Monday, September 26, 2011

Star of the Sea Report and Results

Star of the Sea AC held their 23rd Annual Cross Country Meeting on September 25th 2011 in damp conditions on the hills of East Meath last Sunday. The rain over East Meath was light and refreshing and did not deter the crowd of 600 visitors to Greenanstown who were treated to great racing through all age groups from the U9’s to the last race on the programme the senior men’s race. Once again we had athletes from as far apart as Wicklow to Belfast and were particularly well supported by our neighbouring counties of Westmeath and Louth. The club would like to thank our sponsors FBD Insurances and all our volunteers on the day that help to make the event run so smoothly.

U9 Girls 500m 1st Neasa Reilly Blackrock AC
2nd Grace Fitzpatrick Dunleer Ac
3rd Beatrice Drummond Mullingar Harriers
4th Siofra Ni Leannachan Mullingar
5th Ava Ross Glaslough Harriers
6th Alice Ferguson Glenmore AC

Teams 1st Blackrock AC 18pts
2nd Mullingar Harriers 23pts

U9Boys 500m 1st Niall Carolan Carrick Aces
2nd Tom Kilgannon Ratoath AC
3rd Colin Smith Mullingar Harriers
4th Jack Carolan Mullingar Harriers
5th Ciaran McConnell Ardee & District
6th Kane Flannagan Tara AC

Teams 1st Ardee & District 26pts
2nd Star of the Sea AC 33pts

U10 Girls 800m 1st Sheilbh Smith Mullingar Harriers
2nd Ciara Quinn Glenmore AC
3rd Emma Glynn Shercock AC
4th Niamh O’Reilly Tullamore Harriers
5th Tara Meier Boyne AC
6th Ciara Smith Mullingar Harriers

Teams 1st Mullingar Harriers 14pts
2nd Boyne AC 27pts

U10 Boys 800m 1st James O’Brien Navan AC
2nd Niall Moorland Cushinstown AC
3rd Eoin Quinn Mullingar Harriers
4th Shane Smyth Tara AC
5th Aidan Short Beechmount Harriers
6th Paul McCool Mullingar

Teams 1st Mullingar Harriers 16pts

U11 Girls 1500m 1st Kelly Breen Blackrock AC
2nd Elisha Greene Mullingar Harriers
3rd Maoiliosa Ni Leannachain Mullingar Harriers
4th Amy Maxwell Mullingar Harriers
5th Carol Browne Beechmount Harriers
6th Caitlin Quinn Glenmore AC

Teams 1st Mullingar Harriers 9pts
2nd Star of the Sea Ac 40pts
3rd North Laois 43pts

U11 Boys 1500m 1st John Whitelaw Mullingar Harriers
2nd Enda Gaffney Mullingar Harriers
3rd Jonathan Commins Ardee & District
4th Cian Casey Star of the Sea Ac
5th Aaron Getty St. Brigids AC
6th Peter Coscoran Star of the Sea AC

Teams 1st Mullingar Harriers 17pts
2nd Ardee & District 20pts
3rd Star of the Sea AC 23pts

U12 Girls 2000m 1st Shauna Campbell Dunleer AC
2nd Alisha Martin Mullingar Harriers
3rd Erone Fitzpatrick North Laois
4th Rebecca Duffy Beechmount Harriers
5th Eva Cummins Boyne AC
6th Daria Fidgeon Mullingar Harriers

Teams 1st Mullingar Harriers 15pts
2nd North Laois 30pts

U12 Boys 2000m 1st Shane Hanley St. Brigids AC
2nd Conor McHugh Mullingar Harriers
3rd Jack O’Farrell Burren AC
4th Evan Butler Dunshaughlin
5th Cian Bittles Beechmount Harriers
6th R. O’Gibhne Boyne AC

Teams No Complete Teams

U13 Girls 2500m 1st Eva O’Donovan Navan AC
2nd Alannah Bate Mullingar Harriers
3rd Naoise McConnon Ardee & District
4th Niamh Quinn Mullingar Harriers
5th Sinead O’Neill Greystones AC
6th Kayleigh Fay Ardee & District

Teams 1st Mullingar Harriers 15pts
2nd Glenmore AC 33pts
3rd North Laois 35pts

U13 Boys 2500m 1st James Reilly Glenmore AC
2nd Dylan Carolan Carrick Aces
3rd Cormac O’Dowd Tara AC
4th Padraig Cunningham Blackrock AC
5th Jarleth Jordan Tara AC
6th Tadhg Leahy Glenmore AC
Teams No Complete Teams

U14 Girls 3000m 1st Emer Fitzpatrick Dundrum South Dublin
2nd Janet Copeland Beechmount Harriers
3rd Louise Stack North Laois
4th Dorothy Lane Mullingar Harriers
5th Lucy Jennings Beechmount Harriers
6th Beatrice Kelly Myshall AC
Teams No Complete Teams

