Inaugural 'Bay Run' Set For April '06

Published in Other News on 31st January 2006

Bantry House
Bantry House

Bantry Bay will be the setting for the inaugural “Bay Run”, a 13.1 mile Half Marathon between Glengarriff and Bantry to be held on the May Bank Sunday, April 30th, 2006. Proceeds from the race will benefit Co-Action in West Cork.

The event, which includes both running and walking sections, will see entrants negotiate a challenging route that starts in Glengarriff before entering into the nature reserve, the route then winds its way around the mouth of Bantry Bay and finishes up in the magnificent courtyard of Bantry House. The route will allow participants to take in some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in Europe.

There is a prize fund of 2,000 euro for the top athletes though runners and walkers of all fitness levels are encouraged to participate as it will be a fun day. Those interested in taking part can register online at _ and registration closes on the 30th of March 2006. The entry costs for runners and walkers is 50 euro and all participants will receive a Timberland Bag containing a specially designed Bay Run '06 Timberland t-shirt and several other items at the finish line.

This is the first time that such an event has taken place in the area and it is supported by the Athletics Association of Ireland. There will be park and ride facilities from Bantry to the starting line and also from Bantry back to Glengarriff after the race. The website gives useful advice such as a training plan, travel information and registration details.

The main sponsors of the event are Timberland _ and Bantry Bay Seafoods _.

Big Attendance At 2005 AGM

Published in Club News on 26th January 2006

The Western Hotel
The Western Hotel

The Club’s AGM took place last night the 25th of January in the Western Hotel on Prospect Hill in Galway at 8:00pm. There was a huge attendance by all previous standards with around twenty-five people in attendance. It really was great to see so many familiar, and mostly friendly, faces looking towards the ‘top table’. Discussion was lively and nobody got too much slagging I hope.

The Club had a really good year in 2005, both in and out of competition, and seems all set for more growth in the months and years to come. Over the course of the evening members reviewed and commented on our activities over the last twelve months with perhaps the Club Championship and our 10K race at Christmas being the highlights for most of us.

Thankfully we managed to get through the business at hand by a civilized hour and some of us retired to the bar to plot even greater things for the Club over the months to come.

A sincere thanks to all of our members who were able to make it along last night and the apologies of a good many others were also recorded with our understanding. Our valiant Secretary Peter Delmer is in the process of preparing minutes of the meeting and we’ll distribute them to all as soon as they come to hand. In the meantime the Annual Report for 2005, Agenda and Information Sheet about the proposed club outing to “The Night of Flanders” race in Belgium in June will all be attached to this article for your information.

Ballina Report - Sebastien Locteau

Published in Reports on 23rd January 2006

Ice Skating For Athenry...
Ice Skating For Athenry...

Saturday morning, I was preparing my bag for work and was thinking to go for a short run before the race on Sunday in Ballina. I was ready to start my day when Alan called me asking if I waiting for him in Tuam. I was surprised and asked him why. When he told me that the race was on Saturday and not on Sunday, I nearly had a heart attack and started to panic at home. I called him 10min later and cancelled all my appointments for the busiest day of the week. I ran in the car with baby Alicia and Aisling at 11h30. I arrived in ballina at 1h15 pm, and met the team for a short warm-up.

I thought the race was only 8km but they told me that it was 12km then Michael Tobin told me it was only 10km, at this stage it didn’t matter, my mind was just "Run Forest”. I also notice that I was the only one without spikes on my shoes. I started to think about the fun I was going to experience in this race. The race start faster than I thought, and after the first lap I was more concerned about my “ice skating” skills than my running skills. I ran comfortably all the laps and felt very good, ok the speed wasn’t there but lap after lap even without any grip, I enjoy the run, no pain in my calf, breathing was good, the weather condition was perfect, not too cold, not too hot, just a nice day to run out.

