Jan- August 2017

Indoor National Success for Annalee

The Irish Life Health National Indoor Championships were held recently in the award winning AIT indoor track in Athlone. The Championships took place over three days, on two separate weekends, drawing very large crowds to the heart of Ireland, as the regional qualifiers from the four corners of the country gathered to compete amidst the cream of Ireland’s athletic crop. 

Annalee AC had to wait until Day 3 to draw in some medals, although there were a few near misses on the way. Renee Crotty was the first Annalee athlete to bag a medal after coming 2nd in the 600m U13 final , in what was a superb race for her. Renee’s brother Cormac was a finalist in two U12 races , just falling 0.03s short of a medal in the 60m sprint final and coming 5th in the 600m . Niamh McCorry was Annalee’s second athlete to bring home a national medal , earning herself a bronze medal in what was a very competitive U15 60 m hurdle final. Niamh just missed out on a medal in the high jump coming in 4th position and  Mark Sexton just missed out on a medal in the boys’ U15m hurdle final , having won his heat.

Ellie Brady and Kayla Bartley were both very impressive in the U12 long jump, gaining pbs . Ellie just missed out on a medal, finishing 4th and Kayla was not far behind, coming in 6th place. Kayla Bartley also just fell short of a medal in the U12 High Jump, finishing 4thand earning a pb of 1.25m.

 In total eight athletes competed in the national hurdles finals- Conal Mooney, Odhran O'Reilly, Mark Sexton, Kate Donohoe, Niamh McCorry, Bevan McCaffrey, Oisin McCorry and Abbey Sexton. 

 Other athletes who competed in the All-Ireland Competitions were: Cliodhna Sheridan and Oisin McCorry , in the high jump while Bevan McCaffrey, Kate Donohoe and Odhran O'Reilly  competed in the long jump. Conal Mooney and Kate Donohoe  competed in the 60m sprint (pb), Mary Kate Gannon competed in the shot putt earning a pb and Conal Mooney, Kayla Bartley, Ellie Brady, Roisin Kellegher  all took part in the high jump with good jumps. Daire Donohoe had a pb in the boys’ U16 200m . Annalee also took part in three of the relays. Under 13 boys and Under 12 Girls, both came 5th  in their respective races and Under 16 Girls who ran their best.

Successful First Day Of Spring League for Annalee Athletes

Day 1 of the Spring League was hosted by Annalee AC at Clones Peace Link Sports Facility on 12th March. Weather conditions were ideal for competing. Annalee athletes had some excellent performances right across the age groups. The first competition of the day was the U9 100 metre race. Annalee athletes medalled in all races. In the girls race Ciara Brennan won , Aurela Crotty came second and Jenna Smith was 3rd. Harry Jennings came first in the boys race, Diarmuid Reilly ,2nd and Conor Donohoe 3rd. There was more success in the U11 100m races where Annalee took home 5 medals out of a total of 6 . Cáit O’Reilly took gold in the girls race, Lauren Miney , silver and Kate Fegan bronze. Ultan Reilly won gold in the boys race and Tadgh Shiels earned himself a silver. In the U15 100m races Annalee again won 5 of the 6 medals awarded. Aideen Drury and Renee Crotty won gold and silver respectively for the girls while Conal Mooney, Leo Jennings and Senan Shiels came 1st,2nd and 3rd respectively. Kate Donohoe got gold and Niamh McCorry silver in the U15 girls 100m race. In the Senior Mens race John Nulty entered as a guest and came first. Paul Sexton won gold and Diarmuid McCorry earned a silver medal. More medals were won by Annalee in the V1 and V2 100m races when Brendan Jennings and Paul Connolly won their respective races. In the longer races Mai Sharkey and Liam Rodgers both came 1st in the U10 girls and U10 boys 500m races. Kayla Bartley came 3rd in the U12 600m race. James Miney and Odhran O’Reilly brought home a gold and a silver medal respectively in the U14 800m boys race. Annalee won gold, silver and bronze medals in the U16 girls 800m race when Tara Brady came 1st, Bevan McCaffrey 2nd and Mary Kate Gannon 3rd. More success was achieved in the boys U16 800m race where Conal Ruddy won a gold medal and Daire Donohoe a silver. Oisin McCorry came 1st in the U18 boys 800m race. In the 3000m mens race Roland Surlis and Ronan Smith ran very impressive races as guests. Gillian Rodgers had a fantastic 1500m run in the V1 category earning herself a gold and John Donohoe did likewise in the mens  V1 3000m race. In the Field events many more medals were won.  In the Long Jump U9-Jenna Smith, Orla McSurley and Caoimhe Murtagh impressed as  guests,   Fotla McCaffrey, 1st, Kate Donohoe, 2nd and  Ciara Brennan 3rd. Diarmaid Reilly 1st, Conor Donohoe, 2nd and Harry Jennings 3rd. In the U11 girls Eve Murtagh, 1st, Cait O’Reilly 2nd,Ruby Gilmartin 3rdand in the U11 Boys- Ultan O’Reilly 1stand Emmett Reilly 3rd.In the U13 boys 3 medals were won; Leo Jennings, gold, Senan Shiels, silver and Conal Mooney ,bronze. Kate Donohoe and Niamh McCorry came 1st and 2nd in the U15 event. In the Throws, Mia Sharkey earned a silver in the Girls U10 Turbo Javelin and John Donohoe and Liam Rodgers came 1st and 2nd respectively in the Boys event. Three more medals were won by Annalee in the U12 Girls Shot Putt with Kayla Bartley earning gold, Ciara Rodgers silver and Ellie Brady bronze. Odhran O’Reilly added to the collection of golds for Annalee ,coming 1st in the boys U14 event. Mary Kate Gannon won another gold in the U16 girls event, followed by a silver win by Bevan McCaffrey and a bronze by Tara Brady. In the U16 boys , Daire Donohoe earned gold and Conall Ruddy silver. Oisin McCorry came 1st in the U18 boys event. Paul Sexton won the senior mens and Gillian Rodgers won the V1 ladies, while Brendan Jennings won the V1 mens . Ann McCorry won the V3 while Miriam Griffin came 2nd. It was a great day out for Annalee!

Ulster T & F Championships at Mary Peters Track Belfast

Mary Peters Track was the venue for the Ulster Athletics T+F finals held recently. Athletes gathered from all over Ulster hoping to fulfil their own dream as they follow in the footsteps of Olympic Gold Medal winner, Mary Peters. The track lies on the site of the Old Queen’s University track in the centre of a natural amphitheatre. Athletes could not but be inspired to push themselves to achieve success here, and many Annalee AC  athletes who made the journey performed admirably.


Gold medals: Roisín Kellegher- U15 HJ, Niamh McCorry -U15 80mH and 250mH, Áine Brady-U20 400m, Diarmuid McCorry-U20 200m

Silver medals: Mary Kate Gannon-U16 SP, Bevan McCaffrey-U16 80mH,

Abbie Sexton-U18 400mH, Oisín McCorry –U20 HJ and Roland Surlis-Senior Men’s 800m

Bronze medals:  Clíodhna Sheridan-U17  HJ and 200m,

 Mark Sexton- U15m 80mH and Charlotte Moore- U14 1500m

4th place and All Ireland Qualifiers: Daire Donohoe -U16 200m and HJ,

Kate Donohoe-U15 100m, Bevan McCaffrey-U16 100m , Donnacha McNamara-U14 1500m

Annalee Athletes Make National Headlines

Annalee athletes are making their mark nationally at Athletic Meetings across the country.

Niamh McCorry represented Annalee Athletics Club in The National Combined Events Championships 2017 on Saturday May 27th in Santry .  In the Combined Events athletes participate in a number of track and field events earning points for their performance in each event which adds to a total points score. Niamh , an all rounder, is well equipped for this event and she needed all her steel and determination to get through on a truly miserable day weather wise as competition was held up for over two hours. The High Jump, a strong event for Niamh, had to be cancelled due to the inclement conditions leaving hurdles, long jump, shot putt and 800m.Niamh ran the fastest time in the hurdles at 12.72 secs, a PB of 9.52m in shot putt and going into the 800m she was sitting in 3rd position with  only 60 points separating  1st and 4th position. Niamh won the 800m  in a time of 2.28.18 min shifting her into 2nd position, a mere 4 points behind the winner.

