Monday, November 28, 2011

Results from AAI CC day 1

Link to the underage results from the AAI Cross country championships in Sligo

Sara wins national title

Sara Louise Treacy (Moynalvey-Kilcloone AC) won her first senior All Ireland Inter County Cross Country title on a very tough course at Sligo racecourse last Sunday. The heavy rain in Sligo on Saturday made what was already a tough course even harder but the Loughborough University student made light of the conditions with a faultless display of cross country running. From the gun Sara was with the leading group as they made their way around the course on the first of their 4 laps of this 8k race. Going out on their second lap the leading bunch of Treacy, Aoife Culhane (Dublin), Claire McCarthy & Lizzie Lee both from Cork and Kerry Harty (Down) had eked out a slight lead on the chasing runners. As they reached the far end of the course on their second lap gaps were starting to appear in the field but all the while Sara was running very smoothly and looked to be very much in control of the race. Going out on their third lap there were four athletes still together but with 4k left to race it was still too early for Sara to make her move.
As the athletes came around to take the bell going out on their final lap there was no doubt that of the leading quartet of Treacy, Culhane, McCarthy and Harty, Sara was going to be the ultimate winner of the race. The question was when would she make her decisive move. Then with about 1k to go Culhane fell and with that Sara seized her opportunity and opened up a gap on the other title contenders. As Sara made her way up the final hill to the cheers of the Meath supporters present she continued to press home her advantage to take the title with seventeen seconds to spare over Claire McCarthy and completed the 8k in a time of 31mins10secs. Aoife Culhane came in third place.
Meanwhile down the field Ann-Marie Smith (Navan AC) was battling hard to finish in 31st place in a time of 34mins59secs. Ann-Marie who lives and works in England but is originally from Navan came home specially for this race and was delighted with her performance as she is just back racing after recovering from injury. Emilia Dan (Dunboyne AC) finished in 39th place in a time of 36mins47secs and was the third Meath runner home. Ann Hunter (Dunshaughlin AC) was the fourth scorer for Meath when she finished in 48th place. Ann who was asked at the last minute by county board chairman Brendan Meade if she would run as on Saturday we had not got a complete team because so many of the athletes cried off due to injury or illness. Ann obliged and was not found wanting and because of her good run the team finished ahead of Galway to take the bronze medal in the Inter County event.
Sara will now lead the Irish team at the European Cross Country Championships next month.

Report By Brendan Meade, Chairman of Meath Athletics Board

Ledwith takes silver

Andrew Ledwith (Fr. Murphy AC) finished second in the men’s race over 10k and booked his place on the Irish team for the European Cross Country Championships. Ledwith who had won the title himself two years ago was up against defending champion Joe Sweeney (Dublin). From the gun Sweeney set the pace and as the athletes came around to go out on their second of five laps only Andrew was fit to stay with him. The Dublin athlete continued to set the pace even at this early stage and by the time they went out on their third lap he had opened up a lead on Andrew. As they raced through the third lap Ledwith was unable to bridge the gap but he himself had opened up a comfortable lead on the third placed runner.
Now with second place secure Andrew conserved his energy and was happy in the knowledge that second would secure him a place on the European Cross Country team. The race finished with Sweeney winning in a time of 32:07 with Andrew 44secs further back with Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders) third. The Meath team finished 6th on 260pts with David Fitzmaurice the second Meath finisher in 23rd place (he was the 4th placed U23 athlete), Mark Hoey (Star of the Sea) 43rd, Neville Reilly (Dunboyne) 45th, Loughlin Campion (St. Andrews) 68th and Derek Croal (Bohermeen) in 79th place making up our scoring 6. Robert Caffery (St. Brigids) in 84th place and Paul Gannon (Dunboyne) in 101st place made up the rest of the Meath team.

The Meath junior men’s team led by Luke Forde (Dunboyne) who finished in 15th place won the bronze medal. Rob Tully (Star of the Sea) was the second Meath finisher with Torlach Grant (Navan) next of the Meath athletes across the line. Sean Keany (Dunboyne) was the fourth scoring Meath athlete with Jim Marry (Star of the Sea) next across the line and completing the bronze medal winning team was Michael Flood (St. Brigids AC)

The junior ladies race which followed the junior men’s race saw the Meath girls go one better than the junior men when they won the silver medal. Elainne Plunkett (St. Brigids) finishing in 14th place led home the team. Rachel Neary (Na Fianna)15th , Shauna Moran (Dunshaughlin)16th , Ciara Rooney (Navan) in 20th , Alison Daly (Na Fianna) 21st place and Ali Shortt in 25th place completed the Meath team.

