Athenry Men’s and Women’s teams Take Silver In County 10k Champs
If you’ve ever seen the film Caddyshack you’ll know that a ‘looper’ is another term for a golf caddy, presumably because they walk endless loops of the course transporting golf clubs for their patrons. If you’ve never seen Caddyshack then you really should. Since seeing that movie I’ve often thought it would be an appropriate term for runners. How often have you seen a 10k course described as a ‘flat single loop course’ - most often I suppose when there’s a bloody big hill about halfway ‘round.
Clare River Harriers will be hosting their annual 10k road race this Saturday the 25th of August. This race also doubles as the County Galway 10k Championships. Athenry men's teams claimed silver medals in this championship in 2005 and 2006 and we’d love to go one better this year. Brian O’Connor also claimed an individual county bronze medal at this race last year and is perhaps in the form to repeat or improve upon that performance this year.
Loughrea Athletic Club today announced details of it's ever popular autumn road race, which takes place this year on Saturday the 29th of September at 5:00pm.
There will be prizes as follows;
1st 6 senior men
1st 6 senior women
1st three veteran men O/40, O/45, O/50, O55, O/60
1st three veteran women O/35, O/40, O/45, O/50
(Only one prize per person)
An entry form is attached to this article and should be sent to;
1 Mount Pleasant,
Phone: 091 841004
Entry Feee Euro 10.00 up to 20th Sept, Euro 15.00 for late entries after that date.
The very first Connemara Breakfast Run in aid of juvenile athletics in County Galway took place last Saturday. Although the weather had been poor earlier in the morning by the time it was time to run conditions were near perfect in the Inagh Valley. Runners from all of the Galway clubs as well as other clubs from further afield were represented in the field of starters.
Athenry's own Paul Hession travels to Osaka this week to compete in the World Athletics Championships. For a club like Athenry AC to have a member travelling to such a prestigious championships is a great, great honour and we're all so pleased that Paul has earned this opportunity for himself.
The AAI/Woodie’s DIY Masters Track & Field Championships took place last Saturday and Loughrea AC’s Mary Barrett had a fantastic day of competition, claiming gold medals in no fewer than four competitions and silver in yet another. In the javelin competition Mary threw 22.79m for first place in her category (V3). She followed this up with another gold-medal performance in the women’s shot put, throwing 9.02m in the third round for 1st place.
1. Thomas Garrahy Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare 16 : 40
2. Ronan Pyne Marian 16 : 52
3. Micheal Keane Ennis Track 16 : 58
4. Darragh Rennicks Bohermeen Jnr. 17 : 14
5. Gerry Madden West Limerick 17 : 21
6. Terry Hennessy St Cronans 17 : 32
7. Ambrose Heagney Kilnaboy O/45 17 : 41
8. James Kenny Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare O/45 17 : 49
9. Martin Clancy Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare O/40 18 : 14
10. Tom Mackey Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare O/50` 18 : 20
11. Michael Quinlivan Tulla O/45 18 : 42
Posn. No. Time Name Category
1 159 25.40 Colin Merritt Senior Men
2 123 25.49 Robert Malseed Senior Men
3 212 26.42 Gary Higgins Senior Men
4 127 26.53 Paddy Murray Male O 40
5 144 27.12 Martin Corcoran Male O 40
6 151 27.23 John Byrne Senior Men
7 133 28.03 Michael O'Connell Male O 40
8 194 28.07 Billy Gallagher Male O 50
9 150 28.09 Joe Dawson Senior Men
10 147 28.55 Darragh O'Brien Senior Men
11 199 29.05 Anthony Devaney Senior Men
12 170 29.08 Timie Glavey Senior Men
13 161 29.09 Stephen Finnegan Male O 40
14 124 29.27 Thomas Neville Male O 40
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