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Boyne AC's senior athletes at the Carlingford 5K.

Boyne AC's senior athletes at the Carlingford 5K.

Boyne AC athlete Isabelle Winters with her National Community Games U10 200m bronze medal.

Boyne AC athlete Isabelle Winters with her National Community Games U10 200m bronze medal.

Caitlyn Hughes of Boyne AC with her dad Damien at the Carlingford juvenile road races.

Caitlyn Hughes of Boyne AC with her dad Damien at the Carlingford juvenile road races.

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Boyne AC's senior athletes at the Carlingford 5K.

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BOYNE AC’s Annual Sports Day will now take place in the Lourdes Stadium on August 27 after it was postponed last Saturday due to the extreme heat.

The high temperatures forecast for Saturday and the lack of shelter in the stadium would have posed a safety risk to the young athletes and so the event will now go ahead on Saturday week, with a 12.30pm start.

However, the National Community Games Finals did go ahead on Sunday in the country’s hotspot, Carlow, and there was joy for two Boyne athletes.

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Isabelle Winters took bronze in the U10 girls’ 200m and Jay Doherty threw a new personal best in the U14 shot putt.

The weekend before last saw both Boyne AC juveniles and senior members in action on the roads, with great performances all round.

In the Streets of Athboy 5k, Catherine Tiernan Bell continues to improve and she finished in a super time of 20.57.

The ever-popular Carlingford 5k & juvenile road races, hosted by Glenmore AC, saw almost 500 athletes take to the fast, flat course, with some impressive times secured on the night.

First across the line for Boyne was Timi Oluwabowale, getting closer to a sub 19-minute time, as he clocked a new PB of 19.16.

His training partner Mark Dowling was delighted to smash the 20-minute barrier for the first time, finishing in a super 19.45.

Rob Fitzgerald was next home for the club in a fine 21.19, while Rebecca Carolan clocked 22.50 for the 5k distance.

Taking advantage of the fast and flat course, Rosaleen Byrne ran a new PB time of 25.44 and Deirdre Cadden finished in a super time of 28.13.

Also setting new PB times were Julie Gibson in 31.27 and Katie McGuinness in 32.25, with clubmate Joan Cadden just behind in 32.39, finishing fifth in her age category.

In the juvenile races, Caitlyn Hughes finished sixth in the girls ‘U9 500m, Isabelle Winters was third in the girls’ U11 750m and Dara Ellie Winters ran a strong race to win the girls’ U13 1,000m.


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