Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ladies Fit for Life 5K Series - Race 4, Skreen

Last night saw the final race of this years Fit for Life 5K series. Held in Skreen, this race followed on from the high standards set in Doorly Park, Grange and Tubbercurry before.

Results from Race 4 are now available here.

Congratulations, again, to all who participated, and helped with this years Fit for Life 5K race series.

Well done Zak

Well done to Sligo AC's Zak Irwin who was a member of Ireland's 4X100 relay team at the European Team Championships at Morton Stadium in Dublin at the week-end.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Well done ladies

Well done to all the ladies that took part in last nights 5k in Tubbercurry (results). It was back to the sunshine again this week after last weeks rain in Grange. The last round of the series is next Tuesday in Skreen.

Ransboro 10KM

The Ransboro 10k is in its 5th year and this year in aid of Sligo Cancer Support Services and Ransboro Development Association.

This AAI registered race is Race 6 in the Sligo Filans Centra / Sligo Credit Union Road Race League Race series.

Nestled under the southern flank of Knocknarae, the picturesque course winds its way through quiet country backroads. The undulating course is ideal preparation for the Warriors Run in August Registration and Number collection from 4:30pm in Ransboro National School.
  • Prizes for first 3 male/female finishers
  • Prizes for first 2 male/female in usual age categories
Walkers start at 6.00pm with Runners off at 6.30pm. There will be pacers for 45, 50 and 55 minutes.

After race refreshments served in Ransboro National School.

Register now on RunIreland €12.00. Registration on the day €15.00.

Contact Trevor 0868299335 or Clive 0872100481 for further details.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sligo AC at Connacht Team Event, Athlone IT

Younger members do club proud. Pics by Carina Clarke.
Some 23 teams and 8 relay teams competed for Sligo Athletic Club in Athlone last Saturday in the Connacht Team Event competition.

All competed well and it was a good day all round for the club. Good experience was gained and some were unlucky to miss out on medals but all performed well with some personal best performances on the hottest day this year.

Congratulations to U9’s Esa McCaffrey and Eabha Cawley who won bronze in the 60m. They will now compete in the All Ireland team event in Ballybofey on 29th June.

In the U12 competition the club was represented by Eoghan Donaghy, Shane McGlone and Lauren French. Eoghan continued his good form in the turbo javelin and secured a silver medal. Eoghan will compete in the All Ireland U12 in Tullamore on 6th July.

Meanwhile the club extends best wishes to all competing in the Connacht juvenile track championships in Athlone on Sunday next (June 23rd). A strong team of athletes from under 13 upwards will compete for the club.

More photos from the day can be found on the Sligo AC's Facebook page.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Emmett wins Streets of Sligo 5k in sprint finish

An exciting sprint between Sligo AC's Emmett Dunleavy and Roger Barrett Of Ballina AC was a fitting finale to The Sligo Champion Streets of Sligo 5k road race this afternoon.

Some 450 runners and walkers took part in ideal running conditions with many personal bests being set.

A highlight of this year's event was the large number of athletes from clubs outside Sligo who took part.

A large crowd at the finish in O'Connell Street saw Emmett hold on by just a second to claim the title for the first time in the third annual running of the event, held in conjunction with Sligo AC.

Emmett won in 15.09 with Roger Barrett of Ballina AC in second with a time of 15:10. Third was Liam Feely of North Leitrim AC, last year's winner, in 15.31.

First woman home was leading Irish runner, Teresa McGloin from Finn Valley, who ran 16.48 and was ahead of Sligo AC's Mari Johnston in 18.35 and Catriona Higgins of Sportsworld third in 18.50.

Sligo AC did well also in the team events. The senior men's team of Emmett Dunleavy, Richard Gorman, Jonathan Hill and Ultan McNasser were victorious as was the club's master team of Seamus Somers, Mel Casserly, Danny Hannon and Paul Deering.

The senior women's honours went to North Sligo AC's Aisling Van Rensburg, Sarah Healy, Patricia McCosker and Andrea Horgan.

Sligo AC were the master women champions with Mari Johnston leading home her team followed by Catherine Bradley, Deirdre Deering and Cathy McCarthy.

