The Poulmucka 8K road race took place in ideal conditions last Friday night and it was great to see the Club so well represented. The following members performed very well with Eoin McGrath 10th in 29 mins 3 secs, Conor Fleming 1st 0/40 in 29 mins 37 secs, Gerard O’Loughlin 2nd 0/40 in 29 mins 53 secs, Angela McCann 3rd Senior Lady in 29 mins 54 secs, Gary Grant 22nd in 30 mins 19 secs, Peter Furlong 24th in 30 mins 26 secs, Sebastian Boisson 26th in 30 mins 37 secs and 3rd 0/40, Niall O Ceallaigh 27th in 30 mins 39 secs, Tommy Cahill 2nd 0/50 when 28th in 30 mins 53 secs, Brian Long 29th in 30 mins 56 secs, Liam Casey 32nd in 31 mins 3 secs, Nigel O’Flaherty 33rd in 31 mins 8 secs, Aine Roche 41st in 31 mins 42 secs, Franny Lafford 42nd in 31 mins 59 secs, Barry Horgan 43rd in 32 mins 15 secs, Conor Morkan 46th in 32 mins 42 secs, Ned O’Brien 53rd in 33 mins 13 secs, John Tobin57th in 33 mins 27 secs , Anthony Landers 63rd in 33 mins 53 secs, Sean Buckley 64th in 33 mins 55 secs, James O’Brien 67th in 34 mins 13 secs, Elaine O’Brien 69th in 34 mins 26 secs, Alan O’Shea 70th in 34 mins 35 secs, Niall McCarthy 74th in 34 mins 40 secs, Noel Prendergast 93rd in 36 mins 33 secs, Johnny Higgins 95th in 36 mins 46 secs, Donna Nagle 104th in 37 mins 35 secs, Joe Grinsell won the 0/60 award in 37 mins 37 secs, Rosie 107th in 37 mins 45 secs, Miriam O’Gorman 3rd 0/40 when in 38 mins 2 secs, Eileen Hynes 2nd 0/50 when 114th in 38 mins 15 secs, Noel Higgins 120th in 39 mins 5 secs, Philip Fahey 121st in 39 mins 10 secs, T J O’Loughlin 124th in 39 mins 46 secs, Hazel Galloway 130th in 46 misn 17 secs and Pierce Purcell 132nd in 53 mins 10 secs.
In the Meet and Train 5k some of our Senior Ladies competed and coached many of their Monday night group around the course and they are to be complimented on generating such great interest among the Monday night group for competing in such an event. Our Senior members were Nicola Maunsell and Paula Dwan.
Fethard 4 Mile Road Race
This Thursday night, May 26, the Fethard 4 Mile Road Race gets underway at 8 pm.
World Qualification Standard for Evan Lynch
On Saturday last Evan Lynch participated in the European Cup of Race Walking in Olhao, Portugal. Evan as a result of his ever improving times this year was picked to walk on the Irish Junior team. Unfortunately Evan’s racing partner James Treanor was ruled out due to injury leaving Evan race alone. Evan had one thing in his mind from the gun and that was to achieve the World Youth Qualification time that earlier this season in Hainault, London evaded him. He was on pace at the half way stage recording 23 mins 20 secs for the first half of the race. As the heat reached the mid twenties in the second half the effort had to be upped. Evan was equal to the challenge and raced with confidence and conviction to cross the line in a PB of 47 mins 8 secs, two seconds inside the World Youths Qualification standard. This was an exceptionable achievement for an athlete on the way up who gave four years to some of his fellow competitors.
Catherina McKiernan visits Club facilities
World Cross Country Champion and also Silver medallist on four occasions, Catherina McKiernan paid a very welcome visit to the Club’s facilities at the Dr Pat O’Callaghan Sports Complex, Cashel Road last Thursday night. She was welcomed by Club Chairman, Albert Doyle who made a presentation to her on behalf of the Club. She spent some time giving plenty of advice and help to all the Juveniles present and they responded with many questions which she gladly replied.