Report By Brendan Meade, Chairman of Meath Athletics Board

Sara wins national inter county cross country title

Congratulations to Sara Treacy, Moynalvey/Kilcloon AC on her great victory in the AAI cross country championships in Sligo. She also took the under 23 title for the third year successive year. Andrew Ledwith, Fr Murphy AC took second place in the mens race behind defending champion Joe Sweeney,DSD.

Read the Athletics Ireland Race reports here
AAI intercounty cc2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Report from Sara Treacy in Midland UK CC

Newbold Comyn was being kind today, the weather being more “printemps” than “hiver” . The ground was soft enough to take a spike without being boggy. There wasn’t even any water in the brook much to the disappointment of vicarious spectators.
There must have been 250 women competing in this increasingly popular event. So popular in fact there is a move afoot to create 2 divisions, giving the opportunity for promotion and demotion to take place..
In this event we are joined by our men’s team who despite being a bit messy do add to the occasion.
I digress,
From the gun Sara Treacy was up with the first three or four runners who included Chloe Richardson. A bit further back was Dannii Johnson, then Sophie Williams, finally Holly O’Meara, Tracy Clarke and Emily Evans.
As the race unfolded it became a battle at the front with Sara and a Loughborough athlete, taking advantage of a slight mistake in the course by the Loughborough girl Sara found herself leading and decided to go from a fair way out. Despite a strong challenge from her opponent there was no denying Sara her first victory at her first attempt in this event.
Meanwhile Claire Martin (Telford) edged Chloe into 5th place which is where she finished, a remarkable performance from a girl who is still three weeks shy of her 18th birthday. All donations to *********.
Dannii Johnson is still trying to decide whether she likes cross country or not but still made an invaluable contribution today to close the team scoring in 45th. Sophie Williams was pleased with her performance being still on the come back trail and finished 47th.
Holly O’Meara finished 162nd followed by Tracy Clarke resplendent in her first pair of XC spikes in 199th. Finally Emily Evans, also coming back after injury finished 210th.
The team finished 3rd behind the two University teams, Loughborough and Birmingham, which is like a victory, though we were only 2 points in front of Coventry and given Sara is no longer available this season we cannot be complacent.
Eddie Cockayne

Meath Secondary Schools cross country

Wednesday the 16th November was a cold overcast day, the day the Meath secondary schools cross country competition was held. Franciscan College, Gormanstown hosted the event and fourteen secondary schools attended. As always the 1000m lap course was in perfect condition. There were eight races in total and the results are as follows:
Minor Girls 1000m
1. Rose Finnegan, Eureka
2. Aloise Flemming, Eureka
3. Eimear O’Neill, Eureka
1 Eureka Secondary School, Kells
2 Dunshaughlin Community School
3 Our Ladys College, Greenhills
Junior Girls 1000m
1 Rebecca Matthews, Our Ladys College, Greenhills
2 Amy Coyne, St Peters College, Dunboyne
3 Sarah Armstrong, Eureka
1 Eureka Secondary School, Kells
2 Our Ladys College, Greenhills
3 St Peters College, Dunboyne
Inter Girls 1500m
1 Ciara Rooney, Loreto Secondary School, Navan
2 Laura Farrell, Athboy Community School
3 Aoife O’Neill, St Peters College, Dunboyne
1 St Peters College, Dunboyne
2 Loreto Secondary School, Navan
3 Scoil Mhuire, Trim
Senior Girls 1500m
1 Alison Daly, Scoil Mhuire Trim
2 Rachel Smith, St Peters College, Dunboyne
3 Catriona Kennedy, Dunshaughlin Community School

1 Loreto Secondary School, Navan
2 Dunshaughlin Community School

Minor boys 1000m
1 Alan Monaghan, St Patricks Classical School, Navan
2 Peter Kilgannon, Rathoath College
3 James Finnerty, St Patricks Classical School, Navan
1 Rathoath College
2 St Patricks Classical School, Navan
3 Dunshaughlin Community College
Junior boys 2000m
1 Padraig Donagh, O’Carolan College, Nobber
2 Eoin Smith, St Patricks Classical School, Navan
3 Paddy O’Hanlon, Rathoath College
1 St Patricks Classical School, Navan
2 O’Carolan College, Nobber
3 Rathoath College
Inter boys 3000m
1 Andrew Coscoran, St Marys Diocesan School, Drogheda
2 Robert Tully, Franciscan College Gormanston
3 Conor Rennicks, Community School, Kells
1 Franciscan College, Gormanston
2 St Marys Diocesan School, Drogheda
3 St Patricks Classical School, Navan
Senior boys 3000m
1 Cormac Costello, Franciscan College, Gormanston
2 Richard Keen, Franciscan College, Gormanston
3 Sean Keany, St Peters College, Dunboyne
1 Franciscan College, Gormanston