I developed some serious sliding knowledge and balance for 8 laps. Every time at the hill, I concentrated on avoiding falling down. I honestly got lots of fun even when I got lapped after the 2 lap only. It took 4 laps for the Athenry team to lap me which I am not proud of but I had no choice”¦the wind will turn and soon it will be my turn. I finished last for the first time of my life, but I did not get frustrated and got the medal for the team so I am pretty happy, I got lots of fun, a new experience and discovered new skills.

Sebastien Locteau

Connaught Senior Junior Cross Country Results

Published in Results on 23rd January 2006


Beleek, Ballina, Sat 21st Jan 2005

Senior/Masters Men 10,000m


1 247 John Byrne Mayo AC
2 435 Damien McSharry Sligo AC
* 464 Robert Malseed Clonliffe Harriers
3 451 Martin Corcoran Loughrea AC
4 441 Brian Kilgannon Sligo AC
5 444 Michael O'Connell Sligo AC
6 240 Alan Kelly Sligo AC
7 460 John O'Brien Galway City Harriers
8 255 Mark Davis Craughwell AC
9 253 Ronnie Naylor Mayo AC
10 254 Michael Tobin Craughwell AC
11 436 Karl Boyce Sligo AC
12 249 Owen Mongan Mayo AC
13 117 Johnny O'Connor Athenry AC
14 246 Anthony Devaney Mayo AC
15 250 Tom Hunt Mayo AC
16 121 Gary Doherty Athenry AC
17 122 Alan Burke Athenry AC
18 251 Padraic Culina Mayo AC
19 256 Liam Nolan Craughwell AC
20 119 Sebastian Locteau Athenry AC

Senior Men Individual

1 John Byrne Mayo AC
2 Alan Kelly Sligo AC
3 Mark Davis Craughwell AC


1 Sligo AC 17 pts (2,4,5,6)
2 Mayo AC 36 pts (1,9,12,14)
3 Athenry AC 66 pts (13,16,17,20)


1 Co. Galway 57 pts (3,7,8,10,13,16)
2 Co. Mayo 69 pts (1,9,12,14,15,18)

Junior Men 7,500m


1 64 Jason Broderick Loughrea AC
2 65 Seamus Gilhooly Athenry AC

Masters Men


1 Damien McSharry Sligo AC
2 Martin Corcoran Loughrea AC
3 Brian Kilgannon Sligo AC


1 Sligo AC 22 pts (2,4,5,11)
2 Mayo AC 37 pts (1,9,12,15)

Senior/Masters Women 5,000m

1 354 Breege Blehein-McHale Mayo AC
2 367 Lucy Brennan Sligo AC
3 355 Angela O'Connor Mayo AC
4 357 Josephine Gardiner Mayo AC
5 356 Noreen McManamon Mayo AC
6 452 Regina Casey Galway City Harriers
7 375 Catherine Bradley Sligo AC
8 462 Caroline Healy Loughrea AC
9 359 Ann Murray Mayo AC
10 376 Roseanne Mitchell Sligo AC
11 463 Jean O'Connor Galway City Harriers
12 360 Mary Naylor Mayo AC
13 456 Hannah Kelly Galway City Harriers
14 455 Bernie Kelly Galway City Harriers
15 388 Sindy McCarthy Sligo AC

Senior Women Individual

1 Regina Casey Galway City Harriers
2 Caroline Healy Loughrea AC
3 Jean O'Connor Galway City Harriers

Senior Women Inter-Club

1 Mayo AC 13 pts (1,3,4,5)
2 Galway City Harriers 38 pts (6,8,11,13)

Senior Women Inter County

1 Co. Mayo 36 pts (1,3,4,5,9,12)

Master Women Individual

1 Breege Blehein-McHale Mayo AC
2 Lucy Brennan Sligo AC
3 Angela O'Connor Mayo AC

Masters Women Inter-Club

1 Mayo AC 13 pts (1,3,4,5)
2 Sligo AC 34 pts (2,7,10,15)

Details of Connaught Indoor Championships Now Available

Published in Other News on 20th January 2006

The programme of events and other details of the upcoming Connaught Regional Indoor Track and Field Championships have now been released. Entry forms (standard & relay) for the championships, a timetable of events and a list of rules and regulations are attached to this article and can be downloaded.

