Louis McCarthy was first home from the club in the Enniscorthy 10k road race this afternoon, finishing 7th in a time of 32.35. Matthew Horrigan was close behind in 8th place in 32.40, followed by Kevin Danagher (12th in 33.33), Maria Dolan (3rd woman and 1st 0/40 in 37.35), Grainne Connor (7th woman in 40.00), and Michael Murphy (106th in 42.29). Full results are available on the Red Tag Timing site. Meanwile in Buncrana, Eoghain McGinley won the Scoil Iosagain "Run For Funds" 5k in a time of 16.11, nearly 2 1/2 minutes clear of the second placed athlete. Full results are available on the Inishowen AC website. Well done to all.
There were some great results on the roads over the weekend. Congratulations to Eoin Flynn who won the Gran Canaria Marathon in a time of 2.29.14 in Las Palmas yesterday. Full results from the marathon are on the Gran Canaria Maratón site. Meanwhile in considerably colder conditions Seán Hehir was second in the John Treacy Dungarvan 10 Mile Road Race in a time of 49.48, 11 seconds behind winner Tom Fitzpatrick of Tallaght AC. Next home from the club was Paul Stephenson in 11th place in a time of 53.13, followed by David Power (55th in 58.24), Greg Byrne (72nd in 59.21), Eddie O’Mahony (265th in 66.46), and Grainne Connor (25th woman in 68.10). Full race results are available on the West Waterford AC website. In the AXA Raheny 5 Mile Louis McCarthy was the first Rathfarnham runner, finishing in 10th place in a time of 25.36. Next was Gerald Forde (20th in 26.39), followed by Shane O’Neill (32nd and 3rd O/40 in 27.16), Ronan Kearns (34th in 27.17), Jonathan Hughes (63rd in 28.10), Peter Toomey (120th in 29.23), Maria Dolan (a very close 2nd F45 behind Annette Kealy of the host club in 30.11), John Hogan (249th in 31.52), Lorraine Nolan (17th woman in 31.54) and Philip Wright (2nd O/60 in 34.09). The men's team were second. Full results are available on the Raheny Shamrocks site and a few photos are in the gallery. Well done to all.
The highlights of yesterday's National Masters Indoor Championships at the Indoor Arena in Athlone were Paul Fleming's win in the M1 3,000m in a time of 8.58 and Stuart McCleane's win in the M3 400m in 55.96. This was Paul's second win in this race which featured his usual sprint to the line. It was Stuart's first win in the M3 category, which he recently moved up to. Gerry Doyle was a close second in the M4 3,000m in 9.41 having led for most of the race and this was his first indoor race in the M4 category. Vanessa Sallier was second in the M2 800m in a PB of 2.31 and third in the M4 400m in 70.5. Ronan Kearns was 3rd in the M1 800M in a time of 2.03, having led for most of the race, and was just edged out at the end. John McHugh was 3rd in the M5 1,500m in 5.21. He was also 5th in the M5 800m in 2.34 and 4th in the M5 400m in 69.12. PJ Claffey ran 6.21 in the M5 1,500m. Pictures of all who ran from the Club are in the Gallery. Some results are on the AAI website. Well done to all who ran.
Paul and Stuart on their way to victory in the National Masters Indoor Championships in Athlone
Congratulations to Louis McCarthy who was appointed Senior Men’s Club Captain last night by Coaching Manager Adam Jones. Louis will take over from his predecessor Jason Reid, and continue the good work in developing and motivating the senior squad and helping the club reach its full potential. We wish Louis all the best in his new role and look forward to great achievements in 2014.
Well done to Sean Hehir who won the Tom O'Driscoll trophy for athlete of the year last night at the Grange Golf Club. Sean had a tremendous year in 2013, winning the Dublin Marathon and National Marathon Championships last October. He also came second in the National Half Marathon in Dublin in August and set a PB and club Record of 65.11 in the Cardiff half marathon, where he was 8th. Other award winners were Vanessa Sallier, Maria Dolan, Gerry Doyle, Ronan Kearns, Shane O'Neill, Paul Fleming, Eoin Flynn, Paul Stephenson and Louis McCarthy. Well done to all. Photos of all the award winners and members at the dinner are in the Gallery
Sean Hehir receiving the Tom O'Driscoll trophy from Tom's brother Flor O'Driscoll
Congratulations to everyone who represented the club in the Dublin Masters Cross Country Champs in St. Anne’s Park yesterday afternoon, which were well supported with a record turnout and two new clubs competing. In the women’s 3k race Maria Dolan was first home for the club, finishing 5th overall and 2nd in the F45 category, and was followed by Derval Devaney (6th), Vanessa Sallier (9th and 3rd O/40), Laura Flynn, Miriam McCormack and Zoe Melling. The team finished in 4th place. Paul Fleming fought a tough battle in the men’s 6k race to finish second overall and win silver in the M35 category. He also scored team bronze along with Ronan Kearns, Shane O’Neill and Turlough Conway, who were supported by team mates Denis Everett, John Farrelly, Derek Bain, and John Hogan. The M50 team of Gerry Doyle, Tommy Bishop, Sean Doyle, and John McHugh won gold ahead of host club Raheny, and were supported by Terry Clarke, Philip Wright, PJ Claffey, and Eoin Murray. Full results are available on the Dublin Athletics website, and photos are in the gallery.
Derval Devaney and Vanessa Sallier