Reports Jan-Feb 2013 miscellaneous

Congratulations to Mary Kate Gannon and Bevan McCaffrey who were part of the gold medal winning County Cavan U12 relay team in the AIl Irelands in Tullamore today. And to Daire Connolly and Ciaran O'Reilly who were selected for the All Ireland silver medal winning County Cavan U14 Boys team. Well done to all the relay runners.

Feb 17th 2013

All Ireland Senior Indoor Track & Field Championships, AIT Arena, Athlone February  17th 2013.

Clodagh O’Reilly ran in the 3000m Senior Women’s race and finished in 5th place in a superb time of 2.17.17s, which is only 2.17s off the qualification mark for the  European Youth Olympics.  Clodagh will surely achieve the mark at her next attempt. Former Annalee AC athlete Louise Reilly who now runs for Clonliffe Harriers was also in the 3000m and finished 6th. Lauren Sexton set a new pb of 10.06s when she finished 7th in the All Ireland 60m Senior Women Hurdles. Darren Watters also ran in the senior mens 400m and finished 6th in his heat in a time of 53.97s. 

All Ireland Junior Indoor Track & Field Championships, AIT Arena, Athlone February  10th 2013.

Andrew Creamer, Annalee AC may have recorded his second record in two weeks when he was just 3/100ths of a second outside the NationaL Junior Record for the Junior Men’s Indoor 60m hurdle championship race in Athlone on February 10th 2013. Andrew ran a time of 8.05s and was a comfortable winner of yet another All Ireland title. However, the previous mark was set over a different height hurdle. The Irish Hurdlers Association have now queried the AAI Technical Committee and have asked them to confirm if Andrew’s time is a new Junior record. Full article here  This latest possible record follows on from Andrew’s new Senior Men’s County Cavan record for the 60m Indoor Hurdles which he set in the AAI Games in Athlone this year. Annalee AC had two finalists in the Junior Men’s 60m Hurdles as Denis Frimpong also qualified. Denis ran 8.82s in the final and finished in 6th place. Denis also placed 5th in the Junior men’s long jump with a jump of 6.07mm. Darren Watters, Annalee AC competed in the Junior  Men’s 400m and was pleased with a time of 53.94s. Darren ran a very fast first 200m and held on well to place 5th in his heat.

Ulster & NI Juvenile Indoor Track & Field Championships, Feb 9th 2013

Brilliant results for Annalee athletes of all ages this weekend. Report-click here Photos from Ulsters on Flickr.

AAI All Ireland Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships, AIT Arena February 9th 2013

Evelyn O’Reilly had some great results in the Masters indoor Track & Field Championships. Evelyn won both the V4 High Jump with 1.30m and the 60msprint in 9.6s. She then went on to finish a close second in the 200m and also take second in the shot putt. Paul Fahy had to withdraw due to illness.


Ulster Schools Cross Country, Feb 13th 2013

 Clodagh O’Reilly, running for Loreto Cavan won the E District section finals and then went on to win the Ulster Schools Regional Cross Country Championships by a large margin on Wednesday February 13th. Aodhagan Watters (St Pats, Cavan) had finished fifth in the E District and ended in 24th place in the finals. Other results from the E District included Laura Young, Loreto Cavan who was 7th in the Senior Girls, Irene Rose Monahan and Caoimhe O’Reilly, both Loreto Cavan who were 8th and 13th  in the Junior Girls. Donal Monaghan who was 18th in the Intermediate Boys race and Oisin McBreen who was 74th in the Minor Boys, both running for St Pats College Cavan. Best of luck to Clodagh who will now compete in the Aviva All Ireland Schools Cross Country Finals in UUJ, Jordanstown on the 9th March 2013.

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Ciaran O'Reilly wins Gold in Derry. Ciaran O'Reilly won the All Ireland Development Cross Country Championships in Derry on Sunday 3rd February. Well done to Ciaran and also to Blathnaid O'Reilly who ran in the championships.

Clodagh O'Reilly wins the AAI All Ireland Star Award for Cavan. 

Andrew Creamer broke the County Cavan record for 60m Hurdles in his first senior race in the new Athlone Indoor Athletics arena on 27th January 2013. Denis Frimpong finishes 16th in 200m,

Great day at Cavan Sportshall for Annalee. Report will be posted when results are available. 

Well done to Clodagh O'Reilly who was 6th  (and second Irish) in the Celtic Cross Country Championships held on Saturday in Wales and to Cian O'Reilly who ran in the U23 Ulster Team.

