Talented Glenmore crew do club proud
On Saturday last 58 Glenmore athletes represented the club at the Pre Louth Championship at the Bush stadium.
On what was a bitterly cold day for the first outing of the track and field season, the 58 athletes did their club proud collecting 25 individual medals and 5 relay medals.
First up on the track was Maeve Walsh in the under-8s.
Maeve had a great day winning second in 60m sprint and first in 300m. James Murphy ran well in boys u8.
Next up was Niamh Cranny, Oisín Gallagher and Jonah Moore in u9s, all of whom ran well across their events.
Under-10s Anne Finnegan, Holly McCann, Aoife McDonald, Gillian Tuohy, Zoe White and Fiona McIntyre all competed strongly with Gillian Tuohy and Zoe White taking second and third respectively in both 60m and 500m.
In under-11s Sarah Duffy finished in a well deserved first place well ahead of the ready of the field in 600m.
Sophie Cumiskey, Roisin Daly, Sarah Murphy, Lucy Keenan, Ronan Dunne, Liam Holland, Eoin McIntyre and Oisín McCoy all competed well at this age.
Another large field of under-12 athletes competed across all events with Jessica White taking third in 60m sprint and Elliott Nichols second in 600m. Leah Dunne, Eimear Finnegan, Aoife Keenan, Aine Gallagher, Grace Keenan, Aine O'Reilly, Katie McDonald, Ruby Steeples, Saoirse Byrne, Eoin McCoy, Craig Tuohy, Peadar Walsh, Christopher Conlon, Cian McGee and Ruairi Holland all competed well.
Under-13s saw Aaron Hanratty taking third place in 80m sprint.
Jake Gilsenan, Shane Holland and Ellen Callan who made up the rest of the under-13s.
The under-14s had a great day with Lucy White commanding the field in 80m sprint to take first place. Ava Ashby ran a great race to take a well deserved third place in 800m.
Fionn O'Reilly also took third place in boys under-14 800m with Shane Gallagher just missing out on a medal in 80m sprint. Sarah Mallon and Aoife McGee also ran well.
Lisa Conlon was just pipped on the line to take second place in girls under-15 800m with Ava Brady following her home in third place. Claudia Mullen also ran well. James Dunne was unlucky to finish fourthin boys under-15 100m sprint, just missing out on a medal.
The U17 girls performed across all disciplines with Nicole Barry taking second in 100m sprint and Anna McArdle and Zofia Mullen taking 1st and second respectively in 800m distance. U19s finished the day on the track with Anna-Mai Mullen taking third place in both 100m and 800m distance.
Ciaran Flynn also took third place in 800m with Craig Kane and Eoin McCann competing well.
In the field events James Murphy was third in u8 turbo javelin with Gillian Tuohy also taking third in under-10 turbo. Nicole Barry took third place in girls under-17 long jump and Craig Kane second in boys under-19 long jump.
The day finished with the relays. The girls under-11 team of Gillian Tuohy, Zoe White, Aoife McDonald and Holly McCann taking gold.
Boys under-12 team of Cian Magee, Craig Tuohy, Elliott Nichols and Christopher Conlon took silver with the girls under-13 team of Ellen Callan, Katie McDonald, Jessica White and Grace Keenan also taking silver. Ava Brady, Ava Ashby, Claudia Mullen and Lisa Conlon took second place in girls under-15 relay while the boys under-11 team of Ciaran Flynn, Craig Kane and Eoin McCann finished the day with a second place medal.
Elsewhere a number of senior Glenmore AC athletes took on the Dundalk 10k on Wednesday.
This is a very well organised and supported event and continues to attract many runners across the North East.
The Glenmore finishers were as follows: Kenneth Mc Bride (40:24), Christopher Connolly (42:45), Dara Fagan (54:59), Kevin Carolan (57:47) and Vicky Leahy (01:03:06). This was Kevin's first 10k event, so he can be very proud of his performance and time.
The next event in the club's 50th anniversary celebratory year is 'The Glenmore Challenge 10mile + 10k Road Race' on the 8th June. This promises to be a fantastic event!
So if anyone needs a challenge avail of the Early Bird rate and pre register at Primo Events.
Also checkout the facebook page for further updates www.facebook.com/glenmorechallenge/ and twitter @Glenmoreac.