Tullamore Harriers

Silver and Bronze for Harriers at National Half Marathon

Offaly Express Reporter


Offaly Express Reporter



Silver and Bronze for Harriers at National Half Marathon

Men's 050 team who won silver medals at the National Half Marathon on Sunday - Chris Donegan, Eanna Gowran and John Donegan.

Liam Brady led the Harriers Senior Men’s team of Pauric Ennis, Dave Murry and Michael O’Brien to a fantastic bronze medal at the National Half Marathon in Dublin last Sunday while the o50 Men’s team claimed a super silver medal thanks to the combined efforts of Chris Donegan, Eanna Gowran, John Donegan and Brendan Abbott.

Both teams overcame stiff competition to earn national medals for the club on a course took a route along the Quays before taking runners through the Phoenix Park where the race finished on Chesterfield Avenue.

Also taking part were Una Mullen, Olivia Weldon, Siobhan Wright and Brendan Sewell - well done to all.

Harriers results: Liam Brady 1.14.06; Pauric Ennis 1.16.14; David Murray 1.17.58; Eanna Gowran 1.22.48; Chris Donegan 1.23.30; Michael O’Brien 1.23.58; John Donegan 1.24.50; Brendan Abbott 1.26.42; Una Mullen 1.54.03; Brendan Sewell 1.56.51; Olivia Weldon 2.00.16; Siobhan Wright 2.19.00. Galway Bay 8k Leslie Buckley 33.06; Eugene Mann 34.28; Leonard Owens 34.06; Lar Tierney 36.17; Paul Hensey 37.08; Denis Flynn 37.12; Tony McCormack 38.26; Aisling McCormack 45.52; Mary Fox Mann 48.36; Carmel McGreal 48.42; Barbara O’Connell 51.50

International Celtic Games

Congratulations to juvenile athlete Rachel Keane who helped her 4x100m relay team to a gold medal at the International Celtic games in Swansea over the weekend as well as winning a silver medal with a fantastic performance in the U18 100m.

Rhode 5k

The strong Harriers contingent at last Friday’s Rhode 5k did very well with Padraig Berry finishing second in 17.11 behind Ferbane’s Paul Buckley. Raymond Ryan was third in 17.40. Pauline Curley won the women’s race in 18.13 with Sinead Rigney finishing third behind Lisa Murphy of St Michaels AC. There were wins for Harriers in the age-groups also where Johnny Feery (M50), Cian Martin (MJ), Jim Langan (M70) and Mary Daly (W50) led their categories. It was a tough race on a very hilly course which tested the legs of those who were competing for county titles with this race being the final leg of the summer’s Offaly Road Race Series. Harriers results: 2nd Padraig BERRY 17:11; 6th Raymond RYAN 17:40; 11th Darren BUTLER 18:00; 13th Pauline CURLEY 18:13; 14th Adrian CURLEY 18:19; 15th David FOX 18:22; 16th Liam BYRNE 18:36; 17th Johnny FEERY 18:40; 25th Rory FARRELL 19:28; 26th Leslie BUCKLEY 19:39; 27th Cian MARTIN 19:43; 28th Sean REYNOLDS 19:52; 31st Sinead RIGNEY 20:00; 42nd Lorcan SCALLY 21:03; 46th Nita MCLOUGHLIN 21:14; 52nd Dympna CONDRON 21:33; 58th Mark HARPUR 21:53; 60th Rita DALY 22:00; 64th Gary DWYER 22:19; 67th Mary DALY 22:27; 70th Tony KEEGAN 22:33; 74th Mag GRENNAN 22:47; 81st Mary GALVIN 23:14; 85th Martina CONLON 23:30; 105th Edel BRADY 24:39; 115th Joe WRAFTER 25:07; 128th Sharon DALY 25:50; 130th Helen REYNOLDS 26:05; 137th Jim LANGAN 26:45; 143rd Kevin CORRIGAN 27:03; 151st Miriam BRADY 27:24; 160th Pat KENNEDY 27:56; 161st John MCGOWAN 27:57; 175th Rachael MURTAGH 28:58; 230th.

Quinlan Cup Half Marathon

Online entry is now open for this year’s Quinlan Cup Half Marathon through www.athleticsireland.ie. The entry fee is now €30 and online entry will close on 25th August. Entry on the day will be €35. The race starts at 11am on Sat 27th August and the relay option is also available.

Access to Harriers Facilities

Please note that use of the club’s facilities, including the tarmac track, is restricted to members of the club. Walkers are not permitted on the track during training sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30pm-8pm.

A list of AAI-licensed fixtures is available on www.athleticsireland.ie Training for adults every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm and Sunday at 8.00am except on race days. New members always welcome. Please contact Adrian Martin 086-8727311 or Mary Daly 086-1906747 or any club member.