Tullamore Harriers Report (June 25)






Leinster Athletics U9 – U11 Pairs, & U12 – U13 Championships

Tullamore Harriers was well represented at the Leinster Athletics U9 – U11 Pairs Competition, held at Tullamore Harriers Stadium on Saturday, June 8. The young athletes put in great performances and the most important thing of all, had fun. In the Girls U9 Pairs, Ailbhe Coll and Madeline Deverell put in good performances in the Long Jump with a combined jump distance of 4.69 metres to finish in ninth place. In the 60 metres sprints, both girls ran well finishing with a combined time of 22.26 seconds to finish eighth overall. In the Boys U10 Pairs, Daniel Bourke and Daragh Monaghan performed well in the Long Jump with a combined jump distance of 6.26 metres to finish in eighth place. In the 60 metres sprints, both boys ran well
finishing with a combined time of 21.39 seconds to finish tenth overall. In the Girls U11 Pairs, Lily Grennan and Anna McGreal put in a combined jump distance of 6.20 metres. In the 60 metres sprints, both girls ran well finishing with a combined time of 20.77 seconds to finish fifth overall. Good performances were also displayed by Adelyn Walsh/Roisin Cotter, Martha Keohane/Meabh Coll, Isabelle Browne/Lucy Deverell, Conor Murtagh/Liam York, Isobelle Lawless/Madeleine MacDonnell, and Alice Bairead/Ruby McNally. Well done all. In the Girls U12 60 metres sprint, there was a great performance by Grace McNally winning her heat in a time of 9.23 seconds to progress to the final. In the final, Grace ran a very good race in a time of 9.20 seconds to take a bronze medal. Well done Grace. Congratulations to all the young athletes who took part, well done all.

Tailteann Games 

Ava O'Connor, Ruby Stueven and Ronan Hyland travelled to Dublin on Saturday, June 22 to compete in the Tailteann Games in Santry Stadium. Both Ronan and Ruby finished 5th in their respective 800m races. They both gave it their all against very tough opposition. Ava then competed in her 1500m and was clear winner in the event beating second place by 5 seconds. Katelyn Farrelly also competed in her first Tailteann Games for the Leinster team. Selected in two events, Long Jump and 80m Hurdles, Katelyn gave a solid performance in both her events finishing 5 th in both events. A little off her best but a huge learning experience for Katelyn in this tough and high quality competition where the first two in each event qualify for the Irish Schools team. Katelyn is legible for this competition next year so the experience will be a great asset for 2020. Well done to all on great performances.

National Juvenile Combined Events

Jack Saunders continued his great form from his Leinster title in May in the U16 Boys National Juvenile Combined Events at Morton Stadium on Saturday, June 22. With his Junior Cert. between the two competitions, it was Jack’s skill, physical strength and technical ability which helped him notch up great points in each of his events. The day started with the Shot Putt at 10am, and a 10.57m best of his 3 throws put him in third place. Next was the 100m hurdles, into a nice breeze Jack ran a super 14.92 seconds to move into second position. In his next two events, Jack’s 5.34cm in the Long Jump and 160cm in the High
Jump kept him in second place but only ahead of third by 18 points. In his last event, the 800m, Jack ran a clever race at a considerable pace to finish with 2:17, ensuring the silver medal with loads of points to spare. Well done Jack, a super performance and a great day’s work which will no doubt help in his preparation for his upcoming national individual events in July.

Irish Mountain Running Cup Trial Race 

On Saturday, June 22, Dearbhail Cuddy, Cian Law and Philip King were among the top finishers at the Irish Mountain Running Cup Trial Race held near Glendalough. Dearbhail won the Girls race, while Cian and Philip finished in the top 12 in the Boys race. Well done to all.

Ambrose Hickey Memorial 5K Road Race – Naomh Mhuire AC, Daingean

Well done to all from the Club who supported the Ambrose Hickey Memorial 5k on Friday evening, June 21. The race was Round 7 of the Offaly 5k Road Race Series and hosted to perfection by Naomh Mhuire AC. Pauline Curley was 3 rd lady across the line in a highly competitive line-up. Michael Murphy Jnr took the Junior Male prize and Tara McEvoy took the Junior Lady prize. Rita Daly claimed the O50 ladies prize.

