Tullamore Harriers Report 30th October 2017
Leinster Novice Cross Country
Meath Athletics hosted the Leinster Novice Cross Country championships in Navan last Saturday on a tough but fair course. Conditions were good underfoot at the Navan Adventure Centre venue though the course was very hilly with a long drag to the finish line. The Novice ladies ran 4000m and Nadine Donegan led the charge for Harriers putting in a strong performance to finish 4th overall. Nadine led a team of six with Nita McLoughlin, Dympna Condron, Michelle Mullaney, Tara McKinney and Charlotte Abbott running for the club. The team finished 5th in both the club and county competitions. The men’s team came away with bronze medals for the club thanks to high scores from Paul Mitchell (9th), Padraig Berry (32nd), Leonard Mooney (35th) and Christy Donegan (42nd). Mark Donegan and Jason Donegan, along with Darren Butler, Michael Conneely, Darragh Rigney and Sean Reynolds made up the full Harriers team. Ferbane’s Mick Fogarty helped the Offaly team to second place in the county competition supported by Paul, Padraig, Leonard, Christy and Michael O’Brien. Well done to both teams.
Nadine Donegan (4th) 15.20; Nita McLoughlin (24th) 16.50; Dympna Condron (48th) 17.25; Michelle Mullaney (52nd) 17.35; Tara McKinney (67th) 18.11; Charlotte Abbott (75th) 18.38.
Men 3rd club; 2nd county
Paul Mitchell (9th) 20.44; Padraig Berry (32nd) 21.51; Leonard Mooney (35th) 21.57; Christy Donegan (42nd) 22.11; Michael O’Brien (43rd) 22.12; Mark Donegan (55th) 22.39; Jason Donegan (59th) 22.48; Darren Butler (63rd) 22.53; Michael Conneely (74th) 23.18; Darragh Rigney (79th) 23.28; Sean Reynolds.
National Marathon Championships
As always, Dublin City Marathon was a big day for the club with nearly fifty participants and scores of the club’s supporters enjoying the event. Pauline Curley stepped onto the podium for the 11the time taking third place in the National Championship race with a time of 2.50.53. Pauline made her marathon debut in the National marathon of 2005 and since then Pauline has competed in 12 of the 13 Athletics Ireland Championships all held as part of the Dublin City Marathon (Pauline didn’t compete in 2008 when she ran the Beijing Olympics). The twelve races have yielded a remarkable eleven senior podium finishes with three gold, four silver and four bronze medals. In 2011 Pauline was 6th in 2:44:51 and won the F40 Gold medal.
In addition to Pauline’s super achievement there was plenty to celebrate among the club’s members. Eddie Garry was the first of Harriers crew to cross the finish line running a very impressive 2.43.49. Dave Murray also ran a great race clocking 2.48.59. Raymond Ryan ran 2.53.20. There were first-timers and veterans among the group with a few of our members running their second and even third marathon of the year! Congratulations to each and every one of our runners and sincere thanks to all who supported our runners.
Harriers results: Eddie Garry 2.43.49; Dave Murray 2.48.59; Pauline Curley 2.50.53; Raymond Ryan 2.53.20; Brendan Abbott 3.05.16; Robbie Westman 3.07.36; John Joe Galvin 3.10.07; Rory Farrell 3.20.23; Basil Cronin 3.17.55; Leonard Owens 3.21.04; Finian McDermott 3.24.55; Gary Whittle 3.28.23; Lynn Mooney 3.29.36; Elyisa McCormack 3.45.00; Avril Flynn 3.45.01; Lesley Cornally 3.48.03; Rob Maunsell 3.48.15; Paul Hensey 3.49.33; Fergal Leonard 3.50.10; Eugene Mann 3.50.27; Declan Rosney 3.58.59; Naomi Galvin 4.01.15; Ricky White 4.18.25; Ray Murray 4.26.30;; Mark Harpur 3.35.05; Liam Byrne 3.19.50; Fionnan Minnock 3.37.58; Gary Dillon 3.38.53; Leslie Buckley 3.42.12; Sinead Rigney 3.51.46; Brigid Fox 3.56.34; Mary Galvin 4.01.13; Mag Grennan 4.05.33; Lavinia Leahy 4.09.15; Helena Buckley 4.09.16; Lar Tierney 4.14.50; Paula Nolan 4.17.59; Paddy Rowland 4.25.40; Siobhan Stewart 4.25.47; Rodge Larkin 4.39.29; Joe White 4.42.16; Anne Cusack 4.43.44; Aisling McCormack 4.46.21; Miriam Brady 4.47.44; Jason Twomey 4.53.03; Donal Rigney 4.59.10; Mary Fox Mann 5.12.55
Sun 12th Leinster Senior & Uneven Ages Cross Country, Adamstown
Thurs 16th Harriers Winter League Rd 2
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 Adrian Martin 086-8727311 or Mary Daly 086-1906747 or any club member. Full details regarding Juvenile training on Tullamoreharriers.com.
Access to Harriers Facilities
Please note that use of the club’s facilities, including the tarmac track, is restricted to members of the club. Walkers are not permitted on the track during training sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30pm-8pm.