Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sligo AC's Royalty....

Congratulations to Sligo AC members who competed in the very challenging "King Of The Hill" in Keash on Garland Sunday, This 10K took the athletes
to the top of Keash hill, (to put it in perspective this climb is the equivalent of running the height of Knocknarea all in the first 3K,,,,,), Sligo AC's Richard Gorman finished second in a fantastic
time of 36:08 which was a massive feat considering Richard won the Lough Arrow 8 mile road race the evening before, Friend of Sligo AC Derek Hunter finished in third in a super time of just under 40:00, and Sligo AC member Enda Dineen finished in a very strong fifth place in 43:00, congratulations to all showing great endurance in this very difficult race.

Warrior warm up.....

Congrats and well done to Sligo AC's Seamus Somers who won the Knocknarea 8 mile loop run this morning in 48.20 followed home by Fergal Henry from the Sligo Tri Club in 2nd and Sligo AC's John Whelan finishing a fine 3rd. Well done to Sligo Ac's Deirdre Deering who had a great run to lead home the ladies in 62.45 followed home by Geraldine Gilroy and Aishling Cawley. A well organised run followed with a nice cuppa. Congratulations to all.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Busy Weekend with great success.......

Well done to all Sligo AC athletes today in the Woodies AAI National Juvenile Track & Field Championships in Tullamore with 4 medals and a lot of good runs, Zak Irwin won the u17 boys 200m in great style (8 National Medals this year), Colm Bourke won silver with a huge jump of 6.60 in u18 boys long jump, Emily Burns was unlucky to finish 4th in u19 girls long jump. Orlaith Delahunt silver and Robbie Kelly bronze medals in the walks and excellent runs from James McGeough u18 1500m Graham & Stacey Kerr & Ciaran mcGlone in the 200m and Dylan Carty in the u17 walk performed with excellent credit. Well done to our neighbours in North Sligo who had 1-2 as usual in the u16 1500m in Cian mcBride & William Crowe, Odhran Gildea got a brilliant silver in the u16 200m & Shane Gillen 6th in the u18 200m final. SLIGO is on the up in the athletics world, Congratulation one and all from your friends in Sligo AC.

Also congratulations to all club members who participated in the wide range of events being held over the weekend, Coolaney 8K, Lough Arrow 8 Mile and the Strandhill Loop, all tough events but which will stand to all over the coming months.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Olympic Journey......

Pictured above is well known Sligo AC athlete, coach and former Chairman Ray Flynn,
the Calry native is a fantastic ambassador for athletics and this can be seen every Tuesday and Thursday evening at the Sligo IT athletic track where Ray can be found passing on his wealth of knowledge to the younger and upcoming Sligo AC stars. Ray him self was a very competitive athlete both at long distance running having a PB of 2:38 in the Dublin City Marathon but most notably at his beloved Race walking where Ray really shone on the local and international stage. Ray is now preparing to attend his 4th Olympic Games and for this Olympics he will be attending as Chairman of High Performance Athletics Ireland, Ray will also be accompanying 3 of his Race walking stars which under Ray's expert tuition qualified for the London games. We at Sligo AC want to take this opportunity firstly to thank Ray for all his hard work, dedication and commitment to Sligo AC throughout the years and wish him and all his Team Ireland athletes the very best of luck in London and we will all be shouting for your success.
Stay safe.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Weekend Update

A massive well done to Sligo AC athlete Emmett Dunleavy who finished 5th in the Fingal 10K today in a super time of 32:53, well done Emmett from all your friends in Sligo AC.

Well done to Sligo AC's Zak Irwin wining a Bronze medal in the 200mtrs atthe schools International in Ashford England yesterday (Saturday), Earlier in the week saw Aishan Patil and J.P Carty run PB's over 800m in Santry and Colm Bourke competed well in the Cork City Sports, well done to all from all in Sligo AC.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Rescue Support

Pictured is Sligo AC Chairman Michael "Facebook" O'Connell presenting Brian Sexton with €300 to the Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue team, proceeds from the trail run organised by Sligo AC on Wednesday evening last where 65 runners braved the hilly terrain of Union wood, and Sligo AC would like to congratulate and thank all who took part for their great support.

Run In Mayo...

