Gary Thornton Takes Hollymount Title (Updated!!)

Published in Results on 14th November 2005

GCH Runner Gary Thornton won yesterday's Hollymount 10k International Road Race in fine style relegating many people's pre-race favourite Noel Berkely into third place in the process. This historic race celebrated it's fortieth running yesterday and the field for the senior men's race enjoyed almost perfect running conditions on the day. The scenic route for this fine event takes runners on several loops around the surrounding countryside and when all the 'looping' was done Gary found himself in the lead crossing the line. All in all it was a great day for GCH as Gary's clubmate Gerry Ryan was victorious on the roads of Clare in the St.Cronan's four mile road race.

Athenry AC was represented at the event by Gary Doherty who is on the comeback train after injury. Despite being on the path back to full fitness Gary posted a fine time just under 41 minutes. Michael McMahon flew the colours as well. Another fine run on the day was recorded by Mike Tobin from Craughwell AC who ran a pb of 37:31. Mike's clubmate Mark Davis ran 36:00.

Congratulations from all in Athenry to Gary Thornton on a fine win.

Full Result:

Posn. No. Time Name Club

1 65 31.19 Gary Thornton GCH
2 63 32.06 Martin Conroy Sligo AC A
3 28 32.22 Noel Berkley DSD
4 22 33.06 Paul Blaney North Belfast Harriers
5 32 33.21 John Byrne Mayo AC 'A'.
6 66 33.30 Ian Egan GCH
7 67 34.21 Pat Sherry GCH
8 39 34.51 Derek Croal Bohermeen AC
9 64 34.54 Ruadhri Geraghty GCH
10 83 35.07 James Horman Liverpool Harriers A
11 38 35.18 John Gill Bohermeen AC
12 68 35.24 Liam Morris GCH
13 35 35.27 John Courell Ballina (UCDAH)
14 84 35.22 James Meldrum Liverpool Harriers A
15 26 35.39 Danny Hannon (v) Sligo AC A
16 72 36.00 Mark Davis Craughwell
17 33 36.05 Hugh Duffy (v) Mayo AC 'A'.
18 51 36.30 Dominic Regan Mayo AC 'A'.
19 34 36.35 Ronnie Naylor (v) Mayo AC 'A'.
20 18 36.35 John Bolton Portarlington
21 85 36.53 Dave Yarwood Liverpool Harriers A
22 55 36.57 Paddy Murray Mayo AC 'B'.
23 86 37.18 Alan Ashton Liverpool Harriers A
24 31 37.29 Michael Clancy (v) Sligo AC A
25 78 37.30 Fergal Fitzmaurice Liverpool Harriers B
26 61 37.31 Michael Tobin Craughwell
27 71 37.36 Padraig Forde (v) CRH.
28 30 37.55 Vincent Flannery (v) Sligo AC A
29 81 37.57 Gary Park Liverpool Harriers B
30 97 38.34 Thomas Reilly Hollymount
31 23 38.38 Terry Grogan (v) CRH.
32 41 38.47 Anthony Sinnet Bohermeen AC
33 56 38.52 Owen Monaghan Mayo AC 'B'.
34 88 38.54 Patrick Riley Liverpool Harriers A
35 24 38.55 Andrew Talbot (v) CRH.
36 52 39.02 Tom Hunt Mayo AC 'B'.
37 87 39.04 Neil Chester Liverpool Harriers A
38 8 39.34 Tom Gunning (v) Mount Mellick
39 3 39.37 Danny Green (v) Hollymount
40 40 39.51 Dermot Farrelly Bohermeen AC
41 74 40.03 Martin O'Donnell (v) CRH.
42 80 40.06 Marcus Svensson Liverpool Harriers B
43 11 40.14 Michael Killeen (v) Mayo AC 'B'.
44 79 40.20 James Ricketts Liverpool Harriers B
45 16 40.25 Gary Doherty Athenry
46 10 40.30 Conor Flanagan Galway
47 59 40.32 Kieran Coleman Sligo AC B
48 48 41.10 Tom Reilly (v) Tuam AC
49 77 41.22 Padraig Collina (v) Mayo AC 'C'
50 54 41.30 Darren Clarke Mayo AC 'B'.
51 92 41.33 Barry Drust Liverpool JMU
52 9 41.56 Peter Gillespie Ballina
53 43 42.12 Oliver Ruane Moate
54 19 42.24 Terry Hayes Sligo AC B
55 70 42.27 Ian Fitzpatrick 0
56 75 42.30 Michael Tonry Sligo AC
57 25 42.30 Michael McMahon Athenry
58 20 42.36 Declan Byrne Sligo AC B
59 53 42.40 Michael McGrath Mayo AC 'B'.
60 14 42.53 Rory Brennan Tuam AC
61 12 43.00 Russell Arnold (v) Mayo AC.
62 99 43.07 Paddy Croal (v) North Leitrim
63 42 43.14 John Ruane Moate
64 37 43.16 Willie Parkes Sligo AC B
65 29 43.27 Kieran Whyte Galway
66 36 43.31 Brendan Monaghan (v) Tuam AC
67 47 44.07 Roger Rush (v) Tuam AC
68 27 44.09 John Sheehan CRH.
69 1 44.11 Pat Collins (v) Dublin
70 93 44.15 Ian Smithson Liverpool JMU
71 82 44.16 Patrick Hanley Liverpool Harriers B
72 73 44.20 PJ MacHale Balyvary
73 44 44.27 Dennis Fallon Paddock AC
74 4 44.30 Gabriel Gardiner (v) Craughwell
75 76 44.53 PJ Hall Mayo AC 'C'
76 90 45.05 Nour Altareki Liverpool JMU
77 94 45.11 Tom Nallen (v) Mayo AC 'C'
78 58 45.30 Joe Stagg Sligo AC B
79 98 46.05 John Fahey Tuam AC
80 60 46.17 Seamus Cravan (v) Craughwell
81 62 46.24 Tony Neven Craughwell
82 5 46.33 Eamonn Rodgers G.C.H.
83 15 46.42 John Joe Higgins Corofin
84 21 46.52 Noel Burke Mayo AC.
85 6 47.03 Kevin O'Dea C.R.H.
86 95 47.38 Brendan Connell Mayo AC 'C'
87 17 47.45 Diarmuid Quill Craughwell
88 89 48.08 Hugo Gongalo Forseca Relvas Liverpool JMU
89 50 48.09 Micky Ruane Mayo AC 'C'
90 13 48.18 Dave Monaghan Tuam AC
91 244 48.21 Ian Murphy Liverpool Harriers 'B'
92 91 48.22 Jos Vanrenterghem Liverpool JMU
93 242 49.38 Chris O'Connell 0
94 46 49.59 Michael Kelly (v) Tuam AC
95 100 50.19 John Mangan Tuam
96 45 50.44 PJ Syron Sheena-Crossmolina
97 69 51.06 Enda Whelan Sligo AC B

Team Results
Posn. Club Score
1 GCH 23
2 Mayo AC 'A'. 59
3 Liverpool Harriers A 68
4 Sligo AC A 69
5 Bohermeen AC 91
6 CRH. 134
7 Mayo AC 'B'. 134
8 Liverpool Harriers B 140
9 Craughwell 196