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Selection of photos from secondary Schools CC

Selection of photos from Meath Athletics Board Secondary Schools CC held on the Dublin side of the Delvin river in the grounds of Gormanston college. Thanks to Brigid Clarke, Maggie Higgins, Fr Ailbhe for organising this great event. Thanks also to all the young athletes and the teachers who foster an interest in the sport in their respective schools.
Meath Athletics Board has selected the following teams to represent the county at the AAI Even Age & Inter Counties Cross Country Championships in Sligo Racecourse on Sunday 27th November atarting at 11.30am. Please note the earlier start time

Boys U14

Eoin Smyth
Kevin McGrath
James Finnerty
Philip Marron
Ciaran Crowther
Paddy Maher
Conor Leech
Paul Gill
Cormac O'Dowd
Alex Hunter

Boys U16

Conor Rennicks
Andrew Coscoran
Gavin Maher
Brian McGrath
Niall Cornyn
Ben Clarke
Conor Daniel
Daniel Byrne
Allan Clarke
Daire Kelly

Girls U12

Amy Clarke
Sarah Clarke
Emma Neary
Annie Kavanagh
Aideen Slattery
Hannah Gilligan
Sarah Daly
Ciara Galvin
Hannagh Tully
Brenda Hoey

Girls U14

Eva O’ Donovan
Rose Finnegan
Aobhia Cleary
Aine O Connor
Sophie O'Brien
Ellen Rooney
Grace Dunne
Martha Reidy
Ailbhe Clancy
Emily Thornton

Junior Men

Luke Forde Dunboyne
Thomas Moran Dunshaughlin
Sean Keany Dunboyne
Torlach Grant Navan AC
Rob Tully Star of the Sea
Cormac Costello Star of the Sea
Jim Marry Star of the Sea
Ciaran McGinley Star of the Sea
Cian O’Connor Ratoath AC
Nick Hoey Navan
Brian O'Fhearraigh Bohermeen
Luke Fox Star of the Sea

Junior Women

Shauna Moore Dunshaughlin
Rachel Neary Na Fianna
Elaine Plunkett St Brigids
Shauna Moran Dunshaughlin
Ciara Rooney Navan AC
Alison Daly Na Fianna


Andrew Ledwith Fr. Murphy
Mark Hoey Star of the Sea
Rory McDonnell Dunboyne
Colin Costello Star of the Sea
Derek Croal Bohermeen
Gareth Coughlan Crusaders
Loughlin Campion U23 St. Andrew’s
Donal Hanratty Tara AC
Morgan McDonagh Dunboyne
Neville Reilly Dunboyne
Ronan Wogan Slane AC
Daragh Rennicks U23 Bohermeen
Robert Caffery St. Brigids
Paul Gannon Dunboyne
Shane Boyle Dunshaughlin


Sara Louise Treacy Moynalvey/Kilcoon
Fiona Reid Dunboyne
Fiona Mahon Donore Harriers
Aoife Brady Sportsworld
Karen O’Hanlon Dunboyne
Ann-Marie Smith Navan AC
Lucy Darcy Sportsworld
Marie Boland Na Fianna
Emilia Dan Dunboyne
Ursula Byrne Dunshaughlin
Linda Fahy Dunshaughlin

New race and some dates corrected

4 March 2012 Bohermeen AC Meath Spring half marathon 12noon, Bohermeen Community Centre.

17 March 2012 Fr. Murphy 5Mile Road Race & Fun Run incorporating the Meath 5Mile
Road Championships Fr. Murphy AC Ballivor, Co. Meath

25 March 2012 Dunboyne 4 Mile Road Race Dunboyne AC Dunboyne

1 April 2012 St. Brigid's AC Open 5k Hill Run incorporating Meath Hill Running Championships (IMRA Rules) St. Brigid's AC Mullaghmeen Forest Park, Oldcastle, Co. Meath.

