Tullamore Harriers Club Report 20th Dec 2021

Daniel Molloy wins the Christmas Grand National 2021. 

Well done to the 30 club members who completed in the Annual Christmas Grand National. The hidden handicapped race started in the club car park, out the back gate, turning left at the rugby club, left again onto the Charleville Road and in the front gate of the Harriers. This loop is completed 4 times making up the 5k distance. This year’s winner was Daniel Molloy who worked hard gaining considerable ground on each lap. 2nd finisher was Sarah Stephens and 3rd was Liam Lynam. Liam Byrne was 5th and Nita McLoughlin 6th. Fastest man was Mike Murphy and fastest lady was Pauline Curley. 

Thank you to all the marshals, time keepers and to our handicapper Joe Wrafter. 



1 Daniel Molloy 00:28:02 00:08:05 00:19:57 Winner

2 Sarah (Stephens)McConigley 00:28:15 00:03:50 00:24:25 2nd

3 Liam Lynam 00:28:21 00:03:00 00:25:21 3rd

4 Liam Byrne 00:28:26 00:08:30 00:19:56 4th

5 Nita McLoughlin 00:28:27 00:08:05 00:20:22 5th

6 Finian McDermott 00:28:38 00:07:50 00:20:48 6th

7 Evelyn Herlihy 00:28:43 00:08:40 00:20:03

8 Rachel Henry 00:28:47 00:07:15 00:21:32

9 Peter Bennett 00:28:52 00:08:30 00:20:22

10 Charlotte Abbott 00:28:55 00:05:55 00:23:00

11 Shane Origan 00:28:57 00:11:10 00:17:47

12 Michael Murphy 00:29:03 00:11:25 00:17:38 Fastest Man

13 Anthony Hughes 00:29:05 00:08:05 00:21:00

14 Leonard Mooney 00:29:14 00:11:25 00:17:49

15 Cian Martin 00:29:15 00:11:35 00:17:40

16 Pauline Curley 00:29:17 00:10:30 00:18:47 Fastest


17 Jason McDermott 00:29:19 00:08:30 00:20:49

18 Annmarie McNamara 00:29:23 00:03:00 00:26:23

19 Margaret Grennan 00:29:35 00:05:30 00:24:05

20 Tony McCormack 00:29:36 00:02:05 00:27:31

21 Johnny Feery 00:29:44 00:08:40 00:21:04

22 Nick McGowan 00:29:45 00:10:30 00:19:15

23 Jack Ryan 00:29:51 00:05:55 00:23:56

24 Sean Spollen 00:29:56 00:07:15 00:22:41

25 Sean Reynolds 00:29:58 00:08:30 00:21:28

26 Francis Mollen 00:30:02 00:08:05 00:21:57

27 Fionnan Minnock 00:30:07 00:09:30 00:20:37

28 Michelle Mullaney 00:30:09 00:07:15 00:22:54

29 Angela Martin 00:32:29 00:00:00 00:32:29

30 Mary Fox Mann 00:33:10 00:00:00 00:33:10




Tullamore Harriers Hospice Mile. 

We welcome all to our Annual Tullamore Harriers Hospice Mile on Christmas morning. Call in anytime between 10am to 12 to do a lap of the track , many laps of the track or indeed compete in the Hospice Mile race which kicks off at 11am. Unfortunately last year we were unable to host the event due to Covid restrictions so it is extra welcome this Christmas morning. 

Offaly Hospice Foundation is a voluntary fundraising committee founded in 1990 to financially support the Palliative Care services within our own county. Funds raised by Offaly Hospice Foundation have been used to employ Specialist Nurses and Carers allowing patients to be looked after in their own home. All funds raised helps to support patients and their loved ones when emphasis is gone from curing the patient to providing them with the best quality of life possible at this precious time. Palliative Care has advanced from Cancer only care to the care of patients with end stage Heart Failure, Dementia, Chronic Lung and Neurological diseases. 