More recently four Annalee athletes took  part in The All Ireland Schools Championships on Saturday 3rd June in Tullamore. They all acquitted themselves very well. First up was Roisín Kellegher , an extremely talented high jumper showing great promise . Roisín jumped 1.55m in the junior girls’ high jump, winning a bronze medal amidst stiff competition.

Next up  Oisín McCorry  brother of Niamh,, ran the senior boys’ race coming  in 5th place. In the junior girls’ another very talented hurdler with terrific style, Bevan McCaffrey, won a silver and Niamh McCorry who still had some steam left  came home in 4th position. Great achievements for Annalee A.C.!  

Annalee AC  Athletes at Antrim  Forum

Annalee Athletics Club had a very successful day recently at The Antrim Forum in The Youth Development League.  This league is a series of Track and Field competitions which encourages young athletes to compete against other clubs in their region. Ample opportunity is available to athletes as it is possible to compete in either ‘A’ or ‘B’ category of each event from U13 to U17 age groups. Points are awarded for placings in both categories. This event offers  athletes a wonderful opportunity to develop and perfect their technique. This year the competition is spread over three days. Results of the winning club will be announced after Day 3 , which will be on July 1st.

Childrens’ Games U12 and U13 and Masters T&F

Annalee athletes achieved more success for their club in Shercock on April 30th in the Childrens’ Games U12 and U13 and also The Masters Track and Field Competitions. A large number of young athletes competed in these games.

Athletics: Uneven Age Group Ulster Cross Country Championships

Success Continues for Annalee A.C. Athletes 

Annalee A.C. juvenile athletes success story continues as talented young athlete Cáit O’Reilly returned to Ulster to claim another gold medal, this time in the U11 Girls category after already claiming gold in the U10 age group in the Cross Country held in the Rostrevor on October 22nd.  The other members of her team all ran superbly in the competition with Sarah Clarke coming 20th out of a large field of almost 100 athletes followed in close succession by Ciara Rodgers, Ruby Gilmartin and Lauren Miney. This successful team brought home a team gold medal for Annalee which was a proud achievement indeed and contributed a total of 65 points to their club.

In the U9 age group Aisha Gannon earned herself a bronze medal. 

Annalee also won team gold in the Boys U11 age group with 57 points. This team’s overall success contributed in no small way to the Cavan Club coming third in Ulster in this event. Cormac Crotty continued to impress, winning a bronze, followed closely by teammate, Fionn Mc Namara, in fourth place. Charlie Gannon, Tadhg Shiels, Rory O’Brien and Cian Mc Crystal all ran impressive races to help Annalee to overall third place.

In the U13 Boys event Donnacha Mc Namara did his team proud winning an individual bronze medal. James Miney was not far behind finishing in 8th place. The other team members: Luke Gilmartin, Malachy O’Brien and Odhrán O’Reilly all ran their best putting Annalee into 2nd position overall with 53 points. 

The Moore twins ran their hearts out in the U13 Girls’ event with Charlotte winning silver and Olivia coming in 11th place out of a huge field of 98 runners, taking an individual medal for her position. Renee Crotty and Katie Gannon followed her closely, coming in 15th and 26th positions, respectively. This pushed the girls into bronze medal position with a phenomenal total of 115 points.

Kate McCrystal had an impressive run finishing 22nd in the U15 girls’ race. Blathnaid O’Reilly and Doireann Mc Namara also ran very well.

In the U17 Boys Ciarán O’Reilly finished 14th out of a field of 62 athletes. 

Best of luck to all Annalee Juvenile Athletes in the upcoming

 All-Ireland Cross Country Championships.

Reports 2015 to 2016

November 20th

Congratulations to Eadaoin O'Reilly, Co Cavan ladies senior cross country champion and to the ladies gold medal winning senior cross country team of Eadaoin, Fionnuala Gilmartin (bronze), Fiona Connolly and Tara McNamara. Cian O'Reilly was second in the Senior Men's race and the men's team won silver (Cian, Aodhagan O'Reilly, Ronan Smith, Chris Sheils and Paul Connolly).

Ulster Uneven Ages Cross Country

Congratulations to Cait O'Reilly who has won the U11 Ulster XC Championship (to add to her U10 title). Cormac Crotty wins bronze in the U11 Boys. Charlotte Moore adds a silver in the U13 Girls. Donncha McNamara wins Bronze in the U13 Boys. Aisha Gannon won bronze in the U9 Girls race.
U11 Girls and U11 Boys win team golds!!! U13 Boys win Silver and U13 Girls bronze team medals. There were great runs form all the athletes to win these team medals. Well done all.

October 9th

Congratulations to Sean Hehir Rathfanham and Catherina Mullen, Metro St Brigid who won the 10k Run with Catherina race today. And to Annalee AC athletes Cian O’Reilly and Kate McCrystal who won the 5k race.

Results posted on

October 1st

Co Cavan Even Ages, Junior and Masters Cross Country Championships

The weather gods were kind again for the first day of the Co Cavan Cross Country Season. Bailieboro AC hosted the event in Killinkere AC on a scenic course. Multiple wins again from Cait O’Reilly, Fionn McNamara, Charlotte Moore, Ciaran O’Reilly, Megan McGivney, Roland Surlis, John Donohoe, Paul Connolly and Clare McCrystal with many of the teams also winning gold. Full results posted when available. Photos on Flickr.

September 25th 2016

Winter League Day 1

A lovely day to start the 2016 -2017 winter league season on the roads and in Breffni Park today with great wins from Cait O’Reilly, Fionn McNamaram Donncha McNamara, Kayla Bartley, Niamh McCorry, Conall Ruddy, Enya Kiernan, Ciaran O’Reilly, Gillian Rodgers, Fiona Connolly and Eadaoin O’Reilly today. Am awaiting confirmation of Mens races/

Next event will be Even Ages, Junior and Masters Cross Country in Killenkere on Saturday October 1st. 10am start for Masters and 11am for juveniles (date change to be confirmed by County Board) 

June 7th

10 teams qualify for All Irelands from Ulster & NI Children’s Games and numerous individual medals

Results Link here

April 26th

Congratulations to all the winers at the Co Cavan Athletics Awards Ceremony. Photos now up on Flickr

Great results at YDL-click here for full table of results

April 3rd

Photos from Road Race on Flickr

Congrats to the 2016 County Road Race Champions- Clodagh O'Reilly (Senior), John Donohoe (V1), and Toireasa McDermott (V3) who won their county cavan championship road races in style today. Podium finishes for Brenda Wilson-silver (V3) , Lyla Dolan--Bronze (V1), Chris Sheils-silver (V1) and Peter Walsh-bronze in the Senior Mens. Excellent individual and team runs.

Team medals were Senior Ladies-Gold, Senior Men-no team (1 short), V1 Ladies, Bronze, V1 Men-no team (1 short), V3 Ladies--Gold and V3 Men Silver. We had no V5 teams. Annalee came second in the overall championship

March 21st

Congrats to Mike Duggan, Paul Connolly and Roisin Kellegher who are the latest Annalee AC All Ireland medal winners. Mike won the 800m and Paul finished 3rd in the long jump in the Masters Indoor T&F Champiohships at the weekend.
Roisin had a great high jump competition in the All Ireland Juvenile T&F Championships in Athlone when she finished 3rd with a jump of 1.45m.

March 11 th 2016

Day 1 Spring League Results -click here

March 1st 2016

Congratulations to Andrew Creamer who won a Senior Men’s Bronze medal in the 60m hurdles at the 2016 GloHealth AAI All Ireland Championships. Well done Andrew- the first  of many!

Next event is Day 1 Spring League in Shercock on Sunday March 6th.  Start time is 10am. Be there at 9-15am for warm up.

