An official result will be posted here later in the week...
Provisional Results of the Annaghdown 10k (21 June 2008)
Pos Num Time Name Club / Address Category
1 79 33:50 Mark Davis Craughwell AC SM
2 67 35:42 Brian Bruton Athenry AC SM
3 80 35:47 Johnny Lane Craughwell AC SM
4 85 35:55 Kenneth Rodgers Clare SM
5 331 36:07 Micheal Forde Tuam SM
6 313 36:38 Dan O'Rourke Tuam AC VM40+
7 60 36:40 Brian Duffy Castlegar AC SM
8 317 37:10 Gerry Griffin Athenry SM
9 63 37:19 Martin McEvilly GCH VM50+
10 84 37:28 Fergus McGirr Fermanagh SM
Paul Hession was in superb form yet again when representing Ireland in the European Cup of Athletics in Tallin, Estonia on Saturday. Paul ran the 100m and won, easing down, in 10.30 seconds. The wind reading was marginally over the legal limit but this is yet another pointer to what will hopefully be a great season to come.
GCH thrower, Sean Breathnach threw a season's best of 15.42 in the Shot Putt at the same event.
Both Galway County Men’s and Women’s teams have comfortably secured qualification for the National League Finals on July 27th in Tullamore after a highly successful day at Round 2 in Tullamore on Sunday June 15th.
Our Men’s team won an incredible 14 individual events on Sunday blowing the opposition away. With 9 points awarded for a win, and a teams best 15 events counting towards the final score, Galway scored 133 points out of a possible total of 135. The men qualify in 2nd place of 11 teams, just 1 point behind St. Abbans.
Seamus Power is presented with the Ger Mullane Perpetual Trophy
Bilboa Athletics Club
GER MULLANE MEMORIAL '10K'
Friday 20 June 2008. 8:00pm
Place Time Name Team Race Age Category min/mile
1 0:31:18 POWER, Seamus Kilmurry-Ibrickane NC AC M 05:02.1 54 1
2 0:32:17 SMITH, Max Ariki TC (New Zealand) M 05:11.6 59 2
3 0:33:32 GUINA, Ger West Limerick AC M 05:23.7 55 3
4 0:33:53 MULLANEY, Shane Thurles Crokes AC M 05:27.1 167 4
5 0:34:17 MONTGOMERY, Ryan Raheny Shamrock AC M 05:30.9 92 5
6 0:34:18 CONROY, Cormac Sli Cualann AC M 05:31.1 91 6
The first evening of the 2008 Galway Track & Field Series took place on a glorious evening yesterday June 19th. Events on the programme included 100m, 800m, discus, long jump and a distance medley relay with legs of 1200m, 400m, 800m & 1600m.
This is the 2nd year of the new format for the Galway Championships which has been characterised by it's relaxed atmosphere and 'come and try' approach to the various events. Fields have had a nice mix of 'elites' and absolute beginners, and everything in between.
The second race in Mayo AC's 2008 Road Race League, sponsored by C & C Cellular, will take place at Claremorris on Saturday June 28th at 6:00pm. The DeCare International sponsored road race and walk is now in it's seventh year and all are welcome: runners, walkers, fund raisers and fancy-dress. The race is in aid of Mayo Cancer Support Association and there is a Charity Dance the same evening at
Galway County travel to Tullamore this Sunday June 15th for Round 2 of the National Track & Field League with possibly it's strongest team selection this year or last in both Men’s and Women’s competitions.
Paul Hession finished a creditable second to US sprint sensation Jeremy Wariner in the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting in the Czech Republic tonight in a time of 32:47. Warriner's winning time was 31:72. Paul Hession's fellow Irishman Paul McKee finished fourth in 33:33.
Paul's time is considerably faster than the previous Irish men's senior record for the distance which is credited to Gordon Kennedy in Sydney in 2000.
The Galway Senior Track & Field Championships for 2008 will resume this coming Thursday for the second of three evening's scheduled competition. Events on the track will be the 100/110m hurdles, 200m, 1500m, 4x400 and the thowers will take their turn with the javelin.
There was a great night's competition on the 19th of June and another enjoyable evening of friendly competition is anticipated on Thursday.