Thursday, November 22, 2012

Two Presidents present awards

The Meath Athletics Board held its 2012 awards presentation and dinner at
the Old Darnley Hotel in Athboy last Sunday evening. Over 250 attended the
ceremony which acclaimed athletic performances by young and old in T & F,
road, cross country during the year. The President of Athletics Ireland, Professor Ciaran O Cathain and
the President of Meath Athletics Paddy Reilly made the presentations across
the various categories. The AAI President spoke of the exciting new indoor
arena which he is involved in developing at the Athlone Institute of
Technology. He is optimistic that Usain Bolt will be present at the opening
ceremony in spring 2013. He was full of praise and encouragement for the
volunteers who officiate at events and administer the sport. He complimented
the clubs of county Meath on how they have developed new talent and looks
forward to seeing athletes from the county taking their places on national
squads in the coming years.

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Leinster Star Awards

The Leinster Star Awards will be in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow on Saturday the 5th of January 2013.
Furthermore, I wish to advise that at our recent Athletics Leinster meeting, it was agreed that the following new points system would come in to place, so as to give allowance for the standard / level of competition in each Category:
1)     3+ Competitors: Juvenile & Senior Athletes: 6-4-2, Junior Athletes 3-2-1 & Master Athletes 1.5-1.0-0.5.
2)     2 Competitors: Juvenile & Senior Athletes: 4-2, Junior Athletes 2-1 & Master Athletes 1.0-0.5.
3)     1 Competitor: Juvenile & Senior Athletes: 2, Junior Athletes 1 & Master Athletes 0.5.
In addition, it was also agreed that all Championship Bests get an extra point.
Awards will be presented to the best Juvenile Female, best Juvenile Male & best Senior athlete in each of the 11 Counties, while there will also be a separate Outstanding, Throwers & Walkers Award presented.
Additionally, as part of this year's Leinster Star Awards, Kildare, Westmeath, Wexford & Wicklow are asked to please nominate one County Member for a Special Award for Outstanding Service to Athletics. I would be grateful if you could please furnish me with your County's nominee, giving details of their contribution to athletics.
Finally, the following Club & County Awards will be presented, with points based on the above new points system:
Dew Shield for the best Club at the Leinster Junior & U/23 T&F Championships.
Eurotab Cup for the best Club at the Leinster Juvenile U/16 - U/19 T&F Championships.
Foley Cup for the best County at the Leinster Juvenile Cross Country Championships.
Hehir Shield for the best Club at the Leinster Juvenile Relay Championships.
Leinster Shield for the best Club at the Leinster U/9, U/10 & U/11 Pairs Competition.
Mick Byrne Cup for the best Club at the Leinster Juvenile Indoor Championships (does not include Indoor Relays).
Mick Quinn Cup for the best Club at the Leinster Juvenile U/12 - U/15 T&F Championships.
Morrissey Cup for the best Club at the Leinster Juvenile Cross Country Championships.
Senior T&F for the best Club at the Leinster Senior T&F Championships.
I would be grateful if you could all please let your Clubs know of this date and the changes to the points system - thanks.
Tickets will be available on the door on the night, however prior booking via myself is required.
Thanks in advance for all your support.
Yours in Sport,
Martin J Heery
Leinster Secretary

Meath Secondary Schools Cross country

Franciscan College, Gormanston once again hosted the Meath Secondary School cross country competition.   The 1000m lap course was incredibly dry given the wet conditions we had experienced earlier in the week.  Twenty secondary schools attended which created exciting competition in all the eight races.

  Results are as follows:
Minor Girls 1000m
1. Sarah Clarke, Scoil Dara, Kilcock
2. Nicola Duffy, St Peters College, Dunboyne
3. Eva O’Donovan, Loreto Secondary School, Navan
1 Dunshaughlin Community School
2 St Peters College, Dunboyne
3 Our Ladys College, Greenhills
Junior Girls 1000m
1 Rose Finnegan, Eureka Secondary School
2 Eimear O’Neill, Eureka Secondary School
3 Aine O’Connor, Rathoath College
1 Eureka Secondary School, Kells
2 Ratoath College
3 Dunshaughlin Community School
Inter Girls 1500m
1 Niamh Galloghly, Dunshaughlin Community School
2 Aisling O’Hare, Scoil Mhuire, Trim
3 Rebecca Matthews, Our Ladys College, Greenhills
1 Eureka Community School, Kells
2 St Peters College, Dunboyne
3 Our Ladys College, Greenhills
Senior Girls 1500m
1 Ciara Rooney, Loreto Secondary School, Navan
2 Alison Daly, Scoil Mhuire, Trim
3 Laura Farrell, Athboy Community School