Feb 24th

Sportshall Day 2 is on Sunday 28th February in the hall of Ballyhaise Agricultural College, check in from 10.30am, starts at 11am. Ages Under 9-12s

2016 Calendar of fixtures updated-click link above

Feb 13th 2016

Congratulations to Roland Surlis who has been awarded the 2015 AAI Juvenile All Star Award for CO Cavan. Roland will receive his award later this month. 

Feb 1st 2016

Annalee Athletic Club start 2016 in winning form as athletes win National Championship titles. 

Paul Sexton wins the Junior Men’s 60mh Championship title with his impressive performance in the GloHealth National Junior and u23 Championships.  Cian O’ Reilly is the Men’s Intermediate 8000m Cross Country Champion.  Annalee AC’s Cait O’ Reilly is Firefly Fastest feet Champion (separate report)

At the GloHealth Intermediate, Masters, Juvenile and Inter Counties Relay Cross Country championships in Dundalk IT on January 24th Annalee athletes gave impressive performances. Cian O’Reilly seized the opportunity to take the men’s intermediate 8km race in a time of 27:00 ahead of Thomas Moran (Dunshaughlin) who was second in 27:20 and Mark McKinstry (North Belfast Harriers) who got up for third in 27:22. In the Juvenile B Championships Enya Kiernan competed in the u17 race and gave a great performance winning an individual 4th place medal.

Paul Sexton gave an outstanding performance at the GloHealth Junior and U23 Indoor Championships on January 31st.. His speed out of the blocks and technical mastery in the 60mh ensured he won the gold medal and national Junior title in a time of 8.36secs. Clodagh O’ Reilly was another top finisher in Athlone winning a bonze medal in the Junior 1,500m race.

Co Cavan teams were to the fore in the National Inter County Cross Country Relay Championships and Annalee AC was well represented. The u12 boys team of Donal Mc Sorely, Donnacha Mc Namara, Oliver Mc Crystal  (all Annnalee AC) along with Jamie Shanley (Shercock) were clear winners on the day claiming the gold medal for Cavan. The U12 Girls team of Renee Crotty, Olivia Moore, Charlotte Moore (all Annnalee AC)  and Hazel Hughes (Shercock) also ran very well winning the bronze medal for Cavan. Kate Mc Crystal was Annalee AC’s representative on the u14 girls team which placed 6th.

The Juvenile combined events Championships were held in AIT arena on January 23rd. Niamh McCorry finished 6th overall in the U14 Girls while Bevan McCaffrey was 7th in the U15 competition.

Jan 4th 2016

Cian O’Reilly retains Senior Champion title while Annalee AC win the overall Co Cavan Championships.

Congratulations to Cian O'Reilly who won the Senior Men's Cross Country Championship in Killinkere. And to Clodagh O'Reilly, Silver medal in the Senior Ladies. 

The Senior Ladies team of Clodagh, Lyla Dolan and Fionnuala Gilmartin won the team championship while the men's team of Cian, Donal McGoldrick, Fionan O'Reilly, Aodhagan O’Reilly, John Donohoe, Elvin O’Brien, Paul Connolly and Chris Sheils took second place. Annalee AC won the overall 2015 cross country championship trophy by a huge margin and managed to repeat the significant feat of winning the points total on each of the three days of competition again this year. Photos posted on Flickr

Dec 29th 2015

Inaugural holding of the North West games incorporating Co Cavan Indoor Championships in Athlone

Well done to all the athletes who competed in Athlone. Lots of individual County  titles and pbs! Great early season results—click here Photos posted on Flickr

Nov 22nd

Brilliant All Ireland Cross CountrySilver for Donncha McNamara

Donncha McNamara wins Silver in the All Irelands Cross Country in Santry today!! 

Top 12 medal for Donal McSorley and the Annalee team of Donncha, Donal, Luke Gilmartin, Conall Mooney, Oliver McCrystal and Malachy O'Brien won All Ireland silver team medals. And were part of the Gold medal winning Ulster team. Well done

Nov 16th

2015 Ulster & NI Cross Country Championships, Uneven Ages, Finn Valley

Day 2 of the Ulster Championships was held in windy wet weather in Finn Valley, Donegal and there was plenty of traditional cross country mud to challenge the athletes. However, there was a great start to the championships in Finn Valley when Annalee runners won both of the U9 races.  Fionn McNamara won the Boys U9 race with Tadhg Sheils finished close behind in second place while Cait O’Reilly was the clear winner of the U9 Girls race. There was more good news for Annalee when Renee Crotty won a further individual silver medal when she came second in the U11 Girls. The top three girls battled for the podium positions throughput the race with Renee doing enough to edge second place in an excellent run.

Annalee AC’s Luke Gilmartin (5th) and Conall Mooney (8th) were the first two runners home for Annalee in the U11 Boys. The remaining members of Cormac Crotty, Oliver McCrystal, Senan Sheils, Oisin Browne and Rory O’Brien all packed in well and the team ran away with the Ulster Championship title and team gold medals. These boys helped the County Cavan team to second place in the U11 category. The U13 Girl’s team also secured a podium finish when they won the bronze club medal. Lucy Hogan won an individual top 12 medal and she was followed closely by Kate McCrystal with Emily Sheridan, Mariann McDonnell, Lucy Jayne Grant all running brilliantly to deservedly win to the team bronze medal and all Ireland qualification. 

Enya Kiernan also secured another age group All Ireland qualification when she finished 10th in the U17 Girls. Enya had also secured qualification in the U18 girls where she finished in 7th place. And there were top 12 medals and All Ireland qualification for Caoimhe O’Reilly  (11th) and Hannah McHugh (12th) in the U19 girls 

Results here

Nov 2nd 2015

Co Cavan Uneven Ages & Novice Cross Country Championships

Renee Crotty (pictured), Conall Mooney, Lucy Hogan, Ciaran O’Reilly, Clodagh O’Reilly, Roland Surlis and Clare McCrystal are the latest Co Cavan Cross Country champions with wins in the Uneven XC Championships on Sunday Novemebr 1st. There were numerous silver, bronze and team medals for club athletes. Cait O’Reilly and Fionn McNamara were the winners of the nonChampionship U9 races. Annalee have an insurmountable lead of over 90 points in the race to win the overall Co Cavan Championship Cup with just the Senior Races to come. Updated Results posted here

October 26th

Congratulations to the Annalee AC Athletes who completed the 2015 Dublin Marathon Fionnuala Gilmartin, Brenda Wilson, Clare McCrystal, Fiona O'Reilly, Barry O'Reilly Mark McNamara and Elvin O’Brien. 

October 24th

Day 1 of the Ulster Cross country championships was held in Jordanstown on October on a dry and mostly flat course. Annalee AC athletes Donncha McNamara and Donal McSorley were the first two boys home in the U12 Race in second and third place respectively. These medal winning performances ensured that the remaining Annalee AC team of Luke Gilmartin, Odhran O’Reilly, Conall Mooney, Oliver McCrystal and Malachy O’Brien were well placed in the team competition and the boys duly won the silver medal in second place. Annalee was just beaten to the gold team medal by a very strong Cranford team. There was very little between the two teams and these boys will have another chance to get top prize when they race in the All Ireland Cross Country Championships in Santry in November. Clodagh O'Reilly was the first Female Junior home in the Bobby Rea race which was combined Junior, Senior and Masters. Clodagh had a good race finishing 6th overall. Meanwhile brother Cian O'Reilly eventually finished 5th in the Men's Bobby Rea race having led over the first two laps. Other Top 12 finishers included Olivia Moore 6th and Charlotte Moore 11th in the U12 Girls. The Annalee AC U14 Girls team of Lucy Hogan, Kate McCrystal, Mary Kate Gannon, Blathnaid O’Reilly and Alanna O’Brien finished just outside the medals in 4th place. Full Results available-click here

October 19th 2015

Athletes ran very well at yesterday’s Co Cavan Even Ages, Junior and Masters Cross Country in Killinkere. The sun shone, the rain stayed away and the conditions underfoot were dry!