These documents are also accesible at (

The Western Region have put in place a competition Secretary for this competition who may be contacted at the following email address. Clubs who supply an email address will have their entries acknowledged prior to the competition and kept advised of all developments prior to and following the competition.

A temporary web address will also be used by the Competition Secretary to advise and to publish schedule / late notices. The email address and web address is as follows:

Email: [email protected] - updated at 11.0pm nightly- Mon to Friday.
Web Address: [email protected] - Updated each Monday by 8.0am

Death of Dermot Power

Published in Other News on 19th January 2006

It is with sadness that we have been told that the death has taken place of well known Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare athlete Dermot Power, Erribul Kildysart after a short illness.

He died at 2. 10am on the morning of 18/1/06 in Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

Brother of Seamus Power Irish Intenational Athlete, Albert, Valeria, and Bernie, wife of Roisin and their daughter of six months Keelin,

Mother Leanna Power.

Funeral Arrangments:

Kildysart Co. Clare. Funeral Home in Kildysart, Thursday 19-01-06 leaving at 7. 00pm to Coolmeen Church.

Mass on Friday at 1.00pm in Coolmeen Church.

All of our thoughts are with Dermot's family, friends and clubmates at this sad time.

A Little Wisdom From Paul Reese

Published in Other News on 16th January 2006

Paul Reese
Paul Reese

A short while ago I finished reading Paul Reese's fine book, "Ten Million Steps: The Incredible Journey of Paul Reese, Who Ran Across America--A Marathon a Day for 124 Days--At Age 73", (High Country Books, ISBN: 1567960146). This hugely impressive book details one of the most impressive ultrarunning feats I've seen described. Unfortunately Paul passed away in 2004 but not before he had some other adventure and published two more books which I can't wait to read. In 1997 he published "Go East Old Man: Adventures of a Runner in His 70s Traveling 22 Western States", edited by Joe Henderson, (Keokee Company Publishing, Inc., ISBN: 1879628155). (Click Heading for More)

In finding out a little more about Paul I came accross the quote below and felt it was worth sharing, particularly at this early stage of the year when motivation can be hard to find.

"Reflecting on 40 years of running and racing, I've come to the realization that the most important consideration about running is not how fast you can run, not how far you can run, but rather, the degree and manner in which running and racing enhance your life. That is the sum and substance of the worth of running. Having said that, I would venture to guess that very few runners either think or dwell on such enhancement. Their energies, their thoughts, are directed to times, PRs (personal records), races, mileage, gear, and the eternal search for the perfect shoe. I plead guilty to having done much of that when I was competing. Maybe the realization and appreciation of enhancement dawn only after a person has suffered the loss of running and racing. While active, we're just too damned obsessed with the inconsequential to recognize how privileged we are, how running and racing enhance our lives. One thing for sure, if you lose running and racing, you had better be able to devise ways to compensate because you will have a huge void to fill when you come to realize how running enhanced your life." Paul Reese, 2004

Tuam 8K 3rd Jan 06 results

Published in Results on 16th January 2006

Some Photos from this race available here

Place Number Finish Time Name Sex Category Club Team 1 65 26.26 Jason Broderick M Sen Loughrea Loughrea 2 118 26.4 Ian Egan M Sen GCH GCH 3 104 27.08 Martin Corcoran M Sen Loughrea Loughrea 4 142 27.27 Conor Moloney M Sen N/A N/A 5 129 27.38 Mark Davis M Sen Craughwell Craughwell 6 88 27.59 John O'Brien M Sen GCH GCH 7 95 28.04 Mick Rice M Sen Athenry Athenry 8 154 28.13 Ronald Naylor M Vet over 45 Mayo AC Mayo AC 9 131 28.32 Domnic Regan M Sen Mayo AC Mayo AC 10 153 28.35 Michael Tobin M Sen Craughwell Craughwell

