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Sunday 31 August 2014

Gorey Celtic back to training

Published 09/07/2013 | 05:30

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Pre-season training will commence for Seniors on Tuesday and Thursday, July 16 and 18, at 7 p.m. sharp. Please be on the astro-turf ready to go for 7 p.m.

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New players are most welcome and can contact Richie Reardon (087-6434724), Paul Sweeney (087-1382542) or Nicky Murphy (087-2721675).

There will be a registration day for Junior boys and girls on Saturday, July 27, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. upstairs in the clubhouse. There will be an open day at the club on Sunday, August 11, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. where you can come up and register and meet your child's manager/coach. Tina Clarke will be taking registration this year and if anyone wants to make a payment they can contact her on 086-8822135.

New children are most welcome. Come on up to the open day (August 11, 2 to 4 p.m.), see our facilities, meet our coaches and let your child have a fun kickaround with his/her age group.

We cater for boys and girls from nippers to Under-16 (1998). We have plenty of availability on our astro pitches for five-a-side rental. The rate for the summer is €4 per man for the hour. Contact Nicky Murphy for bookings on 087-2721675.

Can all members please support our club lotto by buying or selling tickets. If every member of the club would commit to the lotto it would ease a lot of financial headaches for the year ahead. Tickets cost €2 and the jackpot stands at €4300. Contact Sammy Walker on 087-6458968 for more information or if you can help out.

For more club news see our Facebook page or check out the website: www.goreycelticfc.com

SLANEY OLYMPIC A.C.

Kilmore Athletic club hosted a 5k race on Saturday evening last in conjunction with the Seafood Festival. Jim Stafford was first clubman home and won the Over-50 category in 17.24, followed by Billy Reck 17.57, Brian Maher 19.27, Matt Phylen 20.16 and James Delaney 20.50. Catherine Murphy was first club lady to cross the line and won the Over-40s in 19.54, followed by Mag Balfe 23.26 and Tracy Kavanagh 26.47.

The next stage of the Slaney Olympic Audi Summer League takes place on Friday evening next, July 12, at The Still, Enniscorthy, a five-mile race. Race director is Tracy Kavanagh, registration is from 6.30 to 7.10. p.m., and the race starts at 7.30 p.m. Entry is €3 and the prize-giving and refreshments will be in Doyle's of The Still after the race. Everyone is welcome.

Club training continues every Wednesday at 6.30 p.m. in The Showgrounds, ideal for beginners to come along to a friendly training session and meet members of the club.

Also the group meet Sundays at 8.30 a.m. in the Abbey Square for a long run. Please feel free to contact Mag Dunphy (087-6366905), Jason O'Connor (087-1216233) or any club member if you need any further information about training or joining the club.

S.B.R. A.C.

Twenty-four S.B.R. athletes toed the line for the annual Kilmore Seafood Festival 5k road race on Saturday evening last, and what a successful evening it was for the Ferns club, with a one-two in the race and the club's men's teams finishing first and second also, while the ladies' team came away with second too.

Tom Hogan won the race for the first time, clocking a time of 15.40, just eight seconds clear of Myles Gibbons, who produced a career-best run and is in scintillating form at present. This pair led the S.B.R. 'A' team home in first place, accompanied by Tommy McElwaine (first Over-45 athlete) and Paul Gibbons.

The S.B.R. 'B' team of Lahcen Aouissar, Jim O'Malley, David Leonard and Raymond Byrne took the runners-up position. Dena Hogan led the S.B.R. ladies' team to runners-up positions behind Kilkenny team St. Joseph's A.C., as she ran well along with Danielle Hennessy and Lillian Lawless.

Ann Bolger won her F50 category. Well done to the S.B.R. juveniles who competed in the under-age race beforehand too.

The third leg of the S.B.R. Summer league took place in Carnew on Thursday evening last, with a very good entry competing again and many thanks to club member Danielle Hennessy for her help organising the course and stewards. Full results are available on www.sbrclub.com.

This week's league moves to Bunclody with a three miles road race on offer. More information from Lukie Kehoe on 087-3222914. The league is an excellent way of increasing fitness and is open to all runners, whether fun runners, complete novices or experienced athletes.

The first evening of the Athletics Wexford track and field championships takes place this Wednesday (July 10) on D.M.P's track in Sinnottstown Lane, Wexford town. The action gets under way from 6.30 p.m.

Bernard Fortune has been in great form on the mountain racing scene, with the S.B.R. athlete taking a number of decent placings lately. He finished sixth on Slievenamon in Co. Tipperary, fifth on Sorrel Hill in Co. Wicklow, fourth on Mweelrea in Co. Mayo, second in the 25.5 km. Circuit of Avonbeg race in Co. Wicklow, but Bernard saved his best for the race on the famed Croagh Patrick in Co. Mayo.

The almost seven km. Connaught championship race took place on difficult terrain up and over the mountain and in a terrific finish, Bernard only lost out by one second to County Down athlete Gary Bailey (Mourne Runners).

UNITED STRIDERS A.C.

The club had almost 20 juvenile athletes performing at the Adamstown-hosted, Wexford 'B' Track and Field championship. The girls had a bumper evening, with the five Striders taking home a total of 16 medals.

Megan Pernagallo won gold in the ball throw and bronze in the sprint. At Under-11, Eve Byrne and Erin Shannon had a great evening, with Eve finishing one place ahead of Erin in the sprint final to take bronze.

The girls finished first (Eve) and second (Erin) in the long jump. Finally, after a number of fourth places in the 'A' championships last month, Erin won a well-deserved gold in the 300m.

Joanne Kelly claimed second place in the long jump and third place in the 300m. Allanah Byrne won gold in the turbo javelin and silver in the 300m. The girls, for good measure, won their relay and Joanne and Allanah medalled in the mixed relay.

Performing for the boys were Conor Carberry, Conor Phelan, Joey Salisbury and Eoin Burke who all did well in multiple events. Jamie Pernagallo and Ryan Kielthy helped the mixed relay team to win a medal.

Daniel Harrington won bronze in turbo javelin. Conor Murphy took gold, with a well-timed finish, in the 300m and also took silver in the turbo javelin. Alex Molloy, who has been performing at a consistently high level all season long, took gold in the long jump and bronze in the sprint final.

Well done to all the juvenile United Striders on the most successful summer of under-age athletics for the club in many years. After a fun year of training and competition, this group meets on Saturday at Slieve Coillte and then takes a well-deserved summer break.

The Senior athletes assembled an all-star team of Kathleen Flannelly, Alison Murphy, Seamus and Brian Hamilton for the Waterford Viking Marathon, in relay format. Seamus led off from the quay, handing over to Alison who brought the team to Tramore.

With the day really hotting up, Brian received great encouragement from the United Striders stewarding water table as he made his way back towards Waterford. Kathleen completed the marathon, finishing at the Waterford R.S.C. track in a total time of three hours, 38 minutes.

Also participating in the relay format, but completing two of the four legs, was United Strider Barry Sherry. Well done to all. For further club detail, check out United Striders on Facebook and www.unitedstriders.com.

CAMPILE UNITED F.C.

Campile United F.C. hosted a week-long F.A.I. soccer summer camp which was a great success again this year for the 55 boys and 24 girls who took part.

All players were coached in passing, shooting, heading and dribbling the ball in morning sessions and mini tournaments in the afternoon with head coach Thomas O'Brien, assisted by Claire, Eddie, Philip, Mikie and Mark.

All participants recieved their full Eflow Soccer School Umbro kit along with a certificate at the end of the week.

Club co-ordinator William Cottrell would like to thank all parents and players for their big effort in making it the big success it was.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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