1 St Peters College, Dunboyne
Minor boys 1000m
1 Paddy Maher, Dunshaughlin Community School
2 Eanan Peppard, St Patricks Classical School, Navan
3 David Hawes, St Patricks Classical School, Navan
1 Dunshaughlin Community School
2 St Patricks Classical School, Navan
3 St Josephs Drogheda
Junior boys 2000m
1 Kevin McGrath, St Patricks Classical School, Navan
2 Peter Kilgannon, Ratoath College
3 Philip Marron, Ratoath College
1 St Patricks Classical School, Navan
2 Dunshaughlin Community School
3 Ratoath College
Inter boys 3000m
1 Brian McGrath, St Patricks Classical School, Navan
2 Eoin Smyth, St Patricks Classical School, Navan
3 Martin Molloy, Franciscan College Gormanston
1 St Patricks Classical School, Navan
2 Franciscan College, Gormanston
3 O’Carolan College, Nobber
Senior boys 3000m
1 Rob Tully, Franciscan College, Gormanston
2 Andrew Coscoran, St Marys Diocesan College, Drogheda
3 Jack McGowan, Boyne, Community School Trim
1 Franciscan College, Gormanston
2 St Peters College, Dunboyne
3 St Marys Diocesan College, Drogheda

Meath permit events 2013

3 March, Meath Spring Half Marathon & 5k Fun Run, Bohermeen AC, Bohermeen Community Centre, 12pm.
24 March, Dunboyne 4 Mile Road Race, Dunboyne AC, Dunboyne 3pm.
31 March, Fr Murphy AC 5 mile Road Race, Fr. Murphy AC, Kildalkey, Co. Meath 2pm.
6 April, Meath hill running championships, St. Brigid's AC Mullaghmeen Forest Park, Oldcastle, Co. Meath, 12noon.
21 April, Meath Local Sports Partnership, Royal Run, Kells, 11am.
21 April. Cushinstown AC track and field sports, Cushinstown track. (north of Ashbourne off N2).
10 May, Simon Cumber & Paddy Hyland 6k Road Race, Navan AC, Claremont Stadium, Navan 7.30pm.
21 May Bob Heffernan 5k Road Race Na Fianna AC Hamlet Court Hotel, Johnstown Bridge, Enfield 8.00pm
8 June, Patrick Bell Memorial 5k Road Race, Bohermeen AC, Bohermeen Community Centre 7.30pm.
14 June, The Braveheart 5k Run, Trim AC, Trim, Co. Meath.
22 June, Michael Manning 10k Road Race, Dunshaughlin AC, Dunshaughlin, 7.30pm.
23 June, Navan AC track and field sports. Claremont Stadium, Navan.
3 July, South O'Hanlon 5k Road Race, South O'Hanlon, Senchelestown GAA Centre, 8pm.
17 July, St. Brigid's AC 5k Road Race, St. Brigid's AC Oldcastle, 8pm.
24 July, Cushinstown AC 6k Road Race, Cushinstown AC Pudden Hill, Co. Meath 7.30pm
18 August, Duleek 10k Road Race, Duleek AC, Duleek, Co. Meath.
30 August, Tara AC 5K Road Race, Tara AC, Skyrne Community Hall, 7.30pm.
8 September, Rennicks Cup & Fr Delany 5 Mile Road Race, Bohermeen AC Bohermeen Community Centre 12noon
15 September, Ratoath AC 5k Road Race, Ratoath AC, Ratoath GAA Club (on Dunshaughlin Rd) 11.00am
22 September, Star of the Sea AC 25th Annual Cross Country Meeting, Star of the Sea AC, Greenanstown, Stamullen, Co. Meath 11.00am.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Meath teams for All Ireland CC at Tattersalls.

Meath Teams for the Even Age & Inter Counties All Ireland
Cross Country Championships in Tatersalls, Ratoath next Sunday 25th November
starting at 11.30am.
 If any athlete becomes unavailable through injury or illness would they please contact Brendan Meade 087 2533113 before Wednesday to facilitate replacement.