The 20th Balla 10k will take place on July 28th at 7pm. It is the third race in Mayo AC C&C Cellular 2012 Road League.
This traditional race has an established place on the calendar and has always attracted runners from the top clubs in the west and further afield. The 10k course has a reputation for being tough but fair, and the same runners come back year after year - love it or loathe it. As well as the ups and downs, there are straight flat stretches and a fast downhill main street finish. The race open to all - run, walk, jog. . Fit4Life groups, Men on the Move, especially welcome
Full details are on They include a 2,000 euro cash prize fund spread across a range of categories from junior/senior to o60.
Chip timing. This year clubs will compete for team prizes.The combined times of the first three men and women club finishers will count. There will be medals and high viz jackets for all finishers. Refreshments at Community Centre. Showers at GAA club.

Enter (20 euro) through or on the day at the Community centre from 5.30. race start 7pm. A "Sheebeen" 2k race for u16 boys and girls will start at 6.30.
Contact Brendan 087 2941227

Charities to Benefit....

Taking Place on Saturday 8th September 2012 at 3pm Sharp on The Mall, Sligo. Children’s Races Start at 2pm Sharp on The Mall, Sligo.


Registration from 12.30 pm in The Catacombs, The Mall, Sligo.

Entry Fee is:
€10 Seniors/Veterans (over age 19),
€5 Juniors (age 15- under 19) &
Children (under age 15) €2

All Proceeds are in aid of:
Calry Parish Church Fund & The Irish Wheelchair Association

Trophies & Medals Sponsored by Leslie Bagnall, Cordners, Sligo & Kenneth Hunter,Menswear, Sligo, which will be given to:
1st, 2nd, 3rd Senior (Age 19-40) Male & Female Runner
1st, 2nd, 3rd Veteran (from Age Over 40) Male & Female Runner
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Junior (Age 15- Under 19) Male & Female Runner
1st Male & Female Walker
1st , 2nd, 3rd Child (Age 10- Under 15) Boy & Girl in the Children’s Race
1st, 2nd, 3rd Child (Under 10) Boy & Girl in the Children’s Race

Other Prizes will be awarded amongst all other runners & walkers

Tea & Refreshments & Prize Giving after the race in
The Catacombs, The Mall, Sligo.

Any Enquiries Contact:
Revd. Patrick Bamber @ 0719146513
Pauline Henry @ 0863530195,
Margaret Henry @ 0863300474

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Runners take Flight...

Best of luck to two hugely talented Sligo juvenile athletes who will represent Ireland in the Aviva Schools International in England this Saturday.All athletic followers in Sligo send Zak Irwin and Cian Mc Bride best wishes as they compete against the best from Wales,England & Scotland.Well done to their coaches for taking the lads to this level. Best of luck from all your friends in Sligo AC..

King Of The Mountains...

The tour de France is not the only place you will find a King Of The Mountains, Sligo AC has their very own Royal..that is no other than the fantastic Danny Hannon, Danny was the first runner home in the 7K Trail run held in Union wood this evening in a time of 31 minutes, the course was VERY challenging to say the least but for anyone that knows him you will know the hill's is where Danny really shows his class. There was a total of 65 brave souls who took the challenge and well done to you all. Happy Running...

Monday, July 16, 2012

Tireragh 4 Mile results.

