Ballina

Ballina

Beleek, Ballina, Sat 21st Jan 2005

Senior/Masters Men 10,000m

Individual

1 247 John Byrne Mayo AC

2 435 Damien McSharry Sligo AC

* 464 Robert Malseed Clonliffe Harriers

3 451 Martin Corcoran Loughrea AC

4 441 Brian Kilgannon Sligo AC

5 444 Michael O'Connell Sligo AC

6 240 Alan Kelly Sligo AC

7 460 John O'Brien Galway City Harriers

8 255 Mark Davis Craughwell AC

9 253 Ronnie Naylor Mayo AC

10 254 Michael Tobin Craughwell AC

11 436 Karl Boyce Sligo AC

12 249 Owen Mongan Mayo AC

13 117 Johnny O'Connor Athenry AC

14 246 Anthony Devaney Mayo AC

15 250 Tom Hunt Mayo AC

16 121 Gary Doherty Athenry AC

17 122 Alan Burke Athenry AC

18 251 Padraic Culina Mayo AC

19 256 Liam Nolan Craughwell AC

20 119 Sebastian Locteau Athenry AC

Senior Men Individual

1 John Byrne Mayo AC

2 Alan Kelly Sligo AC

3 Mark Davis Craughwell AC

Inter-Club

1 Sligo AC 17 pts (2,4,5,6)

2 Mayo AC 36 pts (1,9,12,14)

3 Athenry AC 66 pts (13,16,17,20)

Inter-County

1 Co. Galway 57 pts (3,7,8,10,13,16)

2 Co. Mayo 69 pts (1,9,12,14,15,18)

Junior Men 7,500m

Individual

1 64 Jason Broderick Loughrea AC

2 65 Seamus Gilhooly Athenry AC

Masters Men

Individual

1 Damien McSharry Sligo AC

2 Martin Corcoran Loughrea AC

3 Brian Kilgannon Sligo AC

Inter-Club

1 Sligo AC 22 pts (2,4,5,11)

2 Mayo AC 37 pts (1,9,12,15)

Senior/Masters Women 5,000m

1 354 Breege Blehein-McHale Mayo AC

2 367 Lucy Brennan Sligo AC

3 355 Angela O'Connor Mayo AC

4 357 Josephine Gardiner Mayo AC

5 356 Noreen McManamon Mayo AC

6 452 Regina Casey Galway City Harriers

7 375 Catherine Bradley Sligo AC

8 462 Caroline Healy Loughrea AC

9 359 Ann Murray Mayo AC

10 376 Roseanne Mitchell Sligo AC

11 463 Jean O'Connor Galway City Harriers

12 360 Mary Naylor Mayo AC

13 456 Hannah Kelly Galway City Harriers

14 455 Bernie Kelly Galway City Harriers

15 388 Sindy McCarthy Sligo AC

Senior Women Individual

1 Regina Casey Galway City Harriers

2 Caroline Healy Loughrea AC

3 Jean O'Connor Galway City Harriers

Senior Women Inter-Club

1 Mayo AC 13 pts (1,3,4,5)

2 Galway City Harriers 38 pts (6,8,11,13)

Senior Women Inter County

1 Co. Mayo 36 pts (1,3,4,5,9,12)

Master Women Individual

1 Breege Blehein-McHale Mayo AC

2 Lucy Brennan Sligo AC

3 Angela O'Connor Mayo AC

Masters Women Inter-Club

1 Mayo AC 13 pts (1,3,4,5)

2 Sligo AC 34 pts (2,7,10,15)

Anonymous

18 years 4 months ago

Savage course, pitiful turnout. I ran bad on saturday - probably went off too fast and was just very flat, felt like giving up at one point. There was a hill in this XC that had to be climbed to be believed, and the course was 8 laps. John O'Brien passed me with about 2K to go - I couldn't hang on to him and he beat me very well at the finish.

I was surprised when I got to the finishing chute and the lady pressed a bronze medal into my hand. John was ahead of me and got nothing for his troubles - because he was over-35!

I think this is a strange way of allocating medals - if they run senior and masters together could they not double up on the medals and give senior medals to the masters athletes if they finish ahead of them. It would have been different if the races were at different distances, but I think senior medals should be for the best runners.

I think a fairer result yesterday would have been:

John Byrne [Senior Gold]
Damien McSharry [Masters Gold + Senior Silver]
Martin Corcoran [Masters Silver + Senior Bronze]
Brian Kilgannon [Masters Bronze]

Cheers!

Mark Davis.