Thursday, April 30, 2009

Co. Sligo Track & Field Championships 20th May 2009

Co. Sligo Track & Field Championships, Sligo I.T Wednesday 20th May 2009 @ 6.30pm. Register on the night from 6.00 p.m sharp. Entry Fee €3 per athlete.

Girls and Boys:

U8 60m, Ball Throw. U9 60m, 300m, Ball throw. U10 60m, 500m, Ball Throw.
U11 60m, 600m, Ball throw. U12 60m, 600m, Long Jump, Shot Putt (2Kg).
U14 80m, 800m, Long Jump, Shot Putt (2Kg Girls 2.72kg Boys),
U16 100m, 1500m, Long Jump, Shot Putt (3.25kg Girls 4Kg Boys Jav 500gr Girls 600 gr Boys)
U18 100m, 1500m, Long Jump, Shot Putt (Girls 4k Boys 5k)
(NB U16 and U18 complete in only 2 field events)
Senior Athletes compete with U18

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sligo Fit4Life Womens' Mini Marathon 26th April 2009

First 30 over the line!
Lucy Brennan comfortably won the Womens 8k Road Race on Sunday with a solid front running effort followed by Sligo AC Clubmates Cindy Mc Carthy and Olivia Feeney. The event was well supported by Athletes and a large group of walkers and was a joint Sports Partnership, HSE and Athletics Board promotion.

1: Lucy Brennan Sligo AC 30.28
2: Cindy McCarthy Sligo AC 34.22
3: Olivia Feeney Sligo AC 34.28
4: Roseanne Mitchell Sligo AC 34.58
5: Emma Neary Nth Sligo AC 35.41
6: Catherine Bradley Ballisodare 36.07
7: Aisling Cawley Sligo AC 36.29
8: Edel Carty Tonaphubble 37.04
9: Rose Tully Sligo AC 37.18
10: Pauline Henry Sligo AC 40.28
11: Grainne Woulfe Sligo AC 40.36
12: Cathy McCarthy Rosses Point 40.37
13: Sonya O’Connell Sligo AC 40.38
14: Ann Donoghue Bundoran 40.58
15: Cecilia McGuinness Sligo 41.09
16: Derville McMoreland Sligo AC 41.19
17: Rachel Kilgallon Sligo AC 41.36
18: Martha Van Der Meulen Sligo AC 41.53
19: Jenny Craig Moville 42.07
20: Maureen Laffey Sligo AC 42.17
21: Martina Sherlock SligoAC 42.29
22: Bernadette McNeely Ballyshannon 42.42
23: Mary Durcan Sligo AC 42.45
24: Chris Clarke Claremorris 43.35
25: Laura O’Shea Sligo AC 43.38
26: Claire Keaney Sligo AC 43.49
27: Margaret Roddy Claremorris 44.09
28: Claire Walshe Ballinrobe 44.10
29: Nicola McCrossan Tyrone 44.11
30: Eileen Ward Ballyshannon 44.39

Fit4Life: Top Ten in Overall Race Series

1: Damien Kennedy, 148pts
2: Padraic Johnston, 151pts
3: Riana Connor, 151pts
4: Antoinette Flaherty, 152pts
5: Jack Connor, 165pts
6: Sean Flannery, 167pts
7: Fiona Melvin, 169pts
8: Kevin Mc Gloin, 172pts
9: Seamus Bannon, 175pts
10: Jane McCormack, 178pts

There was a large turnout for the Final Race of this Fit4Life Series, a 3k Cross Country in Cleveragh Race Course. As the rain grew increasingly heavier the contenders for the top spots battled it out over the short but taxing course. Juvenile prizes were awarded immediately after the race at the race venue whilst the Seniors met later in the Stables Bar, Wine Street at 8.30pm.
Sligo AC head coach Terry Hayes hailed the winter series an outstanding success with many of the participants committing themselves to regular training and thus improving steadily over each round of the competition. If this level of commitment continues a lot of these athletes will see vast improvements during their participation in the next Fit4Life Series.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Up and Coming Events

Mon 4th May: 3pm. Carers Association 10k, Ballincar, Co.Sligo
Wed 6th May: 6.30pm. Sligo u9/ 10/ 11/ Team Competition (pre entry)
Wed 20th May: 6.30 pm. Sligo County Championships u8/9/10/11/12/14/16/18/Senior
Wed 27th May: Time 6.30pm. Calry 5k, Hazelwood Pitch, Calry, Co. Sligo
Sat 6th June: Connacht u9/10/11/ Team Competition
Fri 12th June: Primary School Relays
Sat 13th June: Connacht u12 to u 15
Sat 20th June: Connacht u16 to u19 & Senior