There were multiple winners and top 3 finishes along with numerous team medals. Congratulations to the following 2015 County Cavan Cross Country Champions, Cait O’Reilly, Cormac Crotty, Donncha McNamara, Lucy Hogan, Ciaran O’Reilly, Enya Kiernan, Wesley Moore, Louis Courtney, and Lyla Dolan. For full details please Click here for results. More Photos posted on Flickr.

Oct 11th 2015 UPDATE

Results up at

5k and 10k photos posted-see run with catherina site for details

Thanks to all for helping with the organisation, catering, stewards, registration and tidy up. Thanks to John Donnelan from Bailieboro AC for his fantastic lead car. Thanks to Feidhlim Kelly for doing warm up, race starter, MC and soccer skills demo! We couldn’t run this race without the  volunteers. And a huge thanks to Cavan Gardai and Sgt Damien Galligan and the roads section of CCC for their help. And finally, thanks to Catherina for being a wonderful and inspirational ambassador for athletics. 

And well done to the brilliant Annalee athletes who really impresesed on the day. Lots of photos up shortly.

20th Sep 2015

Well done to all the athletes who took part in the Winter League on Sunday September 20th at Killygarry track. There were good wins from Cait O'Reilly, Cormac Crotty, Donal McSorley, Renee Crotty, Teresa McDermott and Lyla Dolan with lots of Top 3 finishes. However, the league is primarily developmental to ease you back into training after the summer break and it was great to see all the sprinters, jumpers adn throwers competing today.

Day 2 o f the league is in November and remember you have to compete both days to win individual and team medals.

June 20th 2015

Great day for the Annalee masters in the NI T&F Championships with Golds for Edel Kellegher in the high jump, Paul Connolly in the long jump and 400m and Miriam Griffin in the Javelin, Shot putt and Long Jump. Gillian Rodgers was second in the 800m. Brendan Jennings was second in the shot putt and javelin and third in the 400m with a big pb in the 100m where he placed 4th. Ann McCorry won two silver medals in the shot putt and javelin. Miriam Griffin won a further silver medal in the 100m while Paul Connolly added two bronzes in the 100m and 200m. Well done to all.

June 13th 2015

Congratulations to Oisin McCorry who was second in the U16 100m hurdles and third in the U16 high Jump in the Ulster & NI T&F Championships while Caoimhe O'Reilly was third in the U18 steeplechase. Caoimhe went on to represent Ulster and finish 6th in the Taillteann Games.

June 3rd 2015

The U12-U13 age group T&F Championships took place in Finn Valley on Sunday 31st May. Great performances including many pbs. Highlights include Gold with a pb of 1.38m in the HJ for Roisin Kellegher, Silver for Odhran O’Reilly in the U12 60m and 600m, Silver for Niamh McCorry in the U13 Hurdles, Bronze for Donal McSorley in the U12 600m, Bronze for Mark Sexton in the U13 Boys Shot putt and team gold for the U12 4X100m relay squad. There were plenty of 4th place finishes which qualifies the athletes for the All Irelands-Mark Sexton in the 60m hurdles, Kate Donohoe in the 60m hurdles and Donal McSorley in both the U12 60m and Long Jump. Donncha McNamara was 4th in the U12 600m but only three qualifiers for the All Ireland are allowed in the 600m. Full results and heat times here Photos up on Flickr.

June 1st 2015

Fantastic Results from the Ulster & NI Childrens Games championships. Photos on the Flickr website. Results here.

Individual Medals

U9 Girls Cait O’Reilly Gold 300m, Silver 60m

U 9 Boys Tadhg Sheils Silver 60m, silver 300m 

              Fionn McNamara Bronze 300m

U10 Girls Elie Brady Gold Long Jump, Silver 60m

U10 Boys Cormac Crotty Silver 60m

U11 Girls Renee Crotty Gold 600m

               Aoibheann Clarke Bronze Long Jump

U11 Boys Leo Jennings Gold Long Jump

               Conall Mooney Bronze 60m


U9 Girls Silver

U9 Boys Silver

U10 Boys Bronze

U10 Girls Silver

U11 Girls Silver

U11 Boys Gold

14 Teams qualified for the All Irelands!! 

U9  (Cait O'Reilly and Clodagh Clarke 60m -2nd team, Cait O’Reilly and Ruby Gilmartin-300m 1st team)( Tadhg Sheils/Fionn McNamara 300m 1st team, Tadhg Sheils/Darragh Donohoe 60m-2nd team, Fionn McNamara/Darragh Donohoe-Long Jump 2nd team)

U10 (Cormac Crotty/Rory O’Brien 60m 1st team, Cormac Crotty/Rory O’Brien Long Jump 3rd team, Ellie Brady/Ciara Rodgers 60m 3rd team, Ellie Brady/Ciara Rodgers Long Jump 3rd team, )

U11 (Leo Jennings/Luke Gilmartin Long Jump 1st team, Conall Mooney/Leo Jennings 60m 3rd team, Luke Gilmartin/Senan Sheils 600m 3rd team, Renee Crotty/Aoibheann Clarke 500m 3rd team, Aoubheann Clarke/Beth Grant 3rd team Long Jump)

May 31st 2015

All Ireland Schools T&F Championships

Brilliant win for Roland Surlis in the 2015 All Ireland Schools 800m, Clodagh O’Reilly was third in the 300m, Paul Sexton a very close (6/100ths second!) fourth in the 110m hurdles and Aodhagan Watters 7th in the Steeplechase


WInners of the 2015 Dr Quinn Senior T&F Championship trophy, the 2015 Kiernan Masters T&F Championship Trophy and the 2015 Brian Webber Spring League Cup 

Annalee AC won the 2015 Dr Quinn Senior T&F Championship trophy, the Kiernan Masters T&F Championship Trophy  Results from Day 1 here and Day 2 and overall results here  Report here

April 2015

April 28th

2015 Spring League

Results for Day 2-click here. Report here

Annalee had an excellent second day of competition overhauling a 34 points deficit to win the overall Brian Webber Spring League Cup by 22 points.

Well done to all the relay teams and athletes who particpated in the Spring League at  the Peace Link Track in Clones yesterday. Great day for everyone and a big thank you to all the parents and coaches who helped put with officiating on the day.

April 6th

Annalee AC wins the 2015 Road Championships!! 

Results Link-click here Report here

There were individual wins for Cian O’Reilly, Peter Walsh, Teresa McDermott and second place finishes for Fionan O’Reilly, Tina Brady, Paul Connolly and Eadaoin O’Reilly. Elvin O’Brien was third and there were team medals for the Senior Ladies (Gold), Senior Men (Silver), V1 Ladies (Bronze), V1 Men (Gold) and V3 Ladies (Gold). Well done to all.

Jan-March 2015

March 31st

800m Gold for Roland Surlis in the All Ireland championships. Paul Sexton wins silver just missing out on gold by 0.10s. Aine Brady was 4th, 6 1/100th of a second behind 4th and Abbie Sexton was also 4th 0.11s behind 4th. Jamie Dugdale and Oisin McCorry were finalists in their events while all the above athletes as well as Roisin Kellegher, Mary Kate Gannon and Caoimhe O'Reilly had personal best performances.

March 21st

Best of luck to the athletes and relay teams competing in the All Irelands this weekend

March 17th 

Congratulations to the Annalee Masters who performed so well at the All Ireland Indoor T&F Championships. Gold for Mike Duggan in the 1500m, Edel Kellegher won Silver in the Long Jump and Bronze in the High Jump. Paul Connolly won a bronze in the 60m and missed a second bronze in the 200m by 4/100ths of a second!

March 8th 2015

Congratulations to Clodagh O’Reilly who finished third in the All Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships in Clane on Saturday March 7th 2014.

