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Paul Hession Shines In Cork

Paul Hession's class and determination shone through the variable Irish weather in Cork this weekend when he produced an authoritative display to win the 200m and finish a close second in his less favoured 100m.

Ian O'Riordan has a wonderful report in today's Irish Times that includes an interview with Paul in which he describes his racing plans leading up to this year's World Athletics Championships.

Well done Paul and good luck in Lausane, Lucerne and London...

Report from 2009 All-Ireland Juvenile Athletic Finals U-9 to U-11

Elisha Woods and Niamh Hannon U-10 60M Gold

From our correspondent, Sean Kindregan:

All Ireland Juvenile Athletic Finals 2009 (under 9, 10, 11)

The All Ireland Finals in under 9,10 and 11 were held recently in the fine new track facility in Templemore.

The format for theses age groups is to compete in pairs, the pair of athletes with the fastest combined time, longest combined throw or best combined jumps wins the particular event. The events for theses age groups are sprint, long distance race, long jump and ball throw.

New Running Book From Malcolm Anderson

I had the pleasure of meeting the Canadian runner Malcolm Anderson at this year's Connemara Marathon. As usual this year's race was a fantastic opportunity to meet old friends and try to make some more. Malcolm was already known to many Connemara veterans like 'Shades' and the race director himself Mr. Ray O'Connor. It was only a little after I had been introduced to Malcolm on Sunday night that I was told he was an accomplished author on marathon running. As an avid reader and collector of running books I was immediately interested.

Galway Woman's Mini-Marathon result and race report

AAC on tour in Galway

Galway Woman's Mini-Marathon (GWMM) - http://www.galwaysimon.ie/news.asp?ID=59

1st Anne Marie Higgins (Tuam AC) 40.23
2nd Elaine Walsh (Athenry AC) 40.33 - well done, girl!
3rd Eimear Butler (Unknown) 41.22

They each won 12 month memberships to the NRG gym in Galway.

See attached PDF with a full race result...


Maria Hehir's short race report - many thanks to the good lady and welcome back onto the road!

Ballyhaunis 8KM Road Race Result - Provisional

Ballyhaunis map

Provisional race result plus prize list from last Saturday's race is below and attached in the various formats!

*Provisional* Results of the Ballyhaunis 8K Road Race '09
Pos Num Time Name Club Category
1 56 00:25:03 Gerry Ryan GCH M
2 37 00:25:59 Robert Malseed Mayo M
3 44 00:26:26 John Byrne Mayo M
4 17 00:27:15 Michael Freely Rathfarnham M
5 42 00:27:53 Johnny Lane Craughwell M


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