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8th June 2008 - Results and Fixtures

Athletics Ireland has selected Gordon Kennedy on the 4 x 400 relay team to compete in Namur Belgium on 14th June. Gordon has been selected along with David Gillick, Paul McKee and Brian Doyle with Brian Gregan in reserve as they attempt to secure a place at the Beijing Olympics. Gordon has been showing good form in recent races and has taken part in a number of events in the past week. On Saturday 31st May at the Atelelica Geneva in Switzerland he ran 47.06 to take 2nd place in the 400 metres. On Tuesday 3rd at the Folksam Grand Prix in Malmo Sweden Gordon clocked 22.49 (wind –2.5) to win the 200 metres ahead of Nicklas Hyde of Denmark 22.64. It was on to Lapua Finland for the Thermo Games on Sunday last where Gordon ran a superb strong race to win and set a stadium record. Gordon ran 46.81 and was pushed all the way to the line by Nathaniel McKinney of the Bahamas 46.87 with Sunday Adeleye Nigeria third in 48.16.

The annual Leinster Senior/Masters Track & Field Championships were held in Tullamore last Sunday and attracted a large number of athletes from around the province. On a fine sunny day gold medal Championship Best Performances were set by Eoin Hannon, Georgina Tuohy, Catch Grennan, Mary Walsh and Liz Cuskelly. Other gold medal winners were Paddy Dolan, Jim Langan, Jim Dolan and Babu Mathew. In total club athletes picked up a total of 29 championship medals, well done to all.

Senior Men : 100m Heat 1 7 Ray Delaney 12.62, Heat 3 4 Paddy O’Flaherty 11.88, 5 Oisin Robbins 11.91, 200m 9 Ferghus Hannon 23.53, 12 Paddy O’Flaherty 24.45, 13 Ray Delaney 24.51, 400m 4 Ferghus Hannon 52.46, 1,500m 9 Richie Faulkner 4.51.41, 3,000m Steeplechase 2 Michael Murphy 10.57.03 4x100m Relay 4 (Ferghus Hannon, Oisin Robbins, Paddy O’Flaherty, Mick Fleming) 47.66, 4x400m Relay 2 (Catch Grennan, Oisin Robbins, Paddy O’Flaherty, Mick Fleming) 4.05.63, Long Jump 1 Eoin Hannon 7.08(CBP).
Senior Women : 3,000m Walk 1 Georgina Tuohy 15.07.40(CBP).

Masters Men : 100m M2 3 Mick Fleming 13.12, 4 Gerry Kavanagh 15.12, 200m M2 2 Mick Fleming 26.77, 4 Gerry Kavanagh 30.60, 400m M2 5 Mick Fleming 60.54, 7 Gerry Kavanagh 69.78, M6 1 Paddy Dolan 71.74, 2 Paddy Walsh 74.43, 800m M1 1 Catch Grennan 2.04.04(CBP), M6 1 Paddy Dolan 2.54.20, M7 1 Jim Langan 2.49.77, 1,500m M2 2 John Donegan 4.28.50, M6 3 Paddy Dolan 5.52.24, M7 1 Jim Langan 6.53.83, 3,000m Walk M5 2 Larry Rigney 21.04.61, Long Jump M6 1 Paddy Dolan 2.73, Hammer M4 1 Jim Dolan 26.06, Discus M2 2 Thomas Rafferty 31.84, Shot Putt M2 1 Babu Mathew 12.04, 3 Thomas Rafferty 10.17, M4 3 Jim Dolan 8.42 Javelin M2 2 Thomas Rafferty 44.02, M6 1 Paddy Dolan 24.44, 56lb Weight M2 2 Thomas Rafferty 5.64, 4 Babu Mathew 5.29, M4 1 Jim Dolan 6.40.

Master Ladies : 200m W5 1 Mary Walsh 36.02, 400m W5 1 Mary Walsh 85.81, 800m W5 1 Mary Walsh 3.19.61(CBP), 5,000M W1 Liz Cuskelly 18.48.62(CBP).

Ray Delaney

Mary Walsh

Paddy Walsh


On a very warm Bank Holiday the annual Women’s Mini Marathon took place on the streets of Dublin. Pauline Curley was in the leading group from the start but was unable to go with the eventual winner Annette Kealy when she made her break. Kealy crossed the finish line in 35.45 with Pauline taking second place in 36.05 holding off the challenge of third place Siobhan O’Doherty 36.10. In a huge field the Tullamore girls were very prominent in the race with Liz Cuskelly first over 35 and 12th overall in 38.31, just ahead of Pauline Lambe 13th in 38.33, Maire-Triona Keane 32nd in 40.34, Deirdre Lambe 48th in 42.34 and Katie Vance 112th in 45.57. Unfortunately Sharon Leonard was forced to pull up at the 8k mark due to injury and hopefully she will be back in action soon.


Pauline Curley and Maire-Triona Keane

Liz Cuskelly

Pauline Lambe, Liz Cuskelly, Deirdre Lambe, Maire-Triona Keane and Sharon Leonard

Sharon Leonard, Pauline Lambe and Maire-Triona Keane

On Sunday 1st June Eoin Hannon took part in the long jump at the Bedford International Games and finished in 7th place with 7.08 (wind +0.5) in an event won with a jump of 7.68 by Jonathan Moore of Birchfield Harriers. The annual Cork City Marathon was held on the Monday Bank holiday in hot conditions with 1336 finishers. Larry Rigney added another marathon to his list finishing in 685th place in 4.15.18, Declan and Mark Thornton ran 5.01.05 finishing in 1104th and 1105th position. Former club member Diana Hogan-Murphy now running in the Athenry AC colours ran 3.53.52 in 462nd place.
The National Triathlon Championships over the Olympic distance were held in Athy on Saturday 31st May with 467 finishers. Barry Lambe finished in 81st place with an overall time of 2.14.39, his splits were swim 25.10 bike 1.07.39 and run 39.32. Mary Daly finished in 135th place and was 10th lady overall in a time of 2.19.42, splits were swim 25.03, bike 1.06.32 and run 46.05. Last Sunday Pauline Curley travelled to Kilmacow Co Kilkenny for the St Senan’s AC Little South Run and was first lady in a time of 23.00 for the 4 mile road race ahead of Lucy D’Arcy Sportsworld 23.43.

Fixtures :
Sunday 15th June, National League Round 2.
Thursday 19th June, Peter English 625.
Sunday 29th June, AAI Junior & U23 T&F Championships.
Sunday 6th July, Marian Geraghty 10k, Mount Bolus.
Thursday 10th July, Offaly Senior/Master/Junior T&F Championships.

Training : Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm, Sunday morning at 8.30am (except on a race day) all are welcome.

Circuit training led by Adrian Brennan every Wednesday at 7pm.