Tullamore Harriers Report (November 20)

All the latest from the club

Darragh Rigney

Darragh Rigney

Winter League Round 2

The second round of the Winter League was run off last Thursday evening. The 3000m race on the tartan track was won by Leonard Mooney who set a good example as captain of Team B! He clocked 9.42 with Padraig Berry taking second place in 9.45 and Darren Butler third in 10.01. Katy O’Keefe was fastest of the ladies running 10.47 after a great battle with Niamh Moore who was second in 10.48. Sarah Stephens was third in 12.17. The third and final leg will be a 5000m race on December 5th .

Full results:
1st Leonard Mooney (Captain) 9.42; 2nd Padraig Berry 9.45; 3 rd Darren Butler 10.01; 4th Cian Martin, 10.17; 5th Jody O’Reilly 10.4; 6th Michael Conneely 10.35; 7th Rory Farrell 10.35; 8th Eanna Gowran 10.39; 9th Robbie Westman 10.43; 10th Katie O’Keeffe 10.47; 11th Niamh Moore 10.48; 12th Richie Galvin 11.09; 13th Liam Byrne 11.10; 14th Leonard Owens 11.13; 15th Dermot Smith 11.16; 16th Darragh Rigney 11.18; 17th Alan Heffernan 11.19; 18th Fra Mollen (Captain) 11.20; 19th Dave Dunican 11.23; 20th Ray Martin 11.26; 21 st Mark Harpur 11.28; 22 nd Lorcan Scally 11.31; 23 rd Rob Maunsell
11.54; 24th Sean Reynolds 11.55; 25th Eugene Mann 11.57; 26th Aiden Egan 11.58; 27th Adrian Martin 12.12; 28th Sarah Stephens 12.17; 29th David Doyle 12.17; 30th Ken Doyle 12.19; 31st Bobby O’Donoghue 12.23; 32nd Brendan Carroll 12.31; 33rd Lar Tierney 12.55; 34th Pauric Martin 12.58; 35th Tara McKinney 12.59; 36th Denis Flynn 13.05; 37th Matt McCormack 13.07; 38th Paul Hensey 13.10; 39th Mary Daly 13.14; 40th Gabriel Keyes 13.16; 41st Martina Costello 13.21; 42nd Marie Donegan 13.31; 43rd Joe Wrafter 13.38; 44th Andy O’Grady 13.42; 45th John Connolly 13.53; 46th John Ward 13.59; 47th Olivia Egan 14.30; 48th Elma Quinn 14.57; 49th Jim Dolan 15.19; 50th Sharon Daly 15.22; 51st Angela Martin 15.59; 52nd Mary Fox-Mann 16.21; 53rd Paul Bell 16.48; 54th Stephen Finneran 16.55; 55th Melissa Hogan 21.47.

British & Irish Masters Cross Country
Four of our masters athletes won selection to the Irish team for the British and Irish Masters Cross Country on foot of their performances at the AAI Autumn Open Cross Country contest earlier in the season. The international cross country event which took place in Derry this year saw Johnny Feery win a gold medal with his O60 team; Christy Donegan won a bronze medal with the O55 team; as did John Todd with his O65 team and Jim Langan O75 team were fourth. Congratulations to all four men on their performances in the Irish team singlet.

Harriers were represented at the British and Irish Masters XC by Jim Langan, Christy Donegan, Johnny Feery and John Todd who were selected for the Irish team

Gingerbread Run

There was a big contingent from Harriers in action at the charity Gingerbread Run last Sunday which featured a 10k and Half Marathon road race. Richie Faulkner had a great run in the 10k event posting a pb of 36.23 to finish second. In the Half Marathon, Daragh Rigney led the Harriers crew and achieved a pb of 1.24.02. Well done to you all.

Harriers 10k results:
Richie Faulkner 36.23; Jim Dolan 56.54; Fidelma Grennan 61.01; Sandra Busteed 61.03; Bernard Doheny 61.05; Sharon Larkin 61.06; Adrian Larkin 61.06; Carmel Doheny 61.11.

Half Marathon:
Darragh Rigney 1:24:02; Leonard Owens 1.32:24; Mark Harpur 1:33:46; Peter Bennett 1:35:07; Rob Maunsell 1:39:28; Gerry Dunican 1:45:31; Gary O’Dwyer 1:45:31; Mary Daly 1:45:44; Bob Connolly 1:48:41; John O’Connell 1:48:42; Paddy Rowland 1:56:42; Mary Dunican; Paula Nolan 1:57:58l; Anne Daly 1:59:47; Arlene Finnerty 2:04:20; Joe White 2:04:46; Ricky White 2:04:46; Liz Ryan 2:05:44; Miriam Brady 2:06:43; Eithne Moran 2:17:58; Melissa Hogan 2:51:16

BHAA Cross Country

Congrats to Pauric Ennis who was 3rd in the BHAA Irish Life 6k Cross Country race in Santry last

IUAA Road Relays 

There were four members of the club in action at the Irish Universities Championships at NUI Maynooth last Saturday. In the women’s event, new club member Katy O’Keefe was third fastest in the first leg of her relay running 6.07 and helping her UL team to a gold medal for the second year in a row. Eileen Rafter was on the last leg for Trinity College Dublin B team who finished thirteenth with an impressive run of 5.58.

In the men’s event Matthew Molloy was a member of Dublin City University D team which finished thirteenth with Matthew running the first leg in 5.49. Conor Butler ran for Carlow IT posting a time of 11.48 on the second leg.


Sun 26th : National Senior Cross Country Championships, Abbottstown
Thurs 16th Harriers Winter League Rd 2
Tues 5th : Harriers Winter League Rd 3, 5k
Sun 17th : National Novice Cross Country Championships, WIT
Tues 19th : Harriers Grand National
Mon 25th : GOAL Mile
Sun 31st : Harriers Round the Houses

A list of AAI-licensed fixtures is available on 


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. Full details regarding Juvenile training on

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.

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