Leinster Track & Fields

Two days of successful  track & field Leinster events took place in Tullamore on Saturday & Sunday 28th & 29th of June. Glenmore athletes came home with a haul of ten medals and athletes who competed amongst the best in Leinster. Chloe Barry was first up for Glenmore in the U15 Girls long jump coming 4th and earning her a place in the All-Irelands. For U19s Adam McQuillan won silver in the High Jump and Long jump and gold in the U19 relay team & a strong sprint in the 100m event.  Eoghan O’ Connor U15 ran a feisty 1500m with a personal best & also competed in the 800m. Tadhg Leahy U16 had a strong 100m and 200m sprint & also achieved a personal best in the 800m and along with teammate cian Duffy formed part of the U17 Louth relay team which came home with bronze.  Hannah Stewart represented the club in the U16 Girls 1500m with a strong run and was also part of the Louth U17 Girls relay team which won silver. Cian Duffy U17 won bronze in the hurdles whilst club mate Aaron McGuigan represented the club in the U17 1500m event. U15 Paul McGlynn had a fantastic two days qualifying for the 200m All-Irelands in 4th; qualifying for the 100m final and silver in the long Jump as well as gold in the U15 Louth relay team. Cormac Barry U18 earned gold with the Louth relay team as well as participating in the 400m hurdles. However, the race of the event was Cormacs gutsy performance in his first ever U18 Steeplechase event cheered on by all. Congrats to all on brave performances.

Tony Mulligan ran the Irish Runner 5 mile in Phoenix Park on Saturday earning him 11th in the O45 category out of 3100 finishers. Meanwhile the Fit 4 Life & senior athletes are enjoying beach and field training sessions in preparation for our upcoming Carlingford 5km on August 1st.

Glenmore AC extends its condolences to the O’ Reilly family on the death of their mother Mary Rose. The O’Reillys have had a long association with Glenmore since its founding and continue to play a vital role as committee members, coaches & upcoming athletes.