U14 Boys 3000m 1st Cormac Dalton Mullingar Harriers
2nd Patrick Shaw Mullingar Harriers
3rd Conor McGee Beechmount Harriers
4th Declan Brady Mullingar Harriers
5th Brendan Leacy Ardee & District
6th Jack Boylan Dunleer AC
Teams 1st Mullingar Harriers A 7pts
2nd Beechmount Harriers 32pts
3rd Mullingar Harriers B 38pts

U15 Girls 3500 1st Aisling Moody Mullingar Harriers
2nd Catriona McGlorn Beechmount Harriers
3rd Caitlin Rogan Ardee & District
4th Anna Healy North Laois
5th Ciara O’Connor Edenderry Ac
6th Claire McKillop Beechmount Harriers
Teams 1st Beechmount Harriers 16pts

U15Boys 3500m 1st Glen Gaffney Mullingar Harriers
2nd Gary Campbell Dunleer AC
3rd Odhran Copeland Beechmount Harriers
4th Mervyn Harris Mullingar Harriers
5th Lorchan McGee Beechmount Harriers
6th James Kelly Myshall AC
Teams 1st Beechmount Harriers 18pts

U17 Girls 4000m 1st Linda Conroy Mullingar Harriers
2nd Sarah Fitzpatrick Dundrum South Dublin
3rd Lorraine Daly Mullingar Harriers
4th Emma Fay Ardee & District
5th Lorna Moody Mullingar Harriers
6th Ciara Rooney Navan AC
Teams 1st Mullingar Harriers 9pts

U17 Boys 5000m 1st Andrew Coscoran Star of the Sea AC
2nd Rob Tully Star of the Sea
3rd David Mulhare North Laois
4th Jamie Cullen Greystones
5th Gavin Maher Dunshaughlin AC
6th John O’ Neill Mid-Ulster
Teams 1st Star of the Sea AC 11pts
2nd Greystones & District 22pts

Star of the Sea Shield1st Mullingar Harriers 109pts
(for Best Juvenile Club) 2nd Beechmount Harriers 32pts
3rd Ardee & District 20pts

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Leinster CC dates and venues

The Leinster cross country championships for even ages, novice and masters will take place at Belvedere House, Mullingar on Sunday 30 October and the action will move to Adamstown, Co Wexford for the uneven ages and intermediates on Sunday 13 November. The busy schedule continues on Sunday 27 November when day one of the AAI Woodies DIY cross country championships will be staged at Sligo racecourse. The plains of Kildare around the Curragh will be the scene for the national novice and uneven ages on Sunday 11 December.

Votes of sympathy

The September meeting of the Meath Athletics Board passed votes of sympathy with the Conlon, Farrell, Clarke, Donnolly and McGuill families on their recent bereavements.

Coaching courses coming up

The regional development officer of Athletics Ireland, Bart Rogers has announced that a number of coaching courses are coming up over the winter and has asked clubs to apply to AAI or contact him on 0872696577 for inclusion.
Level 1 - Athlone IT Saturday 1st October, Sunday 2nd October, Saturday 29th October & Sunday 30th October, Introductory course a prerequisite for Level 1 9:30 to 5pm each day, Bring Lunch Be prepared for physical activity, Cost €100.
Athletics Ireland Level 3 Coach Education Course 2011
Athletics Ireland is delighted to announce that our new Level 3 course is ready to be piloted in Autumn 2011. The Level 3 course builds on the experiences of Level 2 and works with the coach on the development of performance coaching, providing coaches with advanced level instruction in their chosen event group.As with Level 2, the Level 3 syllabus includes event specific elements, but more of the common core elements are now studied with a specific application to the event group context. The Level 2 course is designed to be an introduction to performance coaching for coaches, whilst the Level 3 course is targeted at those who are actively coaching high performance athletes, particularly the coaches working with the Youths & Juniors on the High Performance Panel. Coaches will specialise in one of the following event areas: Sprints and Hurdles; Middle and Long Distance Running; Race Walks; Jumps; Throws. Coaches can apply by sending a Coaching CV and Letter of application to Jacqui Freyne, Director of Coaching Development

County Cross Country Championships

St Brigids Athletic Club will host the first day of the county cross country championships at Ballinacree on Sunday 2 October. The programme will include even ages from under 10 upwards, novice men and women, masters men and women.
Day two of the county cross country championships will be staged the following Sunday 9 October at Na Fianna CLG, Baconstown. The programme will include the uneven ages from under 11s upwards. The adult races down for decision will be in junior (under 20s) and intermediate grade. There will also be an 800m non championship event for under 9s. The meeting voted to designate Sunday 18 December as the date for the county senior cross country championships and juvenile cross country relays. For under 10/12/14/16.
The distances for the 2011/12 cross country season have been decided as follows. They are now set in line with provincial and national recommendations following a compromised increase last season. The agreed distance areas follows, boys and girls under 9s 800m; under 10s 1000m; under 11s 1500m; under 12s 2000m; under 13s 2500m; under 14 3000m; under 15 3500m; under 16 4000m; girls under 17/18/19 4000m; boys under 17 5000m; boys under 18/19 5000m; junior women 4000m; junior men 6000m; intermediate women 4000m; intermediate men 8000; senior women 4000m; senior men 8000m; masters women 4000m; masters men 8000m.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Bohermeen 5km results

