Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Coolaney 8km Results

Hello folks,

Thank you for supporting our road race and summer festival in Coolaney last weekend. We hope you enjoyed the run in the sun and will be back to us next year.

As promised, attached are the results of the race. They won't be posted online so if you know of anyone else who didn't get a copy please let me know and I'll forward them.

Well done to all who won prizes or set a new personal best.

Le gach dea-ghuí,

Joseph Fogarty
Coolaney Summer Festival Committee

No. Name Gender Category 00:00:01
130 Emmet Dunleavy Male Senior :25:56
143 Alan Kearins Male 35-45 :28:04
170 Seamus Summers Male 35-45 :28:38
136 Neil Higgins Male Senior :29:09
162 David Kearins Male 35-45 :29:15
141 Danny Hannon Male 45+ :29:20
109 John Canny Male Senior :29:56
120 Derek Hunter Male 45+ :30:35
112 Paul Deering Male 45+ :32:02
129 Colm Parke Male Senior :32:50
146 Rosanna Mitchell Female Senior :33:02
178 Ollie Brady Male Senior :33:28
160 Joh Molloy Male 45+ :33:33
182 John Kilgallen Male Senior :33:33
158 Cindy McCarthy Female 35-45 :33:39
144 Michael McDermott Male 45+ :33:53
184 Brian Mullen Male Senior :34:10
124 Joe Stagg Male 45+ :34:20
140 Alan French Male Senior :34:23
116 Fintan Brophy Male Senior :34:27
121 Anne Hunter Female 45+ :34:47
165 Paul McGrath Male 35-45 :34:50
183 Brendan Mullen Male 45+ :35:30
199 Conor McElhinney Male Senior :35:38
142 Stephanie McSharry Female Senior :35:43
181 Gerry Hargadon Male 45+ :36:23
159 Edel Cart Female Senior :36:25
173 Loraine Hosey Female 35-45 :36:40
172 Aisling Cawley Female 35-45 :36:43
193 Tom Cullen Male 45+ :36:45
171 Monica Henry Female 35-45 :36:48
101 Gavan Laws Male Senior :36:52
195 Fiona Lenihan Female 35-45 :36:57
117 Karen Gillen Male 35-45 :37:00
139 Ciaran Donnellan Male 45+ :37:00
166 Tony Walsh Male 45+ :37:00
177 David Bradish Male Senior :37:00
176 Declan Conlon Male Senior :37:10
115 Trevor Kelly Male Senior :37:24
153 Joe Davey Male 45+ :37:47
148 Padraig Casey Male 35-45 :38:06
149 Fintan Conlon Male Senior :38:06
107 Finbar Filan Male 35-45 :39:00
128 Gary Gallagher Male 35-45 :39:22
113 Deirdre Deering Female 35-45 :39:26
119 Conor Doyle Male Senior :40:16
108 Geraldine Gilroy Female 35-45 :40:28
150 Pauline Henry Female Senior :40:30
151 Brian McCann Male 45+ :40:41
118 Brian Doyle Male 35-45 :41:09
114 Seamus McLoughlin Male 35-45 :41:40
180 Dave Egan Male Senior :41:54
155 Jenny Arnsby Female Senior :42:58
104 Noelle Galvin Female Senior :42:59
125 Colletee Sheeran Female Senior :43:04
132 Tara Kelly Female Senior :43:27
179 Sarah McCaffrey Female 35-45 :43:34
152 Maurice Galvin Male 45+ :44:17
126 Robert Fitzpatrick Male 45+ :44:33
103 Emer Kelly Female Senior :45:34
187 Karen McIntyre Female Senior :45:47
188 Sandra Rowley Female Senior :45:48
127 Niamh Fitzpatrick Female 35-45 :46:14
123 Judy Inglis Female 45+ :47:16
168 Emer Liddy Female Senior :47:58
154 Aisling Davet Female 35-45 :48:22
122 Herby Inglis Male 45+ :49:36
131 Vanessa Dunleavy Female Senior :51:14
134 Sharon Frizzle Female Senior :51:21
167 Laura Gaffney Female Senior :52:13
157 Anne Conheady Female 45+ :56:16
156 Phil Rooney Female 45+ :56:44
137 Bernie Higgins Female Walkers :57:11
102 James McGuire Male Walkers 1:00:00
145 Fidelma Davey Female Walkers 1:00:15
138 Jerry Toolan Male Walkers 1:04:00
194 Peter Rynn Male Walkers 1:05:00
161 Patricia Walsh Female Walkers 1:07:40
106 Jane Farry Female Walkers 1:07:46
185 Margeret Rowley Female Walkers 1:08:10
186 Attracta McIntyre Female Walkers 1:08:10
163 Colletee McGowan Female Walkers 1:09:00
164 Yvonne McGown Female Walkers 1:09:00
147 Valerie Casey Female Walkers 1:11:20
174 Alicia Finan Female Walkers 1:11:20
175 Laura Walsh Female Walkers 1:11:20
135 Eileen Toolan Female Walkers 1:11:50
110 Caoilfhionn Geraghty Female Walkers 1:12:26
111 Dev Geraghty Female Walkers 1:12:26
196 Emma Gormley Female Walkers 1:13:15
197 Ailish Gormley Female Walkers 1:13:15
198 Geraldine Gormley Female Walkers 1:13:15
133 Teresa Frizzle Female Walkers 1:14:03
105 Joan McGuine Female Walkers 1:14:05
169 Pete Smith Male Walkers 1:14:05
189 Bridey Gallagher Female Walkers 1:16:15
190 Fiona Coleman Female Walkers 1:16:15
191 Fiona Coleman Female Walkers 1:16:15
192 Phil Coleman Female Walkers 1:16:15

