GLENMORE REPORT February 18th 2018

It was a very busy weekend for Glenmore juvenile athletes kicking off with the Armagh road races on Thursday evening last. A small group travelled but gained great experience. Cian Magee and Lisa Conlon finished in the top 20 in their age category. Oisin Mc Coy, Sophie Cummiskey and Cormac Mc Coy ran strong races in their categories also.

On Sunday last in damp, slippy conditions a hardy group competed in the annual Ras Ns hEireann hosted by Dunleer AC at Oldbridge. First up were our U9 girls, over 500m they performed very strong with Zoe White taking 3rd closed followed by team mates Gillian Touhy and Aoife Mc Donald. Daniel Bothwell in his first competitive race represented the club in the U9 boys finishing well up the field. In the U11 1000m girls event Jessica White finished 3rd and together with Katie Mc Donald, Grace Keenan and Leah Dunne took the team silver medal position. Emma Mc Carragher, Eimear Finnegan, Aine O Reilly and Aoife Keenan all competed strongly in this event. The U11 boys Elliot Nichols, Cian Magee, Craig Touhy, Ronan Dunne and Oisin Mc Coy ran well albeit just outside the team medals. Over 1500m the girls U13 were represented by Ava Ashby, Lucy White, Mia Ashby and Sarah Mallon. In the boys event the experienced Finn Reilly and Cormac Mc Coy were great support to our new athletes Hayden Williams, Luke Ryan and Eoin Callan all whom ran very strong over 1500m, their first competitive race. The stand out juvenile performance for Glenmore on Sunday was from Lisa Conlon who in the girls U15 2500m kept her composure and focus to take the silver medal position. James Dunne ran strong in the boys U15 event. Ciaran Flynn competed in the U17 4000m finishing in the top six and taking a medal for his efforts. Well done to all.

Glenmore senior athletes were out in force this weekend also. On Saturday Stephen o Connor completed 13 laps, 88km at the last man standing run in Castleward with sidekick Gavin Byrne regaling all with updates throughout the day and night! Club member Shane Lynch started this craze last year so watch this space for next year’s Glenmore contenders.

Well done to athletes who braved the muck and rain and ran in Ireland’s oldest cross country meet at Ras na hEireann in Oldbridge. Congrats to ladies team Katie Mallon (2nd junior lady), Sarah Dooney and Vicky Leahy.   Well done to the men’s team : Shane Lynch (7th overall), Martin toner, Kenneth McBride, Paddy White, Tadhg Leahy and Tony Ashby.

Remember this is your club and our AGM will take place on Wednesday the 21st February. We encourage all families to be represented.