Senior News,March 17 2024



 The club’s next big local event is the 5 week Mark Mason’s Financial Services Colligan running league for beginners and regular runners and all are welcome once they are over 16 years of age. We would especially encourage newcomers to come along and join in this league in Colligan wood. For the complete beginner there is the option of doing two laps of the wood, beginning at the wooden bridge and finishing at the wooden bridge. This is 4.4 km in distance or 2.7 miles so it might suit all those that ran the short route over the winter league plus this route is more or less completely on the flat. Another option is to take part in the 3 lap which is 6.5 kms or just over 4 miles; this is 3 laps of the same flat circuit of the wood mentioned above. The final option is the 5 mile hill route which is one lap of the wood for starters and then up the first hill and down the hill and then across the road for the second hill and finishing in by the wood at the bridge. Entry will be online in due course. The league will start on Wednesday April 3rd  and continue for five Wednesday evenings April 3rd,10th,17th, 24th and May 1st.Mass start each evening at 6.30 pm.





 Over the course of the 5 weeks of the league we will keep a record of each person’s finishing position. If you finish first you get one point, fifth place will earn you 5 points and so on. All runners will be put in to divisions of 5 and after the five weeks the winner of each division will receive a prize. Prizes will be awarded to those in each route and the divisions make it fun and interesting and all the more enjoyable.




The 10th Annual Aglish Fun Run/Walk is back and will take place on Easter Monday 1st April 2024. Registration from 11.30am on the day and costs €10 / Donation.The popular 5k Walk and run will kick off at 11.30. All proceeds to Children’s Health Foundation Crumlin. Numerous Spot Prizes.




The clubs annual general meeting will be held on Friday April 12th at 8pm.The venue is upstairs in Merries bar Lr main st. All members welcome to attend.



A new club Tee is also available now with a 17% discount at the online club shop.Three different sizes available kids-men’s and ladies fit, Please note when  men are choosing theirs to pick the normal or the tight fit there is a big difference in the sizes so just be careful when you chose.




The Kilsheelan Co Tipperary 10 Mile road race was held with 163 competing on Sunday St Patrick day. The this year race saw both the men’s and the women’s course records being broken.The Men’s record by Sean Tobin and William Maunsell both Clonmel AC as both were credited with the same time of 51 mins 37sec. The women’s record was set by Kealey Tideswell , also of Clonmel AC when finishing in 60 mins 35 secs. The club was well represented at the event and our first finisher was Walter Drohan finishing 12th overall in a time of 1.11.41 and our first Lady home was Ann Dunford in 1.25.30

Walter Drohan 1.03.35

David Nixon 1.11.41

Bryan Hallissey  1.19.17

Ann Dunford  1.25.30

Eoin O’Riordan 1.31.10

Patrycja Daly 1.34.12

Catherine Burke 1.35.08

Jim O’Brien 1.35.14

Michael Coakley   1.36.25

Brian Healy 1.51.33




Held in the heart of the midlands the Mullingar half marathon was held last Sunday St Patricks day with 1.400 participating. Overall race winner was Pater Samba in a time of 1.09.24 with Fiona Stack taking the Ladies victory in 1.21.26.Held over a flat course on quite country roads and some of it along the canal there was a light drizzle for much of the race. Our club had two running the event when father and daughter pair Mick Concannon and Aoife De Barra crossed the finish line in 2.08.07, this was Aoife’s first attempt at the distance so a big well done to her




West Waterford athletic club extend sincere sympathy to the families and friends of Mrs Josephine Leonard,Kinnegad Co Westmeath and Louise Dunne nee Ballybeg Court, Waterford City,who passed to their eternal reward recently, may they rest in peace.



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