October 2012-other reports

Oct 29th 2012

Dublin City Marathon

Well done to Diana Hogan Murphy (3:17, & 13th in her category), Val Gough(3:39), Peter Walsh(2:41) and Donal McGoldrick (2:51) and Ann Marie Connolly (4:28)  who all had great times in the Dublin City Marathon on Monday, October 29th 2012

Oct 21st 2012

Gerry Farnan Cross Country Race, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Clodagh O'Reilly finished an outstanding 3rd place in the Junior race and 22nd overall in the 2012 Gerry Farnan Cross Country. The race was won by the 2011 European Cross Country Champion Fionnuala Britton 

Oct 16th 2012

Co Cavan Schools Cross Country, Killinkere

Congratulations to all the Annalee athletes who performed so well at the Co Cavan Schools Cross Country. Individual medal winners from the club included:

Junior Girls:  2. Niamh McCorry, Butlersbridge,  3. Emily Sheridan, Convent of Mercy

Junior Boys:    1. Alex Prior, Castletara

Intermediate Girls:  1. Mary Kate Gannon, Ballinagh

Intermediate Boys: 1.  Daire O'Reilly, Farnham

Senior Girls:    3.  Claire Young, Farnham. 

Senior Boys:   2.  Sean T. Murphy,  Butlersbridge

Ulster & NI Even Age Cross Country Championships Oct. 27th 2012

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Clodagh O'Reilly

2012 U16 Ulster & NI Cross Country Champion

Clodagh O'Reilly continued her series of championship title wins when she won the U16 Ulster & NI Cross Country Championships in Co Down on 27th October 2012. The U10 Boys Odhran O'Reilly, Cormac Hegarty, Alex Prior, Donncha McNamara and Ethan Coyle won the silver medal in the club competition. Odhran finished in 5th, just a few seconds behind the winner and the rest of the team quickly followed with 3 inside the first 12 (Odhran, Cormac and Alex), Donncha 18th and Ethan in 32nd place out of a total field of 75 runners. Emily Sheridan was the sole runner in the U10 Girls race where she finished 15th. Mary Kate Gannon ran a good race to finish in 10th place in the U12 Girls and although complete results are not available, it looks like the the team of Mary Kate, Cliodhna Sheridan, Blathnaid O'Reilly, Ella Murphy and Kate Wilson finished in 6th place out of 14 teams. It was good news for the U12 Girls Co Cavan Team which achieved a gold medal in the county category. There were over 100 runners in this age category. Daire O'Reilly finished 13th in the Boys U12 and was followed in by Patrick McPhillips, Conor Galligan, Daniel Madigan and Conall Ruddy. The U12 Boys had 83 runners and the team look like they finished in 5th place. Ciaran O'Reilly was another sole runner in the U14 Boys. Ciaran was running a year out of age and finished in 26th place. Clodagh  won the U16 Girls race leading all the way from start to finish and Caoimhe O'Reilly and Mathilde Thomas were the other two team members who finished in 41st and 44th place respectively. In the U16 Boys race, Aodhagan Watters was well below his best finishing in midfield position and the team of Roland Surlis, Mark Wilson and Diamuid McCorry were close behind with the team finishing in 7th place overall. 


2012 County Cavan Uneven Ages & Novice Cross Country Championships

Oct 14th 2012, Killinkere, Co Cavan

Four Annalee athletes did the double in the County Cavan Cross Country Championships winning both of the age categories for which they were eligible. Clodagh O'Reilly won the U16 and U17 Age groups, Louis Courtney won the U17 and U18  categories, Andrew O'Brien won the U19 and Junior races and  Gina Dolan won the U19 and Junor Ladies Championship titles.

