Wednesday 21 February 2018

Glenmore among the medals

There was a great turnout of Glenmore AC athletes at Oldbridge to compete in the annual Ras na hEireann event.

It was a very successful day for the club's girls teams starting with the U9 500m, with Miinnatulah Lennon leading the way home in third place. Zoe White, Aoife McDonald and Gillian Touhy were also part of the quartet who took the silver team medal. Isobel Gill completed the line-up.

Ronan Dunne and Mario Liam Gaztambide ran strongly in the U9 boys event.

The U11 girls competed strongly in the 1000m taking the bronze team medal, with Jessica White, Emma Mc Carragher, Mia Ashby and Ellen Callan all finishing in the top 20 followed by Katie Mc Donald, Grace Keenan, Leah Dunne, Aine O Reilly and Aoife Keenan.

Craig Touhy led the U11 boys home followed by Elliot Nichols, Cian Magee and Aaron Hanratty.

Completing a hat trick of team medals for the girls were the U13 team of Lisa Conlon, Ava Brady, Lucy White and Ava Ashby winning bronze on the day. Chloe Mc Carragher and Sarah Mallon were just outside the medals.

Fionn Reilly stormed home in the U13 boys followed by Cillian Keenan, James Dunne and Cormac McCoy. Laoise McElroy and Nicole Barry competed well in the girls U15 2500m.

Katie Mallon, Glen Stewart and Ciaran Flynn all competed in the U17 events albeit just outside medal positions.

Not to be outdone by the younger athletes the club's junior ladies team of Sinead McErlane (second overall), Kinga Byrne and Katie Bell took the bronze team medal. Shane Toner finished third in the mens 6000m event followed by teammates Shane Lynch, Martin Toner, Tadhg Leahy, Gavin White, Lloyd Byrne and Leigh Nichols.

The club finished the cross country season in winning form.

Registration for 2017 is now due. Anyone walking or running at the track you must be a registered member. Training continues on Tuesday and Thursdays 7-8pm at Bush track. For more details and photos see

Irish Independent

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