Friday, July 22, 2011

7:57 Club Long Run Saturday July 23rd

Well folks week 2 of the 7:57 Long run update. These are the hearty souls who ventured on last week’s run (missing form crew is Mickey as he is the designated photographer, this pic will be filed under wildlife).Last week took in the Rosses point route so this week it changes to a more undulating route. This week’s route took us quite a while to come up with a title for the route, so after much deliberation and differencing of opinions we finally christened, it “The Calry Route”, probably wondering why......well it goes out to Calry.Geneous

This route holds biblical significance to the 7:57 crew, and one member in particular our beloved chairman Mr. O’Connell who believe it or not “walked on water” one Saturday morning. Confronted with flooded roads and fields the crew had to go cross country or turn back over killargleboy again, so it was onwards for the crew. We trudged through swampy marshes, and had to scale barbed wire and electric fences and the occasional wall to get to dry land, we nearly lost a man or two that morning but no soldier was going to be left behind (well unless a dog appeared then I was gone), when one fell we picked them up and carried on, more than once a fatigued comrade whispered “You go on leave me here, save yourself “but no we started together and we would finish together. Eventually we made dry land weary from the journey some men lost runners and socks, everyone’s runners were covered in a coat of mud and dirt except for one......Jesus O’Connell emerged from the battlefield spotless, not a spec on him his new Asics actually seemed to come out cleaner than when he went in, rumour has it he got a “piggy bank” from Mark Burns, but Burnsie categorically denies this, no that day Mickey walked on water, that’s the only logical explanation. God bless ya Mickey.
Also that faithful day we all made a collective decision, Mark Burns would only be permitted to select the long run route between the months of May and July, strictly for health and safety reasons.If by chance Burnsie was permoitted to select the route outside these dates it would require all athletes to bring a life jacket, rubber armbands, a flre gun ,iodine tablets and 20 fags......

Fortunately the weather has improved and Burnsie has used his quota of route selections so we’re back to Calry for the 15 miler tomorrow morning.
Starting at Complex heads across the back avenue, over footbridge, over by hospital, out toward Calry, left up the Black Mud Hill, Left over Faughts lane (at bottom of lane a left turn will bring you back to town) then from here head towards Killargleeboy (nice wee drag) in by Deer Park, Cloghereveagh, back in by the GAA pitch, Hazelwood Road, up by hospital, down footbridge and over back avenue back to the complex. Once again the pace is nice and easy (as should the Long Run be) and water will be left out on route and there are many stages you can turn off.
So look forward to seeing (well not as will be heading to Coollaney for the 8km).

