Published in Other News on 9th January 2006
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:
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).
1 William Finnegan Craughwell (5.90),
2 Daniel Moore GCH (5.29).
1 Diarmuid Quill Craughwell (1.60).
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).
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)
1 Mary Barrett Loughrea (1.35),
2 Sarah Finnegan Craughwell (1.30).
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