April 2014

25th April 2014

Well done to all who competed in the Antrim Forum on Day 1 of the Youth Developmental League. Day 2 is on May 24th so book your place on the bus early. Results posted here 

Easter Sunday, 20th April 2014


Annalee AC wins the 2014 Road Race Championships

Annalee AC wins the 2014 Road Race Championships & the Patsy McCormack Cup. 

A beautiful sunny day greeted the county’s best athletes for the 2014 Co Cavan Road Championships which consisted of a 10k race for the Senior Men, 5k Masters Mens race while the Senior and Master Ladies ran 3k.

Fionan O’Reilly of Annalee ran a measured race in the Senior Men’s category. Fionan took the lead early in the race and never relinquished it. He had a strong second 5k and came in a clear winner from Noel Carroll of Shercock AC in second. There was a tight battle for third and fourth spots but Annalee’s Donal McGoldrick showed good speed as he sprinted the last 300m to take the bronze medal. Aodhagan O’Reilly had a steady race and finished 5th. An injury to Cian O’Reilly, the 2013 champion meant that Annalee had no Senior men’s team. 

The Ladies 3k race was won by the outstanding Eimear McGovern of Innyvale. Eadoain O’Reilly was the first of the Annalee senior ladies home. Eadaoin finished in 3rd place with Gayle Anderson placing an excellent fifth. Aoife Finan was 7th and Lauren Sexton also ran well. When all the scores were tallied , the Annalee ladies senior team had taken gold by the narrowest of margins form the Innyvale ladies. The two teams were tied on points with the winner decided on the best placed final team runner.

Annalee’s V3 Ladies  were also very strong on the day. Lyla Dolan easily won the category as she finished in 3rd place overall. Lyla was followed home by Brenda Wilson in 2nd and Evelyn O’Reilly in 3rd and these 3 ladies took team gold. There was more good news for the V3 Ladies as the Annalee B Team of Paula Fahy, Ciara Walsh, Marie Higley , Fionnuala Geough and Sandra McIntyre were second in the team category, all winning silver county medals. The VI Ladies also won team silver with Diana Hogan Murphy, Fiona Connolly, Carolyn Wall, Eileen Murphy, Lorraine O’Reilly, Tara McNamara, Monika O’Brien and Ann Cosgrove all competing.

Annalee’s Master men also ran well. Paul Connolly was second in the V3 Category and he teamed up with Sean O’Reilly in 9th, Paul Fahy in 10th and Peadar McKiernan in 15th to win the gold team medals. Elvin O’Brien was just out of the individual medals when he finished in 4th place in the V1 Men’s race. Elvin’s team of Mark McNamara (6th), Paddy Devine (9th) and Eamon Brady (11th) won the bronze medal in the team category.

Annalee AC was awarded the Patsy McCormack Cup as overall winners of the Co Cavan 2014 Road Race Championships

Photos from Race on Flickr. Full Results here 

Team Medals

Senior Men No Team

Senior Ladies Gold

V1 Ladies Silver

V1 Men Bronze

V3 Men Gold

V3 Ladies Annalee A Gold, Annalee B Silver

 © Miriam Griffin 2012