Reports September October 2013 misc

October 28th 2013

Dublin and Frankfurt Marathons

Well done to Peter Walsh who completed the Dublin Marathon in 2 hours 45mins and to Barry O'Reilly who completed his first marathon in Frankfurt, Germany along with Val Gough (marathon nuber 2 for Val).

October 27th 2013

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Two Ulster Champions at the Ulster & NI Even Ages Cross Country Championships, Rostrevor. Full report here

Odhran O'Reilly is U10 Cross country champion with Donal McSorley the silver medal winner in the U10 race. Donncha McNamara finished a close 4th and with Malachy O'Brien as the 4th runner, the U10 boys won team gold. Clodagh O'Reilly continued her winning sequence in the Ulster Cross Country Championshipswith a commanding win in the U18 category. Ciaran O'Reilly won a bronze medal in the U14 Boys race. Cian O'Reilly was 6th in the Senior Men's Bobby Rae race while Eadaoin O'Reilly was 5th in the female Junior category. Mary Kate Gannon was 10th in the U12 Girls. The U12 Girls and U14 Boys teams were just out of the medals in 4th place.

October 23rd 2013

Congratulations to Clodagh O'Reilly who has been selected for the Irish Cross Country Team following her second place finish in the Gerry Farnan XC in Phoenix Park, Dublin on October 20th.

Oct 21st 2013

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 Run with Catherina Race

Results posted-click on link.

Photos posted on Flickr-thanks to Edel Kellegher. 

Youtube (thanks to Padraig Gaffney). Normal Speed Video.

Speeded up Video (race starts 55 seconds in)

1 Paddy Hamilton, Annadale 15:09
2 Robbie Matthews, Dunshaughlin AC 15:40
3 Conan McCaughey, Enniskillen RC 15:41
4 Cian O'Reilly Annalee AC 16:08

6. Donal McGoldrick Annalee AC
1 Catherina McKiernan, 17:20
2 Pauline Curley 17:48
3 Teresa Duffy 19:05

O/45 MEN 3 Paul Connolly Annalee AC 19:10

Teams-Men 1 Annalee AC

Teams-Ladies 1 Annalee AC

Junior men

1 Aodhagan Watters, Annalee AC 17:44 

2 Roland Surlis Annalee AC 18:00

3 Ciaran O'Reilly Annalee AC 18:21

Junior Ladies 3 Blathnaid O'Reilly Annalee AC

U/16 Boys

2 Eoghan Ruddy Annalee AC

3 Tomas McKiernan Annalee AC

U/16 Girls

1 Caoimhe O'Reilly Annalee AC

U/14 Boys

1 Sean T. Murphy/Mark Minhane Annalee AC

2 Daire Connolly Annalee AC

3 Daire O'Reilly Annalee AC

U/14 Girls

2 Leah Smith Annalee AC

3 Chloe O'Reilly Annalee AC


1 Odhran O'Reilly Annalee AC

2 Donncha McNamara Annalee AC

3 Alex Prior Annalee AC

U/12 Girls

1 Mary Kate Gannon Annalee AC

3 Cait O'Reilly Annalee AC

Oct 14th 2013

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Congratulations to the Even Ages & Master Cross Country runners. They all had great runs with lots of county championship wins and team medals awarded. Annalee well ahead in overall championship race. Results here.

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October 6th 2013

Great runs from the cross country runners on Saturday with lots of winning teams and individuals. Annalee AC is on 73 points taking the lead in the overall championship race after Day 1. Winners on the day were Beth Grant (U9), Lucy Hogan/Emily Sheridan (U11), Odhran O'Reilly (U11), Daire O'Reilly (U13), Clodagh O'Reilly (U17), Aodhagan Watters (U17) and Aoife Finan (U19). Team golds for U11 and U17 Girls, U11, U13, U15 Boys and Novice Men. Great Photos posted on Flickr (thank you to Ann McCorry) Provisional Results (placings to be verified)-click here

Sep 29th 2013

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Good early season performances from those runners who participated in the second leg of the Winter League in Bailieboro today. The Senior Mens 6k was won by Aodhagan O'Reilly with Fionan O'Reilly in third. Lilah Dolan won the V3 ladies while Eadaoin O'Reilly was 2nd in the Senior Ladies. There were second wins for Odhran O'Reilly, Clodagh O'Reilly and Aodhagan Watters. Results will be posted when available. Photos on Annalee gallery on Flickr.

