Caltra 5KM & 10KM results

Published in Results on 22nd August 2017

A nice morning for running in Caltra last Saturday, 19 August, for the club (and county) 5KM & 10KM road races.  Results are in those links.

Pride of place goes to Aine O'Farrell (of this parish) who won the 5KM in 19:24.  A long road career is in front of this young woman!  The first four women were all Athenry AC.

Yvonne Fehily won the 10KM which took place 30 minutes after the start of the 5KM.

Edenhill77 was there to capture the action - see here.

Congrats to the local club on the second running of their 5KM.  onwarda and upwards.

Ryan McNelis selected for Irish Celtic Games Squad

Published in Club News on 28th July 2017

Athletics Ireland today released the names of the athletes representing Ireland for the upcoming Celtic Games to be held in Santry on August 5th (http://www.athleticsireland.ie/news/celtic-games-team-announced-2017/).  Athenry ACs own Ryan McNelis (on left of picture) will be representing Ireland in the 400m Hurdles as part of the Irish Development squad.  Ryan's selection is just reward for the hard work that he has put in over the past 6 months which culminated in a fantastic silver medal at the recent Irish Life Health National Juvenile T&F Championships where he smashed his PB by nearly 3 seconds to set a fantastic time of 56.81s.  This really has been a breakthrough year for Ryan in his first real competitive season over the 400m Hurdles, and the juvenile medal goes along with the national junior silver medal he also received earlier this summer.  We all wish Ryan the best of luck at the Celtics and look forward to seeing further progression from him over the next 12 months.

There will be 8 County Galway athletes representing Ireland at the Celtic Games - Aoife Sheehy (GCH) – 400mH & 4x400m, Lydia Doyle (GCH) – 100mH & 4x100m, Laura Nally (GCH) – 4x400m, Chloe Casey (Craughwell) – Discus, Jerry Keary (Craughwell) – High Jump, Laura Cunningham (Craughwell) – Triple Jump, Ryan McNelis (Athenry) – 400mH and Daniel Callanan-Forde (Loughrea) – Triple Jump.  Coupled with the recent inclusion of Cillin Greene and Alanna Lally at the U20 and U23 European Championships respectively there really is a resurgence in County Galway athletes making a mark on the National athletics scene. Long may this continue.