11 12 28.54 Darragh O'Brien M Sen Loughrea 12 144 28.56 padraic Forde M Vet over 45 CRH CRH 13 149 29.17 Tommy Joe Whyte M Sen Tuam AC Tuam 14 40 29.22 Brian O'Connor M Sen N/A N/A 15 133 29.52 Herbie Conway M Sen Philips Electronics N/A 16 139 30.03 Owen Mongan M Vet over 45 Mayo AC Mayo AC 17 164 30.04 Martin O Donnell M Vet over 45 Clare River Harriers CRH 18 84 30.07 Andrew Talbot M Vet Over 45 Clare River Harriers CRH 19 48 30.35 Colm Harney M Sen N/A N/A 20 85 30.38 Tom Hunt M Vet Over 55 Mayo AC Mayo AC 21 90 30.46 Angela O'Connor F Sen Mayo AC Mayo AC 22 66 30.47 John O'Connor M Sen Athenry Athenry 23 120 30.56 Brian Kenny M Sen Clare River Harriers CRH 24 81 31.07 Owen Murphy M Sen N/A N/A 25 53 31.2 Darragh McShane M Sen N/A N/A 26 60 31.23 Thomas Porter M Vet Over 45 GCH GCH 27 61 31.5 Pat Donnellan M Sen N/A N/A 28 79 31.53 Owen Curran M Sen N/A N/A 29 92 32 Noreen McManamon F Vet over 34 Mayo AC Mayo AC 30 111 32.03 Terry grogan M vet over 45 Clare River Harriers CRH 31 98 32.11 James Lundon M Sen Athenry Athenry 32 57 32.15 Alan Burke M Sen Athenry Athenry 33 26 32.22 Kenneth O'Connor M Sen N/A N/A 34 54 32.44 Rory Brennan M Sen N/A N/A 35 124 32.45 Thomas Casey M Vet over 45 Ennis Track N/A 36 107 32.5 Mickey Breen M Sen Dumfries Dumfries 37 70 32.54 Maura Dervin F Vet Over 35 Lohan 38 127 32.57 Peter Dooley M Vet Over 45 Tuam AC 39 44 33.04 John Loughlin M Sen GCH GCH 40 134 33.06 Martin Dooley M Sen N/a N/a 41 73 33.17 Enda Higgins M Sen N/A N/A 42 143 33.19 Paul Flannery M Sen N/a N/A 43 86 33.24 John Donnellan M Sen N/A N/A 44 132 33.31 Martin Crehan M Sen Mayo AC Mayo AC 45 14 33.41 Michael McMahon M Sen Athenry Athenry 46 82 33.44 Andrew O'Shaughnessy M Sen N/A N/A 47 83 33.5 Michelle Lynch F Sen N/A N/A 48 122 33.58 John Sheehan M Vet over 45 CRH N/a 49 108 34 kevin Breen M Sen Dumfries Dumfries 50 51 34.12 Donal Casserly M Sen N/A N/A 51 71 34.18 Stephen Lohan M Sen Four Roads Hurling Club N/A 52 150 34.29 Sean Lally M Sen N/A N/A 53 38 34.39 Eamonn Rogers M M Vet Over 45 GCH GCH 54 24 34.46 Patrick Murphy M Sen Clare River Harriers CRH 55 91 34.49 Paddy Murray M Sen Mayo AC Mayo AC 56 162 34.57 Adrian MCCallion M Sen N/A N/A 57 130 35.04 Diarmus Ivar M Sen Craughwell Craughwell 58 115 35.05 Eugene Hoade M Sen N/A N/A 59 140 35.06 Pat McEvoy M Sen N/A N/A 60 77 35.09 Gerry Broderick M Vet Over 45 Loughrea Loughrea 61 125 35.13 Ray O Connor M Sen Athenry