22 April 2012 Cushinstown AC Open T&F Sports Cushinstown AC Cushinstown, Co. Meath

16 May 2012 Simon Cumber & Paddy Hyland 6k Road Race Navan AC Claremont Stadium, Navan

22 May 2012 Bob Heffernan 5k Road Race Na Fianna AC Hamlet Court Hotel, Johnstown Bridge,

9 June 2012 Patrick Bell Memorial 5k Road Race & Fun Race Bohermeen AC Bohermeen Community Centre

15 June 2012 The Braveheart 5k Trail Run Trim AC .Porchfields,Trim, Co. Meath

23 June 2012 Michael Manning 10k Road Race & Fun Run Dunshaughlin Ac Dunshaughlin Community Centre

4 July 2012 South O'Hanlon 5k Road Race & Fun Run South O'Hanlon Senchelestown
GAA Centre

18 July 2012 St. Brigid's AC 5k Road Race & Fun Run St. Brigid's AC Oldcastle.

24 August 2012 Tara AC 5K Road Race & Fun Run Tara AC Skyrne Community Hall

2 Sept 2012 Navan AC Annual T&F Sports Navan AC Claremont Stadium, Navan

9 Sept 2012 Rennicks Cup & Fr Delany 5 Mile Road Race & Fun Run Bohermeen AC

23 Sept 2012 Star of the Sea cross country meeting Greenanstown, Stamullen.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Leinster intermediate and uneven ages cross country

The Meath cross-country teams had a successful day at the Leinster Uneven Age and Intermediate Cross Country Championships held in Adamstown, Co.Wexford last Sunday. The course in the centre of Adamstown village was very spectator friendly and the torrential rain received in Wexford on Friday had no effect on the ground conditions, which were good underfoot.
The under 11 girl’s team set the tone for the day when they finished 4th and qualified for the All Ireland’s which will take place in the Curragh in a month’s time. The U11 boy’s team went one place better when finishing in 3rd place over the 1500m race.
The first of our team gold medals came with the under 13 girl’s team when they finished with a total of 75 points to take the coveted title. The team of Sarah Clarke (Na Fianna) 4th, Eva O’Donovan (Navan) 6th, Martha Reidy (Fr. Murphy) 14th, Amy Clarke (Na Fianna) 15th, A. Cleary (St. Andrew’s) 17th and Aine O’Connor (Ratoath) 19th had packed very well to score a deserved win.
The boy’s under 13 team were not to be overshadowed by the girls as they won the title on a score of 55pts with Kevin McGrath and Alan Monaghan both from Bohermeen taking individual gold and silver medals. They were ably supported by Shane Hanley (St. Brigids) in 5th place, James Finnerty (Tara) 7th, Alex Hunter (Ratoath) 19th and Francis Marry (Star of the Sea) 21st.
The under 15 boy’s team finished 4th on 191pts to qualify for the All Irelands with Eoin Smyth (Tara) in 8th place, Ciaran McCarty (Ratoath) 23rd, Philip Marron (Ratoath) 28th, Conor Leech (Na Fianna) 37th, Ciaran Crowther (St. Andrews) 43rd and Mark Daly (Na Fianna) 52nd.
The boys under 17 team finished 4th on 138 pts with five Star of the Sea athletes in the counting six. Niall Cornyn (Dunboyne) broke up the possible six out of six scoring members for the East Meath club as they also had the 7th Meath athlete across the line in Luke Fox. Rob Tully finished in 8th place, Ciaran McGinley 17th, Andrew Coscoran 21st (all Star of the Sea), Niall Cornyn (Dunboyne) 28th, Cormac Costello 31st and Jim Marry 33rd both from Star the Sea. Star of the Sea were the 3rd placed club team in this race.
The intermediate ladies team finished 2nd to our old rivals Dublin when they had a total of 62 points. Emilia Dan (Dunboyne) was the leading Meath athlete when finishing 5th in the 4000m race. She was followed home by the Dunshaughlin duo of Ursula Byrne 14th and Linda Fahy 17th with Deirdre Fitzsimons (Dunboyne) in 26th place.
Mark Hoey (Star of the Sea) in winning the Intermediate Men’s Championship race over 8k led the Meath squad to team gold as well. Mark, who is now just back training after taking a well earned rest after his victory in the Dublin half marathon last September, was in the leading bunch of runners right from the start of the race. This group include Thomas Hayes (Kilkenny City Harriers) and Mick Kavannagh (Sli Culainn) and Neville Reilly (Dunboyne). With two laps of the six laps completed the group was whittled down to Hoey , Hayes and Kavannagh with Reilly in 4th place. The Meath man continued to set the pace leading this trio of athletes with the Kilkenny man and the Wicklow man alternating between 2nd and 3rd place. Then with 3k remaining the East Meath athlete stretched his legs and the race was now down to Thomas Hayes and Mark as Kavannagh fell back. Neville Reilly at this stage was cementing his position in 4th place while the rest of the Meath were battling well further down the field. Mark continued to press on and with 2k left to race he had broken Hayes and opened up gap on the Kilkenny man. Mark continued to press home his advantage so that going out on the last lap he had a forty metre lead. Mark came home in a time 27mins 34secs for the 8k and had a winning margin of seventeen seconds on Hayes with Kavannagh 3rd and Neville Reilly finishing in 4th place.
Ronan Wogan (Slane AC) in 17th, Loughlin Campion (St. Andrews) 24th, Robert Caffery (St. Brigids) 29th and Paul Gannon (Dunboyne) in 36th made up the rest of the scoring team finishing with a total of 111pts and taking the team prize in the process.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Meath intermediate squads

