Thursday, March 13, 2014

Weekend Update

A brilliant run by Sligo AC athlete David Harper was the highlight of the weekends athletic action. The occasion was the all Ireland cross country schools championship held in Cork. Harper won the bronze medal in the senior boys race and led his school to team gold. Congrats to Sligo coach Dermot Mc Dermott who had a big input to the coaching of this winning team. Harpers good form is a huge fillip to the Sligo AC team who next month defend their team title in the AAI relay championships. 

Over the last couple of weeks we have seen some very encouraging runs from Sligo athletes in road races. Richard Gorman led the team home to gold medals in the Bundoran 10 mile. His time of 53mins 57secs was good enough for 8th place. Likewise Lucy Brennan led the women to team victory and she also won the over 50 title, a feat which Enda Whelan also achieved in the men's over 60. The men's team who scored with Richard Gorman was Michael O Connell, Damian Kennedy and Paul Deering. The women's team was Lucy Brennan, Roseanne Mitchell, Deirdre Deering and Pauline Henry.

Richard Gorman also ran well in Carrick-on-Shannon where he finished 2nd in 33mins 14secs in a 10 km road race. Seamus Somers collected the over 40 award clocking 35:21, while Dromahair native Danny Hannon is still very competitive collecting the over 50 award.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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Another busy week for Sligo A.C. athletes with members competing at venues in Athlone, Carrick-On-Shannon, Bundoran and Dundalk.

On Wednesday evening a Grand Prix International was held in Athlone with Emmett Dunleavy, Colm Bourke, and Dermot McDermott performing well.

The big event of the weekend was the A.A.I. Connaught Juvenile Championships indoors in Athlone. Plenty of medals crossed the Shannon on route to the club. Gold medals were won by David Harper, Orlaith Mulvihill, Colm Bourke, Roisin Clarke, Finley Daley, Robbie Kelly, and Zak Irwin. Silver medals went to Orlaith Delahunt, Jack Cawley, Meave Mopney, Stacy Kerr, Eva Delahunt, James Mc Geogh and Thomas Delahunt. Bronze medal winners were Cathal Corcoran Lauren Cadden, Leo Doherty, and Claire Conlon. Silver relay medals also came to the Girls relay teams comprising of Ellie Mc Geogh, Lauren Cadden, Aoife Morris and Eimear Joyce. The boys relay team also got bronze and the club colours were carried by Jack Cawley, Jack Connor, Noel Bourke, and Cathal Corcoran. All those athletes now qualify for All Ireland finals in two weeks time which is a wonderful achievement for the club.

In Dundalk Rory Connor represented the club in the national cross country and performed well.

Meanwhile club athletes were out in force in good class road races in Bundoran and Carrick with a full report next week.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Fit 4 Life Spring League 2014 Announced

With Spring in the air (or somewhere) attached is a short series of runs to clear the cobwebs.

Those who have done the series before know the format. Please encourage others to get active.

The beginners series should suit those with a view to completing a 5 or 10k as Summer approaches.

Download the poster here.