Athenry 62 112 35.14 Tony Nevin M sen Craughwell craughwell 63 99 35.23 Adrian Coyle M Sen N/A N/A 64 9 35.27 Bernie Kelly F Vet Over 45 N/A N/A 65 74 35.32 Kevin Maloney M Sen N/A N/A 66 34 35.34 P McManus M Vet Over 45 N/A N/A 67 126 35.52 Pat Flaherty M Vet over 45 Tuam AC 68 128 36.12 Bill Doran M Sen Craughwell Craughwell 69 3 36.28 Dylan Morrow M Sen N/A N/A 70 69 36.3 Damien Lohan M Sen N/A N/A 71 155 36.32 Mary Nay F Vet over 45 Mayo AC Mayo AC 72 55 36.39 Eoghan McKillion M Sen N/A N/A 73 100 36.42 Anne Fahey F Vet Over 35 Mayo AC Mayo AC 74 76 36.43 John Fahey M Sen N/A N/A 75 113 36.45 Sheamus Craven M sen Craughwell Craughwell 76 148 36.53 John Reilly M vet over 55 N/A N/A 77 152 37.06 Michael Monahan M Sen N/A N/A 78 50 37.14 Jean O'Connor F Sen GCH GCH 79 18 37.2 Gearoid Roche M Sen N/A N/A 80 119 37.22 Frank Kitt M Vet Over 55 CRH CRH 81 157 37.31 David Monaghan M Sen N/a N/A 82 117 37.35 Christina Shlisma F Vet over 45 n/a n/a 83 93 37.42 Hanna Kelly F Vet Over 45 GCH GCH 84 94 37.44 Robert Healy M Sen N/A N/A 85 106 37.55 David Breen M Vet over45 Dumfries Dumfries 86 58 37.58 Siobhan Glynn F Vet Over 35 N/A N/A 87 42 38.01 Gerard McGrath M Sen N/A N/A 88 8 38.08 Kevin O'Dea M Sen N/A N/A 89 156 38.33 David Healy M Sen N/a N/a 90 123 38.34 Adrienne Walsh F Vet over 45 GCH N/a 91 166 38.44 Rogdger Rush M Vet over 55 N/A N/A 92 145 38.5 Jim O Connell M Sen N/A N/A 93 138 39.21 Christy O'Malley M Sen Mayo AC Mayo AC 94 80 39.29 Tony o'Callaghan M Vet Over 45 N/A N/A 95 59 39.32 Diarmuid Clifford M Sen N/A N/A 96 56 39.4 Eugene mcKillion M Vet Over 45 N/A N/A 97 4 39.45 Brian McGoldrick M Sen N/A N/A 98 43 39.52 Martin Walsh M Sen N/A N/A 99 45 39.56 Sharon Walsh F Sen Tuam AC Tuam 100 39 39.59 Joyce Fahy F Sen Leevale AC Tuam 101 97 40.1 Austin O'Connell M Sen N/A N/A 102 67 40.17 Aine McNeil F Vet Over 35 Drumore AC Lohan 103 11 40.31 Allen Moran M Sen N/A N/A 104 163 40.38 Matt Donnellon M Vet over 45 n/A N/A 105 136 41.28 Keith Callanan M Sen Craughwell Craughwell 106 135 41.29 Tom Callaghan M Vet over 45 Craughwell Craughwell 107 96 41.44 Caroline Costello F Sen N/A N/A 108 165 41.46 Tomas Mac Lochlainn M Vet over 55 N/A N/A 109 20 41.48 Eileen Molloy F Vet Over 35 N/A N/A 110 109 41.59 Mary McCann F Vet over 45 Galway Meet & Train n/a 111 23 42 Pauline O'Halloran F Vet Over 35 GCH GCH 112 52 42.3 James Higgins M Sen N/A N/A 113 49 42.5 Gerry Rohan M Sen N/A N/A 114 