By Peter Delmer The fifth annual Boston Scientific 5k took place on Wednesday evening in Maree with a record field of 284 (mostly) smiling finishers. The organisers would like to thank all the people who took part in the race and who helped out in a myriad of ways. All proceeds will go to the Boston...

Paul Hession warmed up for the Olympics with a good time of 20.54 to finish second in the 200m at a meeting in Switzerland on 17th July. See result below with a link to other events at the same meeting. Spitzen Leichtathletik Luzern SUI 200m Pre-Program, Men - B-Final Wind: +0,4 1. 22 Talbot Daniel...

Frank joined Athenry AC in 2008 and applied himself steadily to the difficult task we've all experienced of getting back to real exercise in adulthood. Unfortunately, he suffered a series of injuries, including falling off a ladder, which kept him out for two years. He's back now and has recently...

Laught, Moylough, Ballinasloe, Co Galway Laught Sports Commemoration 1902 to 1962. Friday 3rd August 2012. Laught Sports was one of Ireland’s famous Sports Grounds with Athletes and Cyclists competing there from the four corners of Ireland, for a national title. Laught held its first sports in 1902...

Setanta Sports are showing three 1 hour documentaries highlighting some of Irelands Olympic talent ahead of the games, including our very own Paul Hession. These will be shown on July 19th,20th and 21st at 9pm. It’s not the taking part is a documentary series of three one hour films, which follows...

Three Athenry AC men featured on both evenings of the Galway Track and Field championships recently at Dangan. All three, Iain Shaw, Peadar Nugent, and Pearse Hunter, entered into the spirit of the championships by competing in a variety of events. Iain by the way is now best known as a field event...

The 8th Headford 8KM went off like a dream on Saturday evening last. A record crowd over a dry course on a slightly blustery evening. A conspicious turnout from the Athenry club with a lot of the usual suspects down the field to add spice. It was only my third time running the race: for the last...

The wall of sound hits me as I take the last bend. The glowing red digits on the finish line clock say 2 hours 59 minutes and the seconds are counting inexorably up. My entire existence is distilled into the death battle between those red digits and my aerobically depleted legs but the sound is a...

http://www.irishtimes.com/sports/other/2012/0630/1224319115147.html Ian O’Riordan, in Helsinki Athletics: A rainy night in Helsinki, not ideal conditions for championship performances, but no excuses from Paul Hession after his 200 metres final at European Championships. It wasn’t just the track...

*UPDATED* Paul Hession through to the final of the 200m as one of the fastest finishers - Good luck Paul. See http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/hession-progresses-colvert-falls-foul-of-infringement-557304.html Hession progresses, Colvert falls foul of infringement Friday, June 29, 2012...

By Marie O'Connor A gang of Athenry AC competitors hit the track in Dangan last night to compete in the Galway Track and Field Competition. The brave souls were Pearse Hunter, Iain Shaw, Philip Magnier, Peadar Nugent, Anne Hunter, Kellie Burke, Assumpta Feeney and Marie O’Connor. The evening was a...

Congratulations and well done to the 20 Juvenile athletes that travelled to Cork last Saturday for the AAI All Irelands. The under 9 boys relay team got bronze: Calum Healey, Mikey Kelly, Feargus Deeley, Adam Molloy and Darragh Gilhooley. The under 11 boys 60m sprint got bronze: Ruairi Collins and...

by Dermot McNamara Evan Quirke, 14, of Presentation College, Athenry, and Athenry AC took the gold medal at the Junior Boys Long Jump at the All-Ireland Schools Track and Field Championships on June 2nd. The championships were held in Tullamore and Evan won the competition with a personal best jump...

David "The Sump" Huane celebrated his 40th birthday in style, organising the 4th Ballindine 4 miler. Results attached, by clock time, and by predicted time.

Find attached the full result and prize winners for the 3rd Annual Milltown 10k 'Run for Ollie'. In total we had 632 registrations with 608 runners and walkers taking part. Our first senior was Enda Mannion for Tuam AC, and first female senior Mary Gleeson from Mayo AC. We would like to thanks all...

See: http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2012/0619/325695-britton-on-ireland-team-for-finland/ Fionnuala Britton has been named on the 26-member Irish team that will compete at the European Track and Field Championships in Helsinki, Finland from the 27 June to the 1 July. Britton has been in great...

By Marie O'Connor June 16 th had been a date in my diary for months and it finally rolled in bringing with it a Marathon, 50km, 100km and 10k race. The plan was to pick up Anne Lyng and Val and hit the sidelines in Portumna to scream abuse at our club mates. Like all good plans it went off without a...

By Sinéad Brody (photo by Jan Quilitz) It certainly was a Great Race at the Ballybrit Racecourse Sunday the 17 th June. A happy number of 14 athenryacers, out of the 285 ;-), took part. The course started and finished on the racecourse itself, nearly like the way the horses do. It was grand and...

A number of happy Athenry runners can now designate themselves as Ultra Marathoners after completing the 50k trail race in Portumna on Saturday 16th June. They inlcude Noel Fox, Deirdre Quinn, Kieran Guirey, Maeve Noone, Aoife Callan, Janet Clancy, Patrick Forde, and Kenneth O'Hara. Congratulations...

Congratulations and well done to all the Under 9, 10, 11 & 12 athletes who competed in Dangan on Saturday last (9 June) in the AAI Connacht Competitions. It was a very successful day for the club. Full results attached