Rennick's & Fr Delany Cup 2011
Overall Finish List
September 11, 2011
Results By Bohermeen AC

Bib No Place Forename Surname Time Category Category Place Club
104 1 Andrew Ledwith 00:25:01:81 M Snr 1 Fr Murphy
56 2 Simon Ryan 00:26:02:15 M Snr 2 Raheny sham
36 3 Darragh Green 00:26:52:79 M Snr 3 Dunleer
91 4 Ciaran O'Reilly 00:27:05:18 M Snr 4 Annalee
40 5 Kieran Kelly 00:27:11:01 M O/40 1 Dunleer
82 6 Cian Delaney 00:27:34:51 M Snr 5 Unattached
26 7 Peter Mooney 00:27:47:40 M Snr 6 Unattached
51 8 Denis Kerr 00:28:07:96 M O/45 1 Armagh
29 9 Paddy Mangan 00:28:17:74 M O/50 1 Dunsaughlin
429 10 Kerry Harty 00:28:35:60 F Snr 1 Newcastle
50 11 David O'Flaherty 00:28:36:38 M Snr 7 Newcastle
25 12 Rory Mooney 00:28:47:40 M Snr 8 Raheny sham
17 13 Robert Caffrey 00:28:49:99 M Snr 9 St Brigids
98 14 Paul Smith 00:28:56:61 M Snr 10 Drogheda & Dist
76 15 Derek Croal 00:29:02:19 M Snr 11 Bohermeen
59 16 Patrick O'Grady 00:29:12:51 M O/50 2 Drogheda & Dist
66 17 Cormack Minnock 00:29:20:22 M Snr 12 Na Fianna
53 18 David O'Connell 00:29:20:79 M O/45 2 Bohermeen
86 19 Ciaran O'Dwyer 00:29:41:97 M O/35 13 Dunsaughlin
72 20 Paul McQuillan 00:29:59:79 M O/45 3 Unattached
43 21 Mark Lacey 00:30:02:48 M O/45 4 South O'Hanlon
68 22 Alan Macken 00:30:04:11 M Snr 14 Dunleer
97 23 Ronan Carley 00:30:13:62 M Snr 15 Unattached
44 24 Stan Woods 00:30:20:45 M O/55 1 Ardee & Dist
64 25 Aidan Swan 00:30:22:97 M O/45 5 Dunsaughlin
32 26 Raymond Carolan 00:30:27:00 M O/35 1 Carrick Aces
12 27 Derek Hunter 00:30:28:10 M O/45 6 Dunsaughlin
3 28 Don Mahon 00:30:31:52 M O/40 2 Trim
37 29 Kieran Kelly 00:30:38:73 M Snr 16 Dunleer
75 30 Danny Byrne 00:30:40:65 M Snr 17 Trim
11 31 Dermot Leonard 00:31:06:85 M Snr 18 Trim
34 32 Damien Hilliard 00:31:16:57 M O/35 2 Bohermeen
60 33 Benny Byrne 00:31:31:93 M O/50 3 Dunsaughlin
38 34 Brendan Sherlock 00:31:44:38 M O/60 1 Monaghan Phoenix
81 35 Joe McNamara 00:31:52:38 M Snr 19 Unattached
65 36 Mike Mulligan 00:31:53:58 M O/50 4 Dunleer
77 37 John Doyle 00:32:01:16 M Snr 20 Trim
18 38 Declan Monaghan 00:32:01:81 M O/35 3 Drogheda & Dist
58 39 Paul O'Rourke 00:32:07:93 M O/40 3 Dunsaughlin
422 40 Donna Evans 00:32:21:87 F O/40 1 Monaghan Phoenix
94 41 Declan Swords 00:32:29:74 M O/45 7 Trim
102 42 Dermot Farelly 00:32:32:37 M O/40 4 Bohermeen
47 43 Willie Toomes 00:32:34:46 M O/45 8 South O'Hanlon
88 44 Francis McMahon 00:32:36:46 M Snr 21 Unattached
73 45 Des Feeley 00:32:46:22 M O/40 5 Drogheda & Dist
449 46 Imelda Clarke 00:32:50:42 F O/40 2 Na Fianna
92 47 Nick Hoey 00:33:03:30 M Jnr 1 Navan
106 48 Sean Sheehy 00:33:06:12 M O/55 2 Trim
21 49 Luke Mulligan 00:33:06:47 M O/50 5 Dunsaughlin
70 50 Donal Mulligan 00:33:06:92 M O/35 4 Unattached
436 51 Linda Fahy 00:33:17:11 F O/35 1 Dunsaughlin
83 52 Stuart Farrell 00:33:23:89 M Snr 22 Drogheda & Dist
10 53 Martin Brogan 00:33:24:83 M O/45 9 Trim
418 54 Mary Watters 00:33:25:67 F O/45 1 Navan