89 43 Anne Kelly F Sen Craughwell Craughwell 115 33 43.21 Gerry Monaghan M Vet Over 45 N/A N/A 116 78 43.24 Tara Curran M Vet Over 35 Lohan 117 158 43.58 Susan Burke F Vet over 35 N/A N/A 118 159 44.02 Sybil Curley F Vet over 35 N/A N/A 119 105 44.06 Jeff Warde M Sen N/A N/A 120 47 44.19 Patricia Mooney F Sen Tuam AC Tuam 121 37 44.25 Maire Kelly F Vet Over 45 Galway Meet & Train N/A 122 46 44.41 Tom Waldron M Vet Over 55 N/A N/A 123 28 44.45 Patricia Conroy F Vet Over 45 Tuam AC Tuam 124 147 44.47 Lorraine Craven F vet over 35 Craughwell Craughwell 125 160 44.49 Andrea Ridge F Vet over 45 N/A N/A 126 87 44.55 Pat Dennigan m Sen N/A N/A 127 114 45.04 Kathleen waters F vet over 35 Craughwell craughwell 128 141 45.31 Nora Mcevoy F vet over 35 N/a N/a 129 30 46.05 Tomas Kilcommins M Sen N/A N/A 130 146 46.13 Nuala Keady F vet over 35 Craughwell Craughwell 131 68 46.15 Joe Dempsey M Vet Over 45 N/A N/A 132 72 46.31 Jude Lohan F Sen Lohan 133 110 46.49 Seamus Kibane M Sen n/a n/a 134 41 49.38 Declan McGrath M Sen N/A N/A 135 35 51.17 Vicki Monaghan F Vet Over 45 N/A N/A 136 22 52.3 Gerard Murphy M Sen Clare River Harriers CRH 137 29 53.55 John McCormack M Sen N/A N/A 138 62 55.55 Anne Byrne F Sen N/A N/A 139 151 56.25 Rose mary Keenan F Vet over 35 N/a N/A 140 116 56.34 Dee Marar F Vet over 35 n/a n/a 141 137 58.47 Carmel Callanan F Sen Craughwell Craughwell 142 15 61.53 Rhonda Cribbin F Sen N/A N/A 143 16 61.53 Olivia O'Grady F Sen N/A N/A 144 75 64.57 Ingrid Fahey F Sen N/A N/A 145 101 71.13 Angela Hillan F Sen N/A N/A 146 103 71.14 Avril Horan F Sen N/A N/A 147 161 71.26 Mary O'Brien Tomon F Vet over 45 N/A N/A 148 1 0 Martin Geary M Vet Over 45 GCH N/A 149 2 0 Anthony Boland M Vet Over 45 N/A N/A 150 5 0 Fiona Ferry F Sen N/A N/A 151 6 0 Yvonne Slattery F Sen N/A N/A 152 7 0 John Slattery M Sen N/A N/A 153 10 0 Kathleen Flaherty F Vet Over 45 N/A N/A 154 13 0 Hanna Kelly F Vet Over 45 GCH GCH 155 17 0 Paul Frecklington M Sen N/A N/A 156 19 0 Padraig Farragher M Vet Over 45 N/A N/A 157 21 0 Mary Hlloran F Vet Over 35 N/A N/A 158 25 0 Siobhan O'Connor F Sen N/A N/A 159 27 0 Corina Hogan F Sen N/A N/A 160 32 0 Brian Keville M Sen N/A N/A 161 36 0 Claire nestor F Sen Galway Ass St Dominics 162 63 0 Teresa Donnellan F Vet Over 35 N/A N/A 163 64 0 Jeanne Price F Sen N/A N/A 164 102 0 Seamus Ronayne M Sen N/A N/A 165 121 0 Derek Murphy M Sen N/A N/A 166 31 DNS Tommy Duggan M Sen N/A N/A