Happy Running

Friday, July 15, 2011

7:57 Club Saturday Long Run

Going to try and notify athletes of the infamous 7:57 Clubs long weekend run from now on. For anyone thinking of joining this motley crew, well time to stop thinking about it and drag yourself out of the kot, don the vest and lace the runners and get yourself down to the sports complex for 7:57am.

Early starts are difficult but you will feel great after finishing your days run at 9or 10am and having the rest of the day free. Many of the lads are human GPS and reci the route so caters for runners looking to cover anything from 6 -20 miles. Pace is easy so you will not be left behind and refreshments are left on route.
This Saturdays we will be following the “Rosses Point Route”


Starting at the complex, over the back avenue, up the foot bridge, over by the hospital, clarion road, old Bundoran road, right after Abbotts, into Teesan, drop a right at end of road and out towards Rathcormac, left turning towards Rosses point 3rd beach, over by Cregg, left in Rosses point road up to bridge at Crozon, left down Pearse Road, over by Londis and back to complex.

Route is 14.5 miles, but if you want to run 5 mile or the full 14.5 or any distance in between the lads will inform you of turn off points all along the route to get your desired distance in.

Usually by the end of run we have solved the country’s economic crisis, resolved local political issues, tore to shreds decades of training theories replacing them with our own, re invented everything about sports nutrition “Yes it’s ok to have a fry the morning of the marathon and a few pints the night before”, gone through the history of Sligo Runners races and times, repetitively abused each other and our football teams and then at the end “sure we’ll do it again next Saturday”

p.s. After all that I will miss this weeks Long Run

Monday, July 11, 2011

National Juvenile Track and Field Results.

The first phase of the National Championships took place over two days in Tullamore on Saturday and Sunday. These Championships are the culmination of a years hard training for young Athletes and provide a searching test for those who have qualified from Regional Events. Just to qualify is an achievement but to get to a final or win a medal is a great boost to a young Athletes morale.

Athletes from the various clubs in Sligo proved up to the task with a host of good performances and plenty of medals.

Day one saw Colm Bourke of Sligo do well in his under 18 triple jump after a shaky start.

Graham and Stacey Kerr were 4th and 3rd in their heats over 100ms and qualified for their finals where they acquitted themselves well. Zak Irwin was a comfortable second in the heats , a position he also took in the final in the under 16 boys 100ms.Ania Bednoz, Emily Burns and Kevin Mc Glynn all made 100m finals while North Sligo took home a gold in the boys under 17 100ms courtesy of a clear win for Ciaran Elliott in the under 17 100ms while his clubmate , Odhran Byrne Gildea took a
bronze in his under 15 100ms final after both Athletes qualified easily in their heats.

In the sprint hurdle races Shane Mooney of Tireragh AC did well to be 3rd in his under 13 heat and 6th in the final.

Louise Mulvaney was 5th in her under 17 sprint hurdles final, a position she also occupied in the 300ms hurdles final, an event in which she could well win a medal with another year behind her.

Lee Currid of North Sligo was 5th in his hurdles final over 80ms and did well over the longer race later.

While day one was good for Sligo Athletes , day two was a revelation with Cian Mc Bride just missing a National record by one second as he narrowly beat his North Sligo clubmate William Crowe to take the under 15 800ms in just under 2mins 3 secs. At the presentation it was announced that Cians father Brian had lifted the same gold medal 37 years ago but no record of the time.

More gold followed for Kilian O Connor and Leo Doherty of Sligo as they took first in the under 19 3000ms and under 12 600ms respectively.

In the under 17 3000ms James Mc Geough almost emulated his clubmates gold over the same distance but was edged to bronze in a tight finish.

Aaron Murtagh from South Sligo but competing with Balina repeated his Schools win in the Triple Jump with a gold at under 19 level.

There were strong performances from Shane and Darren Kilcawleyand Dylan Carty over 800ms ,while in the girls 800ms Claire Conlon and Caelinn Mc Gonigle did well.