Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sionnach Relay Series: Announcing THE MINI-SIONNACH

The Sionnach Relay Series is delighted to announce the addition of the Mini-Sionnach to the event which will allow teams of 4 to run the last two of the planned four loops (each loop comprises approximately 8Km).

Only one runner hits the road at a time and each participant runs both loops with a rest in between. A full Sionnach consists of 8 runners and 4 * 8 km loops to be completed. The mini Sionnach has 4 runners and 2 * 8km loops to be completed. The loops have been designed to showcase the best of Sligo with the route taking runners variously via Hazelwood, Lough Gill, The Wild Atlantic Way and through the town itself.

Entry is currently open at and runners can either enter as a complete team or link up with other individual entrants via the Sionnach Facebook page and on twitter @sionnachrelay.

The focus is firmly on fun and runners of all fitness levels are welcome to take part. The Hub of the race will be at the Institute of Technology, Sligo where there will be camping space, live music, massage, yoga and various other activities to enjoy when not out running.

Teams are being encouraged to think creatively with prizes available for Best Team Name, Best Costumes and Best Team Tent. The official charity of The Sionnach Relay is the Irish Cancer Society and, by taking part, runners will be helping to raise much needed funds and in turn help the North West Hospice. Fundraisers can also choose to raise additional funds and those raising a further €100 for the official charity using the JustGiving system will get a second medal in recognition of their efforts.

Patrick McCarrick (Race Director) said “we knew that a lot of people had their plans for July 26 and 27 ruined and we wanted to offer an alternative weekend to music and running fans. Given the short timescales we decided a Mini-Sionnach was necessary and we are accepting runners and walkers now via the website –

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Sligo’s Fit4Life Women’s 5K Series is back!

Sligo’s Fit4Life Women’s 5K Series is back!
A series of four 5KM events around County Sligo for female walkers, joggers and runners (aged 16+). All abilities and fitness levels welcome.
  • Event 1: Tuesday 27th May 2014 – Doorly Park, Sligo
  • Event 2: Tuesday 10th June 2014 – Skreen, West Sligo
  • Event 3: Tuesday 24th June 2014 – Tubbercurry, South Sligo
  • Event 4: Tuesday 8th July 2014 – Grange, North Sligo
Start time: 7:30pm sharp, with registration from 6:30pm each day.
Registration for available here.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Sionnach Relay 2014

Sionnach Relay Event Sligo IT July 26th 2014

The format explained further...

Find out more and signup here.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Amcor Annual Sligo AC 8K

The Amcor Annual Sligo AC 8K is on Friday May 16th at 7pm. Chip timing is provided by precision timing who will also be doing on-line registration [link]. There will be prizes for the top 3 male & female athletes across the finish line along with various category prizes.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Weekend Update

A brilliant run by Sligo AC athlete David Harper was the highlight of the weekends athletic action. The occasion was the all Ireland cross country schools championship held in Cork. Harper won the bronze medal in the senior boys race and led his school to team gold. Congrats to Sligo coach Dermot Mc Dermott who had a big input to the coaching of this winning team. Harpers good form is a huge fillip to the Sligo AC team who next month defend their team title in the AAI relay championships. 

Over the last couple of weeks we have seen some very encouraging runs from Sligo athletes in road races. Richard Gorman led the team home to gold medals in the Bundoran 10 mile. His time of 53mins 57secs was good enough for 8th place. Likewise Lucy Brennan led the women to team victory and she also won the over 50 title, a feat which Enda Whelan also achieved in the men's over 60. The men's team who scored with Richard Gorman was Michael O Connell, Damian Kennedy and Paul Deering. The women's team was Lucy Brennan, Roseanne Mitchell, Deirdre Deering and Pauline Henry.

Richard Gorman also ran well in Carrick-on-Shannon where he finished 2nd in 33mins 14secs in a 10 km road race. Seamus Somers collected the over 40 award clocking 35:21, while Dromahair native Danny Hannon is still very competitive collecting the over 50 award.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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Another busy week for Sligo A.C. athletes with members competing at venues in Athlone, Carrick-On-Shannon, Bundoran and Dundalk.

On Wednesday evening a Grand Prix International was held in Athlone with Emmett Dunleavy, Colm Bourke, and Dermot McDermott performing well.

The big event of the weekend was the A.A.I. Connaught Juvenile Championships indoors in Athlone. Plenty of medals crossed the Shannon on route to the club. Gold medals were won by David Harper, Orlaith Mulvihill, Colm Bourke, Roisin Clarke, Finley Daley, Robbie Kelly, and Zak Irwin. Silver medals went to Orlaith Delahunt, Jack Cawley, Meave Mopney, Stacy Kerr, Eva Delahunt, James Mc Geogh and Thomas Delahunt. Bronze medal winners were Cathal Corcoran Lauren Cadden, Leo Doherty, and Claire Conlon. Silver relay medals also came to the Girls relay teams comprising of Ellie Mc Geogh, Lauren Cadden, Aoife Morris and Eimear Joyce. The boys relay team also got bronze and the club colours were carried by Jack Cawley, Jack Connor, Noel Bourke, and Cathal Corcoran. All those athletes now qualify for All Ireland finals in two weeks time which is a wonderful achievement for the club.

In Dundalk Rory Connor represented the club in the national cross country and performed well.

Meanwhile club athletes were out in force in good class road races in Bundoran and Carrick with a full report next week.