Colin Costello
Mark Hoey
Luke Forde
Eoin Callaghan
David Fitzmaurice U23
Robbie Matthews
Loughlin Campion U23
Garrett Coughlan
Morgan McDonagh
Ciaran McKenna
Neville Reilly
Rory McDonnell
Ciaran O’Dwyer
Derek Hunter


Sara Louise Treacy
Emilia Dan
Aoife Brady
Lucy Darcy
Briget Clarke
Imelda Clarke
Ann Hunter
Shauna Moore
Shauna Moran
Maggie Higgins
Sonia Reilly

Amy Clarke
Eva O' Donovan
Sarah Clarke
Martha Reidy
Aine O' Connor
Aideen Slatterty
Emma Neary
Ciara Galvin
Hannah Gilligan
Sarah Daly

Andrew Coscoran
Brian McGrath
Gavin Maher
Ahmed Hussain Abdi
Jim Marry
Ciaran McGinley
Conor Duncan
Rob Tully
Cormac Costello
Kieran Bowers


Alan Monaghan
Kevin McGrath
Paddy Maher
Alex Hunter
Cormac O Dowd
Shane Hanley
Jarlath Jordan
Sean Byrne
Liam Hanley
David O' Neill

Shane Smyth
Niall Finnerty
Luke Mitchell
Cian McNulty Casey
Harry Dunne
Jake Cullen
Sean O'Connor
Justin Harris
Paul O Brien
Christopher Clarke

Meath Awards 2012

The Meath Athletics Awards presentation took place at the Old Darnley Hotel, Athboy on Sunday 18 November. The President of Athletics Ireland, Professor Ciaran O Cathain and the President of Meath Athletics Paddy Reilly made the presentations across the various categories.

National Medal Winners All underage athletes who won medals at National Championships will be presented with plaques noting their achievement:

Dominic McCabe, Cushinstown AC, Amy Clarke,Na Fianna AC,Ciaran Morgan,Bohermeen AC,Zoe Mohan,Cushinstown AC, Alan Monaghan,Bohermeen AC, Eva O’Donovan,Navan AC, Ian Taylor, Dunboyne AC, Shannon Sheehy, Cushinstown AC, Jack Hetherington, Dunshaughlin AC, Kevin McGrath, Bohermeen AC, Rian Kealy, Dunshaughlin AC, Nathan Grant, Trim AC, Eoin Smyth, Tara AC,Rose Finnegan, Bohermeen AC, Elizabeth Morland,Cushinstown AC, Ciara McGuire,Na Fianna AC, Aisling O’Hare,Na Fianna AC, Kelly Brady,Bohermeen AC, Shane Joyce,Cushinstown AC,Deirdre Healy, Ratoath AC, Darragh Costigan, Dunboyne AC, Garrett Kelly,St. Andrew’s AC, Andrew Coscorcan,Star of the Sea AC, Kieran Bowers,Star of the Sea AC, Rob Tully,Star of the Sea AC, Niamh Reynolds,Cushinstown AC, Brona Fanning. Cushinstown AC, Jamie Murtagh,St. Andrew’s AC, Michael Hanlon,Dunboyne AC, Karen Dunne, Bohermeen AC, Shane Aston,Trim AC, Eamon Wallace, Ratoath AC,

The Meath  Race League Series:

Senior Men 1st,Robbie Matthews,Dunshaughlin AC,
2nd,Mark Melia,Trim AC
3rd,Barry Watters, Navan AC

Masters ladies:W40 1stEmilia Dan,Dunboyne AC,
2nd,Linda Fahy,Dunshaughlin Ac

W45 1st Imelda Clarke, Na Fianna AC
2nd Mary Watters, Navan AC
3rd Maureen Getty ,St. Brigid’s AC

W50 1st Linda Gunning,Bohermeen AC

W60 1st Rose Healy, Fr .Murphy AC

Masters Men M35 1st Brian Moore, Star of the Sea AC

M40 1st Don Mahon, Trim AC
2nd Dermot Farrelly ,Bohermeen AC

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

M50 1st Paddy Mangan ,Dunshaughlin AC
2nd Benny Byrne, Dunshaughlin AC

M55 1st Charlie O’Brien, Dunshaughlin AC

Overall Winners of the League:
Ladies: Emilia Dan, Dunboyne AC
Men: Robbie Matthews, Dunshaughlin AC

Meath Secondary Schools T&F Championships 2012:

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

Best Boy’s School: Presented by Meath AAI : St. Patrick’s Classical School

Best Club at the Cross Country Championships 2011:

Juvenile Club: Na Fianna AC

Senior Club: Dunboyne AC

Best Club at the T&F Championships 2012:

Bob Heffernan Shield Juvenile Club:   Cushinstown AC

Christy Kelly Shield Senior Club:   Na Fianna AC

Inter Club Track & Field League 2012:

Division A 1st Na Fianna AC 613pts
2nd Ratoath AC 589pts
3rd Bohermeen AC 563pts
3rd Dunboyne AC 563pts

Division B 1st Trim AC 280pts
2nd Navan AC 278pts
3rd Dunshaughlin AC 229pts

County Cups & Trophies 2012:

The Heffernan Cup: Girls U9 Team: Na Fianna AC

Na Fianna Cup: Boys U9 Team : Ratoath AC

Na Fianna Cup: Girls U11 Team: Dunboyne AC

Rod and Gun Perpetual Cup: Boys U12 team: Tara AC

D. O’Brien Cup: Girls U14 Team: Na Fianna AC

The Dan Bagnall Cup: Novice Men:   Dunboyne AC

The Betty & Frank McDonnell Cup: Dunboyne AC

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

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

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

Bank of Ireland Trophy: Senior Ladies:

The Regan Mc Entee Cup: Senior Ladies 2011: Dunboyne AC

The Larry Daly Cup: Senior Men Team 2011:   Star of the Sea AC

Cross Country & Road Awards:

U11-13 Girls Amy Clarke, Na Fianna AC
Boys Kevin McGrath, Bohermeen AC

U14-16 Girls Rose Finnegan , Bohermeen AC
Boys Eoin Smyth, Tara AC

U17-19 Girls Rachel Neary, Na Fianna AC
Boys Andrew Coscoran, Star of the Sea AC

Junior Ladies Elaine Plunkett, St. Brigids AC
Men Luke Forde, Dunboyne

Senior Ladies Sara Louise Treacy, Moynalvey-Kilcloone AC
Men Andrew Ledwith, Fr. Murphy AC

Masters Ladies Ann Tobin, Trim AC
  Men Tommy Maher , Dunshaughlin AC, David Hawcroft, Trim AC (Joint Winners)

Track & Field Awards:

U11-13 Track Girls Molly Fitzgerald, Bohermeen AC
Boys Shane Hanley, St. Brigid’s AC

Field Girls Zoe Mohan, Cushinstown AC
Boys Mark Joyce, Cushinstown AC

U14-16 Track Girls Eva O’Donovan, Navan AC
Boys Jack Hetherington, Dunshaughlin AC

Field Girls Kelly Brady, Bohermeen AC
Boys Darragh Costigan, Dunboyne AC     )
Shane Joyce, Cushinstown AC)

U17-19 Track Girls Ciara Rooney, Navan AC
Boys Rob Tully, Star of the Sea AC

Field Girls Niamh Reynolds, Cushinstown AC
Boys Michael Hanlon, Dunboyne AC

Junior Track Ladies Alison Daly, Na Fianna AC
Men Eamon Wallace, Ratoath AC

Junior Field Ladies Orla O’Donnell, Fr. Murphy AC
Men Jamie Murtagh, St. Andrew’s AC

Senior Track Ladies Rachel Smyth, Dunboyne AC
Men Colin Costello , Star of the Sea AC

Senior Field Ladies Karen Dunne , Bohermeen AC
Men Kourosh Foroughi, Star of the Sea AC

Masters Track Ladies Moira Peppard ,Trim AC
Men Peter Doherty, Ratoath AC

Masters Field Ladies, Jean Daly, Na Fianna AC
Men, Paddy Hanily, Fr. Murphy AC

Participated at a Major International Championship:

Sara Louise Treacy:  European U23 Cross Country Championships at Velenje, Slovenia 11th December 2011.

Andrew Ledwith: European Cross Country Championships at Velenje, Slovenia 11th December 2011.

James McCabe: 14th IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships at Barcelona, Spain 10th-15th July 2012.

Heather Jameson: London 2012 Paralympic Games

Athlete of the year: Karen Dunne, Bohermeen AC

Monday, November 12, 2012

Message from Athletics Leinster

Hi everyone,
On behalf of Athletics Leinster, I wish to thank Sean Kinnane, Tommy McDonnell and their team for all their work in setting up today's excellent Cross Country Course.
I would also like to thank all the athletes, parent and coaches who travelled from all over the Province and all those who helped in any way to make today a success.
Congratulation to all the medal winners & best of luck in the All-Irelands.
Please see the below link to the Precision Timing website for Provisional Juvenile & Intermediate, Individual & Club Results from today:
Furthermore, please see the below link to the Athletics Leinster website, where you will find a separate link to the Provisional Juvenile & Intermediate County Results from today:
Finally, all requests for additional subs medals are to be made to Frank Kilrane within 2 weeks - i.e. by the 25-11-2012 - thanks.
Yours in Sport,
Martin J Heery
Leinster Secretary

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Meath runners keep it local in Leinsters.