The category winners were:

Overall First Male: Emmett Dunleavy in 15.09
Overall First Female: Teresa McGloin of Finn Valley in 16.48

Senior Male:
First was Roger Barrett Ballina AC in 15.10
Second: Liam Feely North Leitrim AC in 15.31
Third: Eamon McAndrew, Sligo Tri Club in 15.48

Senior female:
First: Catriona Higgins of Sportsworld in 18.50
Second: Aisling Van Rensburg of North Sligo AC in 18.54
Third: Sarah Healy of North Sligo AC in 1924

Male over 40:
First:Seamus Somers Sligo AC in 16.30
Second: Paul Ward Tir Chonaill AC in 16.42
Third:Thomas Kelly North Sligo AC in 17.04

Female over 40:
First: Mari Johnston Sligo AC in 18.35
Second: Monica Henry of South Sligo AC 19.58
Third: Lorraine Hosey of South Sligo AC in 20.07

Male over 45:
First: Derek Hunter in 17.50
Second: Paul McGrath of South Sligo AC in 18:34
Third: Brendan Brett of South Sligo AC in 18:49

Female over 45
First: Ann Hunter in 20.42
Second: Catherine Bradley of Sligo AC in 21.10
Third: Linda Ward in 21.36

Male over 50
First Danny Hannon of Sligo AC in 17.10
Second: Michael Clancy of Sligo AC 19.50

Female over 50
First: Geraldine McWeeney in 21.57
Second: Mary Furey of Tireragh AC in 22.03

Male over 60 winner: Vincent Flannery in 19.51
Female over 60 winner: Olivia Seery in 28.47

First male junior: Alex Hunter in 17.37
First female junior: Tara Carty of Sligo AC

Results can be found here.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Are you Ireland's Fittest Family?

This just in from Animo TV:


We are making a brand new competition series for RTE 1 called 'Ireland's Fittest Family' and we are hoping to spread the word as the closing date for applications is this Thursday the 13th of June.

Twelve families will compete against each other for the title of Ireland's Fittest Family 2013 and a cash prize of €15,000.

The challenges that the families will compete in will be adventure based and challenge even the fittest of individuals. We are looking to get the word out to different clubs and organisations across the country. It would be great to get this information circulated within the rugby and tag rugby community. Even if members cannot take part themselves, they may know of a family who would be up for the challenge.

The families will be mentored by some of the countries best sporting names including Olympic boxing Champion Kenny Egan, International Rugby coach Eddie O' Sullivan and Legendary Clare GAA manager Davy Fitz. They will also be taking part in adventure race courses in some of the countries most breathtaking locations. We are including families from all types of sporting disciplines and backgrounds. The entire family do not have to all train in the one sport either.

A team must consist of 4 family members of immediate relation, the minimum age requirement is 14 years but there is no upward age limit, there must be male and female on each team and at least one parent.

If you require any further information, or know of a family that would be suitable, please feel free to get in touch.

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Got what is takes? You'll have to prove it to the mentors

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Connacht Team Championships, and Maugherow 10K

Well done to all who competed in the Connacht team championships at under 9,10,11 and 12 in Athlone today.

There were some great performances from all the pairings in what proved to be a very long day of competition in searing temperatures.

This evening the club was also well represented in the Maugherow 10k.

Sligo AC's Marie Johnson was first woman home followed by Aisling Van Rensburg of North Sligo and Sarah Healy, also of North Sligo AC. It was Marie's second win in the Road Race league.

Liam Feely of North Leitrim AC was the overall winner followed by Tommy Kelly of North Sligo AC and Seamus Somers of Sligo AC.

Well done all in very trying conditions.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The County Sligo Trail Running Championships

 The Co Sligo Trail Running Championships take place on the 14th of August over a 9k trail in Union Wood.

Well known trailblazer Rory Conor will be taking people for a run on the route this Friday and every Friday at 7pm from the gate opposite Union Foods. Everyone is welcome so spread the word.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Streets of Sligo 5K

Just under two weeks to go to The Sligo Champion Streets of Sligo 5k run in conjunction with Sligo AC. Date: Sunday, June 16th at 1.15pm.

Register online at or

Also, entries wil be accepted at the offices of The Sligo Champion, Markievicz Road. Online entries will close on Friday week.

Entries will be accepted at the Champion offices on Saturday, June 15th and on the morning of the race (closing at midday). Entry fee is 12 euro with juniors (under 19) five euro.

Accurate course, chip timing. The race will be started by the Mayor of Sligo, Councillor David Cawley at Markievicz Road at 1.15pm.

 Prizes across a range of categories, including this year, team prizes for senior and master teams. This is the third The Sligo Champion Streets of Sligo 5k and a field of over 500 runners and walkers are expected to take part so please enter early.

 This year, the race will be part of the Filan's Centra/Sligo Credit Union Sligo Road Race League. Post race refreshments and prizegiving will take place at the Glasshouse Hotel.

 Course will be the same as in the previous two years with a finish on O'Connell Street. GardaĆ­ and Civil Defence will be on duty but marshals are also needed. Any enquiries to Paul Deering 087 2341819.