Members turned out in force last night to congratulate Assumpta Feeney on her recent achievements of being crowned Double World Champion at the WDFPF World Single Championships in Dusseldorf.
For a relative newcomer to the sport Assumpta has made huge strides & her biggest win to date came at the start of June with winning lifts of 155kg (24.4stone) in the Deadlift Unequipped & 117.5kg (18.5stone) in the Squat Unequipped. She also narrowly missed out on another trophy, finishing fourth in the world in the Bench Uequipped.
All Ireland Team events June 21 Tullamore. Athenry had 5 athletes travel and Calum Healy and Adam Molloy placed 3rd in 60m sprint Calum also recorded the fasted time in Ireland 9.16. Fearghus Deeley and Adam Molloy competed in the long jump and it wasnt Fearghus day and he broke all jumps Adam jumped 3.66. Darragh Mc Nelis and Fearghus Deeley competed in the 600m Darragh ran a super race and after 150m Fearghus hamstring went and he had to pull out.
There was a great showing by Athenry in todays Simon races in Galway this afternoon in both the 10k & 10 mile events.
In the 10mile we had four of the first eight home including two podium spots. In a race won by GCH's Gary Thornton in 57.28, Mick Rice was 2nd with a 1.02.35 & Jane Anne Healy was 3rd overall with a 1.05.36 & a gap of over seven minutes to the second placed female. Gearoid Rohan was 5th & Paul Hegarty 8th.
In the 10k event Tomas Kadzielawski was 6th home in a time of 39.24.Miriam Wall was 6th female home with a time of 45.20.
OLYMPIC sprinter Paul Hession may have missed out on a medal at the last games, but he took home gold in Galway yesterday.
The Athenry athlete was awarded a bachelor of medicine, surgery and obstetrics degree at NUI, Galway. To top off his achievement he also received a Final Medical Medal for Outstanding Sporting Achievement from the university.
The third Mayfly 10k, was held on Saturday May 24th in cloudy weather with a fairly stiff breeze to boot. With the usual mix of competitive runners and local people hoping to complete their first 10k race, there was a super atmosphere in the town. With the previous years’ winners absent, the race organisers were unsure who to expect over the finish line in first place. A number of Galway City Harrier singlets were visible on the start line so smart money was on one of these! Last year’s female winner, Sinead Brody, was back to defend her title and with her recent form in the 5k series she was going to be a force to contend with! Local athlete Emer O’ Connell, Corrib AC, had a great novice cross country but picked up an early season injury and had only returned training a few weeks prior.