Galway Athletics Report

first_imgSean Cotter, Craughwell AC and Calasanctius College Oranmore , who ran on the Irish Schools International cross country team in Dublin last weekend Sean Cotter of Calasanctius College in Oranmore competed on the Irish Schools Cross Country team at Saturday’s SIAB Schools international in Santry, Dublin. The Craughwell AC athlete made an impressive international debut, as he scored on the Irish team that won silver in the Inter Boys race and placed a brilliant 23rd overall. InternationalSchools Cross Country center_img WorldMasters Indoors Championships The World Masters Championships continue this week Torun, Poland, with some of Galway’s top master’s athletes currently in action.Kathryn Casserly of GCH placed a fine 7thinthe Ladies 3000 metres on Sunday last, while Mary Barrett of Loughrea A.C alsoplaced 7th in the High Jump, and will compete again during the week,as will Ian Egan and Sean McDermott of Castlegar AC.Craughwell10 Mile and 10k RacesThe Craughwell 10mile race reached its tenth birthday on Sunday last March 24th, organised by local club Craughwell AC. The event saw a worthy winner in local athlete Kevin Mooney of Craughwell AC, after a great battle and sprint finish with Dermot Gorman of Raheny Shamrocks, with both athletes credited with the same time of 55.17. Cathal O Reilly of Loughrea AC continued his good run of form as he claimed third in 56.24. Catherine Thornton of Crusaders AC won the Ladies prize by a clear margin with a solid time of 67 minutes 5 seconds. Second and third were Denise Barrett in 70.07and the returning Sarah Collins of GCHwho clocked 70.17. In addition to the 10-mile event, 10km event was also held, with the honours going to Ed Maher, who won the 10k in 36.31, just ahead of first lady Regina Casey of Galway City Harriers who crossed the line in a fast 36.43. The second man over the line was Arkadiusz Skupin, with Damien Larkin of Craughwell AC third, while second lady was Edel Reilly of Mayo and third was Elaine Harrington.MauriceMullins UltraNicola Duncan of GCH won the famed IMRA MauriceMullins trail race in the Wicklow mountains on Sunday last. Duncan finished10th overall in 4 hours 27 minutes over a course that reached 2000m climbs, andwas 16 minutes clear of the 2nd female runner. This was the trial for aninternational race in Portugal in June and the talented GCH athlete is nowlikely to be selected for Ireland FixturesIrishLife Health Juvenile IndoorsThe first weekend of the National JuvenileIndoor Championships take place this Saturday and Sunday 30th and 31sr March inthe Athlone IT ArenaNewInn 5kThe Annual 5k New Inn Road Race will take place on Sunday, 31 st March next at 12pm.This race has proved to be very popular in recent years and is held on a fast course.The race will start in the village of NewInn and will finish off the road very close to the community centre in thevillage centre.Runners can register online for €13 byFriday 29th March or register in race headquarters at the New InnCommunity Centre for €15 on the day.Claregalway5k The 6th Annual Claregalway5k organised by Clare River Harriers A.C. will be held Tuesday, 2 April,2019 next at 7pm. Race number pickup (and late registration) will be at the newColáiste Bhaile Chláir (Claregalway Secondary School) building between 5.30pmand 6.45pm.The race starts and finish is near the Claregalway Community Centre which is located 150 metres outside Claregalway on the N18 Limerick/Dublin road. Regina Casey , first lady home in the Craughwell 10k ( CREDIT John O Connor)  Ed Maher , winner Craughwell 10k ( CREDIT John O Connor)  print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

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