Gary Thornton Runs A Stormer in Belfast

Published in Other News on 9th January 2006

Gary Thornton - Stormont 2006
Gary Thornton - Stormont 2006

Photo Courtesy of Alan Cowzer (

GCH Running star Gary Thornton produced another fantastic performance whilst rereresenting Ireland in the Belfast International UK Cross Challenge at Stormont on Saturday last. Competing in the senior men's race Gary finished hot on the heels of Clare's Seamus Power in an impressive 11th place. Gary's running has improved out of all recognition this year and he's running well in elite company.

Congratulations Gary.

1 Barnabas Kosgei (Kenya) 28:05;
2 Moses Kipsiro (Uganda) 28:06;
3 Dathan Ritzenhein (USA) 28:20;
4 Samson Kiflemariam (Eritrea) 28:43;
5 Tewodros Shiffraw (Ethiopia) 28:45;
6 Alistair Cragg (Ireland) 29:09;
7 Rob Whalley (England) 29:11;
8 Peter Julian (USA) 29:12;
9 Simon Plummer (Scotland) 29:13;
10 Sean Power (Ireland) 29:16;
11 G Thornton (Ireland) 29:19;
12 Matthew Watson (North of England) 29:28;
13 Joe McAllister (St Malachy’s / Northern Ireland) 29:34;
14 James Walsh (England) 29:37;
15 Moustapha Bennacer (Algeria) 29:45;
16 Kevin Sheppard (Scotland) 29:46;
17 Moumin Geele (Midland Counties) 29:47;
18 Laid Bessou (Algeria) 29:48;
19 Mark Buckingham (North of England) 29:51;
20 David Webb (North of England) 29:54.

Galway Indoor Championships A Great Success - Updated With Junior/Senior Results!!!

Published in Other News on 9th January 2006

On Your Marks...
On Your Marks...

The Galway Board of the AAI organised a well attended and successful County Indoor Championships last Saturday the 6th of January. Events ranged accross the age groups from U12 to senior athletes. Although full results are not to hand yet a few events are noteworthy.

In the 3,000m Loughrea's Jason Broderick once again stamped his authority on the field coming home in front of Craughwel's Mark Davis and Athenry's young star Seamie Gilhooley. Rumour has it that Mark set off at a blistering pace from the gun but was forced to a premature halt by a lace that had become untied.

Revenge was at hand however for Mark as he managed to outpace his Loughrea adversary over 800m later in the day with a 2:09 clocking. Loughrea man Pat Hannon came home in the bronze-medal position.

Congratulations to all of the athletes and officials from the Galway Clubs on a fine day's athletics.

Here are the results of the junior/senior categories:

Junior/Senior Men:

1 Daniel Moore GCH (7.00),
2 William Finnegan Craughwell (7.24).

1 Daniel Moore GCH (24.47),
2 William Finnegan Craughwell (24.74).

1 Mark Davis Craughwell (2.09.03),
2 Jason Broderick Loughrea (2.11.96),
3 Pat Hannon Loughrea (2.19.81).

1 Jason Broderick Loughrea (9.30.6),
2 Mark Davis Craughwell (10.03.0),
3 Seamus Gilhooley Athenry (10.11.8).

Long Jump
1 William Finnegan Craughwell (5.90),
2 Daniel Moore GCH (5.29).

High Jump
1 Diarmuid Quill Craughwell (1.60).

Shot Putt
1 Brendan Monaghan Tuam (8.36),
2 Pat Hannon Loughrea (8.28).

1 GCH 1.43.43 (Gregor Toohey, Brian Bannon, Frank Ryan, Daniel Moore),
2 Craughwell 1.52.83 (William Finnegan, Mark Davis, Michael Tobin, Diarmuid Quill).

Junior/Senior Women:

1 Katie Lydon GCH (7.55),
2 Natalie Allen GCH (7.82),
3 Sinead Diskin GCH (8.45).

1 Mary Barrett Loughrea (10.72),
2 Sarah Finnegan Craughwell (11.37).

1 Katie Lydon GCH (27.05),
2 Natalie Allen GCH (27.41),
3 Sarah Connolly Athenry (27.7).

1 Julie Ann Harrington GCH (2.27.22),
2 Sarah Connolly Athenry (2.30.96),
3 Caroline Clancy Loughrea (2.37.22).

3000m 1 Grace Burke Ballinasloe (15.42.0)

High Jump
1 Mary Barrett Loughrea (1.35),
2 Sarah Finnegan Craughwell (1.30).

Shot Putt
1 Mary Barrett Loughrea (8.98).

The officials on the day were:

Starter: Oliver Geraghty
Presentation: Tom Finegan
Time Keeper: P.J.Coyle
Recorder: Mary Porter