Juveniles Set High Standards For Seniors To Live Up To!

The Galway Cross Country Championships on Sunday was one of those rare occasions when the clubs under-age and adult athletes compete on the one stage. The performances of our juveniles early in the day left our seniors in no doubt that they had a tough act to follow. Indeed, Athenry AC’s juveniles had one of their most successful outings in quite some time, picking up 2 team golds, 3 team silvers and 4 individual medals at the Galway juvenile cross country championships for u11’s to u19’s.

Athenry Women Strike Silver in Dartfield

Athenry Womens Team Cross Country 2007

Athenry AC had a great day out at the County Galway Cross Country Championships yesterday taking both of the individual senior races, gold men’s senior medals and silver women’s team medals. The races, which were held in the beautiful Dartfield Equestrian Centre just west of Loughrea in overcast, windy but thankfully dry conditions on a one kilometre loop of glorious East Galway parkland. Galway athletes were unanimous in their praise of Dartfield for making such a fine venue available as a venue for the county championships this year.

Connacht Title for Marie Touhy

Congratulations to all Athenry AC members who performed at the Connacht National Schools cross country in Ballina. This event is one of the most competitive fixtures in the calendar for our young athletes and is one of the few opportunities these young athletes get to shine to their school colours.

Gerry Mullane - An Appreciation by Tom Blackburn (Bilboa AC)

Gerry (or Ger) Mullane, so well-known in athletic circles
throughout Limerick, Munster and indeed the country, sadly passed
away in August 2007 at the age of fifty two. Gerry died doing
what he loved...running. He lived for his sport and always gave
it one hundred percent.

It would be impossible to list and do full justice to all of
Gerry's achievements and awards over the years, but I will
attempt to give you an idea of the commitment, dedication and
success that he had running over the last 25 years.

It would have to be said that his best event was the marathon.

Two German Helmets and a Packet of Marlboro Lights Please…

After Johnny's fantastic run in Berlin a couple of weeks back a few of us tried to encourage him to write a race report and here it is at last.He doesn't often record his racing experiences for posterity but I suppose lopping forty minutes off of your marathon personal best time requires that you make the effort. Congrats on a great race Johnny.

2007 Athenry AC 5KM Club Championship - Results, Report and Pictures

Photos: http://www.athenryac.com/image-galleries/club-5k-championship-2007-newca...

A great turnout for the 4th annual Athenry AC 5KM Club
Championships out in Newcastle (the other one!) village, Athenry
early last Saturday morning! [The previous three championships
were held on the track in Dangan but since this is still out of
commission, we moved into the country and the scene of this
year's Athenry AC leg of the Galway 5KM series.]

It was Brian O'Connor's turn to organise the event, ably assisted
by such club luminaries as Seb Locteau, local resident Iain Shaw

MAYO AC OPEN ROAD LEAGUE - Ballina Summary Results

Thanks to Tom Hunt of Mayo AC for Results

MAYO AC OPEN ROAD LEAGUE 2007
Race 5: BALLINA 'Terry Fox' 4 miles, 14 October

Men
1 John Byrne Mayo AC 20.40
2 Robert Malseed Clonliffe Harriers 21.13
3 TJ McHugh Mayo AC 21.26
4 Martin Corcoran Craughwell AC o40 21.39
5 Paddy Murray Mayo AC o40 21.46
6 Hugh Duffy Mayo AC o40 22.37

o50
1 Billy Gallagher Mayo AC 22.58
2 Tom Hunt Mayo AC 24.49

u19
Sean Brophy Castlebar AC 23.52

Women
1 Mary Gleeson Mayo AC 24.05
2 Regina Casey GCH 24.26

"Let's Run - A Handbook for Irish Runners" - Just Published

Let's Run - A Handbook for Irish Runners

Word has reached AthenryAC.com that Lindie Naughton has just
published her latest book, a handbook for Irish runners. Sincere
congratulations on this worthy enterprise!

It is incumbent on all runners to go out and buy at least one
copy, given that Christmas is just around the corner etc :).

I'm not sure what sort of distribution deal Lindie has procured
from book shops around the country but it will be possible to
obtain copies from her personally or her publisher at:

ASHFIELD PRESS LIMITED
30 Linden Grove • Blackrock County • Dublin • Ireland

Athenry Athletes at Galway Juvenile Cross Country Champs

Athenry AC athletes had a successful outing at Day 1 of the Galway Juvenile Cross Country Championships for U10's to U18's. Pride of place goes to Shane Conway who captured the u16 Boys title. Also claiming gold medals on the day were the u16 girls team of Sorcha Murphy, Yvonne Keary, Niamh Grady, Helen Geraghty, Chloe Callanan and Deirdre Coffey.

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