Published in Other News on 7th March 2008
Vincent Conway PRO Galway Community Games
Cross Country is one of the main events in the Mosney Calendar for the May weekend and with a massive increase in participation this year we are sure to be represented by many talented runners. In Tuam on Sunday 2nd of March 186 Children took part in this event. The Under 12 races had the biggest field, but Participation in all ages was well up. There was Fantastic excitement in Tuam as this event got under way and it was a tremendous achievement to get this started at the allotted time of 2pm on the dot. Within 1 hour of commencement this event was completed bar the presenting of medals to the winners, No mean feat when you look at the large numbers taking part. Co-ordinator Vincent Conway also County PRO put this down to the tremendous effort of Galway’s Athletic Clubs who aided in the running of this event. He praised all the Areas who turned out in big numbers and asked them to continue to encourage the many children in their areas to continue to compete in the many events being run by Community Games. The PRO said that it was a great compliment to the efforts of the County Committee in seeing numbers in County Galway on the rise. With this event completed Vincent commented on the strength of the teams as the many fine athletes who made it onto the County Teams lined up to receive their medals. He said he hoped that the county would continue to achieve much from its many competitors at National Level
The County Cross Country Panels were filled as follows:
Girls U12 County Team
Allanah Lally, AbbeyMonivea, Laura Ann Costello Milltown, Michelle Burke Ballinasloe, Veronica Burke Ballinasloe, Shauna Hynes Milltown and Grainne McDaid of Craughwell
Boys U12 County Team
Emilio Burke Killimor, Conor Payne Ballinasloe, Nicholas Sheehan Oranmore, Keegan Kelly Milltown, Jason Kenny Ballinasloe and Keelan Ryan Craughwell.
U13 Mixed County Team
Marie Tuohy Athenry, Maedbh Hurst Ballinasloe, Annie May Bourne Ballinasloe, Laura Porter Carrabane, Niamh Hanniffy Oranmore/Maree and Leanne Spellman Claregalway.
Colm Hughes Knocknacarra, Oisin Quill Loughrea, Ned Walshe Roberts Tuam, Keith Crehan NBT, Robert Tully Mountbellew/Moylough
Girls U14 County Team
Linda Porter Carrabane, Ruth O Sullivan Newcastle, Hayleigh Somers Mountbellew/Moylough, Michelle Maher Salthill, Derbhla Fox Mountbellew/Moylough and Orla McDaid Craughwell.
Boys U14 County Team
Darragh Whyte Mountbellew/Moylough, Patrick Hannon Athenry, Evan Mcguire Claregalway, Brendan Gallagher Craughwell, Paul Joyce Craughwell and Padraic Tobin Craughwell.
This is the last year that we will be using Mosney as our base and I strongly advise all out there who qualifiy for the National Finals to take this chance to stay In for the Weekend as you will not get the chance again. Any Parents with concerns on children staying in are welcome to contact me (Vincent Conway) on 086 0558932.