Request from St Anne's Parks Department PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 February 2014 21:42

The club has been asked by St Anne's parks department NOT TO TRAIN on the mansions on Saturday 8th or Sunday 9th. Please spread the word among other users that you know of who use it. It's to allow the ground to recover. Thanks for co-operation.

Raheny Ladies put down a European Marker PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 February 2014 00:59

Its taken 56 years for Raheny's ladies to get the chance to compete on the European stage in Club competition but in Albufeira, Portugal last they competed as though to the Manor they were born.

The European Clubs Cross Country Championships is a truly magnificent competition open to the Champion Clubs of every European country but in truth dominated just like its sister competition for National teams every December, by the traditional Cross Country countries. Indeed the standard is every bit as good as Euro Cross Country event with many of the club teams from countries such as Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Italy and Russia fielding International teams from professional clubs.

The course at Albufeira is a well designed permanent Cross Country course containing all the twists, turns, switchbacks, short sharp climbs and man made hurdles, typical of European course. It will be most fondly remembered in Ireland as the course on which the Irish Under 23 men's team struck gold in 2010, aided and abetted by our own David Rooney.

That all 4 of the women who scored the National victory last March that earned the right to compete in Europe were present on the team in Albufeira was fitting. Elish Kelly, Fiona Roche, Maria O'Sullivan and Aoife Talty were the four who had ended the 42 year famine. Joining them in Portugal was the ever improving Kate Cronin and most fittingly of all Raheny's most dominant female distance runner of the last 20 years Annette Kealy.

As debutants in this competition and aware of how other Irish clubs have fared in this particular event in recent years Raheny's intent was to put down as competitive a marker as possible and see where that brought them. It was clear from the get go that the Management team of Coach Paul Brady and Captain Anne Reede had put the team in a frame of mind where the committment to the event, of running as a team and dragging the best out of each other was non negotiable.

Aoife Talty went off hard, established a high placing in stellar company and showed fantastic leadership. Elish Kelly worked herself tirelessaly at the front of a group that also contained Kate Cronin and Fiona Roche and the 3 girls worked in a fashion of pulling each other along rather than destructively racing each other. Not far behind Annette Kealy and Maria O'Sullivan never gave upthe fight and their effortshad the effect of keeping the pressure on the 4 scorers.

This undying spirit and committment combined when the points were tallied towards Raheny finishing 7th overall, a truly magnificent debut effort. For the record the timesand placings were :-
30th Aoife Talty           22.03
38th Fiona Roche         22.31
39th Kate Cronin          22.34
40th Elish Kelly            22.34
51st Annette Kealy      23.58
57th MariaO'Sullivan   24.24

Strategically placed around the course urging and cajoling the Raheny girls in their exertions were 4 members of Family Team Talty, Maura, Una, Debbie and Colin, Elish Kelly's brother Tomas and niece Aoife, Fiona Roche's parents John and Rita, Team Hooper, Pat, Dick and Anne and the two great coaching buddies Tom O'Sullivan and Larry Fox. They too contributed to a wonderfully historic day for Raheny Shamrock.

If PB and Anne Reede were a little bit emotional afterwards they had every right to be. The Team they have patiently and steadily built had delivered a magnificent account of themselves on the biggest stage an Irish Club Cross Country team can compete. One hope's that's not it and there is no suggestion it is. Rather this was , a performance that tastes of more, that further fuelled the passions and ambitions of all involved.

Weekend Results Roundup PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 February 2014 16:18

Conditions around the country were less then ideal for racing this weekend, but a large contingent of Raheny athletes still competing in numerous events dotted around Dublin. 

We had several victories most notably Gerard Redmond winning the Parkrun in Malahide, and Simon Ryan winning the BHAA 5 Mile cross country in Swords.  Helen Carr also recorded a victory in the Malahide Park run being first lady home in the event.