71 55 John Canning 00:33:32:90 M O/45 10 Trim
53 56 David O'Connell 00:33:43:45 M O/45 11 Bohermeen
20 57 Garreth Curran 00:33:44:79 M O/40 6 Drogheda & Dist
85 58 Gerard Mullins 00:33:45:41 M O/45 12 Drogheda & Dist
30 59 Eamon Tuite 00:33:45:98 M Snr 23 Unattached
45 60 Tommy Clarke 00:33:57:80 M O/55 3 South O'Hanlon
451 61 Sally Tipping 00:34:02:88 F Snr 2 Drogheda & Dist
80 62 Charlie O'Brien 00:34:05:26 M O/50 6 Dunsaughlin
7 63 Jim Farrell 00:34:08:14 M O/60 2 Drogheda & Dist
52 64 Kevin Rabbitt 00:34:11:67 M Snr 24 Unattached
424 65 Linda Gunning 00:34:14:67 F O/50 1 Bohermeen
435 66 Ursula Byrne 00:34:20:45 F O/40 3 Dunsaughlin
6 67 Ian McDonnell 00:34:25:75 M O/35 5 Unattached
46 68 Conor Cooney 00:34:27:50 M O/55 4 Drogheda & Dist
99 69 Pat Owens 00:34:29:35 M O/40 7 Drogheda & Dist
453 70 Maureen Harbison 00:34:34:21 F O/35 2 Drogheda & Dist
89 71 Jos Haak 00:34:46:94 M O/55 5 Drogheda & Dist
14 72 Brian Guilfoyle 00:34:51:02 M Snr 25 Drogheda & Dist
33 73 Kevin Matthews 00:34:51:94 M O/40 8 Dunleer
444 74 Amy O'Keefe 00:34:52:99 F Jnr 1 Bohermeen
55 75 Shea Clarke 00:35:00:61 M O/40 9 Drogheda & Dist
408 76 Ann Hunter 00:35:01:19 F O/45 2 Dunsaughlin
5 77 Stephen Ward 00:35:15:58 M Snr 26 Unattached
54 78 Mervyn Kennedy 00:35:34:44 M O/35 6 Mullingar Harr
8 79 Conor Kenny 00:35:37:36 M Snr 27 Sportsworld
57 80 Darren Brady 00:35:56:88 M O/35 7 Bohermeen
423 81 Angela Kane 00:36:02:81 F O/40 4 Drogheda & Dist
452 82 Therese Coffey 00:36:07:24 F Snr 3 Bohermeen
441 83 Karen Lavelle 00:36:22:31 F O/35 3 Star of the Sea
93 84 Matt Cooley 00:36:25:32 M O/60 3
49 85 John Roe 00:36:34:96 M O/50 7 South O'Hanlon
67 86 Michael Smyth 00:36:36:45 M O/60 4 Laragh
103 87 David Brady 00:36:52:28 M O/60 5 Raheny sham
87 88 John Glynn 00:36:56:46 M Snr 28 Bohermeen
90 89 Brendan Kelly 00:36:59:97 M O/35 8 Unattached
443 90 Catherine Gorman 00:37:00:78 F O/50 2 Bohermeen
446 91 Margaret Neary 00:37:02:46 F O/45 3 Na Fianna
450 92 Sarah Haak 00:37:07:31 F Jnr 2 Dunleer
101 93 Ciaran Tobin 00:37:16:03 M O/50 8 Trim
41 94 John Vaughan 00:37:17:69 M O/45 13 Unattached
84 95 Laurence Brady 00:37:25:13 M O/35 9 St Brigids
100 96 Brian Cully 00:37:31:05 M O/50 9 Trim
13 97 Alan Reilly 00:37:52:68 M O/40 10 Unattached
421 98 Jacqueline Matthews 00:37:53:90 F O/40 5 Dunleer
39 99 Richard Duffy 00:37:55:58 M O/60 6 NE Runners
74 100 Peter Curran 00:37:59:60 M O/60 7 South O'Hanlon
95 101 Barney Flannery 00:38:07:69 M O/55 6 Drogheda & Dist
96 102 David Hurley 00:38:29:20 M Snr 29 Bohermeen
416 103 Nuala Reilly 00:38:59:13 F O/55 1 Drogheda & Dist
456 104 Bridget Reilly 00:39:03:99 F Snr 4 Bohermeen
9 105 Donal Gavigan 00:39:05:08 M Snr 30 Unattached
48 106 Gerard Fay 00:39:07:22 M O/40 11 Drogheda & Dist
16 107 John Forde 00:39:10:15 M Snr 31 Unattached
438 108 Mary McGeehan 00:39:45:77 F O/40 6 Drogheda & Dist
