Tullamore Harriers Report (April 16)






Team Tara wins Spring League

Well done Team TARA. Tara McKinney’s Team B were the winners of a very close and exciting spring league. The league finished with the 3rd league on April 2 last, after which the three legs of the league were amalgamated. Well done to all who competed in the league. The individual winners (fastest times over 3 races) were: Ladies – 1st Jennifer Burke, 2nd Tara McKinney and 3rd Lynn Mooney. Men- 1st Leonard Mooney, 2nd Michael O'Brien and 3rd Padraig Berry. Tara's victorious team: Alan Heffernan, Riche Galvin, Martina Conlon, Karen Martin, Emer Guilfoyle, Eugene Mann, Mary Fox Mann, Eugene O'Dea, Aisling McCormack, Mick McConigley, Darren Butler, Verona Smyth, Brendan Carroll, Ger Lynam, Diarmuid Herlihy, Marie Donegan, Nita McLoughlin, Paddy Rowland and Rodge Larkin. Well done to everyone.

National 10k Medals for Tullamore Harriers

Despite blustery winds and wintery conditions, the annual Great Ireland Run, held on Sunday, April 14, was again a very successful event with over 3,000 finishers. Hosted by Dublin City Harriers and Athletics Ireland and taking in a new route through the Phoenix Park, there were over 1,200 club runners competing for National medals and team places in the National 10k Championships. Tullamore Harriers claimed 3 national medals this year. Congratulations to Johnny Feery who took gold in the Men o60 age group, Mary Galvin who took bronze in the ladies o60 age group, and Jim Langan who took the silver in
the Men o75 age group. Well done to all our other athletes who lined out to represent the club. This race traditionally is a very popular club day out and this year was no different, with some great times posted on the challenging course.

Full results for Tullamore Harriers:
Pauric Ennis 35:12, Johnny Feery 40:05, Peter Bennett 41:18, Sean Reynolds 42:32, Alan Mitchell 42:43,
Brendan Carroll 44:16, Mark Harpur 44:51. Mag Grennan 45:50, Adrian Larkin 46:07, Mary Galvin 46:26,
Martina Conlon 47:20, Joe White 49:32, Aisling McCormack 52:51, Pascal Naughton 53:34, Eithne
Moran 54:20, Olivia Weldon 54:54, Naomi Galvin 54:55, Sharon Daly 55:05, Clive Young 56:34, Sandra
Busteed 56:46, Jim Langan 59:07, Helen Reynolds 1:00:30, Sharon Larkin 1:03:44, Barbara O’Connell
1:10 13, Carmel McGreal 1:10:14, Helen Larkin 1:08:13, Melissa Hogan 1:14:31.

Butterstown 4 Mile Road Race

Well done to Jonathan Dunne who competed in the Butterstown 4-mile road race on Friday, April 12. Hosted by West Waterford AC, the race attracted a very competitive field. Jonathan was 16th overall in 23:49.

Connemara Half Marathon

Martina Lydon ran the hilly Connemara Half Marathon on Sunday 14th April in a time of 2.05. Well done Martina.

The Tullamore Harriers Book

The recently published Tullamore Harriers History Book is available to buy in: Ready2Run, Tyrrells Bakery, Dolan's Gala Shop, Tullamore Hardware, Cards & Things, Heatwise and Centra Fingerboard for only €20 for a great read on the History of Tullamore Harriers. The book is also available to buy in Offaly History bookshop or online, www.offalyhistory.com/shop

Tullamore Harriers Half Marathon 2019

Registration is now opens for the 2019 Tullamore Harriers Quinlan Cup Half Marathon. The 7th annual event will take place on Saturday, August 31, 2019. Last year we sold out early and unfortunately many were disappointed they didn’t make the cut off of 1,000 entries. Again this year we will cap the entries at 1,000 so please register to secure your place. The relay race will go ahead again this year. The Leinster and Offaly Half Marathon Championships will be incorporated into this year's race. Every year we get huge positive feedback from participants and spectators alike who praise the friendly atmosphere and quality of the Tullamore Harriers Half Marathon. So sign up now and be part of it. Full details about the race is on our website, www.tullamoreharriers.com/about-the-race/ 

Fri 19th April Forest Run 8k Emo – St Michael’s AC
Mon 22nd April Leinster 10 Mile Championships – Clontarf, Dublin
Sun 28th April National Road Race Relay Championships – Raheny, Dublin
Sun 28th April Offaly Juvenile T&F Championships - Tullamore Harriers
Tues 30th April Peter English 625 – Tullamore Harriers
Sun 12th May Offaly Road Race 5k Series 2019 Race 3 – Ferbane AC
Sun 19th May Offaly Road Race 5k Series 2019 Race 4 – Banagher AC

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


The club offers its condolences to the family of Mick Martin, Marian Place, Tullamore, who passed away recently. Mick was a club member for years and a worker in the dance hall. He was hugely popular in the club, jolly and great craic. He threw shot and hammer and was a member of the club team that won the national league in 1984.

The club also offers its condolences to the family of Mary Brereton, Daingean, mother of Doloreen & Fionnuala, friends to the club, who passed away recently. May they both rest in peace.


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

Club Registration

Please note that membership for 2019 is now overdue. Forms are available in the clubhouse or from Tullamore Harriers website, www.tullamoreharriers.com/join 

Access to Harriers Facilities

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