ParkRun St Anne's 5k

Brian Christianson 8th (19:51)

Parkrun Malahide 5k

1st Gerard Redmond (18:12)
3rd Louis Linnane (18:46)
11th Brian Quigley (19:42)
26th Darren Keane (21:08)
66th Conor Jennings (23:13)

Helen Carr 1st female and 24th overall  (21:03)

Park Run Marlay Park 5k

Michael Gygax 19th (20:17)

Bhaa 5 mile North County Farmers Swords

In very wet and soggy conditions in Swords, 10 Raheny runners braved the BHAA 5 mile cross country with Simon Ryan taking the overall victory.

1st Simon Ryan

43rd Tom Loftus (32:05) 2nd 0/55.

120th Conor Jennings (41:27)

63rd Tadgh Twomey Jr  (33:30)

64th Vincent Clohisey (33.35) 3rd o/60

119th Ray McCormack (41:20)  2nd o/65

125th Dave Brady (45.14)

129th Maurice Timmons (48:49)

Women 2.5 mile

4th Orla Gormley  (16:56) 1st 0/45

20th Mary Purdue Smyth (19:32)  3rd 0/45

21st Ann Marie Gargan (19:32)

European Clubs Cross Country PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 February 2014 15:48

Today the Raheny women's cross country team competed in the European Club Cross Country in Albufeira, Portugal against the top cross country clubs from around Europe.  

Entry into this prestigious event is limited to the National cross country champions of each respective nation, so competition is fierce, with every team being a championship winning team who are used to winning. 

In very tough competition against the top clubs in Europe, the Raheny ladies placed 7th out of the 14 national teams taking part.

Aoife Talty was the first scorer on the team, placing 29th in a time of 22.03.

She was followed by a finishing pack of Fiona Roche, Kate Cronin and Elish Kelly who all finished together in 37th, 38th and 39th places respectively. 

Annette Kealy finished in 51st place with Maria O'Sullivan placing 57th.


29th - Aoife Talty (22.03)

37th - Fiona Roche (22.31)

38th - Kate Cronin (22.34)

39th - Elish Kelly (22.34)

51st - Annette Kealy

57th -  Maria O'Sullivan

Detailed Race Report to follow

Open Mile Results PDF Print E-mail
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Cillian Kirwan 04:25
Eoin Strutt 04:28
Freddy Sittuk 04:30
Simon Devenney 04:35
Ian Conroy 04:36
Colum O'Leary 04:38
Timmy Moriarty 04:45
Dermot Gorman 04:46
Donal Foley 04:48
Dave Grange 04:51
Dave Kirwin 04:52
Sean Doran 04:52
Will Walsh 04:56
Andrew McMorrow 04:56
Gary Conroy 04:57
Dylan Kirwan 04:58
Becky Woods 04:59
Paul Clarke 05:00
Dave Woods 05:03
Brian Healy 05:04
Michael King 05:08
Declan Robinson 05:10
Niall Power 05:14
Paul Conroy 05:20
Dave Leech 05:22
Niamh Corry 05:23
Brian Kelly 05:24
Tom Loftus 05:35
Mick Gygax 05:38
Jenny Mulry 05:43
Maria Dolan 05:46
Ann Marie Woods 05:48
Aine Crimin 05:49
Brid NiChonaill 05:52
Keith Comiskey 05:54
Blaithin Shiels 05:54
Helen Carr 05:55
Brian Quigley 05:58
Lorraine Byrne 06:00
Molly Rickard 06:08
Tommy Crampton 06:11
Elaine McNulty 06:14
Aileen Connolly 06:29
Connor Jennings 06:35
Nicola Mooney 06:37
Denise Kelleher 06:40
Orla Lambe 06:50
Maura Lynskey 06:53
Valerie Clinton 06:57
Siobhan Kinsella 07:02
Fiona Drew 07:08
Roisin Bennett 07:09
Gillian Kenny 07:21
Valerie Hand 07:35
Zara Rogers 07:35
Andrew O'Rourke 07:36
Sinead Lyons 07:37
Anne McComish 07:57
Dave Brady 08:12
Jennifer Lee 08:18
Deirdre Dwyer 08:24
Ray McCormack 08:36
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