437 109 Ciara McBrearty 00:39:52:97 F O/45 4 Drogheda & Dist
105 110 Donal Dunne 00:40:11:12 M O/50 10 Unattached
427 111 Wendy Rock 00:40:20:19 F Snr 5 Drogheda & Dist
419 112 Jackie Fitzsimons 00:40:54:05 F Snr 6 Bohermeen
69 113 Kevin McKeogh 00:40:58:09 M O/55 7 Bohermeen
31 114 Peter Clegg 00:41:02:15 M O/60 8 Unattached
403 115 Carrie Brogan 00:41:32:20 F O/45 5 Trim
428 116 Patricia Duffy 00:41:34:06 F O/40 7 Trim
61 117 Joe McDermot 00:41:40:39 M Snr 32 Unattached
414 118 Susan Hughes 00:42:02:02 F Snr 7 Drogheda & Dist
79 119 Tom Russell 00:42:07:05 M O/35 10 Unattached
460 120 Shauna Bennett 00:42:08:03 F Snr 3 Bohermeen
459 121 Elaine Duffy 00:42:08:44 F Snr 8 Bohermeen
42 122 John Hyland 00:42:13:37 M O/35 11 Unattached
410 123 Suzanne Forde 00:42:20:62 F Snr 9 Unattached
425 124 Bernie McGuirk 00:42:22:96 F Snr 10 Drogheda & Dist
411 125 Shelia Quinn 00:42:24:91 F Snr 11 Trim
63 126 Michael Gashin 00:42:40:01 M O/40 12 Unattached
22 127 Fergal McKeever 00:42:50:00 M O/35 12 Unattached
432 128 Mary Boland 00:43:24:86 F O/35 4 Unattached
415 129 Anita Rogers 00:43:37:75 F O/35 5 Trim
62 130 Hugh Reddy 00:43:41:81 M O/50 11 Unattached
413 131 Heather Carty 00:43:45:39 F Snr 12 Trim
27 132 Joseph Kiernan 00:43:45:83 M O/40 13 Unattached
455 133 Niamh Bagnall 00:43:57:86 F O/35 6 Unattached
457 134 Annabel Pollock 00:44:17:83 F Snr 13 Unattached
430 135 Michelle Irvine 00:44:19:98 F Snr 14 St Brigids
431 136 Joanne Tynan 00:44:33:19 F Snr 15 St Brigids
447 137 Rose Healy 00:44:43:91 F O/60 1 Fr Murphy
2 138 Stephen Hardy 00:45:00:87 M Snr 33 Unattached
461 139 Josie Power 00:45:07:81 F O/60 2 Fingallions
404 140 Maria Brogan 00:45:18:58 F Snr 16 Trim
454 141 Joan Finnegan 00:45:21:48 F O/40 8 Unattached
445 142 Rachel O'Brien 00:45:42:18 F Jnr 4 Dunsaughlin
433 143 Debbie Hayes 00:45:46:42 F O/40 9 Unattached
458 144 Ciara Brannigan 00:46:06:36 F Jnr 5 Drogheda & Dist
402 145 Cora Bennett 00:46:20:40 F Snr 17 Bohermeen
407 146 Anna Govern 00:46:21:38 F Snr 18 Unattached
426 147 Louise Rock 00:46:24:68 F Snr 19 Drogheda & Dist
448 148 Ruth Healy 00:46:25:82 F O/40 10 Drogheda & Dist
434 149 Theresa Masterson 00:46:26:74 F O/45 6 Meath Running Group
412 150 Olwyn curran 00:46:38:60 F O/40 11 Drogheda & Dist
405 151 Claire Coyne 00:46:49:32 F Snr 20 Bohermeen
440 152 Esther O'Neil 00:46:50:35 F Snr 21 Unattached
442 153 Isobel Donnelly 00:47:39:53 F O/35 7 Unattached
78 154 PJ Ballesty 00:50:47:43 M O/55 8 Mullingar Harr
439 155 Ann Marie Clancy 00:51:18:30 F Snr 22 Unattached
420 156 Aoibhe Mangan 00:52:12:56 F Jnr 6 Dunsaughlin
28 157 David O'Brien 00:52:53:38 M O/50 12 Raheny sham
406 158 Olive Joyce 00:53:21:64 F Snr 23 Drogheda & Dist
401 159 Laura Hardy 00:56:52:54 F Snr 24 Unattached
1 160 James Stonebury 00:56:54:86 M Snr 34 Unattached
2 161 Stephen Hardy 00:56:55:52 M Snr 35 Unattached
15 162 Philip Cogavin 00:57:34:92 M O/45 14 Fr Murphy


