October 2012

October 2012

SYDNEY GAMES FOR LIAM DUNNE

Liam Dunne recently returned from Sydney, Australia where he participated in the World Firefighter Games, a biennial event, which unites firefighters the world over ,to compete in a variety of sporting competitions and disciplines. Liam has been training diligently over the past 8 months with this event in focus, and his improved fitness level and performance is certainly evident. His results in Sydney were a testimony on his hard work. Well done Liam.

Events ; Half Marathon 1.25.21 (1st o50), Cross Country 8k, 31.46 (1st o50), 5000m track, 18.34.33 (2nd o50), 1500m track, 5.13.13 (2nd o50).

Bristol Cross Country

Liam Brady, who continues his good running form, competed in the McCain Cross Country Challenge, held in Bristol , UK, on Sunday last. He was 17th overall in the senior men’s race, this being his first time to run at senior level in this competition. His time was a credible 31.34 for the 8.29k course. The race was won by Dewi Griffiths in 29.44.

RUN FOR A LIFE 10K-Archie McCormack took part in the Run for a Life 10k in Parkwest, Dublin on Saturday 13th October last. This event was a fundraiser for the Irish Kidney Association and coincided with the European Day for Organ donation and transplantation. Archie finished in a time of 47.50min. His son Sean ran the 3.4k race in 19.1min.

GALWAY BAY WIN FOR PAULINE-Pauline Curley retained her title when she was first lady across the line in the Galway Bay Half marathon , on Saturday 6th oct. Pauline put in a fine performance, in the field of over 1000 athletes, clocking 1hr 19.10, finishing 3 mins ahead of Mary Scully (Mullingar). Ray Murray finished in 1hr. 49.39

On the same day , prior to the half marathon, a 10k race was run off. Claire Davis completed the race in 49.31 and Tracey Mills crossed the line in 51.26mins.

WORLD FIREFIGHTER GAMES – Liam Dunne is travelling to Sydney, Australia this week to compete in the World Firefighter Games. Liam plans to take part in number of races and events of different distance and terrain. Best of Luck Liam from all.

CONDOLENCES-We wish our deepest sympathy to the family of the late Bertie (Bernard) Quinn, who passed away recently. Bertie was a highly regarded juvenile coach with the club for many years. RIP.

TALLAGHT A.C 5 mile – Liam Brady finished in 2nd place overall in the the 2nd annual Tallaght AC 5 mile road race on Sunday last. He crossed the line in a fantastic time of 24.55, just 30 seconds behind winner Sean Connolly (Tallaght AC).

ATHLONE ¾ MARATHON – Matt Corcoran competed in the Athlone ¾ marathon on Sunday 7th October which attracted over 600 athletes. It was 19.66 miles and on a hilly challenging course near the village of Glasson. Matt finished in 2hr 33mins and was 39th in his age group. It was won by Tullamore man Barry Minnock