Pos. Number Name Club / Categor Finish Offset

1 112 Emmett Dunleavy Sligo AC SM 0:20:23 0:00:00

2 244 Alan Maguire SM 0:21:07 0:00:44

3 169 Killian O'Connor Sligo AC SM 0:21:39 0:01:16

4 1013 Saemus Somers Sligo AC SM 0:21:52 0:01:29

5 201 Danny Hannon Sligo AC M50 0:22:25 0:02:02

6 1004 Alan Kearins Sligo AC SM 0:22:33 0:02:10

7 203 Derek Hunter M40 0:23:17 0:02:54

8 1024 Garry Gallagher Nth Sligo AC SM 0:23:21 0:02:58

9 131 David Kearins Sligo AC M40 0:23:23 0:03:00

10 1002 Michael Carroll Nth Sligo AC SM 0:23:25 0:03:02

11 126 Neal Higgins Sligo AC SM 0:23:30 0:03:07

12 208 Brendan Hession Mayo AC SM 0:23:33 0:03:10

13 207 Patrick Walsh Mayo AC SM 0:23:48 0:03:25

14 152 Michael O'Connell Sligo AC M40 0:23:52 0:03:29

15 116 Stephen Finnigan Sligo AC M50 0:24:02 0:03:39

16 185 John Whelan Sligo AC SM 0:24:04 0:03:41

17 241 Tom Meehan Sligo AC M50 0:24:05 0:03:42

18 160 Conal Sexton Sligo AC SM 0:24:11 0:03:48

19 103 Brendan Brett South Sligo AC M40 0:24:24 0:04:01

20 1028 Karl Boyce Sligo AC M40 0:24:27 0:04:04

21 199 Matty Regan SM 0:24:35 0:04:12

22 187 Mary Hanley NaFianna F40 0:24:40 0:04:17

23 1015 Keith Raymond SM 0:24:55 0:04:32

24 146 Maurice Meade Sligo AC SM 0:25:01 0:04:38

25 216 Paul Deering Sligo AC M40 0:25:02 0:04:39

26 1047 John Kilgallen SM 0:25:05 0:04:42

27 210 Dominic Regan Mayo AC M40 0:25:06 0:04:43

28 164 Aisling Van Rensburg Nth Sligo AC SL 0:25:07 0:04:44

29 128 Trevor Hunter Sligo AC M50 0:25:09 0:04:46

30 233 Paul McGrath Sth Sligo AC M40 0:25:11 0:04:48

31 1046 John Quinn SM 0:25:13 0:04:50

32 234 Una McCool Nth Sligo AC SL 0:25:14 0:04:51

33 159 Padraic Scanlon Sligo AC M40 0:25:31 0:05:08

34 1011 Michael Casey Sligo AC M40 0:25:38 0:05:15

35 110 Nicky Davey Sligo AC SM 0:25:44 0:05:21

36 141 Elizabeth McCabe Nth Sligo AC F40 0:25:50 0:05:27

Pos. Number Name Club / Categor Finish Offset

37 184 Fintan Whelan Sligo AC SM 0:26:10 0:05:47

38 1001 Gerard Kilfeather Nth Sligo AC M50 0:26:11 0:05:48

39 170 Helen Stockdale F40 0:26:12 0:05:49

40 1048 Martin Melvin SM 0:26:13 0:05:50

41 1029 kieran Coleman Sl;igo Tri Club SM 0:26:14 0:05:51

42 1062 Adrian Devaney SM 0:26:27 0:06:04

43 143 Paul McGarrigle Knocknarea SM 0:26:29 0:06:06

44 242 Ambrose Gaughan Mayo AC M40 0:26:30 0:06:07

45 231 Cindy McCarthy Sligo AC F40 0:26:51 0:06:28

46 1034 Nicky McDermott jm 0:26:54 0:06:31

47 1057 Trevor McDaid Nth Leitrim AC M40 0:26:59 0:06:36

48 223 James Callaghan SM 0:27:17 0:06:54

49 1060 Conor McElhinney SM 0:27:19 0:06:56

50 123 Mary Gilmartin Nth Sligo AC F40 0:27:20 0:06:57

51 243 Noreen McManamon Mayo AC F40 0:27:25 0:07:02

52 202 Ann Hunter F40 0:27:27 0:07:04

53 191 Andrea Horgan Nth Sligo AC SL 0:27:39 0:07:16

54 235 Anne Byrne Nth Sligo AC SL 0:27:44 0:07:21

55 238 Michael McDermott M50 0:27:46 0:07:23

56 247 Hugh Gallagher Letterkenny AC M50 0:27:50 0:07:27

57 215 Paul Kerrigan Nth Sligo AC M40 0:27:52 0:07:29