Sunday - 25th September 2011- Athletics Leinster 10k Senior Road Race Championships - Avondale, Co. Wicklow - 11.30am.

Thursday - 29th September 2011- Athletics Leinster Meeting - Venue TBC - 8pm.

Sunday - 23rd October 2011- Gerry Farnan Cross Country / Masters Trials - Phoenix Park, Dublin.

Sunday - 30th October 2011- Day 1 Athletics Leinster Cross Country Championships - Novice, Masters & Even Ages - Belvedere House, Mullingar - 12noon.

Sunday - 13th November 2011- Day 2 Athletics Leinster Cross Country Championships - Intermediate & Uneven Ages - Adamstown, Wexford - 12noon.

Sunday - 27th November 2011- Day 1 AAI Cross Country Championships - Sligo.

Saturday - 3rd December - AAI AGM (TBC).

Sunday - 11th December 2011- Day 2 AAI Cross Country Championships - The Curragh, Co. Kildare.

Saturday - 7th January 2012- Athletics Leinster Star Awards - Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow – 7.30pm.

Sunday – 8th January 2012– Day 3 Athletics Leinster Cross Country Championships – Junior & Senior, along with Juvenile Relays – St Senan’s, Co. Kilkenny – 12noon.

Sunday – 29th January 2012 (TBC) - Day 1 Athletics Leinster Indoor Championships – Seniors & Masters – Nenagh – 10.30am.

Thursday - 16th February 2012 - Athletics Leinster AGM – Venue TBC – 8pm.

Saturday – 18th February 2012 (TBC) – Day 2 Athletics Leinster Indoor Championships – Juveniles (U/12 to U/19) – Nenagh – 10.30am.

Sunday – 19th February 2012 (TBC) – Day 3 Athletics Leinster Indoor Championships - Juveniles (U/12 to U/19) – Nenagh – 10.30am.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Trim out and about in August

Three national titles for Trim AC at masters.
In track and field news there were some great results for Trim AC at the AAI
masters T & F championships in Tullamore. Tony Aston won the M50 hammer with
a throw of 34.00m ahead of John Territ,St Abbans and Bosco Reid, Finn
Valley. He finished second in the discus with 29.23m and third in the
javelin with a throw of 27.23. Moira Peppard who won two bronze medals at
the British Masters championships in Birmingham over the summer took another
Irish national title recording 14.07 in the W45 100m ahead of Geraldine
Sheehy, Celbridge and Grainne McCall, Brothers Pearse AC. In the W45 javelin
Moira Aston was the winner with a throw of 20.69. She took two third spots
in the discus and hammer.

Sheehy takes age group win at Skryne
Trim Athletic club was very well represented at the second Tara AC 5km last
Friday evening with twenty four members of the club coming under starters
orders. The race which took the field of nearly 500 runners on a course
which included the Hill of Skryne was won in commanding style by Star of the
Sea athlete Colin Costello in a time of 15m32. The first Trim finisher was
Don Mahon who was 4th in the M40 category in a time of 18.07. In the M55
category Sean Sheehy scored his first category win with a great time of
19.42. In the womens grades Ann Tobin finished second in W50 in 23.14.

The other Trim times were, Dermot Leonard,18.34;Quinton Bourke,19.13;Declan
Swords,19.39;Conor Daniel,19.54;Martin Brogan,20.26;John Canning,20.44;Barry
Harten,20.57;Kealan Gormley,21.00;Robert Tobin,21.17;John Rowe,21.22;Paul
smith,21.52;Brian Cully,22.14;Evelyn Ferguson,22.38;Aine
McInerney,24.43;Carrie Brogan,24.45;Trish Duffy,24.53;Monica
Heavey,25.57;Maria Brogan,26.47;Stuart Daniel,27.00;Paula Hegarty,27.07;Mary

The inaugural Slane AC 5km and 10 mile road races were held simultaneously
from the grounds of Slane Castle on Sunday 21 August. The top Trim finisher
in the 5km was Enda Markey who was very pleased with his 18.55 run which
earned him eleventh place overall and 3rd in his age group. The other Trim
runners in the 5km were John Canning,21.22 and Ann Tobin 23.26.
The 10 miler took the runners along the steady climb form the castle up the
Kells road out of Slane past Rushwee and Gormanlough was an ideal prep race
for anyone with Dublin Marathon in their plans.John Doyle set a new personal
best for 10 miles when he crossed the line in flying form with a time of

The next round of the Meath Running League will take place just 6 miles out
the road at Bohermeen .The 39th Rennicks Cup/36th Fr Delany cup 5 Mile road
race and fun run takes place on September 11th 2011 at Bohermeen. The event
starts at 2pm. You may enter the event online (see Rennicks Cup page for
link to Run Ireland), by text (to 086-7260777 or 086-0792580), or on the day
(open from 12 Noon till 1-30pm).

Trim AC meet and train group assembles every Tuesday and Thursday opposite
Trim Garda Station at 7.30pm. Come along and join in . Group training,
motivation, support and encouragement WILL help you achieve YOUR fitness
goals.There are other group training sessions organised during the week
including Sunday morning long runs, hills and intervals. or check
facebook for updates. NEWS on juvenile training will be announced soon.

