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Hollymount International Road Race

Preparation on track for 50th running of the Hollymount International Road
Race

With just 4 months to go until the big day, major planning and
preparation is making strides to ensure the 2015 Hollymount Road Race
is the best ever in its distinguished 50th year history. Sunday
November 15th will see everyone from elite athletes to complete
beginners descend on the South Mayo village to test themselves around
the picturesque circuit.

Claregalway 10km Road Race - Saturday 22nd August 2015

Date for your diary...
Claregalway 10km Road Race is on Saturday 22nd August at 6pm. Enter online at www.runireland.com Entry fee €20 (€5 from each entry goes to Galway Hospice) T-Shirt for all entrants. Race pack pick-up and late entries at Claregalway Community Centre. Race starts outside Claregalway School and finishes outside Claregalway Community Centre. Prizes for first 5 individual men and first 5 individual ladies and first 2 men and ladies over 40, 50 and 60. Brendan Gavin memorial plaque for the largest team entered.

10km Burger Run - 24th July 2015

Athenry AC are hosting their annual 10km Burger Run on Friday 24th July at St Mary's GAA Club House (approx 2.5 miles outside Athenry town). Registration is on the night and the race starts at 8.00pm. Our very own Master Chef Owen Curran is organising the BBQ again this year and there will be a delicious burger for all athletes after the race!

Launch of Moanbaun Sports Development Project

Tonight's launch of Moanbaun Sports Development Project was a great success and supported by members from both Athenry Football Club and Athenry Athletics Club. Iain Shaw (AAC) and Michelle Healy Leggett (AFC) welcomed everyone to the event and outlined the project to date. Thanks to Ciaran Cannon who supported the launch and for his kind words of encouragement for this new development. Thanks also to Athenry Football Club for their kind hospitality.

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Galway Track & Field Championships - 23rd & 28th June 2015

Galway Track and Field Championships 2015 The dates and programme have been announced for the Galway Senior/Masters and Junior Track and Field Championships and details are below. Entry can be made on Athletics Ireland online entry system, and on the night on Day One. Both days will be held in Dangan, Galway City at the NUIG/RSC Track.

Ballindine 4M Road Race - 6th June

This is an especial favourite race of Athenry AC, and a chance for anyone to win, once you know your own pace.  The race is organised by a very good friend of the club's too, Dave Huane.

There are a few local athletes who are very expert at judging their own pace, namely (Big) Michael Walsh of Craughwell AC and (Bald) Brendan Monaghan of Tuam AC.  

Who can stop them this year?

Fit 4 Life Sligo Women's 5km Series

The Sligo Fit 4 Life Womens 5K series kicked off on Tuesday the 19th May with the first event in the Series taking place at Skreen/Dromard.. Races start at 7.30pm sharp. There is an Achievement Award for the 10 most improved times over the series (top 10 finishers excluded from the awards). For more details check out Sligo Athletic Club Facebook page.

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