The second day of the Leinster cross country championships was staged at
Dunboyne on Sunday. There were a number of individual, club and county medal
winning performances by Meath athletes. There was an added invcentive for
club and county teams in this event as the first four teams in each category
goes forward to the national championships which will take place at
Adamstown Co Wexford on Sun. 9 December.

In the first race of the day Shane Smyth from Tara Athletic Club put in a
great run to take silver in the boys under 11 race and lead his club team of
Jake cullen, Niall Finnerty and John Cullen to an excellent thrid place in
the inter clubs. The girls under 13 race featured some very strong
individual performance by Meath runners with vicory going to Amy Clarke, Na
Fianna ahead of local Dunboyne athlete Nicola Duffy with Sarah Clarke
(cousin of the winner) occupying forth spot. The Na Fianna club team
finished second in the club competition with Emma Neary and Sara Daly making
up the squad. These girls combined with Petra Reilly to get the bronze for
Meath in the inter counties
Alan Monaghan put in a very impressive run to add the Leinster under 15
title to the under 14 title which he took recently in Rathdrum. He led a
very strong county squad to victory in the inter county competition with
club mate Kevin McGrath,10th, Eoin Smyth,12th, Paddy Maher,14th,Alex
Hunter,16th,Philip Marron,27th.

The county also won the under 17 inter counties with Andrew Coscoran putiing
in another strong race to finish second overall, ahead of Conor Rennicks.
the other scoring memebrs of the team were Ciaran Bowers,6th,Jack
McGowan,12th,Gavin Maher,20th, Niall Cornyn,27th. In the girls under 19 race Ciara Rooney added the under 19 bronze to the under 18 bronze she earned on the hills and glens of Avondale House recently.

In the adult races the best team performance came from the womens team who
finsished third with Karen Lavelle,7th, Emilia Dan,10th, Linda Fahy,19th,
Ursula Byrne,20th. There was great local support for Luke Forde from
Dunboyne AC who put in a very spirited display to get into the silver medal
spot in the mens intermediate behind Tullamore Harrier, Liam Brady.
The results from Dunboyne and the first days events at Rathdrum auger well
for the prospects of local athletes and some of the teams as they prepare
for the nationals. The county plays host to the AAI Woodies even ages and
inter county senior cross country championships at the very apt venue of
Tattersalls, Ratoath on Sunday 25 November.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Mens intermediate team

The following runners are selected to represent Meath at the Leinster intermediate CC in Dunboyne on Sunday 11 Nov 2012

Luke Forde
Loughlin Campion
Morgan McDonagh
Ciaran O’Dwyer
Rory Kavanagh
Phelim Glynn
Derek Hunter
Mark Leacy
Ramunas Meskauskas
Damian Hillard
Gerry O' Reilly
Thomas O’Reilly
Patrick Stratford
Ciaran McKenna
Dermot Farrelly

Womens Intermediate team

The following runners are selected for the Meath womens intemediate squad to contest the Leinster CC at Dunboyne on Sunday 11 Nov. 2012

Sonia Reilly
Imelda Clarke
Ann Hunter
Maureen Getty
Durenda McGee
Linda Fahy
Ursula Byrne
Maggie Higgins
Brigid Clarke
Imelia Dan
Karen clare Keegan
Deirdre Fitizsimons
Margaret Neary
Sharon Monaghan
Karen Lavelle

Monday, November 5, 2012


 Meath is one of three LSPs in Ireland selected to pilot the process that will underpin development of the Irish Sports Council’s new performance evaluation template for LSPs.

This is an important element of the process via which LSPs will be managed and supported moving forward and Knight, Kavanagh & Page – KKP  (a specialist sport and leisure management consultancy) is supporting the Irish Sports Council with this process.

Part of this necessitates capturing partners’ and stakeholders’ views with regard to their rating of various aspects of the Partnership’s work and operation. The survey, which should take you no longer than five minutes to complete, is designed to allow you to do this.

We would be very grateful if you would fill it in being as objective as possible: we also realise that you may not be in a position to respond to some of the questions so there is a ‘not applicable’ (N/A) option for each one. We would, however, ask you to provide your view in/for as many of the categories as you can.

