Thursday, June 28, 2012
Ransboro 10K is Race 5 in the Filans Centra/Sligo Credit Union Road Race League In aid of Ransboro Development Association Sligo starting at 6.30PM this Saturday 30th June We have assembled a high quality team of pacers in Enda Dineen Declan Foley and myself to pace the 45 / 50 /55 min groups MC will be Michael O Connell Timing team of Terry Hayes and Ann McHugh Register on the Run Ireland website €12.00 Registration on the day €15.00 4.00- 6.00 pm at Ransboro school
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Athletics Ireland have confirmed that two Sligo athletes have been selected on the Irish schools team for the Home Countries International in Kent in three weeks’ time after their success at the interprovincial Tailteann games in Santry last weekend. Sligo AC clubman Zak Irwin from Sligo Grammar School will contest both the 100 and 200 metre events, and is set to compete on the 4x100 metre relat team as well. North Sligo’s Cian McBride from Summerhill College will compete in the 800m discipline. Both Irwin and McBride still have another year to compete at this level. Well done to both lads.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Stacey Kerr had a brilliant run to finish 4th in the Tailteann Games 300m and orla muvihill ran really well in the 3,000m, Another fantastic achievement was that of Stacey Kerr who was part of the Connaught team that made history by winning the 4 x 300mtrs Relay. Today Killian O'Connor won the 3,000m steeplechase at the National Junior Championships in Tullamore in a time 0f 10.31 almost a minute ahead of second place, also Emily Burns finished 2nd, Colm Bourke continues his return from injury with a 6m10cm jump to finish 5th likewise Rachael Kilgallen finished a credible 5th in the girls U23 800m. Well done to all.
Sligo AC athlete Richard Gorman from Colooney ran a superb personal best in today's Longford half marathon, Richard ran 74min 29sec to finish 2nd male and third overall just behind our Olympic Marathoner Linda Byrne from Dublin. This is just reward for Richard who trains exceptionally hard and can be seen pounding the tar of the Sligo to Colooney dual Carriageway some mornings that early that the birds haven't even got out of their nests. Richard was no sooner across the finish line but he was heard saying that he now needs to go sub 74...Well done Richard from all in Sligo AC and we have no doubt that we will be very soon reading about the sub 74.
Please find attached a link to the Provisional Results for the Connaught Track and Field \ Day 2. If you are unable to access the results just drop me a line to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward a copy. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=c06d9373b2&view=att&th=1381ddf277a8fce7&attid=0.1&disp=safe&zw
The Tailteann Games schools Inter Provincial was held in unfavourable windy conditions in Santry on Saturday there were a number of exceptional performances by Sligo AC athletes, but the pick of the day was a double by our own ever impressive Zak Irwin, who won the 100mtrs & 200mtrs -the later event in a time of 22.7secs and into a strong home straight breeze, once again Zak is proving that this young lad is a star unfolding in front of us each time he hits the track, congratulations Zak from all your friends in Sligo AC .
Saturday, June 23, 2012
It is understood that 6 months down the line and the Sligo AC Grizzly Bears are still sleeping out in Union Wood.. these rare creatures are now so accustomed to the Hill billy life style that one was herd humming the theme tune from the film Deliverence this morning..."Not a good sign", As the Dublin City Marathon is getting closer we can expect to see these bears been reintroduced to their natural habitat "Road Running" in the coming weeks but if not we will have to send the park rangers in to try and hunt them out...
Congrats to Sligo AC and Sligo Tri Club athlete Jason Mc Morrow who finished in 3rd place in the Westport Triathlon. All Jason's fans will be delighted to see him gain a podium place, well deserved Jay. Best of luck to Sligo AC’s Zak Irwin, Stacey Kerr, Orla Mulvihill, Orlaith Delahunt, Killian O'Connor, Rachael Kilgallen, Colm Colm Bourke & Emily Burns all in serious contention for medals! in today’s Tailteann Games where they will represent Connaught also on Sunday at the Junior & U23 National Championships. Good luck to all Sligo AC members who are competing in the Gael Force North, It’s only a 10K run, 14K cycle, 1K Kayak, Run Mount Errigal... & finish with a 10K cycle……..”I’m tired saying it”… Sligo AC's stars of the future are also competing in the Community Games county finals at Sligo IT this weekend and we wish them well, and remember where ever you finish in your event you are still a winner...