58 1040 Martin Clarkin SM 0:27:56 0:07:33

59 249 Patricia McCosker Nth Sligo AC 0:27:57 0:07:34

60 124 Geraldine Gilroy Sligo AC F40 0:28:07 0:07:44

61 214 John Currid Nth Sligo AC M40 0:28:09 0:07:46

62 1014 Lorraine Cuffe Sligo AC SL 0:28:11 0:07:48

63 1020 Jerry O'Grady Coolaney SM 0:28:13 0:07:50

64 217 Deirdre Deering Sligo AC F40 0:28:15 0:07:52

65 186 Catherine Bradley Sligo AC F40 0:28:17 0:07:54

66 224 John Best SM 0:28:27 0:08:04

67 177 Rianne McHugh Sligo AC SL 0:28:31 0:08:08

68 125 Pauline Henry Sligo AC SL 0:28:33 0:08:10

69 221 Linda Lally Nth sligo AC SL 0:28:34 0:08:11

70 1032 Martin Feeney F50 0:28:36 0:08:13

71 196 Fergus Kilcullen SM 0:28:37 0:08:14

72 183 Enda Whelan Sligo AC M60 0:28:39 0:08:16

73 106 Aaron Cadden Sligo AC jm 0:28:42 0:08:19

74 1005 Aishling Cawley Sligo AC SL 0:28:45 0:08:22

75 245 Donal Kilcullen Tireragh AC jm 0:28:47 0:08:24

76 248 Karen Gillen Nth Sligo AC F40 0:28:48 0:08:25

77 237 James Hardiman Nth Sligo AC M40 0:28:50 0:08:27

Pos. Number Name Club / Categor Finish Offset

78 148 Seamus Neary Tireragh AC jm 0:28:52 0:08:29

79 176 Willie Parke Sligo M60 0:29:08 0:08:45

80 138 Paul Maye Dromahair SM 0:29:31 0:09:08

81 1043 Joe stagg Ballymote M50 0:29:35 0:09:12

82 218 Keenan Deering Sligo AC jm 0:29:37 0:09:14

83 212 Cathy McCarthy Sligo AC F40 0:29:40 0:09:17

84 119 Mary Furey Tireragh AC F40 0:29:43 0:09:20

85 145 Brendan McIntyre Curry SM 0:29:45 0:09:22

86 200 Gerry Gilmartin M40 0:29:56 0:09:33

87 209 Dawn Regan Mayo AC JW 0:29:59 0:09:36

88 133 Michael Kilcullen Tireragh AC M50 0:30:00 0:09:37

89 1012 Padraig Gorman M40 0:30:01 0:09:38

90 197 Brendan Kilcullen SM 0:30:03 0:09:40

91 111 Ciaran Donnellan Sligo AC M50 0:30:05 0:09:42

92 150 Jim O'Carroll Skreen M40 0:30:09 0:09:46

93 158 Herve Rouxel Sligo M40 0:30:11 0:09:48

94 250 AlisonO'Sullivan Nth Sligo AC F40 0:30:16 0:09:53

95 1041 Trevor Kelly SM 0:30:19 0:09:56

96 1016 Grainne Cannon Nth sligo AC SL 0:30:23 0:10:00

97 122 Ann Gilmartin Enniscrone F40 0:30:55 0:10:32

98 173 eoghan Sheehan SM 0:30:58 0:10:35

99 192 Karen Sweeney Sth Sligo AC SL 0:31:03 0:10:40

100 198 Michelle Henry Nth Sligo AC SL 0:31:06 0:10:43

101 165 Anthony Walsh Sth Sligo AC M50 0:31:31 0:11:08

102 230 Clive Kivlehan SM 0:31:45 0:11:22

103 118 Maggie Fox Tireragh AC SL 0:31:48 0:11:25

104 194 Deirdre Staunton F40 0:31:51 0:11:28

105 167 Rose Young Sligo AC F50 0:32:16 0:11:53

106 188 Janice Currid Nth Sligo AC SL 0:32:18 0:11:55

107 1006 Finbar Filan Sligo AC M40 0:32:29 0:12:06

108 132 Noirin Kelly Tireragh AC F40 0:32:36 0:12:13

109 190 Rose Hennigan Nth Sligo AC SL 0:32:41 0:12:18

110 108 Rachel Conlon Calry AC SL 0:32:42 0:12:19

111 144 Brian McGauran Sligo M40 0:32:46 0:12:23

112 107 Jillian Casey Crusaders AC SL 0:32:47 0:12:24

113 239 jim Davis Tireragh AC jm 0:32:49 0:12:26

114 189 Marie Feeney Nth Sligo AC SL 0:32:50 0:12:27

115 115 Katrina Finnigan Tireragh AC SL 0:32:54 0:12:31