Dunboyne active on many fronts

Hi Everyone,

All Ireland Masters Sunday 21 August
Four Dunboyne athletes made the trip to Tullamore and all four put in medal winning performances. Betty Cunningham won gold in the shot, hammer and discus. Chris Street was also in the medals in the men's throwing events. On the track Michael Cornyn had a season's best time in the 200m and came home in second place. In the 400m, Michael also put in his best run of the year and was only beaten into 2nd place by 5 hundreths of a second. Phelim Glynn put in a fine performance in the 5k that earned him a medal behind Gerry Ryan of Galway in a very competitive over 45 category.

Jog for the Jockeys 5k Naas Racecourse
Karen O'Hanlon won the women's race and Ray Mitchell also had a good run after running the 10mile race in the Phoenix Park the day before.

Tara AC 5K, Friday 26th August 2011
Dunboyne ladies produced an excellent team performance to win the womens team event. Strong runs from Fiona Reid - 4th overall, Emilia Dann 2nd in her category and just back after a months break, Deirdre Fitzsimons - a new PB and Antonette Howlin - another strong run over 5K brought about this terrific win. The race this year had over 430 and the strength of the womens field can be seen from the first 3 women home - Kate O'Neill, Ciara Duncan and Joan Smith - all top class runners. Fiona Reid won the race last year in a slower time than 4th place this year. Well done ladies an excellent nights work.

In the mens race which was won by Colin Costello, the Dunboyne team had to settle for 2nd place. Luke Forde continued his good form on the Meath Roads coming home first junior and 6th overall. Morgan McDonagh was 10th place despite a less than ideal pre race warm up and indeed a battle with his race chip. Paul Gannon ran his first race for the club and come home in 20th place - just under 18mins. Paul is going very well in training and looked very fresh at the finish so a sub 17 5K looks well within his reach. Sean Keany ran an excellent race and came home 4th in the junior race and 34th overall. Sean once again broke 18.30 for 5K. Paul Gorey continued his race comeback running sub 21 minutes. Eddie Reid had an excellent run and won his category - well done Eddie. Ray Mitchell was 2 seconds behind Eddie as his continues to run at least one race every week.

This was the second year of the race and with very good numbers and excellent organization it looks to be a permanent fixture on the Meath calender.

NI Masters Championships, Saturday 27th August 2011
Michael Cornyn was 1st in the 400m and 2nd in the 200m and 800m in the M50 category.

August 28th Olyegate Half Marathon Wexford
Scott Willoughby ran a PB in an excellent time of 96min 43sec. Back in May this year, Scott ran 103min also in Wexford over the same distance - a great improvement. Sub 3.30 for Dublin looks very much on the cards. Mick Foy and Alan McKearnan also had good runs as they prepare for a PB in the Dublin Half Marathon in a couple of weeks time.

Star of the Sea news

It was a busy weekend for Star of the Sea athletes with both the Frank Duffy 10Mile Race in the Phoenix Park, the National Community Games Finals in Athlone and the inaugural Slane Castle 10Mile and 5k Race hosted by Slane AC.
The Frank Duffy 10Mile race is part of the Irish Runner Race Series that leads up to the Dublin City Marathon in October and a number of the Star of Sea athletes have signed up to do the whole series including the Marathon.
Mark Hoey after finishing 3rd in the 5Mile race in July was looking forward to a good run in the 10Mile race and at least a top 10 finish even allowing for the number of top overseas athletes running the race. From the gun Mark ran in the leading bunch of a dozen runners and he went through the 5Mile mark in a time of 25mins25secs. While Mark was running in a very relaxed style and feeling very comfortable this time was only 20secs slower than the time he done when finishing 3rd in the 5Miler. He then kept the pace steady for the next one and half mile with the aim then to push hard over the final three and half miles. As he past the 6mile marker he was lying in 9th place but a number of athletes in front of him at this stage were beginning to feel the pressure as Mark started to close them down. His steady running paid dividends as over the final couple of miles Mark moved up to 7th place and finished in a time of 51mins15secs which was nearly 3mins quicker than his time from last year. The added bonus was that Mark was the 2nd Irish athlete to cross the line behind Stephen Scullion from Belfast. Jose Carols Hernandez from Spain won the race in a time of 48mins15secs. Mark with his coach David Carrie is now looking forward to the Half Marathon at the end of the September where he will be looking to improve on last year’s time of just over 71mins.
Brian Moore was the next Star of the Sea athlete home in a very good time of 1hr07mins59secs followed closely by Eamon O’Neill in 1:10:30. Paul Breen from Stamullen in his first 10mile race finished the distance in a time of 1:17:49 with Rosemary Hutcheson over a minute quicker than last year in a time of 1hr19mins15secs. Nic Benoit completed the race in 1hr21mins13secs and is now looking forward along with the rest of athletes to the half marathon in September.
On Sunday Slane AC held their inaugural 10Mile and 5k races starting & finishing in the picturesque ground of Slane Castle. With 133 athletes braving a tough 10mile course and over 280 athletes, joggers and walkers doing the 5k this new athletic club were very happy with the turnout. Jim Marry (Star of the Sea) finished the 5k race in a time of 19mins34secs to come home in 12th place while Niall Black opted to run the 10Mile and he finished in a time of 1hr16mins38secs to finish in 39th place.

