Calasanctius athlete claims team silver at international

Sean Cotter of Calasanctius College in Oranmore competed on the Irish Schools Cross Country team at Saturday’s SIAB Schools international in Santry, Dublin.

The Craughwell AC athlete made an impressive international debut, scoring on the Irish team that won silver in the Inter Boys' race and placed a superb 23rd overall.

World Masters

The World Masters Championships continue this week Torun, Poland, with some of Galway’s top master’s athletes currently in action.

Kathryn Casserly of GCH placed a fine seventh in the women's 3000 metres on Sunday, while Mary Barrett of Loughrea AC also placed seventh in the high jump. She competes again during the week, as does Ian Egan and Sean McDermott of Castlegar AC.

Craughwell Races

The Craughwell 10 mile race reached its 10th birthday on Sunday, organised by local club Craughwell AC. The event saw a worthy winner in local athlete Kevin Mooney of Craughwell AC after a great battle and sprint finish with Dermot Gorman of Raheny Shamrocks. Both athletes were credited with the same time of 55.17. Cathal O'Reilly of Loughrea AC continued his good run of form to claim third in 56.24.

Catherine Thornton of Crusaders AC won the women's prize by a clear margin with a solid time of 67 minutes 5 seconds. Second and third were Denise Barrett in 70.07 and the returning Sarah Collins of GCH, who clocked 70.17.

In the 10km event, the honours going to Ed Maher in 36.31, just ahead of first woman Regina Casey of Galway City Harriers, who crossed the line in a fast 36.43. Second over the line was Arkadiusz Skupin, with Damien Larkin of Craughwell AC third, while Edel Reilly of Mayo and Elaine Harrington were second and third women home.

Maurice Mullins Ultra

Nicola Duncan of GCH won the famed IMRA Maurice Mullins trail race in the Wicklow mountains on Sunday. Duncan finished 10th overall in 4 hours 27 minutes over a course that reached 2000m climbs, and was 16 minutes clear of the second female runner. This was the trial for an international race in Portugal in June and the talented GCH athlete is now likely to be selected for Ireland

Fixtures

Irish Life Health Juvenile Indoors: The first weekend of the National Juvenile Indoor Championships take place this Saturday and Sunday in the Athlone IT Arena

New Inn 5k: The Annual 5k New Inn Road Race will take place on Sunday at 12pm. The race will start in the village of New Inn and will finish off the road very close to the community centre in the village centre. Runners can register online for €13 by Friday 29th March or register in race headquarters at the New Inn Community Centre for €15 on the day.

Claregalway 5k: The 6th annual Claregalway 5k organised by Clare River Harriers AC will be held Tuesday April 2 at 7pm. Race number pickup (and late registration ) will be at the new Coláiste Bhaile Chláir (Claregalway Secondary School ) building between 5.30pm and 6.45pm. The race starts and finish is near the Claregalway Community Centre which is located 150 metres outside Claregalway on the N18 Limerick/Dublin road.

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