2013 Co Cavan Road Race Championships

Co Cavan Road Race Championships.

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The 2013 Co Cavan Road Race Individual Men’s title was won by Annalee AC ‘s Cian O’Reilly who looked comfortable throughout the 10k race and came in ahead of Bailieboro AC’s Martin Fulton and Shercock AC’s James Treanor. A group of 10 athletes had broken off the large initial group of competitors after the first 2k and this group further reduced in size to just 3 athletes after 6k. But Cian showed good speed endurance in the finishing 4 kilometres when he took off for home and finished a clear winner. Marathon runner Peter Walsh was the next Annalee athlete home in 4th place with Fionan O’Reilly in 5th and Donal McGoldrick running a personal best to finish in 6th place. The men’s team was completed by Val Gough who finished in 17th place and the men’s team placed first to win the overall team title.

The V1 men’s 5k race was also of a very high standard. John Donohoe was first of the Annalee athletes home and placed 7th, while Martin Tackney and Eamon Brady were close behind in 10th and 11th. Two further members of the men’s V1 team-Fergal McManus and Ciaran Kellegher finished in 14th and 15th place. The V1 Mens team finished in 3rd place. Sean O’Reilly was the best of the V3 Annalee runners in 6th place while Peadar McKiernan was 14th. The other team members of Colm McBreen and Aiden Watters finished further down the field in 18th and 19th. Unfortunately, the V3 Men were just out of the medal positions when they ended up 4th.

The Ladies’ races were also very competitive with large numbers competing. Eadaoin O’Reilly was involved in a sprint to the finish from about 150 meters out but was just beaten on the line for second place and had to be content with the bronze medal. The remaining Senior Ladies were Lara Doughty and Isabella Donnelly who place 12th and 13th respectively just missing the bronze team medal by one point.

Fiona Connolly ran very strongly to finish in 3rd place in the V1 Ladies 3k race and Eileen Murphy finished 8th in a good individual performance. Tara McNamara and Eithne McManus placed 11th and 12th and the team ended up in 3rd place. The V3 Ladies took 3 of the top 4 finishing positions to easily take team gold. The V3 Ladies winner was Lyla Dolan who had yet another fantastic race and had been up with the 3 senior medal winners for the full race. Brenda Wilson was a strong second while Evelyn O’Reilly and Eilish Smith finished in 4th and 6th respectively.

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Reports March 2013 misc

March 31st 2013

Cian O'Reilly wins the Senior Men's Road Race and leads home an impressive senior men's team to first place. Lyla Dolan is V3 Ladies Champion. Eadaoin O'Reilly is 3rd in Senior Ladies, Fiona Connolly is 3rd in V1 Ladies and Brenda Wilson wins silver in V3 Ladies. The V3 Ladies also win Gold while both V1 Teams are third in the team race. The overall cup was won by Bailieboro AC in a closely contested competition with team and individual medals spread between the clubs.  Pictures on Flickr -click link on right of page and full results posted Report here.

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Road Race Gold medal winners Annalee AC Senior Men's Team (Fionan O'Reilly, Donal McGoldrick, Peter Walsh, Cian O'Reillymissing from photo Val Gough)

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Girl power!! Annalee Ladies Road Race teams

March 25th 2013.

Clodagh O'Reilly was the first Irish finisher in the SIAB Schools Cross Country held in Wales on Saturday March23rd. Clodagh finished in 12th spot and the Junior Irish team finished in 4th place overall.

AA1 All Ireland Indoor Track & Field Championships Results

Annalee athletes had some very good performances at the All Ireland Athletics Championships held for the first time in the AIT Indoor Athletics arena in Athlone on the weekend of 23rd and 24th March.

Paul Sexton was competing in the under 16 age group 60m hurdles and ran well in both his heat and final. Paul started strongly but then hit the second hurdle hard which slowed him down. He recovered well to catch up and finished in a clear second place winning the silver medal in 8.73s. Lauren Sexton ran in the 60m Hurdles and the U19 Girls race was a straight final. Lauren showed good style to hurdle cleanly and was placed third in a time of 10.09s. Aine Brady was in the U16 Hurdles and improved on her heat time to take third place in the final in 9.18s and win another national bronze medal. Andrew Creamer was unable to compete in the U19 Boys race due to injury.

There were other notable efforts from the remaining Annalee athletes, all of whom qualified for the All Irelands through their performances in the Ulster Championships.. Abbie Sexton completed a great day for the Sexton family when she qualified for the final of the 60m hurdles and finished 7th overall.  Cian Brady was yet another Annalee hurdler and he finished in 6th place in his heat of the U14 Boys 60m hurdles. Roland Surlis finished 3rd in his 800m heat and just missed out on qualifying for the final. Aodhagan Watters was 11th in the U17 1500m but showed good early form and was up with the leading runners for much of the race in 4m.36s. John Nulty was 6th in the U17 Boys long jump with 5.70m. Sean Og Lawlor showed a return to his previous form with a jump of 4.97m in the U16 Boys where he finished 11th. Mary Kate Gannon ran 9.2s in the U12 60m. Finally Aine Brady and Paul Sexton ran in the 200m races. The athletes were unlucky as the 200m events were held immediately following the hurdles finals which both had run in. Aine finished 3rd in her heat and missed out on the final by one place while Paul finished 5th in his heat. 

Photos posted on Flickr

March 9th 2013

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Clodagh All Ireland Champion again!

Clodagh O'Reilly wins 2013 All Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships in Jordanstown today. 

March 10th 2013

2013 Co Cavan Spring League Day 1 Sunday 10th March

Hope everyone has thawed out after a very chilly start to the Spring League. Well done to all who participated and who stayed on until the bitterly cold end. There were lots of medals and good performances from athletes in all age groups. Results will be posted when circulated by the Board officials. Photos of a few of the hardy particpants posted on Flick.

More brilliant results from Ulster Indoor Championships with double gold for Andrew Creamer in sprints and hurdles, Gold for Paul Sexton in hurdles and bronze in sprints, silvers for Lauren Sexton and Cian Brady in hurdles and Mary Kate Gannon in sprints, Bronze for Abbie Sexton in hurdles, 4th place for Oisin McCorry in hurdles and a 5th place for Bevan McCaffrey in sprints. Aine Brady unlucky to be DQed from the hurdles as she was the fastest qualifier by half a second.

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Vote for Clodagh!!

Clodagh O'Reilly has been nominated for the Anglo Celt Sportsperson of the year. You can vote using the coupon in this week's Anglo Celt or online-click here (deadline for coupon Fri 27th and online voting deadline is March 4th ). 

Clodagh is pictured with her parents receiving the AAI Co Cavan Star Award at the recent award ceremony.


 © Miriam Griffin 2012