The link below takes you straight to KKP’s website so individual responses will neither be revealed to nor discussed with colleagues and staff at the LSP.

The closing time/date for responses is 11.00 (am) on Wednesday 14 November but we would encourage you to complete it as soon as possible to ensure that the response rate for our Partnership is as high as possible.

Irish Runner Yearbook needs info from your club

Folks -
Yes it's that time of year again!
Have started compiling the 2013 fixture list for the Irish Runner 
Annual and aiming to make it as comprehensive as possible.
So if you have your dates fixed, please send them on.
Looking forward to being inundated!

New Meath Athletics website

A new website has been set up for Meath Athletics Board. Please send your club details news , reports for inclusion.



7.45pm START

To All Clubs,
I would like clubs to come at 7.45pm to a meeting this Wednesday 7th November to discuss the forthcoming Inter Counties Cross Country in Tattersalls before we start the normal county board meeting at 8.30pm. The National Senior Inter Counties & Even age juvenile Cross Country Championships, probably the most prestigious event on the cross country calendar, will take place in Tattersalls on November 25th. 
Brendan Meade

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Very active week at Dunboyne AC

November 4th  Meet and Train- DunboyneDespite wet weather conditions on Sunday, women came in number to Meet and Train in Dunboyne.
Congratulation to Claire Keegan, Deidre Fitzsimon and 
Hajnalka Peterfi for their great run.
Tea and cakes were served in the club house and much appreciated.  

October 29th - Dublin City Marathon

Well done to all our Athletes who competed in the Dublin City Marathon. Nice running conditions combined with all the hard training over the past year produced some excellent times.
First home from the club was Fintan Crehan in a great time of 3.12, well done Fintan. Antoinette Howlin in her second marathon ran an excellent PB in 3.21, 16 mins quicker than last year. Antoinette looked very comfortable throughout and a sub 3.15 is on the cards for next year. Stephen Doyle ran a steady 3.30 and was followed home by Mick Foy, Scott Willoughby and Claire  Ni Fhaircheallaigh. Mick paced Scott to a 3.32 PB which was a minute a mile faster than last year - great run Scott you can pace Mick to a sub 3.15 next year. Claire's 3.32 was also a huge performance for someone who is not in the club very long, well done Claire.  Pauline Hilliard ran a steady 3.44, well done Pauline. Alongside Pauline, both Roisin Bell and Martin Geogheganalso ran 3.44 - ready for sub 3.30 next year guys.
Anne Gorman ran a PB in 4.02 and took 44 minutes off last year’s time. Sub 4 next year Anne. Siobhan Carey had an excellent debut, recording 4.08 – sub 4 for you as well next year Siobhan.  Joanne O'Sullivan ran 4.12, 3 minutes up on last year, well done Joanne.  Sinead Thompson had a very strong marathon debut, coming in at 4.16. Ray Mitchell was 12 minutes up on last year in a time of 4.17. Deirdre Mangan and Roisin Whitty accompanied each other throughout and across the line in an excellent debut time of 4.35 – well done girls. John Holian ran this year despite having completed only a limited amount of training. John managed to get over the finish in one piece in a time of 4.37. Seamus Dunne kept up his record of running every Dublin City Marathon:  this year as in last year’s race Seamus ran with Andy Taylor in a time of 5 hours.
Perhaps the most impressive performance of all came from John Cotter who recorded 6.31, giving him 3rd place in his category – over 75’s. Congratulations John!
Hard luck to all who failed to make the start line through illness or injury: Alan, Aoiffe, Paul, Michael, Sean, Michelle, Geraldine, Rosemary, Eileen, Joe and Noel - keep the fitness up guys.

Annual Awards Night

To All Clubs
The Meath AAI Annual Awards is on Sunday November 18th at 6pm in the Old Darnley Lodge Hotel, Athboy. I have sent the list to a few selected names in each club who can then notify the parents of recipients or recipients (adults) and hopefully the surprise of winning a category can be kept until the evening in question. However if you feel that I should send the list out to all on my email list that can be done at the touch of a button. Tickets for the Awards are the same price as last year €25 for adults and older juveniles and €10 for those juveniles on nuggets & chips or the half portion. Could clubs have some idea of how many might be going for the next county board meeting on Wednesday 7th November.
The Awards Committee,
 Maggie Higgins, Moira Aston, Philip Cogavin, Paddy Joyce and Stephen Ball.