On a cold and wet March morning 44 juvenile athletes from Glenmore AC braced the rain for the last cross country event of the season. Celebratory 50th Anniversary medals were up for grabs along with the Johnny Mullen Cup for the best juvenile club on the day. First up was Maeve Walsh in the girls U9 500m who came storming home in 4th place to claim the first medal of the day for Glenmore. Jonah Moore & Oisin Gallagher were next up in the boys U9 narrowly missing out on top 10 medals.
Next up were the U11 girls 800m. Zoe White led the large field home in 3rd place with Holly McCann, Sarah Duffy & Molly Anne Moore also claiming top 10 medals. They were closely followed home by Aine Finnegan, Gillian Tuohy, Aoife McDonald, Ana Gaztambide, Aoife Havern, Fiona McIntyre, Mia Zamboglu and Lucy Keenan.
Mario Liam Gaztambide, Oisin McCoy, Daniel Connolly, Eoin McIntyre and Daniel Bothwell all represented the club well in the boys U11 800m.
Another large field of 11 Glenmore girls presented at the start line for the girls U13 1500m. Jessica White led the team home to take a 6th place medal. Mia Ashby, Grace Keenan , Aine O’Reilly, Katie McDonald, Leah Dunne, Emma McCarragher, Ellen Callan, Aine Gallagher, Niamh Arnold and Aoife Keenan completed the field.
Elliot Nichols ran a strong race to take 8th place in the boys U13 1500m. He was followed home by Christopher Conlon, Cian Magee, Peadar Walsh and Craig Tuohy who all represented the club well.
Next up were the U15 girls 2000m who competed very strongly with Lisa Conlon claiming 2nd prize, Ava Brady took 4th with Ava Ashby taking 10th place medal. Lucy White and Sarah Mallon also competed well. James Dunne was the solo Glenmore athlete in the boys U15 finishing with a 6th place medal. Blathnaid Murphy battled through the rain to claim a medal in U15 3000m. Ciaran Flynn finished the day on a high leading the field home to claim the final 1st position of the day.
The club would like to congratulate Bohermeen AC on winning the Johnny Mallon Cup.
Registration for ‘Fun on the Run’ takes place on Tuesday 12th March at 7pm at Bush track with training for Fun on the Run commencing on the 19th March.
The Kearney & Mc Bride Cups 5K
Kicking off our 50th anniversary celebrations was the first of our annual events The Kearney & Mc Bride Cups 5K, Congratulations and well done to all the Athletes who turned out on such a wet, cold day at the Bush, Riverstown on Sunday 3rd March, and also to those who came along to support and celebrate with us. A well earned commemorative medal awaited each athlete at the finish line along with the customary after race treats that Glenmore AC are so renowned for. It was also very noticeable and very much appreciated the support given by so many athletic clubs from throughout Co Louth and beyond.
1st place was won by Peter Arthur (15:06)Liffey Valley AC, 2nd was Stephen Kelly(16:23)Drogheda&District AC and in 3rd place was Declan Toal (16:37 )NER .
1st Female was won by Catherine O’Connor (18:04)East Down AC, 2nd was Sile Carroll (19:13)Liffey Valley AC and 3rd was Laura Mathews (19:23)NER.
Liffey Valley AC made it worth their while to travel to the Cooley peninsula as they picked up both 1st male and female team prizes. The Mc Bride cup was presented by Ambrose Mc Bride to the winning male team and Rose White (Glenmore chairperson) presented The Kearny cup to the winning female team, big congratulations to runner up teams Drogheda & District AC (male) and Dunleer AC (female).
Age category prizes were also awarded to Dearbhla Greene (19:35)1st F40, Rebecca Carolan (22:00)2nd, Nicola Courtney (23:17)3rd, Shane Larkin (17:04)1st M40, Raymond Carolan (17:37)2nd and Paul Balfe (17:38)3rd. Sarah Dooney(22:37)1st F50, Mary McEneaney(22:57)2nd and Deirdre Dempsey (26:22) 3rd. Edward McGrath (18:56) 1st M50, Kenneth Mc Bride (19:33)2nd and Gerry Kenny (19:48)3rd.
Congratulations to all the senior Glenmore AC athletes who competed today Shane Toner, Shane Lynch, Donal Mc Moreland , Ciaran Walsh, Peter Noone, Kenneth Mc Bride, Tony Ashby, Cronan O’Shaughnessy, Llody Byrne, Leigh Nichols, Sarah Dooney, Ronan Callen, Paul Flanagan, Shane Arnold, Katie Mallon, Micheal Mc Shane , kinga Byrne, Harry Marron, Erin Mc Greehan, Dara Fagan, Niamh O’Reilly, Geraldine Mc Grath, Peter Toner, Bridget Mc Greehan, Isolde Goggin, Maeve White, Stephanie Malone, Rose White, Elizabeth Rafferty, Grianne Cullinane, Vicky Leahy, Rose Clifford, Declan Mc Glynn, Noeleen Hallahan, Theresa Keenan, Carol Gallagher, Aine Gorman, Orlaith Cullinane, Annmarie Rice, Siobhan Rice, Rachel Tinniswood , Corina Campbell, Marie O’Connor, Irene Brady and Melissa Mc Coy. A special mention to Glenmore’s Shane Toner who had just returned from honeymoon and competed today to support his club. Congrats to Shane and Katie Bell, also a Glenmore athlete, on their recent marriage.
A big thanks to past and present club runners, especially Sinead Mc Donald, a former club member ,who brought the two winning teams down from Liffey Valley AC . Thankyou to the Redcross and landowners, to John and Mary McGeown and to John for stepping in as our race starter in place of our regular starter, Tommy Nearey, the club wishes Tommy well, Thank you to all the stewards and canteen ladies for their invaluable service and to the committee members, who work tirelessly and effortlessly behind the scenes, in putting together an event such as today’s that so many can get to enjoy.
Carlingford Half Marathon and 10k
A big shout out to all the Glenmore senior athletes who doubled up at the weekend and also competed in the very popular and very well supported Carlingford Half and 10k, in aid of St Bridget’s Special School, Dundalk, the atmosphere and sportsmanship was excellent despite the deluge on the day. Congratulations to Peter Noone for taking 2nd place in the 10k event and earned himself an new PB and a few others who achieved PBs as well !! Well done John Doyle (01:36:18 )PB , Christopher Connolly (01:37:52), Ronan Callan (01:45:59) who completed the Half and Peter Noone (38:27)PB and Dara Fagan (56:49 )PB who also completed in the 10k event.
Glenmore senior athletes will continue their usual training sessions at the Bush track Wednesdays at 7 – 8pm , also Tuesday/Thursday early morning runs are proving very popular in Carlingford. Varied distances at weekends. If you are interested in any of these sessions or, perhaps want the extra support and company of running within a group , please check us out on https://www.facebook.com/fitforlife.glenmoreac/ and twitter @GlenmoreAC for further details of our scheduled training sessions. Distances and levels to suit all!!