116 101 Deirdre Boland Tireragh AC SL 0:32:55 0:12:32

117 204 Michael Carney SM 0:33:08 0:12:45

118 193 Sandra Boyers Sth Sligo AC SL 0:33:09 0:12:46

Pos. Number Name Club / Categor Finish Offset

119 172 Gilian Sweeney SL 0:33:19 0:12:56

120 205 Brian McCann M40 0:33:21 0:12:58

121 117 Carmel Flynn Sligo F40 0:33:27 0:13:04

122 228 Bernie Flynn Sligo AC F50 0:33:29 0:13:06

123 226 Maeve Hayes SL 0:33:34 0:13:11

124 1059 Ellen Phillips SL 0:33:42 0:13:19

125 179 Kieran Hargadon SM 0:33:45 0:13:22

126 1019 Martina Kilgallon Sligo AC F50 0:34:00 0:13:37

127 163 Paul Tolan Fivemilebourne SM 0:34:17 0:13:54

128 219 Damien Kerrigan M40 0:34:27 0:14:04

129 213 Conor McCarthy Sligo aC M50 0:34:30 0:14:07

130 232 Marie Jones Dunboyne AC F50 0:34:37 0:14:14

131 1050 Sinead Tempany SL 0:34:46 0:14:23

132 1017 Maeve McCormack SligoAC F40 0:34:48 0:14:25

133 161 Fionnuala Silke Tireragh aC SL 0:34:54 0:14:31

134 157 Karen Rouxel Sligo F40 0:35:04 0:14:41

135 109 Winnie Connolly Sligo F40 0:35:14 0:14:51

136 1039 Jack Clarke jm 0:35:19 0:14:56

137 1044 Emer Whyte SL 0:35:28 0:15:05

138 171 Nola Gibbons SL 0:35:29 0:15:06

139 156 Mary O'Meara Tireragh AC SL 0:35:38 0:15:15

140 182 Eamonn Lonergan SM 0:35:40 0:15:17

141 1027 Lorraine O'Meara SL 0:35:44 0:15:21

142 140 Sorcha McManus Tireragh aC SL 0:35:49 0:15:26

143 1056 Bernie O'Connor Sligo SL 0:35:51 0:15:28

144 1003 Patsy Prior F40 0:35:58 0:15:35

145 135 Marie Kilfeather Sligo SL 0:36:02 0:15:39

146 155 Frankie O'Mahony Sligo AC M40 0:36:03 0:15:40

147 1033 Deirdre Murphy JW 0:36:37 0:16:14

148 1018 Mary Heffernan F40 0:36:42 0:16:19

149 227 Jacinta Walsh Sligo AC SL 0:36:57 0:16:34

150 139 Sarah McGuinness Foxford SL 0:37:24 0:17:01

151 162 Giulia Tesoriero Sligo SL 0:37:33 0:17:10

152 1045 Tara Kelly SL 0:37:40 0:17:17

153 178 Martina Conlon F40 0:37:47 0:17:24

154 1007 Patricia Brogan SL 0:38:14 0:17:51

155 113 Sharon Eastwood Tireragh AC F40 0:38:17 0:17:54

156 130 Deirdre Johnston Dromore West - SL 0:38:18 0:17:55

157 137 Josephine Marley Skreen F40 0:38:20 0:17:57

158 134 Annie Kilcullen Tireragh AC F40 0:38:31 0:18:08

159 1049 Jamie O'Carroll Tireragh AC SM 0:38:37 0:18:14

Pos. Number Name Club / Categor Finish Offset

160 1008 Anne O'Hara F50 0:39:10 0:18:47

161 1010 Colarine Colleary Sligo AC SL 0:39:13 0:18:50

162 104 Alvinia Byrne TUAM SL 0:39:15 0:18:52

163 1061 Noreen Walsh SL 0:39:25 0:19:02

164 1009 Lisa Cuffe SL 0:39:27 0:19:04

165 1051 Peter Leech Tireragh AC jm 0:39:58 0:19:35

166 1063 Pat Lang M40 0:40:01 0:19:38

167 114 Amanda Farry Coolaney - SL 0:40:03 0:19:40

168 1026 Sheila McDermott Tireragh AC F40 0:40:36 0:20:13

169 1021 Vanessa Dunleavy SL 0:40:58 0:20:35

170 105 Conor Cadden Sligo jm 0:41:06 0:20:43

171 166 John Ward Tireragh AC M40 0:41:49 0:21:26

172 181 Fiona Finnegan SL 0:41:52 0:21:29

173 1042 Dicky Connolly SM 0:41:58 0:21:35

174 225 Isabelle McPhillips Tireragh AC JW 0:42:28 0:22:05