Attached are the proposed Meath Intermediate teams for Day 2 of the Leinster
Championships in Adamstown, Co. Wexford on Sunday 13th Nov at 12noon. If any of the first 15 are not running could they please contact Brendan Meade 087 2533113 or Gerard Heery 086 2499886

Mens Intermediate
Neville Reilly Dunboyne
Mark Hoey Star of the Sea
Derek Croal Bohermeen
Robert Caffery St. Brigids
Rory Kavannagh Dunboyne
Paul Gannon Dunboyne
Cormac Minnock Na Fianna
Loughlin Campion St. Andrews
Morgan McDonagh Dunboyne
Shane Boyle Dunshaughlin
David O’Connell Bohermeen
Diarmuid Fagan Na Fianna
Derek Hunter Dunshaughlin
Kevin Reilly Bohermeen
Darragh Rennicks Bohermeen

Womens Intermediate
Marie Boland Na Fianna
Emilia Dan Dunboyne
Linda Fahy Dunshaughlin
Ursula Byrne Dunshaughlin
Imelda Clarke Na Fianna
Mary Watters Navan
Brigid Clarke Na Fianna
Ann Hunter Dunshaughlin
Maggie Higgins Na Fianna
Maureen Getty St. Brigids
Claire Smith Trim
Ann Tobin Trim
Sharon Monaghan Fr. Murphys
Deirdre Fitzsimons Dunboyne
Crona Brady Sportsworld

Meath teams for Adamstown

Meath teams for the uneven age cross country in Adamstown,
Co. Wexford on Sunday 13th Nov starting at 12noon.

Girls U11

Sarah Wall
Eimear Fagan
Florence Sheridan
Molly McNamara
Brenda Hoey
Katie O'Brien
Victoria Knox
Aoife Lenihan
Meabh Hanrahan
Leah Quinn
Laura Furlong
Elisha Larkin
Caoimhe Rowe
Meadhbh Byrne
Ava O’Brien

Girls U13
Eva O’Donovan
Sarah Clarke
Amy Clarke
Aoibhin Cleary
Martha Reidy
Aine O’ Connor
Sarah Daly
Grace Dunne
Aideen Slattery
Emma Neary
Annie Kavanagh
Deirdre Murray
Hannah Ward
Ciara Galvin
Ailbhe Clancy

Girls U15

Rose Finnegan
Sophie O'Brien
Amy Coyne
Elizabeth Clarke
Laura Heneghan
Ciara Heneghan
Aisling Mc Closkey
Deirdre Healy

Girls U17

Alison Daly
Ciara Rooney
Ali Shortt
Laura Farrell
Lauren O'Brien
Orla O'Donnell
Siofra Cleary
Gillian Hawdon
Ciara Delaney
Sarah Campion
Susan Culhane

Boys U11

Niall Moreland
Sean O’Connor
Shane Smyth
Niall Finnerty
Cian McNulty Casey
Justin Harris
Aaron Getty
Luke Mitchell
Harry Dunne
James Gavin
Shane Clarke
Adam Conlon
Colin Hawdon
Christopher Clarke
Peter Coscoran

Boys U13

Kevin McGrath
Shane Hanly
Paddy Maher
James Finnerty
Alan Monaghan
Padraig Finnerty
Alex Hunter
Evan Butler
Eric Casserly
Francis Marry
Cormac O’Dowd
Leon Clarke
Sean Byrne
Simon Lynch
Jarlath Jordan