The National Community Games held in Athlone over the weekend saw three Star of the Sea athletes competing - Rob Tully in the Marathon, Harry Coscoran in the U14 Shot Putt and Andrew Coscoran in the U16 boys 1500m. Rob Tully had a good run in the Marathon over a distance of 6.5k where he finished 5th while Harry Coscoran in the shot was also 5th. In the 1500m Andrew Coscoran after progressing easily from the heats of the 1500m on Saturday would have a tough race in the final where David Kavannagh (Tralee) who was second in the All Ireland U17 boys 1500m Championships in July was also competing. In a tactical race where the pace was quite slow with both Coscoran and Kavannagh watching each other like hawks the field came to the bell in about 3mins 20secs. Then Kavannagh surged forward followed by Andrew. As the two athletes raced away from the field the gold medal would come to the man that could sustain this sprint to the line. As both men raced for the honour of winning the blue ribband event of middle distance running Kavannagh kept ahead of Coscoran all down the back straight. Andrew attacked again as the athletes came off the final bend but David Kavannagh was able to see off his challenge and finished a worthy winner. Andrew was happy with his silver medal and after a few weeks away from running will be looking forward to the new cross-country season that will begin at the end of September with the 23rd Annual Star of the Sea Cross Country Meeting.

World University Games: The World University Games were held in Shenzhen City, China last week. These games are the equivalent of the Olympics for university students worldwide with the full range of disciplines and events that take place at an Olympics. Kourosh Foroughi (Star of the Sea) was a member of the Irish team and he achieved the entry standard when he set a new PB of 2.20m in the high jump earlier this summer. The qualifying jump off for the high jump final was held last Tuesday with Kourosh going in Pool A. While the opening height was 1.90m Kourosh came in at 2.00m, which he easily cleared. He also cleared 2.10m on his first attempt and with the bar raised then to 2.15m he needed three attempts to get clear. The next height of 2.20m was a crucial height and again Kourosh made it hard for himself by fouling on his first two attempts at this height. However he cleared it on his third attempt to equal his PB while some of the fancied athletes such as Miguel Angel Sancho (Spain) a bronze medallist form the European U23 Championships in July fell by the wayside. The final on Thursady opened at 2.10m and Kourosh cleared it easily at his first attempt. The bar then moved to 2.15m and unlike Tuesday where he needed three attempts he easily cleared the bar on his first attempt. One of the favourites for the competition Erik Kynard (USA) who had a 2.31m PB for the event had fallen by the wayside at 2.15m. The bar was now moved to 2.18m and Kourosh’s good vein of jumping continued with another first time clearance. The next height of 2.20m on the day proved just too high. While Kourosh was disappointed at not clearing 2.20 and then going on to try and set a new PB he has to take heart in the fact that he came into the competition as the 19th ranked high jumper but finished up finishing in 9th place overall. He also finished ahead of Marco Fasinotti (Italy) who was 5th the European U23’s and had taken the scalp of Erik Kynard in the process. He can now forward to next season and hopefully setting new PB’s along the way after a hard winter’s training.

Navan AC sportsday

Sports Day Programme
Inter Club Track & Field Sports Day
Sunday 18th. September 2011
Javelin Competition 11.00 am
Track & Field Competition 12.00 noon
U/9 Boys & Girls (Born 2003) 60m Ball Throw
U/10 Boys & Girls (Born 2002) 80m Ball Throw
U/11 Boys & Girls (Born 2001) 80m 300m Long Jump
U/12 Boys & Girls (Born 2000) 100m High Jump Long Jump
U/13 Boys & Girls (Born 1999) 100m 600m High Jump
U/14 Boys & Girls (Born 1998) 100m 200m Shot Javelin
U/15 Boys & Girls (Born 1997) 100m 200m High Jump Long Jump
U/16 Boys & Girls (Born 1996) 100m 800m Shot Javelin Long Jump
Novelty Event for Boys and Girls Under 8

JUNIORS ( U/17, U18, U19)
Men & Women 100m 200m 1500m Long Jump Shot Javelin

Men & Women 100m 400m 3000m Long Jump Shot

Men & Women 100m 3000m Long Jump

Senior & Masters Men 3000m is a combined team event. Three to count ( at
Senior & Masters Women 3000m is a combined team event. Three to count.

Juvenile Boys & Girls under 10-12-14-16 4 x 100m (athletes can move up one
Junior Mixed (Men/Women) 4x100m Senior Men and Women 4 x 100m
Relays entry ?5 per team

PRIZES First three in all events

ADMISSION Adults/ Car ?5 Children Free