Rathfarnham 5k Round-up PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 29 September 2014 16:27

Conor Dooney was the clubs top finisher at Rathfarnham 5k, coming 3rd in a time of 14.22. Maria O'Sullivan was 4th in the womens race, running 17.18. Annette Kealy was first in the Womens O45 (18.08), while Eoin Brady was first O45 male (16.08). Other finishers were Simon Devenney (15.34), Donal Foley (16.21), Rory Mooney (16.38), Niall Power (18.35), & Blaithin Sheil (20.18). Well done all.

Round Up of Weekend Results PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 27 September 2014 21:23

The St Anne's 5km parkrun celebrated its first birthday today. There was a large contingent of club runners in action with Thomas Tracey leading them home in 4th place in 17.46.

Other club finishers included Helen Carr (2nd woman) in a pb of 20:38; Sean McGoldrick 21:36; Connor Jennings 21:52; Anne Marie Woods 22:01 - first time back since the recent addition to her family - Christy Reilly 22:33; Ciara Keane 22:39; Mary Purdue Smyth 22:48; Denise Kelleher 22:49; Orla Lambe 22:50; Valerie Clinton 24:09; Fiona Coyle 24:38; Keith Moynes (and canine companion) 25:01; Clare Fox 25:05; Mark Smyth 25:44; June Comiskey 26:34; Triona NicDhonaill 26:54; Robbie Beggs - who paced his young son Shane around - 27:11, Jean Giblin 29:40.

In Malahide Castle Dave Gargan was the club's first finisher in 15th spot in 18:49. Other club finishers were Seamus Rooney 19:21; Brian Quigley 19:35; Sean Flynn (junior), 19.34; Aine Cremin - who was the first female finisher - 21:04; Eddie Harrison 21:24; Des Lyons 22:12; Steve Rowe 23:23.

Dave Brady was back on the marathon trail today running 5:15.36 in the Causeway Coast trail marathon in County Antrim.

On Sunday, in the Nottingham Robin Hood Half Marathon in England, Dave Grange ran 1:23:23.

Club AGM Reminder PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 23:01

The club AGM takes place tomorrow night (Thursday) September 25 in Raheny GAA club at 8.30pm sharp.

We had intended to email a copy of all the annual reports to registered club members in advance of meeting.

Unfortunately due to a technical blip not all members will receive these reports.

If you are interested in a copy of the report please email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and I will forward a copy prior to the AGM

Round Up for Weekend Results PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 21 September 2014 20:13

Sixty four year old Dave Brady (right) duly completed his Ten Marathons in Ten Day Challenge in aid of Temple Street Hospital this afternoon with a final 26.2 mile effort over the hills in Howth in 4:11.26.

Yesterday his time for the seafront course in Clontarf was 4:41.41.

This was the second time this year that Dave has completed this type of extraordinary challenge - earlier this summer he ran 12 marathons in the 12 different Leinster counties. Incidentally a former club member, Kathleen Cheshire also completed the Ten Day marathon challenge.

The main focus of attention this weekend was yesterday's Dublin Series half marathon in the Phoenix Park. Barry Lennon was the club's first finisher (46th) in 1:18.40. Patricia Wlodarczyk won the women's race in 1:22.54 with Fiona Stack second in 1:23.08.

There was a big contingent of club runners - the majority preparing for the Dublin Marathon in action.

A feature was the number of big personal bests achieved with Denise Kelleher, Caroline Farrelly. Elaine McNulty, Tomas Tracey and Eoin Fegan - who broke 90 minutes for the first time - leading the way.

Among the club runners who competed were Carl Conroy 1:19,23; Tomas Tracey 1:22.50(pb); John Freir 1:24.36; Dave Gargan 1:25.36; Eoin Fegan 1:29.16pb; Seamus Rooney 1:30.09; David O'Hara 1:31.39; Martin Kelly 1:33.45; Keith Moynes 1:39.35; Helen Carr 1:40.26; Elaine McNulty 1:42.00pb; Mary Purdue-Smyth 1:43.22; Des Lyons 1:43.53; Conor Jennings 1:44.20; Caroline Farrelly 1:44.45pb; Ciara Keane 1:46.23; Denise Kelliher 1:49.24pb; Liz Keary 1:53.12; Rachel Markey 1:52.45.

In today's Charleville half marathon Simon Ryan was 9th in 1:10.11.

Niall Power won the Ardgillan 5km parkrun in 19:51 while Will Walsh continued his comeback after a long absence through injury by winning the St Anne's event in 17.16. Cathal O'Cleirigh was third in 17.54. Other club finishers were Sean McGoldrick 22:53; Mark Smyth 25:44; Claire Savage 28:19, Larry Fox 29:30.

In Malahide Castle Paul Quigley was the first finisher in eighth place in 19:15. Other club finishers were Sean Flynn 20:50; Eddie Harrison 21:52 and Steven Rowe 23:45.

Best wishes to Jenny Corcoran for a speedy recovery after her recent surgery.

Ian Conroy in action at World Mountain Runnings Ch'ships PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 12:37

Ian Conroy finished a very credible 58th in the 30th World Mountain Running championships in Cassette de Massa, Italy on Sunday.

On an extremely testing course Ian clocked a time of 63:39 for the 11.7m course. He was the second Irish placed finisher, three placed behind Brian McMahon.

A couple of weeks ago Ian underlined his form when he finished 19th at the World Cup mountain running event in Leogang, Austria.

Also on Sunday Des Kennedy finished second in Kilmore 10km in 34:03.



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