Children's Races at Raheny 5 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 25 January 2015 23:53

ONE of the big success stories of the Raheny 5 event is the growing popularity of the children's races held before the main event. A total of 644 kids participated in three races. There was a new race this year; a 400m race for the five to seven age group which proved a big hit.

The  results were as follows:

400M Boys
1) Finn Brassil (Raheny Shamrock AC)
2) Charlie Gill 
3) Billy Canny

400M Girls
1) Kate Campbell
2) Ellen Morgan (Portmarnock AC)
3) Shauna Prior (Skerries AC)

800M Boys
1) Thomas Moriarty
2) Jordan Mynes (Cabinteely AC)
3) Conor Acher (Portmarnock AC)

800M Girls
1) Katie Halpin (Lusk)
2) Abby Sheehy (Clonliffe Harriers AC)
3) Lottie Simons (Skerries AC)

1 Mile Boys
1) Daniel Denneher
2) Liam Murphy (Le Ceile AC)
3) Martin Byrne (Raheny Shamrock AC)

1 Mile Girls
1) Hannah Byrne (Raheny Shamrock AC)
2) Anna Prior (Skerries AC)
3) Triona Nic Dh├│naill (Raheny Shamrock AC)

Gold for O'Driscoll at National Juveniles. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 25 January 2015 22:18

Raheny were well represented in Athlone today at the Glohealth National Juvenies and U23 championships. Star of the day was Sean O'Driscoll, winning the junior 60m title in a blistering 6.90 seconds just 0.01 of a second off the current club record and 0.02 off national junior record. Sean also won bronze in the 200m final, clocking a time of 22:10. There were also bronze medals for Conor Bermingham in the junior pole vault (4 metres) and Cillian Kirwan in the junior 200m (2:02:10), while Aisling Drumgoole won bronze in the women's U23 200m (26:18). Well done all.

Fagan narrowly beats Clohisey in Raheny 5 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 25 January 2015 21:52

It was two for two for Mullingar, as Martin Fagan won the 31st AXA Raheny 5 this afternoon. In good racing conditions, he clocked 23.36, 8 seconds ahead of local favourite Mick Clohisey, who was second in 23:44 with Raheny team mate Conor Dooney third in 24:11. In the women's race Leevale's Lizzie Lee was clear winner in 26:33, with Ann-Marie McGlynn second in 27:13 and Crusaders Orla Drumm third in 27:23. Host club Raheny won the men's team event, while Leevale won the women's event. There was a record number of finishers this year, with over 2,600 completing the course, more than 300 than last years. 

Thanks to everyone who contributed to a wonderful day.

Don't forget full race results in tomorrow's Irish Independent.

Raheny athletes at Schools XC PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 25 January 2015 23:09
In the Senior girls race last Friday in Alsaa,  Niamh Corry representing Malahide Community School was  victorious and a popular winner of the North Leinster Cross Country race. This success followed on from a second place position in the senior race at the DCU Invitational Cross Country in mid January.  

On the Intermediate front the Holy Faith team compromising club athletes placed 2nd overall. The team was led home by Hannah Byrne in 6th position and included Susie O' Flynn , Aoibhean McGoldrick , Aoife Mangan and Ailis Murtagh.(This team were Intermediate race winners in the DCU Invitational XC.)
Volunteers Urgently Required for AXA Raheny 5 Weekend. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 22 January 2015 17:51

On Saturday next 24th January over 3,000 goody bags have to be packed in Abco Kovax in Swords from 12.30pm. Unfortunately due to legal reasons Abco will not allow anyone under 16 into the building. All members are asked to help out if they can. All bag packers are usually well rewarded.

On Sunday up to 4,000 athletes are expected to compete in the Juvenile and Senior races. Over 200 stewards are required. If you can please turn up at the National School Hall at 12.00 or the Raheny GAA club at 1.30pm.

If available please contact myself (0868158052) or Christy Reilly (0868543342).

Please please help to continue making the AXA Raheny 5 the best race in the country. 

Pat Hooper,

Race Director.

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