Overall we had some great times posted and let’s rally all the troops for the final race in the series on August 2 in Birr. Full Tullamore Harriers results: Mark Donegan 0:16:56, Padraig Berry 0:17:01, Michael Murphy 0:17:12, Michael Murphy Jnr 0:17:24, Darragh Rigney 0:17:37, Jonathan Dunne 0:17:57, Liam Byrne 0:18:16, Leslie Buckley 0:18:18, Pauline Curley 0:18:23, Rory Farrell 0:18:26, Alan Heffernan 0:18:36, Ethan Dunican 0:18:50, Aidan Egan 0:18:52, Rob Maunsell 0:19:04 John Donegan 0:19:12, Fionnan Minnock 0:19:13, Basil Cronin 0:19:12, Nita McLoughlin 0:19:32, Peter Bennett 0:19:40, Evelyn Herlihy 0:19:42, Dave Dunican 0:19:42, Jennifer Burke 0:19:43, Lynn Mooney 0:19:45 John O Connell 0:19:46, Johnny Feery 0:19:55, Eugene O Dea 0:20:13, Sean Reynolds 0:20:20, Elysia McCormack 0:20:24, Sean Spollen 0:20:37, Finian Mc Dermott 0:20:39, Rita Daly 0:20:48, Diarmuid Herlihy 0:20:49, Dympna Fox 0:21:06, Mark Brady 0:21:28, Mary F Daly 0:21:57, Rachel Donegan 0:22:12, Una Mullen 0:22:34, Tracey Kinnarney 0:22:48, Matt Corcoran 0:22:53, Amanda Owens 0:22:53, Marie Donegan 0:23:02, Emer Guilfoyle 0:23:01, Mary Galvin 0:23:11, Helena Buckley 0:23:10, Joe Wrafter 0:23:14, Tara McEvoy 0:23:45, Paschal Naughton 0:23:48, Tracey Stewart 0:24:22, Joe White 0:24:24, Fallen Conlon 0:25:07, John McGowan 0:25:20, Martina Lydon 0:25:27, Olive Mannion 0:25:55, Dave Kavanagh 0:27:06, Noel Browne 0:28:11, Jim Langan 0:28:22.

Belfast Irish Milers Club 

At the Belfast Irish Milers Club on Saturday 22 nd June, James Dunne, Matthew Molloy and Liam Brady were in action. Liam competed in the 5000m and was a comfortable winner in 14:32. Matthew Molloy also competed in the 5000m distance and ran 16:25. James opted for the shorter 1500m and in a competitive race he ran a new PB of 3:54. Well done to all.

National 5 Mile Road Race

Pauric Ennis competed in the National 5 Mile Road race championships on Saturday, June 15. The popular race with an entry of 1800 athletes is part of the Athletics Ireland Race series. Pauric posted 28.25. Well done Pauric.

Michael Manning Memorial Dunshaughlin 10km

A week later, Pauric Ennis joined over 900 athletes for the 40 th anniversary of the Dunshaughlin 10k Road Race, held on Saturday, June 22. Hiko Tanosa (Dundrum South Dublin AC) defended his title with a time of 29.29. Pauric finished in 34th place with a great time of 34.50.

Half on the Head Half Marathon

Eithne Moran travelled south to compete in the Half on the Head Half Marathon in Co Kerry on Saturday, June 15. The run takes in the beautiful village of Ballyheigue and parts of the Wild Atlantic Way. Well done Eithne who posted 2.08 for the half marathon.

Athletics Ireland High-Performance Endurance Project

Congratulation to four club athletes - Liam Brady, Niamh O'Connor, James Dunne and Mark Milner, who have been selected in the Athletics Ireland High-Performance Endurance Project.

European Games

John Cronin, former Club Chairman, and Deputy President of Athletics Ireland, will officiate at the forthcoming European Games which takes place from 21st to 30th of June in Minsk, Belarus. John was elected to the Technical Committee of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) in 2015 and has officiated at some prime European and International athletics events since then. In December 2018, John was justifiably appointed to the Jury of Appeal for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. This will be his first Olympics to officiate at so John will have an even busier year ahead! Best wishes in Minsk John and good luck to all competing for Ireland in athletics and the other 8 sports.

Tullamore Summer Camp

Tullamore Athletic Summer Camp for 6 to 12-year-olds - 8th to 12th July 2019. Limited places for the camp.
Register here: www.eventmaster.ie/event/vOMcPoSb4 

Tullamore Half Marathon 2019

It's getting very near! Only 10 weeks to the 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. This year we have the brand new Ladies Team Trophy so get your team together. The Men's Team trophy is also up for grabs. Every year we get huge positive feedback from participants and spectators alike who praise the friendly atmosphere and quality of the Tullamore Half Marathon.

Full details about the race on www.tullamore.com 


Fri July 21 Offaly Novice & Master Championships Race 3 – Edenderry 10M

Fri Aug 2

Offaly Road Race 5k Series 2019 Race 8 – Birr AC

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

Club Registration

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

Access to Facilities

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