now been released & give Athenry a huge haul of medals. Congrats to all.
A good friend of the club, Loughrea AC stalwart, Jarlath Fitzgerald is launching his book in Loughrea this Friday evening at 8PM!
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.
Cover photo courtesy of Peter Mooney.
After some horrendous wind & rain in midweek, Sunday morning dawned as fresh & perfect as a spring day could be. The vast blue sky was looking stupendous, the myriad of daffodils lining the roadside were looking voluptuous & the post race spread greeting us as we lined up for our timing chips & t-shirts was looking sumptuous.