For some Saturday morning means a lengthy sleep in, a cuppa in bed and maybe read for a while...but not for these Sligo AC hardy souls, they were spotted by our AC spy pounding the roads of the county this morning and even stopped for a bit of fruit picking... well done Ladies in rather wet conditions this morning, by the way Dublin is less than 19 weeks away.... :)
Congrats to Sligo AC's Seamus Somers who won the Dawn Run 10K in 35.50 this morning in Carrick on Shannon closely followed home by Danny Hannon with Eamon Dunbar in 3rd place. A good morning's work by the Sligo AC lads.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Sligo AC members had a great day out in Mullagmore for the Sprint Triathlon today, In very Tough conditions so well done everyone on competing and finishing a very difficult event, If you can get through a swim like that you will do any triathlon. Good performances all round so well done and you should all be proud of what you have achieved. The picture shows what it’s all about “enjoyment” I have heard that it was the thought of the champagne that Sharon had waiting at the finish that got a lot of you through the swim, “Slainte”
Ransboro 10K - 30th June - is Race 5 in the Filans Centra/Sligo Credit Union Road Race League In aid of Ransboro Development Association Sligo Register Run Ireland €12.00 Registration on the day €15.00 4.00- 6.00 pm at Ransboro school The course starts and finishes outside Ransboro National School winding its way along quiet country roads over slightly undulating terrain overlooked by Knocknarae. The race should attract a broad field of walkers, joggers and runners and is an ideal preparatory race for those getting in shape for the much more challenging “Warriors Run” in Strandhill in August. Registration is at Ransboro National School from 4.00pm with adjoining changing facilities in Ransboro Community Park. Start times are walkers 6.15pm Childrens Race (No charge) 6.00 pm with runners at 6.30pm Contact Name: Clive Kivlehan / Trevor Hunter Contact Number: 0872100481 / 0868299335
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
A big well done to Sligo AC's Killian O'Connor who has just won the European Mountain Running trials in Wicklow, he will now go forward to the Europeans in Turkey next month. Well done Killian!!. Well done to all Sligo AC's athletes who competed in the annual maugherow 10K last Saturday evening, again there was a great turn out for this well established race in the beautiful surroundings of Raughely Harbour, the sun was shining and the race for positions was just as hot, well done again. The Sligo AC stars of the future were on show again last Saturday in the Connaught finals held in Galway, in very warm conditions each and every one performed to a very high standard and the future of Sligo AC looks very bright indeed, a big thank you to the coaches for getting the Kid's to this stage and also to the Parents for travelling to see their stars shine... While you are trying to convince yourself to go out for a leisurely run but are thinking of how tired you are spare a thought for one of our friends from the Sligo Triathlon Club Sligo's very own David Downes who has just completed a double Iron man Triathlon in England last weekend, David completed this endurance event in a remarkable time of 39 hours and yes I have printed 39 hours, so a massive well done to you David and you truely are an Enduraman.. There is also a number of events coming up this coming weekend which a number of our club colleagues are participating in, so best of luck to all in the Mullaghmore triathlon, and also in the Sligo Champion Streets of Sligo 5K, Give you best and above all enjoy it...
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
A massive well done to all Sligo AC ladies who completed the Flora Dublin Womens Mini Marathon on Bank holiday Monday, The race was held in fantastic conditions even if some found the heat tough going at times, A total of 40,000 ladies took to the streets to test them selves as well as raising millions of Euro for very worthy charities. A special mention must go to Eimear O'Brien, the Sligo AC Athlete completed the course in a time of 37:10 crossing the line in 14th place overall. Some of the charities that benefited from local runners participation were Cystic Fibrosis and the Motor Neuron Association, pictured are of some of these charity runners.Well done to all you should be very proud of what you have achieved. Results from the Dublin Womens Mini Marathon can be found at http://apps.florawomensminimarathon.ie/past-results/
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Pictures of some of the Sligo AC Kids who participated in the County Track and Field games held in Tireragh (Skreen) last Thursday evening, the winners now go through to the Connaught finals in Galway next weekend. Well done to all.
A big congratulations to all Sligo AC "Ladies" who are to compete in the Dublin Mini Marathon on Bank holiday Monday, this is an event that raises massive amounts of money for very worthy causes while also challenging the girls to reach their own personal goals, so best of luck to you all ye are super.
A big congratulations to Sligo AC's Zak Irwin who doubled up today (Saturday) at the All Ireland School's Track and Field championships, Zak blitzed the field in the 100Mtr final to achieve a PB of 10.92 which is a phenomenal time for this youngster, Zak then doubled up and won the 200Mtr final in a time of 22.31 and there is no doubt we are going to see a lot of this young man on the big stage and you can be assured it wont be that long. Well done to you Zak from all your supporters in Sligo AC, We are all very proud of you
Friday, June 1, 2012
Sligo Athletic Club U9, U10, U11 boys and girls took part in the Co Sligo Team Event in Skreen/Dromard Community Park last Wednesday evening. It was an excellent evening of athletics and Sligo AC had 52 teams present. 26 Sligo AC teams won medals and will now progress to the Connaught Team Event in Galway on 9th June and hopefully will qualify for the All Ireland Team Event in Cork at the end of June. A massive well done to all these young athletes who are our stars of the future and also a big well done and thank you to the Sligo AC coaching staff who dedicate a lot of their own personal time in helping and preparing these Boy's and Girl's for these event's. Happy Running Kid's. Pictured below are 2 of the "Kid's" who participated on the day.....Amy Deering, and Terence Hayes