Conroy triumphs again PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 March 2015 11:15

Fresh from his excellent run at Interclubs on Sunday, Ian Conroy continued his win streak in the Winter League by winning last nights 2 mile race. Ian finished in 10:10 with Paul Cowhie second in 10:32 and Alan Danagher third in 11:05. The winner of the women's race was Sarah Quigley who won a team silver on Sunday, Sarach crossed the line in 12:19 with Helen Carr second in 12:54 and Elaine McNulty third in 12:57. Well done to all that ran.

Clohisey wins Interclubs PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 March 2015 20:57

Mick Clohisey produced a stellar performance to retain his national cross country title at the National Interclubs in County Down. Mick crossed the line in 36min 53 and was clear winner with a 30 second gap back to Sergi Ciobanu of Clonliffe in second. There were also strong runs from Cillian O'Leary (12th), Paolo Ciappa (14th), Ian Conroy (19th), Mick Traynor (24th) & Bernard Roe (32nd). However the team had to settle with a team silver, with local rival Clonliffe winning the team title. In the women's race Maria O'Sullivan was 5th overall with good performances from Karen Crossan (10th), Sarah Quigley (16th) & Orla Manley (19th). The quartet also settled for the team silver with DSD winning the team event. In the junior men's race, Cillian Kirwan was 5th, Paul Clarke 20th, Dylan Kirwan 25th & Charlie Shiel 26th. The team finished in 4th position. 

Elsewhere Simon Ryan was 2nd in the Lismullen 10k in 34:06, while Orla Cronin ran 34:21 at the Run Clare 5 mile.

Well done Mieke Kiernan and Conor Walsh to competed in the Dunboyne Winter Throws meet today. Conor improved his 6kg PB by a metre to 29.28, finishing in the middle of a field of 19. Mieke threw 42.53, finishing in 6th in the junior competition. Well done to all Raheny Shamrockers in last weekend's parkruns.

Damien Martin won the Malahide parkrun in 16.51. The club's next finisher was Seamus Rooney, followed home by Brian Quigley (19.10), Helen Carr (2nd woman, 20.46), Des Lyons (21.48), Ann Marie Gargan (22.32), Aileen Connolly (22.40), Rachel Markey (22.53), Eddie Harrison (22.59), Steven Rowe (23.05) and Liz Keary (23.16).
In St Anne's parkrun, the club's first finisher was Declan Doherty, who was 4th, in 17.38, followed by Brian Christenson (18.36), Paul Conroy (19.26), Sean McGoldrick (22.26), Connor Jennings (23.10), Dearbhla Woods (Junior) (27.33) and Valerie Hand (29.32). Finally Dave Brady ran 4:53:30 for a marathon in Lusk while he 5:06:23 at the Limerick trail marathon.

Well run all!

Fit4Life training PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 17:56
In addition to the Saturday Morning Session in St Annes, the Fit 4 Life Group are putting on a session on Tuesday evenings at 6.15pm.  Both sessions can be advertised as Mini Marathon Training Sessions, as follows:
1]Day:                   Tuesdays
Time:                    6.15pm.
Meeting Point:           Club House, Raheny Shamrock's, (opposite Raheny Church)
Session:                 Easy Run between 1 mile and 5 miles, depending on fitness level.
Standard:               From Beginner and Upwards
Coach:                   Dave Woods
2] Day:                  Saturday
Time:                    11.30am
Meeting Point:           Pedestrian entrance to St. Anns Park on Watermill Road (near Manor House School).
Session:                 Up to 10 runs over 400meters (on grass), done at a slightly faster pace than your long run.
Standard:                Beginners and Improvers.
Coach:                   Mick Martin
National Senior Indoors 2015-Complete round- up PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 February 2015 20:14

There were just 7 Raheny athletes competing in the national senior indoors over the two days of the competition in Athlone IT. In the 60m, Brendan Doyle equalled his pb in the quarter-final in a time of 7.15. Brendan eventually bowed out in his semi-final heat coming 7th in 7.23. In the women’s 60m, Maeve Sheehan went out in the heats running 8.29; just outside the pb she set 3 weeks ago in Athlone. Aisling Drumgoole reached the final of the women’s 400m, running 58.07 in the heat while coming 6th in the final running 58.48 starting in the tough lane that is lane 1, even harder indoors. Kieran Kelly was 5th in a slow 800m running 1.52.63 and was only 0.28 off bronze. In the field events, Michal Konieczny was the highest positioned Raheny athlete of the weekend coming 4th in the pole vault in 3.80m with Robert Ivers was behind him in 3.60m. Lastly Helen Buckley came 7th in the women’s high jump with a best jump of 1.55m.

Elsewhere today Daragh Bell ran 2:49:14 at the Seville Marathon. Ian Conroy was also in action today competing in the English XC Championships in London. On a tough course Ian finished 156th out of 2005 competitors.

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