Well done to all the athletes who turned out for Day 1 of the Spring League. Lots of great performances across all the age groups from U9 to V3 Masters. Results Day click here

March 2nd 2015

Congratulations to Clodagh O’Reilly, winner of the Ulster Schools XC and silver medal winner in the AAI Junior Ladies XC in Rostrevor.  Donncha McNamara and Odhran O’Reilly (U12 Boys team) won bronze medals representing Co Cavan in the AAI Intercounty 4 x 500m relay, also in Rostrevor. Conall Ruddy (U14 Boys team)also won a bronze medal. Also competing were Lucy Hogan and Cliodhna Sheridan

Feb 1st 2015

Twelve Ulster Indoor T&F Championship titles for Annalee AC athletes

Roland Surlis had an outstanding Ulster Championship meet as he won gold in three different U19 events winning the difficult combination of 400m, 1500m as well his favoured 800m. Paul Sexton also had a very good competition with two golds in the U18 60m Hurdles and in the 200m. Aine Brady won two gold medals in the U18 60m hurdles and in the U18 200m. Oisin McCorry and Odhran O Reilly won full sets of medals as they came home with gold, silver and bronze medals. Oisin won his 60 m hurdles and was second in the U16 high jump and third in the 60m sprint. Odhran won the U12 High jump with 1.20m, was second in the 600m and third in the 60m. Roisin Kellegher is another 2015 Annalee AC Ulster champion as she won the U13 Girls high jump with an excellent jump of 1.30m and finished third in the hurdles. Abbey Sexton retained her Ulster Champion title with a fabulous sub 10s run in the 60m hurdles finishing in a time of 9.88s as well as having finished 3rd in the 60m sprint on Day 1. Jamie Dugdale was another to retain the Ulster Championship title as he raced home to win the U14 60m hurdles.

Niamh McCorry won two Ulster silver medals as she was second in the U13 high jump with a personal best jump of 1.25m and then finished second in the hurdles. The long jump competition was hotly contested with big fields but Lucy Hogan had a great leap of 3.79m to finish second. Bevan McCaffrey was another hurdles medallist as she finished in second place in a time of 10.59s in the U14 Girls Hurdles. Donal McSorley won silver in the U12 Boys sprint finishing just 6 one hundredths behind the winner. Donal also had two very close 4th finishes in the U12 long jump and in the 600m. Mary Kate Gannon had a new personal best as she jumped 4.20m to finish in 3rd spot in the U14 Girls. Daire Donohoe jumped 1.30m, a competition pb in the high jump to finish in third place in the U14 boys High jump. 

The unusual scheduling of the relays meant that many of the athletes were unable to participate but all the teams that were able to field a quartet won medals with the U14 Girls of Bevan McCaffrey, Alana O’Brien, Tarragh Brady and Mary Kate Gannon winning silver. The U13 girls team consisted of Kate Donohoe, Emily Sheridan, Niamh McCorry and they finished third with a great final leg by Lucy Hogan.  There was a further bronze medal for the U14 Boys team of Jamie Dugdale, Chavez Moore, Conall Ruddy and Daire Donohoe. Malachy O’Brien, Cliodhna Sheridan, Caoimhe O’Reilly, Daire O’Reilly, Wesley Moore, Blathnaid O’Reilly, Ciaran O’Reilly, Mark Sexton and Diarmuid McCorry all ran well in the championships with some of these athletes achieving personal best performances on the day. Congratulations to all the Annalee athletes and a big thank you to parents and coaches who made the journey on such a difficult driving weekend.

Photos uploaded over next few days. Full results link

Jan 31st 2015

Congratulations to Clodagh O’Reilly who has been awarded the AAI National Star Award for Cavan. This is awarded by the AAI to the county athlete with the most outstanding performances at national level. Well done to Clodagh.

Check out the 2015 Fixtures-(link above) now updated to include all the scheduled Co Cavan events.

Cavan Sportshall Events Day 2 on Sunday February 15th  

Results Day 1-click here 

Athletes will compete in 4 individual events (Running, Jumping and Throwing) and in a team relay.  Athletes will compete for their club in the relay event, and where they are not representing a club, will be attributed to a team. The first 3 in each event category will receive a ‘Childrens Games’ medal.   A Shield for each age group will be awarded to the highest scoring club at the end of Day 2.

Nov -Dec 2014 and RWCatherina Reports

Dec 17th

Annalee win the 2014 Cross Country Championship.

Cian O’Reilly retained his title of Co Cavan Senior Cross Country Champion while both Men and Ladies teams placed second. Annalee won the overall title having accumulated the most points over the three days and the club comfortably retained the final championship title of the year. Many thanks to Sean and Ciaran O’Reilly, Mark and Martin for course preparation and to Martina, Martin, Geraldine, Antoinette and Niamh for providing refreshments. Thanks also to Farnham national School, Roy McCabe for permission to use the land and to Tony Brady.

Dec 7th 2014

Double Gold for Clodagh and for the U11 Boys team in All Ireland Cross Country Championships in Santry today!!

The U11 Boys team of Odhran O’Reilly, Donncha McNamara, Donal McSorley, Conall Mooney, Luke Gilmartin and Martin Donohoe are the 2014 All Ireland Cross Country Champions. Odhran, Donncha and Donal were also scoring runners for the medal winning Ulster team and Odhran and Donncha won their third medal of the day for their indiviual 6th and 7th place finishes. The County team was 4th, just 5 points behind Donegal. The Girls U13 team finished 10th of 16 teams with Lucy Hogan winning a team silver medal as she was the second Ulster runner home. 

Clodagh won the U19 Girls All Ireland Cross Country Championship title finishing well clear of the rest and showing good form as she prepares to run on the Irish team in the upcoming European Cross Country Championships. Well done to all the runners. 

Dec 2nd 2014

Winter League results—provisional, please check you are listed correctly.

8 Golds, 7 Silvers & 10 Bronze medals won with 5 team golds and 4 team silver medals. Despite the outstanding individual results, Annalee finished second overall. Juvenile medals will be awarded at Christmas Party

U10 Girls Gold Ella Kenny Bronze Ellie Brady Team Gold

U10 Boys Gold Conall Mooney Silver Luke Gilmartin Team Gold

U12 Girls Gold Lucy Hogan Bronze Emily Sheridan Team Silver

U12 Boys Bronze Odhran O’Reilly Team Silver

U14 Girls Team Silver

U14 Boys Gold Daire O’Reilly Bronze Conall Ruddy 

U16 Boys Bronze Ciaran O’Reilly

U18 Girls Gold Clodagh O’Reilly Silver Caoimhe O’Reilly Bronze Hannah Mc    Hugh

U18 Boys Gold Aodhagan Watters Silver Roland Surlis Team Gold

Senior Men Gold Aodhagan O’Reilly Silver Louis Courtney

V1 Ladies Bronze Fionnuala Gilmartin

V1 Men Gold Elvin O’Brien, Silver John Donohoe Bronze Brendan Jennings Team Gold

V3 Ladies Silver Fiona Connolly Bronze Brenda Wilson Team Gold

V3 Men Silver Mark McNamara Bronze Paul Connnolly Team Silver

November 27th 

Thanks to everyone who supported the Table Quiz in Brady’s Bar by either attending and/or sponsoring prizes. Thanks to Martin, Carmel and Peter for organising the night. It was a great success with valuable funds raised for club equipment.

November 24th 2014

All Ireland Even Ages XC Championships, Dundalk

Clodagh O'Reilly adds more individual All Ireland medals to her substantial collection. Clodagh was second in the U18s and 3rd overall in the combined U18/Junior race which should ensure her selection for the European Cross Country Championships. Well done Clodagh.
Donncha McNamara was a superb 10th in the U12 Boys running a year out of age. The Boys team were an excellent 4th in the club competition while the Cavan county team was also 4th. Lucy Hogan was on the medal winning Ulster team in the U12 Girls. 

