Friday, January 28, 2011
Thousands of people will take to the roads and streets of Ireland on Friday, April 15th to shake their buckets and raise essential funding for Special Olympics Ireland. This is the biggest annual fundraising event in aid of Special Olympics. We aim to raise €1 million in one day and we need your help. We need volunteers all over Ireland to shake a bucket in their local communities. If you think you can spare an hour or two on the 15th April please email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.specialolympics.ie and click on your county to register your interest in becoming involved.If you would like to be more involved with the planning and organising of this day in your area/county please get in touch with our Fundraising Coordinator Lydia Rogers at Lydia.email@example.com or call 071 9118320.
CSAA NORTH CONNACHT CROSS COUNTRY RESULT 2011 Sligo Racecourse 27th January 2011
MINOR GIRLS: INDIVIDUAL WINNER - ORLA MC CANN, SWINFORD
1st TEAM.URSULINES SLIGO 12PTS
MINOR BOYS INDIVIDUAL WINNER - RONAN ANDERSON SUMMERHILL COLLEGE
1st TEAM.SUMMERHILL COLLEGE 58PTS
JUNIOR GIRLSINDIVIDUAL WINNER - SARAH MCGEOUGH, SLIGO GRAMMAR
1st TEAM.ST JOSEPHS FOXFORD 15PTS
JUNIOR BOYS INDIVIDUAL WINNER - WILLIAM CROWE, SLIGO GRAMMAR
1st TEAM.SLIGO GRAMMAR 45PTS
INTER BOYS INDIVIDUAL WINNER - DAIRE FARRELL, CARRICK C.S.
1st TEAM.RICE COLLEGE WESTPORT 32PTS
INTER GIRLS INDIVIDUAL WINNER - ROSIE HYNES, ST.ATTRACTAS TUBBERCURRY
1st TEAM.URSULINES SLIGO 19PTS
SENIOR GIRLS INDIVIDUAL WINNER - ANNA REDDIN, SLIGO GRAMMAR
1st TEAM.SLIGO GRAMMAR 11PTS
SENIOR BOYS INDIVIDUAL WINNER - TOMMY CASEY, SLIGO GRAMMAR
1st TEAM.SLIGO GRAMMAR 24PTS
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Our Annual General Meeting takes place in the Best Western Sligo Southern Hotel TONIGHT at 8.30pm. All members are invited and encouraged to attend.
National Novice Cross Country update
Hearty congratulations to Eimear O'Brien who was promoted to third place in National Novice Cross Country as the second placed finisher was ineligible due to having won Intermediate (higher grade) medal in 2009. This medal is justly deserved for all the hard training undertaken over the preceeding months leading up to this competitive fixture and adds to the team medal won by the senior womens county team. Well done from all at the club!
Please contact club officials if interested;
Sunday 6th February: National Masters and Intermediates in Santry, Dublin (near Airport) closing 28th January. Also scheduled is the under 11, 13, 15, 17, 19b cross country races.
Saturday/Sunday 19th & 20th February: National Indoors Belfast closing 28th Jan.
Saturday 26th February: National Inter Clubs Senior Cross Country in Santry closing 6th February.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Our Annual General Meeting takes place in the Best Western Sligo Southern Hotel this Thursday, 27th January 2011, at 8.30pm. All members are invited and encouraged to attend. Congratulations to Eimear O'Brien on coming 18th at the recent International Cross Country race which was held in Antrim over the weekend. Terry Hayes and Rory Connor also took part in their respective categories representing the Club. Also congratulations to Henry Rowan who was winner of the High Jump at the National Masters ,over 55 category, held in Nenagh.
The Cara Bundoran Run 10 Mile Challenge is Ireland’s newest road race and will provide runners, joggers and walkers of all standards with a thrilling experience on breathtaking route.
The course skirts Donegal’s Atlantic coastline around the holiday resort of Bundoran with a sweeping downhill finish towards the finish. A Different Running Experience. For more information please visit http://www.bundoranrun.com/
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Another busy weekend awaits us next weekend. On Saturday the AAI games will be held in Nenagh while on the same day the big international cross country race will be held in Antrim. Mary Cullen who won the ladies race last year is in South Africa training so will be absent. Sligo AC will however be represented by Eimear O’Brien. In the men’s race the North Sligo colours will be worn by Tommy Carroll who returns from his training base in London. On Sunday the AAI masters indoor championships take place in Nenagh and again Sligo will be well represented.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Places are now full for Monday nights at 6pm. In the interest of safety and management we have had to close our registration for this session while indoors. Any club members or parents who would be interested in lending a helping hand would be most welcome. Just come along and make yourself known to any of the coaches.
Transition Year Students Any Sligo AC transition year students or friends who would like to help at underage training at Sligo IT on Monday night at 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 would be most welcome. Just come along on a Monday night and make yourself known to any of our coaches.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Sligo AC's best hope for an individual medal, Eimear O Brien, was agonisingly caught for the bronze medal position in the Womens individual race but had the consolation of leading the County team to third place along with Roseanne Mitchell of Sligo AC as they combined with Ashling Van Rensburg and Amy McCool of North Sligo to beat off some well fancied teams.
In the Junior races Sligo AC's Leo Doherty and Jack Connor competed in the under 11 1500mm with Leo finishing in an impressive 8th place and Jack running strongly to finish in the top half of the field. Darren Kilcawley finished 22nd ahead of clubmate Dylan Carty in the Boys U-15 3500m. Sharon Hodgins (pictured) of Sligo AC had a fine race finishing 9th in the girls under 19 National Cross Country. Well done to all athletes who competed from all at the club.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Good luck to all our athletes who are competing in the underage and National Novice Cross Country Championships this weekend. With strong teams entered in a variety of categories we should see some notable results!
Sligo Athletic Club AGM takes place in the Best Western Sligo Southern Hotel on Thursday 27th January 2011 at 8.30 pm. Club Registration for any juveniles/seniors/masters athletes that have as of yet failed to register for 2011 will be held prior to meeting at 7.30 pm. It is vitally important that as many members as possible show up on the night as the elected board values all its members imput. Remember it's your club so your involvement and ideas matter.
The Agenda is as follows;
(ii) Chairman’s Report
(iii) Secretary’s Report
(iv) Treasurers Report
(v) Election of Officers for 2011
(vi) Any Other Business
Indoor Athletics: Athletics resumes on Monday 17th January in Sligo I.T at 6pm. This class caters for juveniles aged 5yrs & upwards. Outdoor athletics also takes place on Tuesdays and Thursday for Juveniles of an older age. For more details please contact Club Officials at firstname.lastname@example.org