May 2014

May 31st 2014

Congratlations to Aine, Andrew, Aodhagan, Ciaran, Clodagh, Paul and Roland who compete in the All Ireland Schools Track & Field Championships in Tullamore on Sat 31st May. Clodagh was 2nd in the 3000m and Andrew 3rd in the 110m Hurdles. Roland Surlis had yet another pb of 1.55 to finish in 4th in a record setting Senior 800m. Aine Brady was 5th in the 300m Hurdles. Paul Sexton was 6th in the 110 hurdles having hit a hurdle early in the race. Ciaran Schutten also finsihed 6th in the javelin. Aodhagan Watters set another pb in the 3000m steeplechase. 

May 19th 2014

Clodagh breaks 32 year old championship record as Annalee athletes star in Ulster Schools T&F Championships on Friday and Saturday.

At the first major track event of 2014, the Ulster Secondary Schools Championships, Clodagh O'Reilly, Loreto College, Cavan, took the titles in both the Intermediate Girls 3000m and 1500m in fine style. The 3000m was held on Friday evening and in beautiful summer conditions Clodagh smashed the long standing record when she won the race in a time of 10:10 minutes, taking 8 seconds of the previous record set in 1982 by Donegal athlete Teresa Reynolds. Clodagh lead from the gun and finished 30 seconds clear of her nearest rival. Continuing in her winning form, Clodagh took to the track again on Saturday for the 1500m and made it the double by coming home a clear winner.

 Earlier in the day St. Patrick's College athletes, Andrew Creamer and Paul Sexton were in fine form, coming home 1st and 2nd respectively in the Boy's Senior 110m Hurdles. Paul's sister Abbey Sexton, Loreto College, kept up the family tradition when she came first in the Junior Girl's 80m Hurdles. Abbey gave a stunning performance and was a worthy winner. Another Cavan hurdler Aine Brady, Loreto College, took on the difficult task of both the Intermediate Girl's 100m and 300m Hurdles. Aine took the Silver in the 300m Hurdles and Bronze in the 100m Hurdles.

 Next up was St. Patrick's College athlete, Aodhagan Watters competing in the 2000m Steeplechase. Aodhagan ran the strong race battling all the way to the line, just missing out on second position, to take the bronze medal. Roland Surlis, St Patrick’s College, was in action in the Senior Boys 800m and this race was a real battle all the way with the lead changing on numerous occasions finishing up with three evenly matched athletes coming into the final straight. Unfortunately Roland collided with another athlete on the bend and this disrupted his stride which allowed the other two athletes to get away. Roland can home a strong third which qualifies him for the All Irelands. Caoimhe OReilly showed good hurdling technique in the steeplechase where she finished in 4th place.

Meanwhile in the field events Ciaran Schutten, St Patricks College, competed in the javelin where he took the bronze medal. John Nulty, St Patricks College was unlucky not to hit top form and finished in fourth position in the Senior boys Long jump. Courtney Rappel-McDowell, Loreto College, competed in the Senior girls javelin finishing fifth in a very strong competition. Evan Borke, St Patricks College, finished sixth in the Senior boys 200m.

Andrew, Paul, Abby, Aine, Roland, Aodhagan, Ciaran and Clodagh will now go on to compete in the All Irelands Secondary Schools Championships to be held in Tullamore on May 31st.

Update on U9-U13 and Senior T&F Championships posted. Photos from both T&F days posted on Flickr.

May 9th 2014


Co Cavan Athletics Awards Ceremony  Congratulations to all Annalee athletes who received awards in 11 different categories. 

Year 2012

Girls U12-U15 Category

Sprints – Aine Brady Annalee AC

Girls U16-U18 Category

Distance – Clodagh O’Reilly Annalee AC

Jumps – Aoife Murphy Annalee AC

Boys  U16-U18 Category

Sprints – Liam Canning Annalee AC

Distance – Louis Courtney  Annalee AC

Jumps – Andrew Creamer Annalee AC

Year 2013

Girls U16-U18 Category

Distance – Clodagh O’Reilly Annalee AC

Jumps – Orla Murphy Annalee AC

Throws – Ellen Brady Annalee AC

 Boys  U16-U18 Category

Distance – Aodhagan Watters  Annalee AC

Jumps –  John Nulty Annalee AC

May 8th 2014

Ulster Schools E district results

Excellent results for Annalee athleties representing Loreto Cavan and St Pat’s College Cavan in the E district T&F Championships held today in the Antrim Forum.

Kayleigh Mc Caffrey Gold in SG 110m and 200m, Aine Brady Gold 80mHurdles and 300m Hurdles, Courtney McDowell Gold LJ and Javelin, Clodagh O’Reilly Gold 1500m and 3000m, Orla Murphy Gold Shot Putt and Silver Discus, Abbey Sexton Gold 80m hurdles, Caoimhe O’Reilly Silver Steeplechase, Irene Rose Monahan Silver 400m, Orla O’Brien Silver Javelin.

Roland Surlis Gold 800m and 1500m, John Nulty Gold LJ and Silver 100m, Paul Sexton Gold 200m and Silver 100mh, Oisin McCorry Gold 80m hurdles, Andrew Creamer Gold 100m hurdles, Ciaran Schutten Gold Javelin, Aodhagan Watters Silver Steeplechase and competition pb performances from Andrew Creamer in hurdles, Eoin McCormack in long jump and 800m, John Nulty in long jump and Oisin McCorry in high jump.

May 5th 2014

Co Cavan U14-18 and MastersT&F Championships 

There were a few outstanding performances at yesterdays county championships. Paul Connolly won gold in all his events-the V3 Mens 100m, Long Jump with a new pb, and the 3000m along with team gold in the Masters 4 x100m relay. Mark McNamara wasn’t too far behind with two individual golds in the V1 Shot putt and 100m along with a bronze in the 3000m and team relay gold. Paul Fahy also had an excellent pb in the long jump and finished in 2nd position in both the long jump and in the 100m. Brendan Jennings was second in the V1 100m and in the V1 Long jump. Alvin O’Brien shrugged off the effects of a mere ! 120km cycle the day before the race and had a very strong 3000m race where he finished in the silver position. Lorraine O’Reilly continued the medal haul wth gold in the V1 100m and a brilliant last leg in the ladies relay to bring her team back up into silver place after a mishap at the first bato exchange. Lyla Dolan won the V3 1500m and Aiden Watters won the V3 Shot putt. Monika O’Brien had a spectacular debut in the long jump championships winning the V1 event. Evelyn O’Reilly won silver in the shot and 100m with a bronze in the long jump. Brenda Wilson won bronze in both the 100m and 1500m. There were good efforts from Fiona Connolly, Tara McNamara and Miriam Griffin but they finished just outside the medals on the day. The men’s relay team won their race while the ladies two teams finished in second and 4th place. At the end of the events, the Kiernan Perpetual Cup for best overall Masters Track & Field championship performance  was awarded jointly to Annalee AC and to Shercock. Results Link


Lorraine O’Reilly and Aiden Watters of Annalee with Eileen Fitzpatrick, Shercock AC and the Masters Track & Field Perpetual Cup

 © Miriam Griffin 2012