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Inspire… Endure… Win. Athletics Seminar

Venue: Southern Hotel, Sligo on Saturday May 9th at 8pm
Jim Davis:• National endurance director Athletics Ireland• IAAF Elite Middle Distance Academy Coach• Coach to Irish Athletics Team Olympics 2004• Coach to Irish Athletics Team in forthcoming World Championships Berlin 2009
Robert Heffernan:• 7th World Championships Osaka 2007• 8th Olympic Games 2008 20k Race Walk
Jerry Kiernan:• 9th Olympic Marathon Los Angeles 1984• Former record holder Dublin City Marathon• RTE athletics analyst
This is an event not to be missed by all athletes of all abilities and ages, coaches and mentors.
Admission: Juveniles €5 Adults €10
Further details: Ray Flynn 0876566215

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sligo Fit4Life Women's Mini marathon

An event for female runners and walkers of all abilities – ideal preparation for Dublin Ladies mini marathon.

WHO: Girls/Women of all fitness levels aged 15+
WHEN: Sunday 26th April 2009
WHERE: Course starts on Ash Lane (beside Sligo IT)
TIME: 1.30 p.m start / Registration on day from 11.30 a.m.
at IT Sligo’s new sportshall.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Fit 4 Life: Overall standings after Race five.

Top Ten Athletes
1st. Connor, Riana: 97pts
2nd. Flaherty, Antoinette:122 pts
3rd. Kennedy, Damien: 123 pts
4th. Bannon, Seamus: 123 pts
5th. Johnston, Padraic: 123 pts
6th. Melvin, Fiona: 128 pts
7th. Ward, Patrick: 133 pts
8th. Mc Gloin, Kevin: 135 pts
9th. Reilly, Paul: 146 pts
10th. Flannery, Sean: 147 pts

The last race in the current series, a 3k cross country race will take place on thursday 23rd April at the Race Course in Cleveragh. There will be a presentation (top fifteen overall ) in The Stables , Wine St at 8.30pm whilst awards for Juveniles will be immediately after the 3k at the Race Course.

Carney 10k Road Race: Easter Monday 13th April 09

First 30 over the line!

605 0:34:36 Phil Kilgallon SM 803 0:35:07 Turlough Conway M35+ 568 0:35:24 Richard Gorman SM 777 0:35:33 Niall Walton M35+ 604 0:35:40 Ultan McNasser SM 785 0:36:31 Feidhlim McGowan JM 791 0:36:40 anthony Devaney M35+ 614 0:36:44 Daniel O Rourke M40+ 771 0:37:16 Thomas Kelly M35+ 825 0:37:27 Lucy Brennan F50+ 808 0:37:37 Billy Gallagher M50+ 820 0:37:44 David Kearins M35+ 647 0:38:05 Mel Casserly M35+ 769 0:38:19 Pat Tuohy M35+ 534 0:38:24 Oliver Mc Geehan SM 796 0:38:33 Paddy O Toole SM 643 0:38:38 Ross McGlynn SM 582 0:38:43 Karl Boyce M40+ 598 0:38:59 Finbarr Gallagher M40+ 838 0:39:05 Dominic McCartan M50+ 589 0:39:11 Jonathan Kennedy SM 828 0:39:16 Philip Morrison M50+ 584 0:39:21 Barry Chambers M40+ 801 0:39:33 Cian McBride JM 800 0:39:38 Thomas McBride SM 592 0:39:44 Niall Melvin M40+ 848 0:39:48 Martin McGeough M40+ 797 0:39:53 Gerry Galvin M40+ 829 0:39:59 Seamus Somers SM 807 0:40:09 Sean Flannery SM.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Club Information

Head Coach: Terry hayes
Club Coaches: Ray Flynn, Dermot McDermott
Secretary: Ann McHugh
Treasurer: Michael O'Harte

Training Venues & Times:
These training sessions are subject to change on a weekly basis, please contact club members to find out relevant up-to-date arrangements.


Junior: Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 5.30pm sharp at the VEC pitch (beside clarion road entrance to the I.T) Some sessions may be moved to the I.T Race Track depending on weather conditions or for specific training purposes.

Senior: Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 6.30pm sharp at the VEC pitch (beside clarion road entrance to the I.T) During the summer months these sessions can be moved to the I.T Race Track and the Race Course in Cleveragh, Sligo.


Senior: Saturday Morning long run leaves at 8am sharp from the Sports Complex on Cleveragh Road. Sunday Morning long run Usually takes place in Race Course in Cleveragh at approx 9am