Tullamore Harriers Club Report (April 23)






Tullamore Harriers triumphant in the Battle of Clontarf

The club had a great representation in the Leinster 10 Mile Road Race Championships on Bank Holiday Monday, April 22 at the Battle of Clontarf 10 miler. Hosted by Raheny Shamrocks in St Anne's Park, the race had over 400 finishers on a glorious Easter Monday. First man for Tullamore Harriers was Mick O'Brien in 8th place in 58.00 and first lady and 15th lady overall was Rita Daly in 1:13:05. Great running by all wearing the blue and white and well done on the collection of individual and team medals.

Results for Tullamore Harriers:

Team Results
Overall Male 3rd: Mick O’Brien, Leonard Mooney and Glen Finlay
O50 Male 1st: Eanna Gowran, Brendan Abbott and Liam Byrne.
O35 Ladies 2nd: Elysia McCormack, Mags Grennan and Tracey Kinnarney.
O50 Ladies 1st: Rita Daly, Martina Conlon and Mary Galvin.

Individual Results:
Mick O'Brien 58:00 2 nd O35; Leonard Mooney 1:00:30 3 rd O35; Eanna Gowran 1:01:31 3 rd O50;
Glen Finlay 1:01:46 2 nd O45; Darragh Rigney 1:02:03; Conor Mooney 1:03:17; Darren Butler 1:03:43;
Brendan Abbott 1:04:38; Liam Byrne 1:05:35; Leslie Buckley 1:06:49; Aidan Egan 1:06:52; Leonard
Owens 1:07:30; Fra Mollen 1:08:43; John Lowry 1:10:43; Eugene O'Dea 1:11:15; John O'Connell 1:11:38;
Rita Daly 1:13:05 2 nd O50; Elysia McCormack 1:14:48; Mags Grennan 1:16:17; Martina Conlon 1:18:43 2 nd
O55; Tracey Kinnarney 1:19:37; Mary Galvin 1:20:42; Hilary Duncan 1:21:33; Karen Martin 1:22:42;
Joe White 1:23:43; Marie Donegan 1:25:35; Anne Daly 1:28:27; Trish Shaw 1:36:19; Emer Guilfoyle
1:40:45; Dara Byrne 1:40:45; Mary Fox Mann 1:49:12.

Forest Run 8k Emo – St Michael’s AC

Tullamore Harriers' Paul Mitchell and Sinead Rigney won the 8k Emo Forest run on Friday last, April 19. The popular race was hosted by Michael's AC in the beautiful surrounds of Emo Estate, Co Laois. Paul posted 27.54 for the 8k taking the early lead from Portlaoise AC athlete Tony O'Reilly. Jody O'Reilly (32;08) was next for Tullamore in 5th place, followed by Alan Heffernan (8th ) 32:54, Sinead Rigney (1st lady) 33;48. Fionnan Minnock (19th) 34:13, Peter Bennett (31st) 36:07 and Sean Reynolds (33rd) 36:09. Peter had raced twice on the same day so fair dues! Well done to all and to Micheal's AC.

Laois Offaly ETB 10k/5k

David Murray was the winner in another off-road event on Good Friday. He was the first man home in the LOETB 10k in MountLucas Wind Farm. David was a clear winner in 35:24. 2nd place went to Richie Faulkner who also had a great run - 38:53. Leslie Buckley posted 42:21 and Rita Daly was 2nd Lady finisher in 45:12. In the 5k race, Peter Bennett was 3rd overall in 20:00. Patricia Rusk 25:53 and Josie Lalor 30:45.

Drumcullen 5K

Lynn Mooney was the winner in the Drumcullen 5k fun run on Sunday, April 14 in a time of 20.31. Well done Lynn.

Boston Marathon

Dermot Smith picked up his Abbott World Master medal on Monday, April 15 after finishing marathon number six of the series in Boston, USA. What an achievement to complete six major marathons in the world! The other major marathons that Dermot finished were Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York. Huge congrats Dermot.

Tullamore Harriers Half Marathon 2019

Registration is now open 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 1000 entries. Again this year we will cap the entries at 1000 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/


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 also offers its condolences to the families of John Godley, Ballymacelligot, Co. Kerry, father of Juvenile coach Tom Godley, and Ellen (Nellie) Mooney, Geashill; grandmother of Laura Mooney, Juvenile member & her brother Barry, former member, 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.