Maria O'Sullivan wins National Intermediate CC title PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 03 February 2013 22:38

MARIA O'Sullivan (right) stormed to a memorable victory in today's National Intermediate cross country title which was held in Gransha, County Derry. Her form has been steadily improving in recent months as evident by her third place finish in the Leinster Cross Country championship and an excellent run in last Sunday's Raheny 5 road race. She dominated today's race with a controlled piece of front running to take the gold medal. She also led Dublin to victory in the Inter county event.

Meanwhile the Masters' men's team (left) led by Mick Traynor also scooped the gold medal in the All-Ireland championship in Gransha today. Mick finished 5th behind the winner Peter Matthews and was first in the 0 45 class.

The other three scorers on the team were Des Kennedy, Damien Martin and David Kirwin, who  finished 12th, 14th and 16th respectively. Damien Martin was second in the O 45 category while Mick, Des and Damien were members of winning Dublin team in the Inter county competition which was held in conjunction with the event. The other members of the squad who competed were Dave Grange (50th), James Kelly (58th), Seamus Rooney (82nd) and Mick Gygax (106th).

At the Leinster Indoor championships Robbie Cannon in his first outing with the club was third in the 200m in 24.52; Feidhlim Kelly was 3rd in both  the 60m (7.77) and the 800m (1.53.6). At the Irish Universities Indoor championships Quentin Charignon was second in the Pole Vault (4.20m); Jamie Davis was third in the 60m final (7.01); Aisling Drumgoole was 5th in the 200m heat (27.75) and helped the UCD team to third place in the 4 x 200m relay; Ciaran O Cathain was fourth in the 60m heat (7.32) while Donal Foley was 6th in the 3000m final (8.58.33).

In today's final round of the Meet and Train cross country which was held in Lucan Helen Carr was the club's first finisher in 14th pl;ace; followed by Anne Marie Gargan 24th; Roisin Bennett 26th and Denise Kelleher 63rd.

Meanwhile, in the US on Friday night David Rooney opened his final indoor collegiate season at the Jeff Davis  Bank McNeese Indoor meeting when he finished fifth in the mile in 4.11.63.

Ger Redmond was the club's top finisher taking third place in yesterday 5km Parkrun in Malahide Castle in 17.37. Star performer was John Freir who posted a personal best of 19.14. Other club athletes who participated included Karl Meehan 18.12; John Clarke 18.14; Alan Foley 18.47; Andrew Doherty 18.54; Dave O'Hara 19.18; Martin Kelly 19.29; Jim Keogh 20.44; Tadhg Twomey 20.52; Sean McGoldrick 21.14; Connor Jennings 22.03; Mary Purdue Smyth 23.13; Karen McLoughlin 23.34; Martina Smith 25.37; Dave Brady 27.00; Cheryl Gunning 28.25

Due to circumstances beyond the club's control the website was out of commission last week. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Entries Now Closed for 2013 Raheny 5 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 26 January 2013 20:16

A record field of 2,500 have entered tomorrow's race. Hope you all have a great race and an enjoyable experience on the day.

Important Notice re Raheny 5 Road Race PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 January 2013 01:02

DUE to the large volume of entries already received for next Sunday's AXA Raheny 5 road race the closing date for entries may be earlier than the originally scheduled 5pm on Saturday, January 26th. So if you are planning to compete in the event but haven't yet entered don't delay any longer.  The number of places now available is limited.

Another Winter League win for Mick Traynor PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 January 2013 22:39

MICK Traynor achieved a solo gun to tape win in today's 5th Round of the Winter League. He covered the two mile course in 10.08 and had thirty seconds to spare over second placed Rory Mooney, Ger Redmond was third in 10.52. There was a far more exciting finish to the women's race with the experienced Orla Gormley (12.18) holding off the rapidly improving Jenny Mulry by a second. For full results click Results tab.

Gold for Fiona and Simon in Leinster CC PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 20 January 2013 15:19

FIONA Roche and Simon Ryan were the individual gold medallists in today's Leinster senior Cross country championships held in Ballyroan, Co Laois.

The Raheny women dominated their event with Elish Kelly taking silver and Maria O'Sullivan claiming third place. Arguably the latter was the hero of the day as she finally delivered on the potential she initially showed in underage athletics. She went out  hard at the start against her two more experienced team mates and richly deserved her place on the podium. Aileen Hooper was the team's fourth scorer finishing 50th and the team took the silver medals behind Donore Harriers with Sportsworld in third place.

While the men didn't dominate their race to the same extent as their female counterparts they packed better and were rewarded with team gold. Simon Ryan won individual gold as well and received solid support from Bernard Roe (4th), Ian Conroy (7th),  Brian Leahy (8th) and Donal Foley (9th).

Meanwhile the club were well represented the main two Dublin based races which took place yesterday. Despite extensive flooding on sections of the 5km course for the weekly Parkrun in Malahide Castle 17 club athletes splashed their way around in chilly conditions.

Eoin Brady finished second with Ger Redmond third in 17.21; David Sheehy was 6th (18.13) and Dave O'Hara (15th) 19.45 - the latter performance keeps Dave in second place in the yearly overall male points table.

Annette Kealy was 11th overall and first female home while Aine Cremin was the third female finisher in 20.56. Helen Carr (21.31) continued to lead the overall female points table. Other club athletes who ran included Sean McGoldrick (20.36), Jim Keogh (21.06), Keith Moynes (22.34), Roisin Bennett (23.47), Rachel Markey (24.12), Karen McLoughlin (24.14), Denise Kelleher (25.53), David Brady (25.56), Martina Smith (25.59), Liz Keary (26.28).

The action switched to the southside in the afternoon for the annual Eircom BHAA cross country race in Cherryfield Park. In the women's 2 mile race Anne Marie Gargan was the club's first finisher in 26th position in 15.08; other club finishers included Mary Purdue Smyth 15.27; Sinead Lyons 16.35; June Comiskey 16.54.

In the men's 5 mile race Sean Horan continued his comeback with an excellent 45th place finishing in 31.52. Other club finishers included Dave Gargan (32.15), Seamus Rooney (32.52), Vincent Clohisey (33.17), Greg Fitzsimons (34.02), Vincent Clohisey (sen) (35.02) Gerry Kelsh (38.26), Des Lyons (38.52), Connor Jennings (40.42), Dave Brady (42.20) - running his second race of the day - Maurice Timmins (43.57), Ray McCormack (45.33).

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