Why Not Run for Croi ?

Athenry AC has a long-standing association with Croi, The West of Ireland Cardiology Foundation, and their Event Co-Ordinator Seona Joyce has been in touch looking for volunteers to run some of the summer's big races on their behalf. If you're thinking of taking part in these events anyway, why not avail of the chance to be part of the Croi team.

Seona writes;

We are looking for people to participate in the Streets of Galway on our behalf.

Paul Hession's Solid Season Opener

Paul Hession got his outdoor season underway this evening in Oslo with a very respectable race over 200m in the Gloden League meeting. His time of 20.48 seconds was only 0.18 of a second outside his Irish record for the distance. We'll publish more details as they become available.

Meanwhile, checkout the interview with Paul in the latest issue of Irish Runner magazine.

Athenry Community Games

Athenry were well represented at the community games athletics county finals which were held in Ballindereen over the bank holiday weekend.
We had participants in near all events with over sixty children from Athenry competing who all be very proud of there performances.

Provisional Results of 2008 Galway May 5KM Series Race 6 - GCH

Many & sincere thanks to Rory Brennan for the quick deployment of his hi-tech camera phone to capture vital video of the finish line.

I still want to hear from those who are not included in the current result and any information they can give me about their finishing position and time.

All such information helps...

2008 Galway May 5KM Series - GCH 080603
Pos Series ID Time Name
1 165 16:37 Timmie Glavey
2 133 16:43 Ruaidhri Geraghty
3 67 16:54 Mark Davis
4 G2163 17:09 Seamus Gilhooley
5 G2168 17:13 Paddy Murray
6 194 17:15 Johnny Lane

Galway 5km Series Concludes in Dangan Sunshine

The Galway 5km series concluded in Galway City last night in Dangan amidst smiles and sunshine. There was another huge turnout of runners and walkers who took advantage of the beautiful weather to once more test themselves over 5km. It was a treat for many to be back on the softer surfaces of the Dangan Sportsgrounds after the roads in Athenry, Tuam, Loughrea, Craughwell and Claregalway.

Athenry Women in Mini Marathon Action

If you participated in the 2008 Flora Womens Mini Marathon you have three opportunities to see yourself on television. So it's time to sit back, relax and try to spot yourself or your friends in Setanta's hour-long special.

The first broadcast is on this Thursday night 5th June at 9.30. It will be repeated again on Friday afternoon 6th Jun at 4.10pm and again on Sunday 6th June at 2.00pm.

Report from Maria Hehir

Paul Hession's Season Opener


Hession eyes record return

By Brendan Mooney

PAUL HESSION will make an eagerly-awaited seasonal debut next
week in Malmo, Sweden, where the Athenry sprinter will try to
repeat last year’s record-breaking opener.

A year ago he broke the Irish record in his first race of the
season in Greece, and once again the 100m will be his choice when
he lines up in Malmo on Tuesday night.

Then, on Friday, he gets a plumb lane in the 200m at the first
Golden League meeting of the year in Oslo.

Good Luck In The Flora Women's Mini-Marathon

This weekend is a special weekend in the Irish athletics calendar. One of the most important athletic fixtures of the year 'kicks off' in Dublin on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon. A mini-bus full of Athenry AC athletes will be amongst those travelling to take part in the event and they will be led by the daring duo of Maeve Noone and Maria Hehir. The Athenry AC contingent will only be one of many that will travel from the Galway area as many Galway athletics clubs, Meet and Train Groups and community groups will make their way towards Dublin for this special day.


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