Nov 10th

Clodagh U18/19 and Boys U11/12 Teams Double Ulster Champions

Fantastic results at the Ulster Cross Country Championships in Killinkere.
Congratulations to Clodagh O'Reilly, Gold U19 Girls Cross country & now double Ulster XC Champion, Donncha McNamara, Silver U11Boys, Odhran O'Reilly Bronze U11 Boys, Donal McSorley 4th U11 Boys, Lucy Hogan 4th U13 Girls. Team medals U11 Boys Gold!!! (to add to their U12 Team Gold) and U13 Girls Bronze!!! Plus Renee Crotty was 5th. Mary Kate Gannon 10th, Tarragh Brady 13th,  Full results-click here. Photos on Flickr

Oct 26th

Medals galore at Ulster Cross Country Championships!

U10 Boys silver, U12 Boys Gold, Clodagh O’Reilly Gold, Lucy Hogan Silver and Cian O’Reilly Silver. Results Click here

Oct 19th 2014

Excellent performances in the Uneven Ages& Novice Cross Country Championships at Killinkere with winners at U9 (Cait O’Reilly, Cormac Crotty), U11(Odhran O’Reilly), U15 (Ciaran  O’Reilly), U19 (Aodhagam Watters & Clodagh O’Reilly) and Novice (Sinead O’Sullivan) levels. Not too many photos available because of rain but will post on Flickr. Results available-click here  

October 12th 2014

Congratulations to everyone who RAN WITH CATHERINA 5k today!!! 

Race Photos here

Padraig Gaffneys Race Video here-recommended!!!!

Results here

September/October 2014

Oct 5th 2014

Someone didn’t want to get their boots muddy!

Even Age & Masters Cross Country

Annalee AC athletes enjoyed their first event of the 2014 cross country season with team wins in twelve of the sixteen races as well as winning eight individual championship titles and the Rudden Shield.

Lilah Dolan was the first Annalee winner of the day….read more

Results  available-click here. Photos on Flickr.

Sept 26th

September 21st 2014

Winter League Day 1 U10 Girls start

Great start to the Winter League today with all athletes performing very well. Congratulations to those runing their first races today. Photos posted on Flickr and results wil be uploaded when available.

Sept 2nd

Well done to all the Annalee athletes who competed in the final of the YDL in Belfast on Sunday. Annalee AC finished in 5th place, a very good result for our first year in the league.

2014 Co Cavan Even Age & Masters Cross Country

Annalee AC athletes enjoyed their first event of the 2014 cross country season with team wins in twelve of the sixteen races as well as winning eight individual championship titles.

Lilah Dolan was the first Annalee winner of the day. Lilah led from the start in the 3k race with a strong run ensuring that she retained her V3 Masters Championship title. Paul Connolly finished 3rd in the V3 Men’s 5k race and led home the gold medal winning team with Mark McNamara and Peadar McKiernan in 4th and 6th places respectively. The V3 Ladies also won with Fiona Connolly and Evelyn O’Reilly the two other scoring runners in 4th and 5th.  The V1 men packed well with Elvin O’Brien 2nd, Paddy Devine 3rd and Brendan Jennings 4th place finishes ensuring they also took team gold. The V1 Ladies was second in the team stakes and Fionnuala Gilmartin was the top finisher in 4th spot.


There was no stopping Conall Mooney and Luke Gilmartin as they finished in first and second places in the U10 Boys 600m race while Cormac Crotty and Senan Sheils were close behind in 4th and 5th place. Ella Kenny, Renee Crotty, Ellie Brady and Aoibheann Clarke finished close together in  2nd, 3rd , 4th and 5th in the U10 girls. Both U10 Girls and Boys won team golds.

Donncha McNamara and Odhran O’Reilly have been performing very strongly in the cross country races over the past few years and they ran very well again this year with Donnacha winning the U12 Boys 1200m Championship and Odhran coming second. Alex Prior and Callum Kelly were the next runners in for Annalee in 5th and 9th place and this was good enough to win the team competition. Lucy Hogan was impressive as she was a runaway winner of the U12 Girls County Championship title. Emily Sheridan, Kate Donohoe and Maeve Young finished 6th, 9th and 10th and the U12 Girls team finished in second spot. Mary Kate Gannon ran well to finish in 6th place in a tough U14 Girls 2k race. The other scoring U14 girls team runners were Blathnaid O’Reilly in 8th, Cliodhna Sheridan in 11th and Alana O’Brien in 12th and that was also good enough for second place in a tight competition.

The Annalee U14 Boys won their team category. Daire O’Reilly was 3rd with Conall Ruddy in 5th, Chavez Moore running very well in his first county race finished 6th and Adam Kelly was 11th to ensure a further team gold. Then there was a clean sweep of the medals for Annalee athletes in the U16 Boys category. Ciaran O’Reilly easily won the U16 Boys 3000m race. Cian Brady was second and Cormac Donohoe was 3rd while Enda Langty and Oisin McBreen were 4th and 5th respectively. Unfortunately, Annalee had no team in the U16 Girls with Abbie Sexton and Veronika Failer the only two club runners and this was the only age category in which no team medal was won by the club..

There were further clean sweeps of the top positions in the U18 and Junior Girls 4k and in the Junior Boys 5k. Clodagh O’Reilly, Caoimhe O’Reilly, Hannah McHugh and Jamie Gannon were the top 4 in the girl’s race while Louis Courtney, Aodhagan Watters, Eoghan McCormack and Wesley Moore took the top four spots in the Junior Boys. Annalee teams won all for U18 and Junior team competitions.

The overall cross country county title is awarded each year to the club with the most points from all 3 days of cross country competition. Annalee AC have taken a strong lead after the first day with a score of 122 points which is 68 points ahead of the second placed club.


August 17th 2014

Well done to Paul Sexton, Bronze Medal 110m hurdles, Clodagh O’Reilly Silver Medal 3000m in the Celtic Games and to Paul Connolly, Bronze medal in the M3 100m at the All Ireland Masters Track &Field Championships. 

Annalee AC ranked 1st in Cavan, 3rd in Ulster and 12th overall in All time Juvenile Hurdlers Listing!! link here

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There was great success across all the age groups for Cavan athletics club, Annalee AC in the 2014 Track & Field All Ireland Championship competitions. Medals were won in the U9-U12 team games in Templemore, the Juvenile Championships (U13 to U18 categories) in Tullamore, the Junior & U23 Championships in the Mardyke in Cork, the Juvenile B Championsips in Tullamore and finally at the Masters’ Track & Field Championships in Athlone. The season was then rounded off with international medals being won at the Celtic Games by Clodagh O’Reilly (Silver 3000m) and Paul Sexton (Bronze 110m hurdles). Annalee AC have also qualified for the final of the Northern Ireland Athletics Youth Development League and the final will be held on August 31st in Mary Peters Track, Belfast.

Donncha McNamara and Odhran O’Reilly started the ball rolling when they finished in second place, winning All Ireland Silver medals in the Juvenile U11 Team 600m championships. Donncha ran the third fastest time overall. Cormac Crotty recorded 10.17s in the U9 Boys 60m which was the fastest time on the day and also had the 4th fastest time in the 300m. Ella Brady had the longest jump of 3.11m in the U9 Girls Long Jump and the 4th fastest time of 10.35s in the 60m.

Paul Sexton continued his streak of top 3 finishes in the sprint hurdles. Paul ‘s time of 14.99s was an excellent pb for the silver medal and he was just 0.2s behind the winner. Clodagh O’Reilly won a silver in the U18 3000m and both Clodagh (Ireland)and Paul (Ireland Development Squad) were selected for the Celtic Games on the basis of their superb performances. Roisin Kellegher competed in the U12 Girls high jump and jumped a new personal best of 1.30m in a very close competition. Roisin won a bronze medal, and was just 3cms behind the gold and silver medal winners who both jumped 1.33m and had to be separated on countback.

Darren Watters was the only Annalee AC Competitor in the U23 Track & Field Championships at the Mardyke in Cork. Darren ran the gruelling 400m hurdles race and recorded 65s flat to come third and win a bronze All Ireland medal.

The Juvenile B Championships were held in Tullamore and Kate Donohoe had a very good day winning silver in the U12 Long jump with 3.96m and finishing 4th in the 60m in a pb time of 9.37s. Daire O’Reilly won a bronze medal in the U14 Shot putt and Cliodhna Sheridan was very unlucky to miss out on a medal as she recorded a pb in the high jump to finish 4th.