Boys U15
Eoin Smyth
Ben Clarke
CiarĂ¡n MCarthy
Conor Leech
Ciaran Crowther
Philip Marron
Paul Gill
Mark Daly
Sean Murray
Ciaran Leech
Kevin Cleary
Jack Brunton
Allan Clarke
Coilin Higgins

Boys U17

Andrew Coscoran
Rob Tully
Cormac Costello
Gavin Maher
Jim Marry
Ciaran Mc Ginley
Niall Cornyn
Conor Duncan
Dylan Brady
Conor Daniel
John Atling
Conor Noone
Darragh Flynn
Cormac Ahern
Michael Flood

Best Club at the T&F Championships 2011

Bob Heffernan Shield Juvenile Club: Cushinstown AC

Christy Kelly Shield Senior Club: Dunboyne AC

Best Club at the Cross Country Championships 2010:

Juvenile Club: Na Fianna AC

Senior Club: Dunshaughlin AC

Meath Secondary Schools T&F Championships 2011

Best Girl’s School : The Fagan Cup: Scoil Mhuire, Trim

Best Boy’s School : Presented by Meath AAI : St. Peter’s College, Dunboyne

Meath Running League Awards

unior Men 1st Conor Daniel Trim AC

Senior Ladies 1st Chantelle Farrelly Tara AC

Senior Men 1st Neville Reilly Dunboyne AC
2nd Robert Caffery St. Brigid’s AC
3rd Ciaran O’Dwyer Dunshaughlin AC

Masters ladies:W40 1st Imelda Clarke Na Fianna AC
2nd Linda Fahy Dunshaughlin AC
3rd Ursula Byrne Dunshaughlin AC

W45 1st Ann Hunter Dunshaughlin AC
2nd Maureen Getty St. Brigid’s AC
3rd Margaret Neary Na Fianna AC

W50 1st Linda Gunning Bohermeen AC

W60 1st Rose Healy Fr. Murphy AC

Masters Men M40 1st Don Mahon Trim AC
2nd Dermot Farrelly Bohermeen AC
3rd John Clarke Na Fianna AC

M45 1st David O’Connell Bohermeen AC
2nd Aidan Swan Dunshaughlin AC
3rd Derek Hunter Dunshaughlin AC

M50 1st Paddy Mangan Dunshaughlin AC
2nd Benny Byrne Dunshaughlin AC
3rd Declan Byrne South O’Hanlon AC

M60 1st Michael Hegarty South O’Hanlon AC

Overall Winners of the League:
Ladies: Imelda Clarke Na Fianna AC
Men: Neville Reilly Dunboyne AC

Complimentary Ticket for the Awards Night to those that completed 13of 13 races:
Philip Cogavin Fr. Murphy AC
Luke Mulligan Dunshaughlin AC

Meath Running League Awards

unior Men 1st Conor Daniel Trim AC

Senior Ladies 1st Chantelle Farrelly Tara AC

Senior Men 1st Neville Reilly Dunboyne AC
2nd Robert Caffery St. Brigid’s AC
3rd Ciaran O’Dwyer Dunshaughlin AC

Masters ladies:W40 1st Imelda Clarke Na Fianna AC
2nd Linda Fahy Dunshaughlin AC
3rd Ursula Byrne Dunshaughlin AC

W45 1st Ann Hunter Dunshaughlin AC
2nd Maureen Getty St. Brigid’s AC
3rd Margaret Neary Na Fianna AC

W50 1st Linda Gunning Bohermeen AC

W60 1st Rose Healy Fr. Murphy AC

Masters Men M40 1st Don Mahon Trim AC
2nd Dermot Farrelly Bohermeen AC
3rd John Clarke Na Fianna AC

M45 1st David O’Connell Bohermeen AC
2nd Aidan Swan Dunshaughlin AC
3rd Derek Hunter Dunshaughlin AC

M50 1st Paddy Mangan Dunshaughlin AC
2nd Benny Byrne Dunshaughlin AC
3rd Declan Byrne South O’Hanlon AC

M60 1st Michael Hegarty South O’Hanlon AC

Overall Winners of the League:
Ladies: Imelda Clarke Na Fianna AC
Men: Neville Reilly Dunboyne AC

Complimentary Ticket for the Awards Night to those that completed 13of 13 races:
Philip Cogavin Fr. Murphy AC
Luke Mulligan Dunshaughlin AC