175 1058 Dawn Burrows F50 0:42:56 0:22:33

176 180 Susan Baker SL 0:42:58 0:22:35

177 229 Siobhan Fallon Tireragh AC F50 0:43:18 0:22:55

178 142 Lisa McDaniel Fitness4All SL 0:43:37 0:23:14

179 102 Mary Bradley Neary Tireragh AC F40 0:43:53 0:23:30

180 246 Ann Gallagher FW 0:43:57 0:23:34

181 1054 Orla Bonner Tireragh AC SL 0:43:59 0:23:36

182 1025 Vivienne Egan SL 0:44:00 0:23:37

183 154 Frances O'Grady Tireragh AC SL 0:44:26 0:24:03

184 1022 Ciara Mooney Tireragh AC JW 0:44:47 0:24:24

185 240 Holly Dawn Tireragh AC JW 0:44:52 0:24:29

186 1055 Emma Bonner Tireragh AC JW 0:44:54 0:24:31

187 149 Lisa Neary Dromore West SL 0:44:56 0:24:33

188 136 Sharon Kilgannon Ballina SL 0:44:57 0:24:34

189 120 Deirdre Gethins Tireragh AC F40 0:47:45 0:27:22

190 168 Sean Dooner South West Vets M60 0:48:28 0:28:05

191 206 Gillia Gilgan SL 0:48:40 0:28:17

192 195 Niamh Gallagher FW 0:49:47 0:29:24

193 220 Anne Keerrigan F40 0:49:48 0:29:25

194 121 Kelly Gethins Ballymote FW 0:52:55 0:32:32

195 147 Maria Murray Tireragh AC FW 0:52:56 0:32:33

196 174 Christine O'Carroll Tireragh AC FW 0:53:52 0:33:29

197 175 Michelle Murray Tireragh AC FW 0:53:53 0:33:30

198 1023 Ann McDermlott SL 0:56:05 0:35:42

199 1031 Thelma Banks Dromahair Walking FW 0:57:39 0:37:16

200 236 Colin Davis Tireragh AC M40 0:58:05 0:37:42

Pos. Number Name Club / Categor Finish Offset
201 1038 Gerard Clarke MW 0:58:06 0:37:43

202 1035 Ann Reilly F40 0:59:58 0:39:35

203 1036 Amanda Horan Tireragh AC SL 0:59:59 0:39:36

204 1037 patricia Clarke FW 1:00:01 0:39:38

205 211 Lily Flynn FW 1:01:10 0:40:47

206 1030 Harry Banks Dromahair Walking ClubMW 1:01:11 0:40:48

207 1052 Freda Clarke FW 1:02:20 0:41:57

208 222 Liam Gallagher jm 1:02:30 0:42:07

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Tour De Ireland......

For those of you who don't know Stevie Finnegan Stevie is a member of Sligo AC and a regular member of the famous 7:57 club, Stevie has become one of the familiar faces in the running scene in Sligo over the past number of years, however running was not always Stevie's first love, and the truth be known it still isn't, Stevie who is a true Scot's man was a very competitive cyclist and won 2 stages of the very famous FBD Milk Ras in the 1980's, cycling as part of the Scottish team which went on to win the International Team event, this competitive side to Stevie has now carried over to his running and he is clocking some fantastic times in everything he competes in, be it on the road, on the track or in the fields during the cross country season, but it also has to be said that Stevie Finnegan is a true gentleman and a privilege to know. This was a truly super performance and merited been remembered by "Reeling in the years" so well done Stevie from all your friends in Sligo AC. I have attached the actual advertising poster for the event at the time and also the link below to the details of Stevie's famous wins.

