Tullamore Harriers Report (October 9th)

Justin Kelly

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Justin Kelly

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Offaly Athletics Juvenile Cross Country Championships Day 1

Almost fifty Tullamore Harriers juveniles travelled to Ferbane on Sunday last 7th October to compete in Day 1 of the Offaly Cross Country Championships. All those that competed seemed to have a good time and a significant number won medals. We hope to have an even bigger crowd travelling next week to Edenderry for Day 2 of these championships. List below are all the top ten finishers that Tullamore had on the day! 
 
U10 Girls – 800m: 2nd Monika Stopka, 3rd Madeline McDonnell, 4th Maeve Duffy, 5th Aine Larkin 6th Eva Rose Kelly, 7th Danielle Martin, 8th  Ailbhe Coll

U10 Boys – 800m: 1st Conor Murtagh, 2nd Patrick Duffy, 4th Daragh Murray, 5th Luke Tooher, 6th
Darragh Stewart

U12 Girls – 1500m: 1st Andrea Ryan, 2nd Saoirse Murtagh, 3rd Eabhadh Multaney Kelly, 4th Eimear
Cotter, 5th Rachel Donegan, 8th Eabha Owens, 9th Kara Daly

U12 Boys – 1500m: 2nd Cian Horkan, 3rd Dylan Leonard, 5th Eoin Rouse

U14 Girls – 2500m: 1st Sinead Walsh, 2nd Mette Cleary, 3rd Jane Maher, 4th Aisling Cotter, 5th Roisin Betson, 6th Ava
Spollen, 8th Imelda Lambe

U14 Boys – 2500m: 1st Ronan Murray, 2nd Cole Cuskelly

U16 Girls – 3500m: 1st Ava O’Connor, 2nd Ruby Stevens, 3rd Lydia Buckley, 4th Cara Martin

U16 Boys – 3500m: 1st Ronan Hyland, 2nd Cian Law, 3rd Cian Murphy 

U18 Girls – 3500m: 1st Dearbhail Cuddy

U18 Boys – 3500m: 1st James Dunne, 2nd Philip King

Offaly Athletics Cross Country Championships Day 1

The 1st round of the 2018 Offaly Cross Country Championships – Novice and Masters, was hosted by Ferbane Ac and held in Gallen Priory Grounds on Sunday last. The ladies were first off with both Masters and Novices running together covering the 4000m distance. Nita Mcloughlin, (Tullamore Harriers) was first lady home and took the Master o35 title. 2nd Master was Bridget O’Sullivan (Ferbane AC) and Ursula O’Reilly (Naomh Mhuire) was 3rd. Mary Daly, (Tullamore Harriers), was 1 st
o50 and Kathleen Delaney (Birr AC) 1 st o60. Tullamore Harriers took the Masters team prize. Dympna Fox, took the Novice title for 2018 with a super run, followed by Jennifer Burke 2nd, and Bridget Fox 3rd, and the 3 ladies sealed the Novice team prize for Tullamore Harriers.

The men covered 6k with Paul Buckley (Ferbane AC) reclaiming the Master title. Pauric Berry (Tullamore Harriers) was 2nd, and 3rd finisher was Derek Nugent (Ferbane AC). Brendan Abbott (Tullamore Harriers) was 1st o50 and Johnny Feery (Tullamore Harriers) was 1st o60. Frank Kilrane (Edenderry AC) was 1 st o70. Tullamore Harriers took the team prize here too.
Mathew Molloy (Tullamore Harriers) had a great run to take the Offaly Novice win. Mark Donegan (Tullamore Harriers) was 2 nd and Birr AC athlete Joe Dempsey 3rd. Again Tullamore Harriers took the team prize. Well done to everyone who lined out with some competing in their first cross country race. Next weekend the Intermediate and Uneven ages will compete in Edenderry and it is hoped that there will be a good show from all the clubs in Offaly. See Offaly Athletics report for full results,

Tullamore Harriers results as follows:

Novice Ladies - 1st Dympna Fox, 2nd Jennifer Burke, 3rd Brigid Fox, 4th Tara McKinney, 5th Sarah Stephens, 6th Charlotte Abbott, 11th Olive Colgan, 13th Triona Muldoon, 17th Ann McGuinness.

Masters Ladies - 1st Nita McLoughlin 1st o35, 4th Mary Daly 1st o50, 6th Lavinia Leahy 2nd o40, 7th Martina Conlon 2nd o50.

Masters Men – 2nd Pauric Berry 2nd o40, 4th Richie Faulkner, 5th Brendan Abbott 1st o50, 6th Johnny Feery 1st o60, 8th Leslie Buckley, 11th Gerry Dunican, 15th Adrian Martin 3rd o50, 22nd Jim Langan 2nd o70.

Novice Men - 1st Mathew Molloy, 2nd Mark Donegan, 4th Tony Harpur, 5th Darren Butler, 7th Mathew O’Byrne, 12th Mark Harpur, 17th Pauric Martin.

Galway Bay 10k and Half Marathon

Over 1100 athletes finished The Galway Bay Half marathon on Saturday last 6th October. The scenic route along the promenade through Salthill consisted of a double looped course on a sunny but breezy day. First man home for Tullamore Harriers was John O’Connell 1:30:46, and 1st lady was Lynn Mooney 1:36:45. Other results: Aidan Egan: 1:36:40, Evelyn Herlihy: 1:41:03, Mary Daly: 1:41:39, Michelle Mullaney 1:44:09, Ray Murray: 1:44:13, Maeve Larkin: 1:45:36, Ger
Lynam:1:45:39.

Conor Mooney and Clive Young competed in the 10k which was run off prior to the Half Marathon. Conor was 9th overall with a time of 38:07 and Clive posted 55:00. Well done to all.   

3/4 Marathon Longwood

A large entry of over 1300 lined up for the 3/4 Marathon in Longwood on Sunday 7th October. The race - 19.66 miles was won by Gary O'Hanlon in a time of 1:47:19 and 1st lady was Edenderry's Caroline Donellan (2:14:23). Tullamore Harriers was represented by Basil Cronin -2:27:55, Rory Farrell 2:28:54, Darragh Rigney 2:33:34 Garry Whittle 2:38:40 and Peter Bennett 2:51:10. Well done lads.

Fixtures

Sun 14th October Offaly Cross Country Day 2, Edenderry
Tues 16th October Paddy Larkin 3k and Winter League Round 1, Tullamore Harriers
Sun 23rd October Scoil Eoin Phoil N.S, Tullamore 5k

A list of AAI-licensed fixtures is available on www.athleticsireland.ie

Training

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 Leslie Buckley 087-6130971 or Anna Hyland Guilfoyle 086-8248928 or any club member. Full details regarding Juvenile training on www.tullamoreharriers.com

Access to Harriers Facilities

Please note that use of the club’s facilities, including the tarmac track, is restricted to members of the club.