Annalee AC’s Paul Connolly and Mike Duggan continued the medal haul at the Masters Track & Field Championships.  Mike won Gold in the 400m and bronze in the 800m races in the M8 category while Paul won bronze in the M3 Men’s 100m. Paul combined with Brendan Jennings, Mark McNamara and Paddy Devine  in the Men’s 4 x100m relay and the Annalee team ran well to finish 4th in the final.  This almost concludes an excellent summer of athletic performances at the All Ireland Championships for Annalee. The last track & field event for Annalee AC will be the Final of the Athletics Northern Ireland Youth Development League in Mary Peters Track in Belfast on August 31st.

There was further good news for Annalee AC and Hurdles coach Aiden Watters when the Irish Hurdlers Association published their All time Top 50 Juvenile Hurdles Club.  Annalee AC are ranked 12th overall in Ireland. The club is also one of the top 3 Ulster clubs with only Tir Chonaill and City of Derry ahead of us in the rankings,

Training begins on Wednesday August 20th at 6-15pm in Breffni Park. Application forms for new members are available on the club website

August 4th 2014

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Clodagh O'Reilly, Annalee AC won the Silver medal in the girls under 18 3000m at the All Ireland Championships in Tullamore 

Great weekend for club athletes at the All Ireland Championships in Tullamore. 


Paul Sexton won silver in the U18 100m Hurdles in an excellent time of 14.99s. Roisin Kellegher won Bronze in the U12 Girls High Jump with 1.30m. Kate Donohoe won silver in the U12 Girls Long Jump (3.96m) and was 4th in the 60m with a pb of 9.37s while Daire O’Reilly won a Bronze in the shot putt in the Juvenile B All Ireland Championships on Saturday. Cliodhna Sheridan was  4th in the High Jump. Alana O’Brien jumped 3.58m in the long jump to finish 10th. Emily Sheridan jumped 3.01m to finish in 8th in her ling jump whie Mary Kate Gannon jumped 3.73m to finish 7th in the U13 Girls LJ. Niamh McCorry threw 16.94m to finish 10th overall in the U13 turbo javelin in Sunday’s All Irelands. Aodhagan Watters was 10th in the 3000m Steeplechase. Bevan McCaffrey, Jamie Dugdale and Abbey Sexton all ran in the very competitive sprint hurdles but didn’t qualify for the finals. Mary Kate Gannon ran a time of 11.73 seconds in the U13 Girls 80m final to finish 8th. 

July 6th 2014

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Congratulations to Darren Watters, Bronze medal winner in the U23 All Ireland T&F Championships  400m hurdles in Cork.

June 2014

June 14th 2014

Ulsters U16-U17 T&F Championships.

Aine Brady wins double Gold in 100m Hurdles and 300M Hurdles. Caoimhe O’Reilly wins bronze in the 2000m steeplechase. Diarmuid McCorry was 5th in the U16 Boys 400m. Ciaran O’Reilly was 10th and Daire O’Reilly 12th in the 1500m. Edward Mahoud was 4th in the 200m heats and 5th in the 100m.

June 7th & 8th 2014

Ulsters Senior, U14-U15 and U18-20 T&F Championships.

Day 2

Day 2 of Ulster produces more good results. Abbie Sexton wins the 75m hurdles and is second in the 250 m hurdles. Oisin McCorry wins silver in the 60m hurdles and is 6th in the high jump with 1.40m. Diarmuid McCorry was 6th in the 800m in an excellent pb of 2:11s, an improvement of 8 seconds.Photos from Day 2 on Flickr.

Day 1

Clodagh O’Reilly Gold Senior 1500m in pb 4:39.52s and gold in the U18 3000M. Paul Sexton Gold U18 110m hurdles, Roland Surlis Gold U18 800m, Aodhagan Watters Gold U18 Steeplechase, John Nulty Silver U18 Long Jump and Evan Burke Bronze U19 100M and 200m. Eoghan McCormack was 4th in the U18 long jump. The Boys 4* 100m relay team also won.

June 4th

Congratulations to Catherina McKiernan who finished 3rd in the 2014 Flora Mini Marathon on June 2nd in Dublin.

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June 4th 2014

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Fantastic Day for club athletes and teams in Ulster Children’s Games & U12-U13 Championships with 15 individual medals, 9 relay medals and lots of All Ireland Qualifiers. A  total of 13 teams have qualified for the Childrens Games Details later. More photos now up on Flickr. Report here Results posted.

The Northern Ireland & Ulster Children’s Games & U12-U13 Championships proved to be a fantastic day for Annalee club athletes and teams with 15 individual medals, 9 relay medals and total of 13 Annalee teams have qualified for the All Ireland Childrens Games 

In the U9 category, Ellie Brady won two individual gold medals in her events, the U9 60m and U9 Long Jump. In the team events, Ellie and Isobel Sheridan qualified for All Irelands in both long jump and sprint as they finished in 1st place in the long jump and 3rd place overall in the sprint. Grace Devine won a silver medal in the U9 Turbo javelin and also finished in second place in the team category along with Rose Jennings.

Annalee’s Cormac Crotty took individual bronze medals in the U9 300m and in the U9 60m. Cormac teamed up with Mark Fahy to get second place in the long jump team event and then combined with Dylan Edwards to get second team in the 300m. Dylan Edwards and Rory O’Brien also qualified for the All Irelands as they took the second team spot in the U9 Turbo Javelin. Annalee U9 Boys had two relay teams and they won Gold and Bronze medals.

The U10 category was very competitive with large numbers taking part. There were 39 runners and 17 teams in the U10 Boys 60m. Conall Mooney ran very well to finish in second place with a silver medal. Conall and Leo Jennings combined as a team in this event and they finished in third place. The U10 Boys ‘A’ relay team won silver in their race with the ‘B’ team finishing in 7th place. There were 40 runners in the girls U10 60m race and Annalee’s Renee Crotty and Ella Brady did exceptionally well to finish in 3rd and 4th place respectively. The girls took first place in the 60m team event. Aoibhinn Clarke and Beth Grant also qualified in the 500m team event where they finished in 3rd place. The U10 Girls relay team had a great run winning silver medals in second place.

Annalee AC’s Odhran O’Reilly also won Gold in the U11 Boys 60m sprint with Donal McSorley just behind in the silver medal position. The two boys easily won the first place team competition as their combined time was over a second faster than the second placed team. Odhran O’Reilly went on to finish in second place in the 500m with Donncha McNamara winning bronze in third place. Odhran and Donncha were just pipped for first place by a very strong Cranford team who finished just 0.2 seconds faster than the Annalee boys.  Donal McSorley then won an individual bronze medal in the long jump. Donal and Donncha combined in this event to get second team overall. The U11 Boys Turbo Javelin team also qualified with Ethan Edwards finishing in 4th place overall and teaming up with David Mooney to win the 3rd team spot. Annalee’s 4 X100m relay team won gold in 1:02.9s to round off an excellent days competition for the U11 Boys. There were no U11 Girls from Annalee competing in the Ulster Championships.

Competition is very tough at Ulster level in the U12 and U13 Track & Field Championships and this year was no different with very large entry fields in these age groups. There were some very good runs in both sprints and middle distance heats with Annalee athletes either winning their heats or finishing in the top three spots. Medals are always hard to come by though and fractions of a second separated some of the Annalee athletes from medals. Niamh McCorry was one of the individual medal winners as she finished second in the U12 Turbo Javelin with a throw of 14.88m. Roisin Kellegher jumped 1.20m to win the bronze medal in the U12 high jump. Jamie Dugdale won a silver medal in the U13 60m Hurdles. Bevan McCaffrey and Conall Ruddy both qualified for the All Ireland Track & Field Championships with 4th place finishes in the U13 sprint hurdles. Daire Donohoe also qualified with 4th places in both the U13 80m and in the long jump. Ben Monahan was another 4th place finisher with a throw of 6.88m in the U13 Shot Putt. The Relay teams put a real gloss on the day as further excellent performances from Annalee teams resulted in the U12 Girls and U13 Boys winning silver medals while the U13 Girls and U12 Boys won bronze medals. Annalee teams medalled in the 8 of the 9 relay races the club contested. 

