National T/F League, Div 1, Round 1

Well done to both Sli Cualann Women and Men's Teams who took part in round 1 of the Irish Life National T/F Inter Club League, Div 1, in Templemore on Sunday 24th June. Fine performances from all, including our own Ashling Smith who finished 2nd in the 3000mtrs in an impressive 11.00 minutes. The men finished in 6th place and the women's team finished in 3rd place. 
Full results can be found at;http://www.athleticsireland.ie/competition/results/

 

 

Strawberry 5ml/Irish Runner 5ml

Congratulations to Sandra Brady who was 1st in her age category at the Strawberry 5ml, in Wexford, on Sunday 24th June, Sandra ran 44.51. In the same race Elaine Casey ran 46.23 in very tough conditions over a tough course.
At the Irish Runner 5ml, also on 24th June, Paul Gannon ran 45.26 and Mary Deery ran 47.14. Well done to all.
St Coca's, Kilcock, 5k, Friday next 29th June, fast course, good numbers travelling.

Dunshaughlin 10k/Shanganagh Parkrun

Well done to all our athletes who took part in the Dunshaughlin 10k and the Shanganagh Park Run 5k on Saturday 23rd June. Both races are part of our 2018 Race League.
In Dunshaughlin Joe Cawley ran an excellent 35.29. Joe Kelly, first race since Rotterdam also ran a fine 38.00. Paul Allen was very pleased with his 38.31, fine run from Paul as he continues his return to racing after his recent injury. Karol O'Loinsigh ran a new Pb of 44.23, over 2 minutes off his previous best and continues his run of a Pb in every race he has run in 2018. Paul Gannon, fresh from his Wexford marathon, ran 54.24. Jackie O'Neill ran 61.02, just missing out on a Pb by 5 seconds. Mary Hayde 61.04 and Peter Doran 61.03, both doing a bit of pacing, completed the Bray Runners line up. The race was won by Hiko Tonosa, DSD, in 30.16, Kerry O'Flaherty was first woman home in 34.35.
Full results at; https://www.popupraces.ie/michael-manning-memorial-dunshau…/

 

 

At the Shanganagh Parkrun 5k, Will Foot ran 19.33, Dominic Horan, taking it easy after his fine midweek 3000mtrs, ran 19.49. John Ashworth ran 21.10. Norbert Van Woerkom 26.31, Mary O'Connor 27.08, Siobhan Butler 27.09, Dolores Gilliland 27. 36 and Britta Luebbert 39.05. Well done to all. 
Next on the list is St Coca's Kilcock 5k on Friday next 29th June.

DAB Graded Meet

Ashling Smith and Dominic Horan competed in the DAB Graded Meet #5 at a cool and breezy Tallaght track last Wednesday evening, 20th June. Ashling was 3rd in her 800m heat in a time of 2:31.59 and Dominic was also 3rd in his 3,000m heat in 09:58.04.

Great Club Night at Bohermeen 5k

The annual Patrick Bell 5k was held in Bohermeen on Friday evening 8th June. A large group of Bray Runners, our fellow Sli Cualann athletes and many of our friends took part. 
Ian McGrath was the first Bray Runner home in a fine time of 16.19, was 8th O/A and 2nd 0/40. Dominic Horan continued his fine run of form running 17.15, 22nd 0/a and 1st 0/50. Ashling Smith finished in a time of 19.18, 8th woman home and 2nd in her age cat. Great to see Paul Allen back after injury, Paul ran 19.56. Karol O'Loinsigh ran a new Pb of 21.15 and was closely followed by Tom Cavanagh 21.19 a seasons best. Lee Boland ran 21.39. Jean O'Kennedy, running her 2nd race in 6 days ran 22.04 and was 1st in her age cat. Jenny Lawler ran a seasons best of 22.55 and Mary Hayde ran 23.13. 
Both Peter Doran 23.56 and Paul Gannon 24.08 ran Sb. (good luck to Paul on Sunday in the Wexford Marathon). Sandra Brady, 4th in age cat, ran 25.14 and Mary Deery 26.57 was 3rd in her age Cat. Mary O'Connor ran 27.11 and Jackie O'Neill ran 29.06

Great running also from our fellow Sli Cualann athletes, Clive Quinn runinng an excellent 15.58, 4th O/a and 1st 0/40. Great run also from Catherine O'Connor, finishing 4th woman and 3rd in her age cat., in a time of 18.24. Fine run from Laura McCann, 21.00, 4th in her age cat. 
Fine running also from our good friends. Helen Murphy 20.57, Cathy Mitchell 22.25 and a new Pb, Grainne Butler 22.25 equalling her Pb (again). 
Aisling Healy ran 24.22 in her first race in over a year and Allison Doyle ran 29.39.
In the team event the Sli Cualan womens team, Catherine O'Connor, Ashling Smith, Laura McCann and Jean O'Kennedy finished 2nd to an excellent Dunboyne AC team. The Mens team, Clive Quinn, Ian McGrath, Dominic Horan and Paul Allen, finished 4th

Well done to each and everyone who took part.

Ian and Dominic in Top Form at Dunboyne 5ml

Ian McGrath and Dominic Horan ran in the very popular and highly competitive BHAA Dunboyne 5 mile road race on Tuesday 29th May. Conditions were ideal for racing and Ian ran 26:59 to finish 4th overall and Dominic clocked a master's PB running 28:23. Great to see our good friend Martin Francis back to winning ways, running an excellent 31.31 and 1st in 0/60 cat.

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