Maroon Army to Launch Secret Attack on Connemara

Published in Club News on 31st March 2008

An army of 38 Athenry AC athletes have been conscripted to join the ranks in the Connemarathon next Sunday. Athenry AC has been affiliated with this fantastic event since it’s inception but never before have we sent forth such an impressive rush of adrenaline.

Thirty three will line up in Leenan for one of the best half-marathon’s in the country starting with a rush up the Devil’s Mother and finishing with an attack on the Hell of the West.

Three brave heroes are set to attack from the full-marathon flank and will march on meagre rations of carbo gels starting from Lough Inagh.

Two more had planned to totally surprise the enemy by starting at the finish and running full circle for 39.3 miles (!!!); however latest intelligence has it that one of these two dim-wits has already shot himself in the foot and injury looks like it will consign him to the altogether wiser strategy of the Leenan start.

Best of luck to the full Motley Crew!

Full Brian Bruton
Full Paul Keane
Full Liam Mycroft

Half Mary Beatty
Half Mark Breen
Half Frank Burke
Half Niall Callanan
Half Ann Carter
Half Maurice Clarke
Half Derek Conerney
Half Tom Conlon
Half Finbarr Connolly
Half James Corbett
Half Owen Curran
Half Aoife Doherty
Half Michael Duane
Half Edward Egan
Half Paul Flannery
Half Debbie Flynn
Half Treasa Gannon
Half Emer Glynn
Half Maria Hehir
Half Breege Magrath
Half Niall Maguire
Half Grainne Maloney
Half Mark McDonagh
Half Aileen McNamara
Half Brid Moran
Half Pauline Murray
Half Maeve Noone
Half John O' Connor
Half Bob Reilly
Half Michael Rooney
Half Iain Shaw
Half Robert Staunton
Half Elaine Walsh

Ultra Peter Delmer
Ultra Mick Rice


Due to an unfortunate friendly fire incident it looks as if Corporal Shaw will miss the main melee and will instead be consigned to handing out ration packs to those weary combatants who make it back to Camp Maam.

Good luck to all the Athenry troops, see you in the trenches soon.