2013 Ulster & NI Indoor T&F Championships

2013 Ulster &NI U12-U19 Indoor Track & Field Championships, Meadowbank Arena, Magherafelt. Feb 9th 2013.



There were numerous medals won by Annalee athletes and three Ulster championship titles for John Nulty, Roland Surlis and Clodagh O’Reilly as Day 1 of the 2013 Ulster &NI Indoor Track & Field Championships took place in the Meadowbank Arena. A change in format this year meant that all the events excluding the 60m sprints and the 60m hurdles were held on Day 1. The club had fewer athletes competing in the field events this year this year but those that travelled performed well and there were some excellent results across the age groups.

In the jumps, John Nulty retained his Ulster long jump  title with a 5.97m jump which is a personal best for John and was nearly half a metre ahead of second place. Eoghan McCormack finished 8th in the same age group. Sean Og Lawlor showed good form as he continues his return form injury. He jumped 4.82m to finish 3rd in the U16  Boys long jump. Cian Brady missed out on a medals by just 2cms as he jumped an excellent 4:05m to finish 4th. Patrick Gaffney jumped well in his first Ulster competition. In the U14 Boys LJ. Conor Galligan and Eoghan Ruddy were 8th and 11th respectively in the U12 LJ. Mary Kate Gannon was 5th with 3.62m in the U12 Girls Long Jump while Ellen Brady placed 9th in the U16 Girls event.

Cian Brady won the silver medal in the U14 Boys High jump with 1.35m while Oisin McCorry finished 5th in the same competition with a jump of 1.25m. Sean Og Lawlor was 7th with 1.40m in the U16 Boys. Bevan Mccaffrey was 5th in the U12 High jump. Aoife Murphy was the sole competitor from Annalee AC in the triple jump and she placed third in the U19 age group.

In the shot putt circle, Ciaran Schutten (9.48m) and Orla Murphy (9.19m)both finished in second place in the U18 category winning silver medals. Jamie Gannon was 5th in the U17 Shot while Abbie Sexton was 6th in the U14 Girls. Patrick Gaffney was also 6th with a putt of 8.36m while Blathnaid O’Reilly was only 6cms from a medal in the U12 age group. Blathnaid threw an excellent 5.08m to finish in 4th place. Ellen Brady had to run between shot putt and long jump as both of her events were held at exactly the same time. Ellen finished in 5th place in the U16 Girls shot with 7.00m


Meanwhile on the track.  Roland Surlis ran a pb to win the U17 Boys 800m in 2.17.29s.  Diarmuid McCorry had a brilliant race in the U16 Boys 800m and was holding third place until the very last stride, eventually missing out of a medal by a mere one fifth of a second. Clodagh O’Reilly won the  U17 1500m race despite having already raced in the 800m earlier in the day. Clodagh held the lead in the 1500m for most of the race until she was overtaken in the back straight by the U19 athlete from Derry. But Clodagh sprinted by her in the finishing straight to take the gold medal in 4:50.81s. Her time in the 800m was 2.24.25s. and this was another close race with Clodagh losing out on the run in to take second. Aodhagan Watters won the bronze medal in the U17 Boys 1500m race with a time of 4.39.59s

Other results included Caoimhe O’Reilly who was 4th in the U16 1500m while Mary Kate Gannon (2.07.74s) also placed 4th in the U12 600m, Ciaran O’Reilly 5th in the U14 Boys in 2:37.10s, Clare Young who was 6th in the U14 Girls 800m time trials in 2.37.10, Blathnaid O’Reilly 7th in the U12 600m in 2.15.51s, Conor Galligan and Conall Ruddy who were 9th and 13th in the U12 Boys 600m while Cliodhna Seridan and Kate Wilson were 22nd and 23rd in the U13 600m.


Finally, the 200m sprints were held at the end of the day with athletes having to qualify for the finals. Aine Brady ran well to finish in second place in a time  of 27.83s and Paul Sexton won the  bronze in 24.48s in the U17 Boys race. John Nulty (25.20s )had narrowly missed the qualification time for the final. Hannah McHigh and Caoimhe O’Reilly as ran in the 200m and finished 3rd in her heat. The U12 Girls team of Mary Kate Gannon, Emily Sheridan, Bevan McCaffrey and  Niamh McCorry ran very well to finish second and win team silver medals. The U12 Boys team of Daire Donohoe, Mark Sexton, Conall Ruddy and Conor Gallligan place a very close 4th, while the U14 Girls (Abbie Sexton, Cliodhna Sheridan, Clare Young and Kate Wilson) were 5th.  The U13 Girls team finished 3rd in their heat and 6th overall ( Cliodhna Sheridan, Kate Wilson, Mary Kate Gannon and Bevan McCaffrey). The U16 Girls were 8th (Hannah McHugh, Caoimhe O’Reilly, Ellen Brady and Aine Brady).  A lot of relays were not held due to insufficient number of team entries. The club is awaiting some results which are not yet posted on the NI Athletics website.

Photos on Flickr. Full results still pending.

 © Miriam Griffin 2012