Zak "Bullet" Irwin

Once again we are delighted to take the time out to salute Sligo AC's exceptional young star Zak Irwin, this young man as I have printed in many earlier posts is not just going to be a star of the future he is already a star, and he "shone" very bright today in the Woodies DIY AAI Juvenile T&F Championships in Tullamore, Zak added to his already rising amount of gold medals by winning the National under 17 100 meters in a time of 11.14. We will continue to watch this young man's rise to fame with great pleasure and support, and Zak just to let you know we in Sligo AC are all very proud of your achievements, continued success and Happy Running.

Run In Mayo...

The 20th Balla 10k will take place on July 28th at 7pm. It is the third race in Mayo AC C&C Cellular 2012 Road League.


Sligo AC Chairman Michael O'Connell made another giant step back on the Road Racing circuit last night by finishing in a fantastic time of just over 23 minutes, The man who put's the face in Facebook gave 100% and was delighted to be back chasing down his fellow athletes, as you can see from the picture Michael finished whistling a tune...Welcome back Michael from all in Sligo AC...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

PB Smashed in Clontarf...

Pictured is Sligo AC member Sharon Dineen who is obviously Happy Out after smashing her PB in Clontarf last Saturday, Sharon ran a fantastic 1:58 in the Half Marathon, Sharon eased in to it and finished strong, congratulations to Sharon from all In Sligo AC.


A Fundraiser for Marcus Moore A FUN RUN, JOG or WALK 5Km in Grange Village Friday 20th July at 7pm Novelty Prizes & Refreshments served afterwards Registration from 6pm in North Sligo Sports Complex Entry Fee €10 individual & €20 per family A Fundraiser for Marcus Moore

Dromahair 4 Mile run and Walk and Children's races

Dromahair 4 Mile run and Walk and Children's races, Sunday 19th August 2012 - 3PM Race 8 in the Filan's Centra/Sligo Credit Union Road Race League. AAI permit granted. Contact Name: Trevor McDaid Contact Number: 087 649 3491 Email: This popular event is organised by local runners in association with North Leitrim Athletic Club and has an AAI permit. The race starts and finishes on Dromahair’s Main Street. Registration will take place in the function room in The Blue Devon from 1pm on Sunday August 19th, with a €10 entry fee per person.Walkers and runners of all abilities are encouraged to participate. As usual, there will be lots of trophies to be won in a wide selection of categories. As well as the main four mile race, there will also be the usual very popular children’s races, which start at the earlier time of 2pm. The entry fee for the children’s races is €3, and every child that takes part will be given a medal. Refreshments and prize giving will take place after the main race, in the function room in The Blue Devon. The proceeds from the Dromahair 4 Mile Run and Walk will go to local causes.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Stop the clock.......

Pictured above is well known Sligo AC member Stevie Finnegan, Stevie has just won a very competitive 4 mile road race in Ballindine County Mayo, and for this we congratulate him, the funny thing about this is that it was a race with a difference, firstly the winner was not the first person across the finish line, the winner was the person who before the start while registering, predicted what time they would complete the race in, now you may think that that would be easy....but hold on I am not finished.... watches were not permitted, and there were no road markings to let you know how far you had ran and how far you had left, and as Stevie guessed his time to within 24 seconds, Stevie won the race, now the thing that all Stevie's running buddies in the 7:57 club will find amusing is that Stevie actually guessed his time so accurately due to the fact that Stevie is the Honorary owner of the prestigious Pink T-Shirt which is awarded to the person who turns up late for the 7:57 Saturday morning run, so once again Stevie Congratulations and I guess we will be seeing you bright and early on a Saturday morning now that you can tell the time...... :)

Friday, July 6, 2012


Pictured is Sligo AC member Fintan Whelan who has been selected as part of the Spartan team who will undertake this years Dublin City Marathon after been coached by well known celebrity trainer Karl Henry from Operation Transformation and a number of other experts, Fintan is part of an extended team with a member from each county so we wish our very own Spartan the very best of luck, enjoy the training and enjoy the experience, and see you on the streets of the capital on the October bank holiday Monday. From all your friends in Sligo AC.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Busy Weekend Ahead....