Val Gough won the silver medal in a close race in the Men's Novice category. Val led the race for the first 5 laps but was just overhauled coming into the final km. Paul Fahy had a very good race finishing 8th with Fergal McManus just behind in 11th place.  There were more Gold medals and County Titles for Odhran O'Reilly (U9), Conor Galligan (U11), Mary Kate Gannon (U11), Sean T. Murphy (U13) as well as Clodagh O'Reilly, Louis Courtney, Andrew O'Brien and Gina Dolan. 

Ciaran O'Reilly (U13), Mathilde Thomas (U15) and Laura Young(U19) all won silver medals. Bronze medals went to Daniel Maguire (U19), Aodhagan Watters (U17), Aoife Finan (U17), Aoife Murphy (U19), Cormac Hegarty (U11) and Maeve Young (U9). Eimear Bogue, Daire O'Reilly, Irene Rose Monaghan, Ciran Schutten, Lauren Sexton and Conall Ruddy just missed out on the medals with 4th place finishes. 

The U11 Boys team won gold with Conor Galligan, Cormac Hegarty, Conall Ruddy in the top 4 and Ethan Coyle, James Fahy, Callum Kelly, Ben Monaghan, Mark Sexton, Brian O'Neill and AAron Curry all running well. The U11 Girls team of Mary Kate Gannon, Blathnaid O'Reilly, Bevan McCaffrey, Emily Sheridan, Niamh McCorry, Lucy Jayne Grant and Kate Donohoe finished as third team. The U13 Girls all ran well to finish with the Bronze team medal. Eimear Bogue was 4th and Claire Young, Ella Murph, Cliodhna Sheridan, Imogen Cole, Abbey Sexton, Kate Wilson, Orla O'Brien, Sorcha Finan and Alex Burke all running.  The U13 Boys were strong gold medal winners with Sean T Murphy, Ciaran O'Reilly, Daire O'Reilly, Daire Connolly, Patrick McPhillips, Ferghal O'Reilly and Adam Kelly taking  5 of the first 6 places. 

Both U15 teams took bronze team medals. Iren Rose Monaghan was 4th in the Girls U15 race with Caoimhe O'Reilly, Mairead Bogue, Ellen Brady and Ciara Finan making up the rest of the team. Diarmuid McCorry in 6th and Mark Wilson in 8th led home the remaining Annalee team of Sean Og Lawlor, Oisin McBreen, Killian Connolly and Patrick Gaffney. It was gold all the way for the remaining juvenile teams. Clodagh O'Reilly, Mathilde Thomas and Aoife Finan had a clean sweep of the U17 Girls medals with Ciara Mrray and Orla Murphy also in the team. The Boys U17 team took 6 of the first 7 places to easily win team gold. The team was led home by winner Louis Courtney, with Aodhagan Watters, Ciaran Schutten, Eoghan McCormack, Roland Surlis, Cian Connolly and Paul Sexton all running well. The U19 Girls team of Gina Dolan, Laura Young, Aoife Murphy and Lauren Sexton finsihed 1,2, 3 and 4 and won the team Gold medal. The Novice Ladies team of Evelyn O'Reilly, Eileen Murphy, Mary Gannon and Deirdre Kelly won team Bronze. 

Special mention to the U9 age group runners of Maeve Young (3rd), Orla Lynan and Ellie McManus in the Girls race. Odhran O'Reilly won the U9 Boys race followed closely by Martin Donohoe in 5th and Mark Fahy.

Annalee AC has a strong lead of over 50 points in the overall standings going into the Senior Cross Country Championships day on November 4th which will be the final leg of the County Cross Country season. 

