Portumna 50km, Marathon and Half

Congrats to everyone who ran in Portumna today, Saturday 10 June...Jim Leahy, Caroline Freeney, Sean Flaherty, Frances Leahy, Jane Mangan, Mary Kealy, George Livanos, Ruthann Sheahan, Bernie Rogers.

It was a tough race for the athletes as temperatures were hovering around 20 degrees and it was very humid.

Although windy at times, it provided very little respite for the competitors.


Galway 5km Series - The Final Leg Athenry

Tonight 690 athletes gathered at the start line in Athenry for the final leg of the 2017 Galway 5km series. Approx 22 clubs were represented. Close to 80 donned the Athenry AC colours of maroon and white. Athletes reported conditions were very warm and many welcomed the downhill approach to the finish line! Fabian Mangan was the first member of the club home. Fabian finished in 25th place overall while clocking 18:00. Deirdre Brophy was the first Athenry woman home and she crossed the line in 19:11.

Iain Shaw appointed National Technical Official for 2017-2020

At the recent Athletics Ireland AGM, the names of the new panel of National Technical Officials were announced for the period 2017 - 2020.  Amongst those new NTOs were two from County Galway, GCH's Eamonn O'Donnell and Athenry AC's own Iain Shaw.  Both Eamonn and Iain now hold the IAAF level 1 certificate of the Technical Officials Education and Certification System (TOECS) - https://www.iaaf.org/development/education/officials.

Mayfly 10KM Result


Great day in Oughterard last Sunday, 21 May, for the latest iteration of the Mayfly 10KM, sponsored by Corrib AC.  Over 110 finished the challenging course in windy but very sunny conditions.

Full provisional result is attached.

Images from the day are courtesy of Edenhill77.


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