Once again Sligo AC athletes are off to various events in various locations, and we wish them all well as they represent our club to such a high standard, firstly the best of luck to Killian O'Connor in the European Mountain running Championships in Turkey, and all Sligo AC crew racing at the National senior Championships in santry over the weekend - Emmett Dunleavy in the 3,000m steeplechase, Eimear O'Brien in the 5,000m, Colm Bourke in the Long Jump, Emily Burns also in the Long Jump, and Zak Irwin & Gary Hynes 100m. Once again the very best of luck and Happy Running.

Sligo AC Trail Run / Jog / Walk

Sligo AC are organising a Trail Run for July 18th in Union Wood at 7:30pm. Entry fee is €5 and €2 from the entry fee will go to The Sligo Leitrim mountain rescue who provide a vital service to the North West area, The Sligo Leitrim mountain rescue team will also be on hand on the evening of the event to provide the marshalling of the course, the course it self will be aproximately 4 mile in the beautiful surroundings of Union wood where there will also be a few challenging hills thrown in so you can really put your self to the test, this is an event with a difference for a very worthy charity so go on why not put yourself to the test. "See you in the woods" on July 18th. Registrations will be taken on the evening of the event at Ballisodare GAA pitch and there will also be spot prizes on the day.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Kevin is in Heaven...

Congratulations to Sligo AC athlete Kevin McGlone who smashed his PB in a recent Masters 800mtr track event in Galway by winning in a superb time of 2:08, this was well deserved as Kevin has been putting in some serious training over the past few months and he is now reaping the rewards. Well done Kevin from all your friends in Sligo AC.

Warrior Preparation...

Great preparation run in advance of the annual Warriors run, excellent organisation and fantastic scenery, go on give it a go...

Mile Flyer...

Caelainn McGonigle winning mile number 3 at the Farmleigh Family Fitness festival last weekend

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Ransboro Results

Ransboro 10k 2012 Overall Finishings can be found at

Next Up..

Next up in the Sligo Road Racing calendar is the new Tireragh 4 Mile race on Friday July 13th, another race organised by runners for runners so get ready to head for the west Sligo location for a new experience, Go on you know you want to.

Busy Weekend.

Well done to all Sligo athletes who competed this weekend - Zak Irwin and Odhran Byrne Gildea race over 100m, Dermot McDermott and William Crowe in 800m, Cian Mc Bride in 1500m, Eimear O'Brien and Tommy Carroll in 3000m, and Caelainn McGonigle in the 800m in Birmingham Zak Irwin finished 5th in Senior 100m in Gateshead on Saturday in a time of 11.18, it was a very close race with 2nd place running 11.16 into a -1.0 wind and stuck in lane 8. Caelainn McGonigle ran 2.22 for 800m in Birmingham and Eimear O'Brien ran 10min flat for the 3,000m at the same meet, well done to all.

Phoenix Park Flyers..

2 of Sligo AC’s female athletes made the long journey to Dublin at a very early start on Saturday morning to partake in the Adidas 5 Mile road race in the capitals Phoenix Park, Ciara Donnellan and Jacinta Walsh ran superbly in this the first of the series to prepare athletes for the October bank holiday Dublin City Marathon, well done to both ladies

Enda wins in Waterford.

Sligo AC’s Enda Whelan had a fantastic day’s outing in the Viking Marathon on Saturday in Waterford winning the O-60 category in a time of 3:32, well done from all in Sligo AC.

Ransboro 10K

A fantastic turn out for the Ransboro 10K road Race held on Saturday evening where over 200 runners braved the elements to support this well established race. The conditions were difficult and the course challenging to say the least where the run was won by Sligo AC’s Tommy Casey home on vacation from studying in the States, Tommy led the field home in a time of 33:13 followed in second place by Sligo AC’s Seamie Sommers and Danny Hannon also from Sligo AC in third, Aisling Van Rensburg from North Sligo was the leading lady in a time of 40:24 followed by club mate Una McCool in a time of 40:59 and Sligo AC’s Anna Reddin was third in a time of 41:42. This race had everything from the scenery, race pacers, delicious after race food and fantastic hospitality that you should mark it in your calendar as an annual race, a run for runners organised by runners, well done to all.