County cups 2011

The Heffernan Cup: Girls U9 Team: Na Fianna AC

Na Fianna Cup: Boys U9 Team : Dunboyne AC

Na Fianna Cup: Girls U11 Team: Na Fianna AC

Rod and Gun Perpetual Cup: Boys U12 team: St. Brigids AC

D. O’Brien Cup: Girls U14 Team: Dunboyne AC

The Dan Bagnall Cup: Novice Men: Dunboyne AC

The Betty & Frank McDonnell Cup: Intermediate Team: Dunboyne AC

The St. Brigid’s Cup: 5 Mile Road Championships Men : Bohermeen AC

The Mattie McGrath Memorial Trophy: 3k Track Team (men): Dunboyne AC

The Joe Kenny Cup: 3k Track Team (ladies): Dunshaughlin AC

Bank of Ireland Trophy: Senior Ladies:

The Regan Mc Entee Cup: Senior Ladies: Dunshaughlin AC

The Larry Daly Cup: Senior Men Team: Bohermeen AC

Category awards Meath 20011

Cross Country & Road Awards:

U11-13 Girls Eva O’Donovan Navan AC
Boys Alan Monaghan Bohermeen

U14-16 Girls Deirdre Healy Ratoath AC
Boys Andrew Coscoran Star of the Sea AC

U17-19 Girls Rachel Neary Na Fianna AC
Boys Thomas Moran Dunshaughlin AC

Junior Ladies Shauna Moore Dunshaughlin AC
Men Luke Forde Dunboyne AC

Senior Ladies Sara Louise Treacy Moynalvey-Kilcloone AC
Men Rory McDonnell Dunboyne AC

Masters Ladies Mary Watters Navan AC
Men Tommy Maher Dunshaughlin AC

Track & Field Awards:

U11-13 Track Girls Shannon Sheehy Cushinstown AC
Boys Shane Hanley St. Brigid’s AC )
Jack Hilliard Bohermeen AC ) Joint Winners

Field Girls Zoe Mohan Cushinstown AC
Boys Ciaran Morgan Bohermeen AC

U14-16 Track Girls Rose Finnegan Bohermeen AC
Boys Aaron Kealy Dunshaughlin AC

Field Girls Elizabeth Moreland Cushinstown AC
Boys Keith Marks Cushinstown AC

U17-19 Track Girls Alison Daly Na Fianna AC
Boys Eamon Wallace Ratoath AC

Field Girls Niamh Lister Navan AC
Boys Shane Aston Trim AC

Junior Track Ladies Shauna Moran Dunshaughlin AC
Men Conor Doran Cushinstown AC )
Rob Tully Star of the Sea AC ) Joint Winners

Junior Field Ladies Grainne Miggin Fr. Murphy AC
Men Conal Campion St. Andrew’s AC

Senior Track Ladies Sharon Monaghan Fr. Murphy AC
Men Darragh Rennicks Bohermeen AC

Senior Field Ladies Michelle Pilkington Dunboyne AC
Men Kourosh Foroughi Star of the Sea AC )
Padraig White Dunboyne AC ) Joint Winners

Masters Track Ladies Moira Peppard Trim AC
Men Colm Keogh Ratoath AC

Masters Field Ladies Moira Aston Trim AC
Men Paddy Hanily Fr. Murphy AC

National / World Records / Championship Best Performance: none

Participated at a Major International Championship:

Sara Louise Treacy: European U23 Cross Country Championships at Albufeira, Portugal 12th December 2010 & European U23 Track & Field Championships at Ostrava, Czech Republic 14-17 July 2011.

Padraig White: European Team Championships at Izmir, Turkey 18-19 June 2011.

Michael Doyle: World University Games at Shenzhen, China 12-23 August 2011.

Kourosh Foroughi: European Team Championships at Izmir, Turkey 18-19 June 2011, European U23 Track & Field Championships at Ostrava, Czech Republic 14-17 July 2011 & World University Games at Shenzhen, China 12-23 August 2011.

National medal winners awards

All underage athletes who won medals at National Championships were presented with plaques noting their achievement at the Meath Athletics awards night at the Darnley Hotel, Athboy on Sunday 6 November 2011.

