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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.

Mayo 5km Series Launched

Mayo AC have launched their two annual race series. They are the Mayo
AC 2015 Move2Improve series of seven races and their 6th Summer 5k
Series of five races on Tuesday evenings starting on May 26th. Both
series of races are sponsored by Vodafone who continue their valued
support of athletics in Mayo.

These events have proven to be a tremendous success in recent years
and are a great opportunity to achieve personal goals in a relaxed

History of the Irish Schools' Athletic Association

Athletics Ireland have recently completed a project compiling the winners of the various events held as part of the Irish Schools' Athletic Championships.  Now in its 99th year, the ISAA has been the proving ground of many of Irleands top athletes, and the lists make for fascinating reading in spotting the big names of Irish Athletics.  Also interesting is the progression in times/distances across the 99 years.

Tempo Thursdays

The Temp Thursday sessions have really taken root in the club training calendar since being re-launched early in the year. The group meets every Thursday in the Church carpark in Athenry at 7pm to complete a session that has been sent out by email the day before. It’s a diverse group, from experienced racers and speedsters to complete beginners and hopefully everyone gets something from the session. Mick Rice takes the reins most evenings but is ably assisted on occasion by George ‘Second Lieutenant’ Livianos and Ray ‘Out in Front’ Somers.


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