In 2019 the Offaly Hospice Foundation launched the Midlands Hospice Building Fund which aims to raise enough money to fund the building of a Specialist Palliative Care Unit in the midlands serving Offaly and surrounding counties. This specialist 16-bedded unit which will be sited on the grounds of the Regional Hospital Tullamore, is estimated to cost 10 million euro so fundraising is essential and Offaly Hospice now need donations more than ever. 

Please join us on Christmas morning in Tullamore Harriers between 10am and 12md. Your donation will make a difference to this deserving cause. 

Online donations may also be made by following this link: https://www.idonate.ie/TullamoreHarriers




The end of another year is drawing to a close and now is the time we consider New Year’s resolutions. We don’t need reminding how difficult the past while has been for everyone but why not put your fitness to the fore, set a goal – and sign up for the Tullamore Harriers Couch 2 5k Programme?. 

Starting on Monday January 10th and each Monday and Wednesday at 6.30pm for 8 weeks. At a cost of €25 it is excellent value for money. 

The programme is for all levels of fitness from total beginners to those with any level of fitness. It is advisable to have a check up with your doctor before you start the programme if in any doubt.

The sessions usually involve 40 to 50 minutes of exercise including warm up and cool down. All sessions are supervised by Tullamore Harriers members and you will be advised and supported every step of the way. 

Register on https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/tullamore-harriers/

Numbers will have to be restricted this year due to the ongoing Covid safety regulations so we advise you to register early. 

Regular updates will be found here on the Tullamore Harriers facebook page. 

See you on the 10th of January!

Tullamore Harriers Half Marathon 2022.

We are back!!! Entry is now open for the 2022 Tullamore Harriers Half Marathon. Sign up for a top class race now and you won’t be disappointed. Entries are expected to sell out really quickly so don’t leave it too late to Include the Tullamore Half Marathon in your goals for 2022. As a result from the very high standards set and improved on by Tullamore Harriers, this event is classed as one of the best Half Marathons in the country. It offers so much for runners of every standard from 1st timers to the highly competitive athlete. 

The Tullamore Half Marathon hosts the Offaly and Leinster Half Marathon Championships so there are plenty of individual and team medals up for grabs. The prestigious Quinlan Cup will be awarded to the winning mens team and the Phyllis Delaney Cup to the winning ladies team

The race as always will be on closed roads to ensure safety for our athletes and allow nothing to get in their way!!



All Tullamore Harriers Ac membership subscriptions will be done online from 2022.. This includes membership renewals as well as the registering of new members joining the club. The membership system used was set up by the Athletics Association of Ireland and has proven itself very useful for this and other functionality for the club. There is an admin fee of 4.5% of the club membership fee applied at checkout by the online system.

Renewal of Existing Members for 2022

Renewal emails will be sent out with links to the electronic membership system.

If you have not received an email it may be because the email has gone into a spam or junk folder or because the details we have for you is not correct.



**Please note that Tullamore Harriers Ac value your personal data and will make every effort to keep it secure in compliance with the GDPR. We only collect data that we need to use for your AAI Registration**.




The Chairman, Committee and members of Tullamore Harriers Athletics Club would like to express our deepest Sympathies to Paul Hogan the Hogan family on the passing of Peter Hogan.





Saturday 25th Dec – Hospice Mile

Friday 31st Dec – Around The Houses Club Race






Senior Training

Training Tuesday evening from 6.40pm to 8.30pm.

All members have received the Covid Return to Training directive via email and are asked to adhere to the club policies on same. For any enquiries contact club captains Sean 0851742418 or Anna 0868248928


The clubhouse will be closed for Christmas from Wednesday 22nd to Tuesday 4th 


Christmas Wishes

The Chairman and Committee of Tullamore Harriers would like to wish all its members, members families and friends of the club a merry Christmas. Bíodh saoire shuaimhneach agus shláintiúil agat.