Sarah Clarke Na Fianna AC
Amy Clarke Na Fianna AC
Zoe Mohan Cushinstown AC
Eva O’Donovan Navan AC

Ciaran Morgan Bohermeen AC
Rian Kealy Dunshaughlin AC
Alan Monaghan Bohermeen AC
Eoin Smyth Tara AC
Shane Hanly St. Brigid’s AC

Sinead Reynolds Cushinstown AC
Shannon Sheehy Cushinstown AC
Elizabeth Moreland Cushinstown AC
Rose Finnegan Bohermeen AC

Nathan Grant Trim AC
Shane Joyce Cushinstown AC
Jordan Leech Cushinstown AC
Keith Marks Cushinstown AC
Darragh Costigan Dunboyne AC

Niamh Hetherington Dunshaughlin AC
Deirdre Healy Ratoath AC
Andrew Coscoran Star of the Sea AC
Brian McGrath Bohermeen AC

Kelly Brady Bohermeen AC
Ewen McCabe Navan AC
Karen Blaney Navan AC
Matthew Connolly St. Andrew’s AC

Oisin Foley Dunshaughlin AC
Michael Hanlon Dunboyne AC
John Sweeney St. Andrew’s AC
Rob Tully Star of the Sea AC

Eamon Wallace Ratoath AC
Christopher Higgins Na Fianna AC
Jamie Murtagh St. Andrew’s AC

Caimin Dunne Dunboyne AC
Shane Aston Trim AC
James McCabe Dunboyne AC

Alison Daly Na Fianna AC
Shauna Moran Dunshaughlin AC
Shauna Moore Dunshaughlin AC
Karen Dunne Bohermeen

Thursday, November 3, 2011

1 2 in Leinster novice

The Leinster novice,masters and even ages cross country took place on Sunday at Belvedere House , Mullingar. The superb parkland course held up very well to the recent heavy rainfall and was a good test for the two thousand athletes who took part in ten races.

Meath athletes performed very well in most of the categories. The most impressive performances of the day were in the mens novice race where Darragh Rennicks ,Bohermeen and Luke Forde, Dunboyne took control of the race when they emerged from a group of six frontrunners with two kilometres to go. They opened up a sizeable gap and delighted the Meath supporters with a powerful display of confident running . In the last five hundred metres the young Bohermeen runners struck for home to score an impressive victory ahead of this years revelation, Luke Forde. The county team of Rennicks, Forde, Neville Reilly , Dunboyne, Loughlin Campion, St Andrews, Robert Caffrey, St Brigids,Rory Kavanagh, Dunboyne got a total of 44 points to take the silver behind Dublin.

There was the usual strong display form the Meath womens masters team in the race for inter county honours. The ever improving Emeilia Dan from Dunboyne turned in a great performance to lead the county team home. When the final results are announced by Athletics Leinster it seems likely that the Dunshaughlin team of Linda Fahy, Ursula Byrne, Ann Hunter and the Na Fianna team of Imelda Clarke, Bridget Clarke, Maggie Higgins will be among the medal winning clubs.

The masters mens race saw strong performances once again by the irrepressible Dunshaughlin squad of Tommy Maher, Paddy Mangan, Shane Boyle, Derek Hunter, Benny Byrne and Paul O’Rourke turning in a great effort to secure second club team. The county M50 team finished second and was led home by Paddy Mangan.

In the juvenile races Shane Hanley, St Brigids continues to be the leading cross country runner of his age group by adding the under 12 title to the under 11 honour from last season. He led the impressive county team to provincial victory with three top ten finishers. Eoin Smith, was fourth and Kevin McGrath, Bohermeen. The Tara team of Smith, James Finnerty, Cormac O Dowd and Sean Byrne were an impressive second in the club category.

The boys under 16 team of Conor Rennicks, Bohermeen, 3rd, Andrew Coscoran,Star of the Sea, 4th, Gavin Maher, Dunshaughlin, 7th, Brian McGrath, Bohermeen, 10th, Niall Cornyn, Dunboyne,18th and Ben Clarke, Na Fianna,30th ran very well to finish second to Westmeath in the inter county category.

Na Fianna AC had some great performances from its quartet of Amy Clarke,2nd Sarah Clarke,7th, Emma Neary, 27th and Aideen Slattery,35th running well to get under 12 club silver and were joined by Annie Kavanagh Bohermeen and Hanna Gilligan, Trim in the county team which also earned a silver medal position.

Navan athletes Eva O Donovan and Ciara Rooney put in performances which will see them turning out for Leinster in the All Ireland even ages competition next month in Sligo.

The team manager Gerard Heery was very pleased with the turnout of Meath runners in most of the ten races and is hoping for a similar response from all clubs and their members at the uneven age and intermediate event at Adamstown, Co Wexford on Sunday 13 October.