Glenmore athletes travelled to Leixlip on Sunday last to compete in the Inter Club Leinster Championships.
We had seven teams competing on the day all having qualified at the Louth Championships at Bush two weeks ago. It proved a successful day for our youngest teams with the girls and boys U10 qualifying through their heats to the final. The girls team, Grace Keenan, Katie Mc Donald, Emma Mc Carragher, Jessica White and sub Ella Connolly took the bronze medal and progress to compete in the All Ireland Finals in July. The U10 boys Elliot Nichols, Craig Touhy, Josh Mc Ateer and Cian Magee ran a great final just missing out on the medals.
U 11 girls Ellen Callan, Katie Mc Donald, Mia Ashby and Jessica White finished strong in their heats as did the U 12 girls, Anna Dawson, Chloe Mc Carragher, Ava Ashby and Lucy White. U13 girls were represented by Ava Brady, Lucy White, Emily Touhy and Anna Dawson.
The U16 and U17 boys relays were both ran as straight finals and while we competed strongly in both we finished outside the medals. U 16 boys were Darragh Brady, Eoin McCann, Ciaran Flynn, Niall Brady and Ethan Duffy, U 17 boys were represented by Eoin Mc Cann, Niall Brady, Richard Campbell and Ciaran Flynn. Training continues on Tuesday at 7.00 at bush track.
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The focus is now on the Glenmore Challenge which takes place this year on Saturday June 10th. The 10 mile road races open to all athletes age 16 and over and will be chip timed for all runners. All finishers will receive a specially commissioned medal for the event. There are team prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female along with 1st two teams of 4 male and female. This year there will be prizes for 1st male and female over 40, 50 & 60. The race which starts at 11.00am sharp will start and finish at Mullaghbouy Community centre, entrance fee is €25. Online registration is now open at https://eventgger.ie/glenmore-challenge-10-mile-road-race/summary.htm Registration will also be available on the day from 8.00am to 10.00am. There will be refreshments and live music afterwards. Check out the event facebook page for further information. https://www.facebook.com/glenmorechallenge The Maria Goretti Foundation – the local children’s respite centre in Lordship is the nominated charity.