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

 © Miriam Griffin 2012