In the U16-U17 Age group chmapiosnhips held in the Antrim Forum, Aine Brady showed her outstanding talent in hurdles as she won gold medals in both the 100m Hurdles and in the longer 300m Hurdles events. Caoimhe O’Reilly won a bronze medal in the 200m Steeplechase. Caoimhe O’Reilly wins bronze in the 2000m steeplechase. Diarmuid McCorry was 5th in the U16 Boys 400m. 

Good luck to all these Annalee athletes as they move on to represent their club, county and province in the All Ireland Track & Field Championships.

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Annalee AC All Ireland Qualifiers


May 2014

May 31st 2014

Congratlations to Aine, Andrew, Aodhagan, Ciaran, Clodagh, Paul and Roland who compete in the All Ireland Schools Track & Field Championships in Tullamore on Sat 31st May. Clodagh was 2nd in the 3000m and Andrew 3rd in the 110m Hurdles. Roland Surlis had yet another pb of 1.55 to finish in 4th in a record setting Senior 800m. Aine Brady was 5th in the 300m Hurdles. Paul Sexton was 6th in the 110 hurdles having hit a hurdle early in the race. Ciaran Schutten also finsihed 6th in the javelin. Aodhagan Watters set another pb in the 3000m steeplechase. 

May 19th 2014

Clodagh breaks 32 year old championship record as Annalee athletes star in Ulster Schools T&F Championships on Friday and Saturday.

At the first major track event of 2014, the Ulster Secondary Schools Championships, Clodagh O'Reilly, Loreto College, Cavan, took the titles in both the Intermediate Girls 3000m and 1500m in fine style. The 3000m was held on Friday evening and in beautiful summer conditions Clodagh smashed the long standing record when she won the race in a time of 10:10 minutes, taking 8 seconds of the previous record set in 1982 by Donegal athlete Teresa Reynolds. Clodagh lead from the gun and finished 30 seconds clear of her nearest rival. Continuing in her winning form, Clodagh took to the track again on Saturday for the 1500m and made it the double by coming home a clear winner.

 Earlier in the day St. Patrick's College athletes, Andrew Creamer and Paul Sexton were in fine form, coming home 1st and 2nd respectively in the Boy's Senior 110m Hurdles. Paul's sister Abbey Sexton, Loreto College, kept up the family tradition when she came first in the Junior Girl's 80m Hurdles. Abbey gave a stunning performance and was a worthy winner. Another Cavan hurdler Aine Brady, Loreto College, took on the difficult task of both the Intermediate Girl's 100m and 300m Hurdles. Aine took the Silver in the 300m Hurdles and Bronze in the 100m Hurdles.

 Next up was St. Patrick's College athlete, Aodhagan Watters competing in the 2000m Steeplechase. Aodhagan ran the strong race battling all the way to the line, just missing out on second position, to take the bronze medal. Roland Surlis, St Patrick’s College, was in action in the Senior Boys 800m and this race was a real battle all the way with the lead changing on numerous occasions finishing up with three evenly matched athletes coming into the final straight. Unfortunately Roland collided with another athlete on the bend and this disrupted his stride which allowed the other two athletes to get away. Roland can home a strong third which qualifies him for the All Irelands. Caoimhe OReilly showed good hurdling technique in the steeplechase where she finished in 4th place.

Meanwhile in the field events Ciaran Schutten, St Patricks College, competed in the javelin where he took the bronze medal. John Nulty, St Patricks College was unlucky not to hit top form and finished in fourth position in the Senior boys Long jump. Courtney Rappel-McDowell, Loreto College, competed in the Senior girls javelin finishing fifth in a very strong competition. Evan Borke, St Patricks College, finished sixth in the Senior boys 200m.

Andrew, Paul, Abby, Aine, Roland, Aodhagan, Ciaran and Clodagh will now go on to compete in the All Irelands Secondary Schools Championships to be held in Tullamore on May 31st.

Update on U9-U13 and Senior T&F Championships posted. Photos from both T&F days posted on Flickr.

May 9th 2014


Co Cavan Athletics Awards Ceremony  Congratulations to all Annalee athletes who received awards in 11 different categories. 

Year 2012

Girls U12-U15 Category

Sprints – Aine Brady Annalee AC

Girls U16-U18 Category

Distance – Clodagh O’Reilly Annalee AC

Jumps – Aoife Murphy Annalee AC

Boys  U16-U18 Category

Sprints – Liam Canning Annalee AC

Distance – Louis Courtney  Annalee AC

Jumps – Andrew Creamer Annalee AC

Year 2013

Girls U16-U18 Category

Distance – Clodagh O’Reilly Annalee AC

Jumps – Orla Murphy Annalee AC

Throws – Ellen Brady Annalee AC

 Boys  U16-U18 Category

Distance – Aodhagan Watters  Annalee AC

Jumps –  John Nulty Annalee AC

May 8th 2014

Ulster Schools E district results

Excellent results for Annalee athleties representing Loreto Cavan and St Pat’s College Cavan in the E district T&F Championships held today in the Antrim Forum.

Kayleigh Mc Caffrey Gold in SG 110m and 200m, Aine Brady Gold 80mHurdles and 300m Hurdles, Courtney McDowell Gold LJ and Javelin, Clodagh O’Reilly Gold 1500m and 3000m, Orla Murphy Gold Shot Putt and Silver Discus, Abbey Sexton Gold 80m hurdles, Caoimhe O’Reilly Silver Steeplechase, Irene Rose Monahan Silver 400m, Orla O’Brien Silver Javelin.

Roland Surlis Gold 800m and 1500m, John Nulty Gold LJ and Silver 100m, Paul Sexton Gold 200m and Silver 100mh, Oisin McCorry Gold 80m hurdles, Andrew Creamer Gold 100m hurdles, Ciaran Schutten Gold Javelin, Aodhagan Watters Silver Steeplechase and competition pb performances from Andrew Creamer in hurdles, Eoin McCormack in long jump and 800m, John Nulty in long jump and Oisin McCorry in high jump.

May 5th 2014

Co Cavan U14-18 and MastersT&F Championships 

There were a few outstanding performances at yesterdays county championships. Paul Connolly won gold in all his events-the V3 Mens 100m, Long Jump with a new pb, and the 3000m along with team gold in the Masters 4 x100m relay. Mark McNamara wasn’t too far behind with two individual golds in the V1 Shot putt and 100m along with a bronze in the 3000m and team relay gold. Paul Fahy also had an excellent pb in the long jump and finished in 2nd position in both the long jump and in the 100m. Brendan Jennings was second in the V1 100m and in the V1 Long jump. Alvin O’Brien shrugged off the effects of a mere ! 120km cycle the day before the race and had a very strong 3000m race where he finished in the silver position. Lorraine O’Reilly continued the medal haul wth gold in the V1 100m and a brilliant last leg in the ladies relay to bring her team back up into silver place after a mishap at the first bato exchange. Lyla Dolan won the V3 1500m and Aiden Watters won the V3 Shot putt. Monika O’Brien had a spectacular debut in the long jump championships winning the V1 event. Evelyn O’Reilly won silver in the shot and 100m with a bronze in the long jump. Brenda Wilson won bronze in both the 100m and 1500m. There were good efforts from Fiona Connolly, Tara McNamara and Miriam Griffin but they finished just outside the medals on the day. The men’s relay team won their race while the ladies two teams finished in second and 4th place. At the end of the events, the Kiernan Perpetual Cup for best overall Masters Track & Field championship performance  was awarded jointly to Annalee AC and to Shercock. Results Link


Lorraine O’Reilly and Aiden Watters of Annalee with Eileen Fitzpatrick, Shercock AC and the Masters Track & Field Perpetual Cup

 © Miriam Griffin 2012