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.

 © Miriam Griffin 2012