Sunday, February 23, 2014

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It has been another great week for Sligo A.C. athletes.

The week started with a call up for Emmett Dunleavey to the International squad. The event was the International road races in Armagh on Thursday night last. Emmett did himself, the club, and his country, proud by being second Irishman home on the team recording 14mins 35secs, a new personal best and club record on the road.

On Saturday evening in Spain, Alberto Sanchez, finished a magnificent 3rd to take the bronze medal in the Spanish championships.

On Sunday last it was the A.A.I. Intermediate, Masters and Juvinile B development races. The club were represented in most races and were out in force. The performance of the day came from Dermot McDermott, who literally ran his heart out to finish just outside the medals in 4th place. The fact that Dermot's preparation was hampered by sickness probably cost him a medal but he can still be happy with 4th in a high class race. Fintan Whelan also ran a good race and finished in mid division. In the masters race, which had a record field of nearly 300 toe the line, David Kearns led the squad home followed by Mel Casserly, Conal Sexton and Rory Connor.

Our Juveniles gained valuable experience with the top performance of the day coming from Ross Doherty who finished 9th in the under 11 boys race. Other good performances came from Laura Joyce, Leo Doherty, Aoife Morris, Liam Carty, Cliona Walsh, Meabh Walsh, Caoimhe Connor,  Alannah O Reilly, Cliodna O Sullivan and Amy Deering amongst others.

Next weekend it's the Connaught Juvinile championships in Athlone. Buses will depart from Pearse Road at 7.45am on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Dunleavy sets new club 5K record!

A fabulous PB of 14.35 and a new Sligo AC road 5k record saw Emmett Dunleavy finish as the leading member of the Irish Team in last nights Armagh International Road Race 5k. An amazing 45 men ran sub 15 minutes with Morpeth ACs Nick McCormick representing England winning in a time of 14.11.

Bus for Intermediate, Masters, and B Championships

A bus will depart at 7.45am from Roamer furniture Pearce Road on Sunday next (February 23rd) en route to National Intermediate, Mastets, and B championships in Dunboyne.

Intending passengers are asked to assemble not later than 7.40am.

The cost of the bus is €5 per person. Athletes are reminded that it is a National event and therefore Club vests must be worn.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Buses for Connacht Indoors

Buses will depart at 7.45am from Roamer Furniture, Pearse Road, on March 1st and 2nd, en route to Connacht Indoor Championships in Athlone.

On Saturday, March 1st, the U12 to U15's are in action, and on the Sunday, the U16 to U19's, and Seniors are in action.

Intending passengers are asked to assemble not later than 7.40am. Cost is €5 per person.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

National Indoors

Sligo AC was well represented at the National Indoors in Athlone over the weekend.

Most of the representatives were Junior Athletes acquiring experience at Senior level.

Zak Irwin exceeded expectations by taking Silver in the 200ms Final having qualified already for the 60ms Final by running heats semi final and final where he was fifth in a blanket finish. He also had to qualify for the 200ms final with a second place finish in his heat.

In the Womens 3k race walk Brenda Gannon was 4th, while Orlaith Delahunt, only 16 gained valuable experience. In the long jump, Colm Bourke and Emily Burns, did well, while Emmet Dunleavy preparing for his debut Marathon was 5th in the Senior 3k race.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Fermanagh Cross Country

Pictured after receiving their medals from Gerry Lynch President of Athletics Northern Ireland after the Fermanagh Cross Country yesterday are Sligo AC members Riona Conor winner of the U16event Jack Conor 2nd in the U14 event and Cathal Corcoran winner of the U14 event. Well done guys!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sligo AC 2014 Committee

We had our AGM last night and a new Chairman and Committee were elected. Gary Reynolds will hold the hot seat for 2014, ably supported by Vanessa Foley as Vice Chair. Carina Clarke is taking the position of Secretary, Joe Davey is the new Treasurer, with Cindy McCarthy remaining on as Child Protection Officer. Ray Flynn has taken responsibility for Public Relations. Seamus Somers and Deirdre Deering fill the captains positions for the season ahead.

The club are delighted to retain the expertise of Anne McHugh (Registrar) and Terry Hayes (Coaches Rep) for the year ahead.

Some of our new committee for 2014 - Cindy McCarthy, Ray Flynn, Joe Davey, Vanessa Foley, Carina Clarke and Gary Reynolds

We wish the new committee all the best for the year head!