Tullamore Harriers Club Report 4th Jan 2021

Tullamore Harriers Hospice Mile

Despite the damp and dreary weather we had a great turnout for the Tullamore Harriers Hospice Mile on Christmas Day. Friends and families from near and far got their pre Christmas steps in and all for the wonderful Offaly Hospice Charity. The winners of the competitive mile were Bill Carroll..1st male and Imelda Lambe..1st female.

Thank you to all who supported our fundraiser either in the club or online. The aim of the Fund is to raise enough money through charitable donations to fund the building and equipping of a Specialist Palliative Care Unit that would provide first class services now and into the future for patients and families in the Midlands region. Again, thank you so much for your support.



New Year – new you!! Now is the time we consider New Year’s resolutions. – 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 in a safe and friendly surrounding and you will be advised and supported every step of the way. Register here to book your place : 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. 

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!!


Tom Brennan 5k

Laura Mooney set herself up well for the new year with a fantastic win in the New Year’s Day Tom Brennan 5k Road race. The Liffey Valley hosted event attracted a fine field of just under 500 runners on a balmy but blustery day in the Phoenix Park. Laura posted a smashing time of 16.45 taking the win just ahead of 2nd placed Celine Gavin (DCH)in 16.51. Laura’s brother Barry too had a super run finishing in 30th place with a time of 16.50. Great running and well done to you both.,


Round the Houses New Year’s Eve race.

The final club competition of 2021 was run off on new years eve – the annual Round the Houses race. The race covers a distance of 4700m starting and finishing in the club carpark. It is a sealed handicapped race with all athletes starting together and handicaps applied to the finish times.

The weather was next to perfect with temperatures of 12 degrees making for good running conditions. 28 club athletes lined out, heading out the front gate onto the Charleville Road, left onto Adams Villas and back into the carpark via the back entrance of the Tullamore Harriers. This loop is repeated 4 times. 

Leonard Mooney was first home in a time of 16.29 with Darren Butler a close 2nd and Shane Origan 3rd. Fastest lady was Pauline Curley who clocked 17.07 with Evelyn Herlihy 2nd lady and Nita McLoughlin 3rd. After our handicapper Joe Wrafter adjusted the times, Naomi Galvin was declared the winner of this year’s Round the Houses race. Congratulation Naomi and to all the athletes who lined out for the last run of the year. 

Full results here:





Leonard Mooney 00:16:29 00:00:00 00:16:29 Fastest Man

Darren Butler 00:16:36 00:00:10 00:16:26 

Shane Origan 00:17:05 00:00:00 00:17:05 

Pauline Curley 00:17:07 00:01:00 00:16:07 Fastest Woman

Alan Heffernan 00:17:40 00:01:40 00:16:00 2nd Individual

Daniel Molloy 00:18:12 00:02:05 00:16:07 5th Individual

Brendan Abbott 00:18:14 00:02:05 00:16:09 

Liam Byrne 00:18:27 00:02:15 00:16:12 

Evelyn Herlihy 00:18:33 00:02:25 00:16:08 

Peter Bennett 00:18:55 00:02:25 00:16:30 

Glenn Finlay 00:19:01 00:00:45 00:18:16 

Nita McLoughlin 00:19:07 00:02:40 00:16:27 

Dave Dunican 00:19:18 00:02:05 00:17:13 

Johnny Feery 00:19:30 00:02:45 00:16:45 

Francis Mollen 00:19:45 00:03:40 00:16:05 4th Individual

Alan Mitchell 00:20:07 00:02:05 00:18:02 

Charlotte Abbott 00:21:03 00:05:00 00:16:03 3rd Individual

Ruth Galvin 00:21:48 00:04:55 00:16:53 

Margaret Grennan 00:21:59 00:05:40 00:16:19 

Jack Ryan 00:22:17 00:05:25 00:16:52 

Mary Galvin 00:22:31 00:06:15 00:16:16 

Naomi Galvin 00:22:47 00:06:55 00:15:52 Race Winner

Hilary Duncan 00:23:58 00:06:55 00:17:03 

Ray Murray 00:26:32 00:08:00 00:18:32 

Jim Langan 00:28:08 00:09:40 00:18:28 

Joyce Stevenson 00:30:52 00:10:30 00:20:22 

Helen Reynolds 00:30:58 00:11:00 00:19:58 

Melissa Hogan 00:38:11 00:13:30 00:24:41



Kilbeggan 6k

Paul Mitchell took the win in the Kilbeggan 6km race on Stephens day with Michael Murphy 3rd finisher. Nadine Donegan took the ladies title and Pauline Curley was 2nd lady finisher. This St Stephen’s Day race has always been a popular race – a nice way to run off the Xmas turkey!!

Well done to all from Tullamore Harriers who ran. 

Paul Mitchell 18.53

Michael Murphy 19.19

Pauric Ennis 20.09

Jonathan Dunne 20.41

Michael Murphy Snr 21.42

Nadine Donegan 22.01

Pauline Curley 22.18

Nick McGowan 23.29

Nita McLoughlin 24.46

Peter Bennett 25.01

Finian McDermott 25.51

Basil Cronin 25.56

Sean Reynolds 26.05

Mags Grennan 28.45

Liam Lynam 28.45

Dave Dunican 28.47

Mary Galvin 29.35

Adrian Curley 30.12

Emer Guilyfoyle 31.30

Sandra Busteed 34.22

Jim Langan 35.01





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.

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Mrs Imelda o Shea. 

A dark shadow was cast across the club upon hearing the sad news of the passing of Mrs Imelda O Shea, wife of Life President, Brendan O Shea. 

Imelda was a huge support to Brendan, and the club, throughout Brendan’s decades of commitment and loyalty to the club since the 1950’s. 

Imelda was a soft spoken, kind and elegant lady who was liked and admired in equal measure by all who knew her. 

The Tullamore Harriers Club extends our heartfelt condolences to Imelda’s husband Brendan, her children John, Orla and Emer, her grandchildren and the extended 

O Shea and Clancy families. 

May she rest in peace. 

Adrian Curley 


Tullamore Harriers.



Sat 15th Jan – Leinster Inter & Masters XC and Juvenile XC Relays – Dunboyne





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