2012 Even Age & Masters Co Cavan Cross Country Championships

Annalee AC athletes in good form at County Cross Country Championships


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Daire O’Reilly of Annalee AC won his first county championship title in some style at the 2012 County Cavan Cross Country Even Age Championships. Daire had shown a glimpse of his good form when he came a close third in the much shorter winter league race but wasn’t to be beaten over the tough cross country challenge winning by 100m. Daire win gave a boost to the clubs runners and he was the first home of a series of Annalee championship title winners.  Clodagh O’Reilly led home a 1,2,3 of Annalee athletes with Irene Rose Monaghan and Caoimhe O’Reilly taking second and third place. Louis Courtney won the U18 Boys 5k race and Andrew O’Brien dominated the Junior men’s. Gina Dolan was a clear winner of the junior girls showing good pace as she came home 500ms ahead of second place. Aodhagan Watters ran a good race battling with Bailieborough’s Conor Smith for nearly the full 3k but the Bailieborough athlete had the faster finish and he beat Aodhagan in the run in. Lyla Dolan had no problem competing in the younger age groups this year finishing in a strong second place in the 3k Ladies V3 race.

Other podium positions were taken by Odhran O’Reilly who was third in the U10 Boys, Ciaran O’Reilly and Sean T. Murphy, 2nd and third in U14 Boys, Aodhagan Watters and Donal Monaghan who were second and third in the U16 Boys, Laura Young and Lauren Sexton who were second and third in the U18 Girls, Darren Watters was third in the Junior Men's race, Eadaoin O’Reilly who was third in the Junior Ladies, Cian Connolly was third in the U18 Boys, Fiona Connolly was third in the V1 Ladies and Lyla Dolan and Brenda Wilson were second and third in the V3 Ladies. There were some very good runs from other athletes who didn’t get in the top 3 individual placings and many of them received top 12 finisher medals while others represented the club proudly running for their teams. Many of the athletes were running a year out of age, making the performances even more impressive and those athletes  will be looking forward to running in their own age breaks in the uneven championships in Killinkere.

Team medals were won in every age group. First up were the master races and the ladies did very well with Fiona Connolly, Lorraine O’Reilly and Eileen Murphy finishing in second place while the V3 Ladies team of Lyla Dolan, Brenda Wilson, Evelyn O’Reilly and Mary Gannon won gold. 

The U10 Boys won gold   (Odhran O'Reilly, Daniel Madigan, Donncha McNamara, Cormac Hegarty, Alex Prior, Ben Monaghan, Martin Donohoe, Callum Kelly)

The U10 girls ran well to finish in third place and win a bronze medal (Emily Sheridan, Niamh McCorry, Lucy Jayne Grant, Maeve Young, Katie Donohoe and Emma Mulvaney). 

We had no team in the U12 Boys which is a shame as Daire O'Reilly, Conall Ruddy and Adam Kelly ran very well. 

The U12 Girls team won a bronze team medal (Mary Kate Gannon, Cliodhna Sheridan, Blathnaid O'Reilly, Bevan McCaffrey, Kate Wilson,  Doireann McNamara). 

The U14 Boys won gold with Ciaran O'Reilly, Sean T Murphy, Daire Connolly, Mark Minihane, Oisin McCorry and Patrick Gaffney.

 Only three girls (Claire Young, Abbey Sexton and Orla O’Brien) were available for the U14 Girls team and all had good races. 

 The Annalee U16 Girls team won Gold and the team consisted of Clodagh O’Reilly, Irene Rose Monaghan, Caoimhe O’Reilly and Jamie Gannon. 

The gold winning U16 Boys team were Aodhagan Watters, Donal Monahan, Diarmuid McCorry, Mark Wilson, Killian Connolly and Sean Og Lawlor. 

The U18 Girls team of Laura Young, Lauren Sexton, Aoife Murphy and Orla Murphy won the U18 girls and then teamed up with Gina Dolan and Eadaoin O’Reilly to win the Junior Girl’s race. There was no U18 Boys team.

The Junior men finished the day on another gold note with Andrew O’Brien, Louis Courtney, Darren Watters and Cian Connolly coming first. 

The overall results give Annalee AC 93 points with the second placed club  Innyvale AC on 55 points,  and Annalee AC has a healthy lead going into the second day of county cross country championships. Hopefully the athletes can continue their good form next Sunday in Killinkere

Full results-click here

 © Miriam Griffin 2012