Ras na hEireann 2014 took place in the historic Battle of the Boyne site on Sunday 16th February. Over 30 Juvenile Glenmore athletes competed as well as the mens team. U9 Girls kicked off the days proceedings with Chloe McCarragher, 5th individual medal, followed by Lucy White and Anna Dawson. Next up was Fionn O’Reilly, 6th individual medal, followed by courageous running by Adam Sharkey and brothers Cathal and Peadar Walsh. U11 Girls Ava Brady and Eve Meehan did the club proud whilst U11 boys Sean McCarragher, James Sharkey, James McBride, Liam Quinn and newcomer Cormac Woods battled bravely. Anna McArdle led the U13 Girls team in 4th, individual medal, followed by teammates Ciara Quinn, Nicole Barry, Erin Grey, Elise Dawson and Brianain McBride. The first four girls won silver team medals whilst James McArdle, Niall Brady, Daragh Brady and Sam Dawson ran well for U13 Boys. Nicola Ferguson led the U15 Glenmore girls home followed by teammates Ellen Barry, Chloe Barry, Katelyn Quinn, Aimee Farnon and Lilian O’Reilly. Next up were U15 Glenmore boys with stalwart runs from Eoghan O’Connor, Paul McGlynn and Fionn Reilly. U17 Girls Annie McGuinness, 2nd and Hannah Stewart, 3rd braved the elements wonderfully as did U17 Boys Aaron McGuigan, 4th and Tadhg Leahy, 5th gaining them all medals. Ciarain Walsh, Kenneth McBride, Paul Gallagher and Gavin White donned the Glenmore singlets proudly in the senior mens race. Well done to all for competing.
This will be a busy week for Glenmore with Juveniles partaking in the Armagh Races on Thursday and next Sunday in the development squad races in Dunboyne. Bush Track will be a hive of activity on Saturday the 22nd of February with the 3pm Grand Finale of the Bush4mation 6 week initiative. Eamonn Coughlan, Olympic medallist will be there to compete as well as all the hardy souls who completed the programme. This promises to be a fun event for all with light refreshments afterwards.