Sep 15 2013

Co Cavan Winter League Day 1

Aodhagan O'Reilly won the first Senior men's race of the new season's county competitions with a very good run in testing windy and wet conditions in Cavan town.  Donal McGoldrick came in third and the men's senior team were the team category winners.  The underage categories also had great results despite the weather with wins for Odhran O'Reilly (U10), Sean T. Murphy (U14), Clodagh O'Reilly (U18),  Aodhagan Watters (U18) and Brenda Wilson v3 ladies. Second places for Donal McSorley (U10), Maeve Young (U10), Mary Kate Gannon (U12), Conor Galligan (U12), Roland Surlis (U18), Aoife Finan (U18), Fiona Connolly (V1 Ladies) and Evelyn O'Reilly (V3 Ladies). Diarmuid McCorry (U16), Donncha McNamara(U10), Eadaoin O'Reilly (Senior Ladies) and Paul Connolly (V1 Men) were third in their races. The overall points are very close with Shercock having a 1 point lead over Annalee at the end of Day 1.

Full individual & team results click here

2013 Ulster Even Ages, Junior & Bobby Rae Cross Country Championships

                                                Rostrevor, 26th Oct 2013

A group of 23 Annalee athletes traveled to the picturesque venue of Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor for the first of the Ulster Championship Cross Country events last Saturday. The course was set on parkland giving ideal conditions for competitive races.

First to the line was the under 10 boys team of Odhran O’Reilly, Donnacha McNamara, Donal McSorley and Malachy O’Brien, racing over the 1000m course. After a fast start the Annalee athletes settled in the top 10 positions biding their time to make a move on the leaders.  Coming up the last hill with 300m to go the Annalee boys made their move with Odhran O’Reilly taking the pole position to win the race with Donal McSorley a close second and Donnacha McNamara finishing fourth. Newcomer to the team Malachy O’Brien performed excellently in his first Ulster Championship finishing strongly in 28th position to give Annalee the Gold medals in the team competition.

The girls under 12 team of Mary Kate Gannon, Bevan McCaffrey, Emily Sheridan, Blathnaid O’Reilly, Lucy Jayne Grant, Doireann McNamara and Alannah O’Brien were next to compete over the 1500m course. Mary Kate Gannon was the top finisher in tenth place which qualifies her for the All Irelands in Santry in November. Overall the girls finished in 4th team position.

Boys team under 12 was Alex Prior, Ethan Coyle, Conor Galligan, Cormac Hegarty and Conall Ruddy. The boys raced over the 1500m course and gained valuable experience over the longer distance.

The boys under 14 team of Ciaran O’Reilly, Sean T Murphy, Mark Minahane and Daire O’Reilly raced over 2500m. Having positioned themselves in the leading group on the first 1000m lap O’Reilly moved up to take the lead going into the second lap of 1500m. From here there was a mighty battle between Donegal man Aaron McGlynn, Omagh athlete Sean Corry and Cavan’s O’Reilly with the lead changing many times. On the final straight McGlynn got the upper hand to win from Sean Corry with Ciaran O’Reilly in third place. Sean T Murphy was next to finish for the Annalee team with Mark Minahane and Daire O’Reilly packing in well to leave the team in fourth position.

Caoimhe O’Reilly was the only Annalee athlete to compete in the under 16 race over a distance of 3500m and she a had a strong performance over the course.

Clodagh O’Reilly was the favorite going into the under 18 race and she didn’t dissappoint. With the other athletes keeping a close eye on her for the first lap Clodagh made her move going into the second lap giving herself a breakaway lead of 20 meters on the uphill section of the course. From there the rest of the field were unable to reduce that lead and Clodagh finished the race in comfortable style with a 50 meter lead over Zoe Carruthers from Lisburn.

The Bobby Rea Memorial race for ladies was next and Eadaoin O’Reilly made her return to competition finishing 5th in the Junior under 20 section. In the men’s race Cian O’Reilly started well with the leading group but the now worsening conditions due to the heavy rain took its toll and Cian finished 6th in the senior race.

All told it was an excellent day out for the Annalee athletes with some promising performances and these athletes will be looking towards the next day out in Gransha Park, Derry for the Uneven Age Group Ulster Championships on November 10th.

 © Miriam Griffin 2012