Tullamore Harriers Report 05th August 2019

Ava O’Connor Wins International Gold 


Ava O’Connor finished up her outdoor season competing in the Youth Nations Cup in Santry Stadium on Saturday 03rd August. She faced stiff opposition on the day with England’s India Pentland probably the favourite going into the race as she has a PB of 4.25. Ava let the English duo lead the way in the early stages and only took the lead with a lap to go. In the back straight she was able to stretch clear and was a clear winner by the finish line. Well done Ava.


Silver for Katelyn Farrelly 

Congratulations to Katelyn Farrelly who had her debut in the Irish singlet also in the Youth Nations Cup in Santry on Saturday 03rd August. In her first international, this truly dedicated athlete put in a super performance in the 4 x 100m relay. Running the third leg she whipped around the bend at top speed giving her team the best chance available against a very strong English and second Irish team. The girls took second place in an exciting and lightning fast race. Katelyn, still U17, will be eligible for the Youth Cup again in 2020 and will value the experience of the entire two days for future endeavours. A great performance and a promising way to finish her season. Well done Katelyn.


National Senior Track and Field Championships


Well done to Paddy Heffernan and Darragh McNamara who competed in the recent National Senior Track and Field championships held in Santry.   Paddy was 8th in the final of the 110m Hurdles (16.21) and Darragh was 5th in his heat of the 400m (51.47).


Birr AC 5K Road Race


Well done to all our club runners who competed in the Birr AC 5K held on Friday 02nd August, the last of the Offaly 5K Road Race Series. Congratulations to Liam Brady who was a clear winner and our other age group winners: Evelyn Herlihy 1st O40, Pauline Curley 1st O50, Cian Martin Junior Male and Danielle Donegan Junior Female.    Great running everyone, thanks to Birr AC for a great event.

Tullamore Harriers Results: 1 Liam Brady 00:15:14, 15 Michael Murphy 00:17:04, 16 Glen Finlay 00:17:05, 21 Jonathan Dunne 00:17:50, 22 Darren Butler 00:17:56, 24 Cian Martin 00:18:00, 28 Rory Farrell 00:18:14, 33 Pauline Curley 00:18:22, 37 Alan Heffernan 00:18:43, 42 Fionnan Minnock 00:19:00, 43 Liam Byrne 00:19:02, 44 Leslie Buckley 00:19:02, 45 Danielle Donegan 00:19:03, 50 John Donegan 00:19:13, 52 Dave Dunican 00:19:21, 54 Nita Mc Loughlin 00:19:22, 55 Jennifer Burke 00:19:24, 60 Tara McKinney 00:19:32, 64 Rob Maunsell 00:19:44, 66 Richard Galvin 00:19:49, 68 Alan Mitchell 00:19:48, 79 Gerry Dunican 00:20:15, 87 Evelyn Herlihy 00:20:31, 88 Sean Spollen 00:20:31, 91 Rita Daly 00:20:36, 92 Diarmuid Herlihy 00:20:36, 93 Sean Reynolds 00:20:38, 103 Johnny Feery 00:20:56, 111 Dympna Fox 00:21:03, 134 Rachel Donegan 00:22:08, 136 Mag Grennan 00:22:11, 137 Dave Smith 00:22:03, 139 Mary F Daly 00:22:17, 149 Ricky White 00:22:29, 152 Dennis Tennison Ihaza 00:22:27, 154 Tracey Kinnarney 00:22:38, 155 Mary Galvin 00:22:41, 159 Aoife Marron 00:22:43, 168 Gary Dwyer 00:23:00, 174 Marie Donegan 00:23:21, 190 Emer Guilfoyle 00:23:56, 194 Paschal Naughton 00:23:57, 201 Tracey Stewart 00:24:15, 203 Martina Conlon 00:24:28, 210 Charlotte Abbott 00:24:46, 217 Olive Mannion 00:24:58, 240 John McGowan 00:25:42, 289 Noel Browne 00:27:58, 290 Dave Kavanagh 00:28:02, 318 Elaine Heffernan 00:29:17, 345 Teresa Whelehan 00:31:38, 352 Lavinia Leahy 00:32:37, 359 Sharon Newman 00:34:44.


50k Run for Mick Hogan

Well done to Rodge Larkin and his team of Finian McDermott, John O’Connell and Aidan Egan who ran 50k on Saturday 03rd August to help towards the Mick Hogan Benefit Fund. They were encouraged along the way by other club members who ran part of the distance and others who cheered them along. Great achievement lads.


Tullamore Harriers Quinlan Cup Half Marathon 2019/Phyllis Delaney Cup

The 7th annual event will take place on Saturday 31st August 2019. The Leinster and Offaly Half Marathon Championships will be incorporated into this year’s race. This year we have the brand new Ladies Team Trophy, the Phyllis Delaney Cup. The Men’s Team trophy is also up for grabs. Every year we get huge positive feedback from participants and spectators alike who praise the friendly atmosphere and quality of the Tullamore Half Marathon.   The event is now sold out having being capped at 1,000. See you all on 31st August.


Sunday 2nd June – Leinster Jnr, U23, Senior and Master T&F – Tullamore Harriers Stadium.
Friday June 7th – Clara AC 5k – 8pm – Offaly 5k Race Series 6
Wednesday 12th June – Colin Dunne Primary Schools T&F, Tullamore Harriers Stadium
Friday 14th June – Marion Geraghty 10k Mountbolus -7.30pm – Offaly Middle Distance Challenge Race 2.
Sun 15th June- Leinster U12- U19 T&F- Tullamore Harriers Stadium.
Friday 21st June – Naomh Mhuire AC 5k – 7:30pm. Offaly 5k Race Series 7

A list of AAI-licensed fixtures is available on www.athleticsireland.ie


Training for adults every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm and Sunday at 8.00am except on race days.  New members always welcome. Please contact Leslie Buckley 087-6130971 or Anna Hyland Guilfoyle 086-8248928 or any club member. Full details regarding Juvenile training on tullamore.com.

Access to Facilities

Please note that use of the club’s facilities, including the tarmac track, is restricted to members of the club.