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Galway athletes were in the medals at the 29th annual British & Irish Masters International Cross Country in Glasgow on Saturday.
Galway City Harriers' Niamh Hennelly has claimed the senior ladies' crown of the Connacht Senior Cross Country League.
Craughwell NS senior boys made history on Saturday when winning the Connacht Primary Schools Cross Country title for the first time at Sligo IT.
Galway's Sean Breathnach was arguably the athlete at the National Masters track and field championships, dominating the throws M35 category as expected.
Gary Higgins of GCH took a comfortable victory in the fourth race of the 5km. Higgins clocked 16.32 in this race in Tuam, winning by a clear margin from Ruaidhri Geraghty, also GCH, who ran 16:54, and Damien Larkin of Craughwell AC who ran 16:59 for third.
Galway native Marie Hyland won this year's National Intermediate Cross Country Championship in Dundalk on Sunday.
Last Saturday the British and Irish International Masters Cross Country took place at the sylvan setting of Santry Demesne, where it was Ireland's turn to host the annual event. Mayo AC continued their remarkable record of representation in recent years. The club had three members in the Irish women's team this year - all have had previous experience in this competition. All age category teams competed against their peers from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
It was an historic day for Hollymount. There was a real buzz about the village as the 50th Anniversary International road races took place on Sunday. Conditions on the day were tough to say the least. It was a day for digging in, supporting, enduring and above all celebrating a unique event in Irish athletics. For a race that was 'baptised' in 1966, uisce played a big part in the day, not least during the short flood on the Kilrush loop. It never dampened the enthusiasm or enjoyment of participants, and reminded us that sport reveals the greatest of the human spirit. And we needed that reminder after recent events.
Mayo AC had six masters competing last Sunday in the Open Autumn Masters Cross Country trial for the forthcoming British & Irish International. Teams of four have now been selected in the appropriate age categories in which runners competed. Selections are based on a combination of finishing places in age categories and wild card entries. Congratulations to Angela O'Connor, Pauline Moran, and Mags Glavey who have all been selected on the Irish team to compete at Santry Demesne on November 14.
Galway's Martin McEvilly (above) has taken silver at the World Masters Athletics championships in Lyon, France.