Conor Dolan made it three wins of out three with victory in the third leg of the 2017 Galway 5km Series.
On a fast course in Craughwell last Tuesday, Dolan clocked seasons 16.19 for the win, ahead of Craughwell AC athlete Ben Ryan, who ran 16.42 in second, and Timmie Glavey of Mayo AC third, also sub 17.
The first woman home was Jane Ann Meehan of Athenry AC, in 18.19, with the fast finishing Barbara Dunne and Grainne Ni Uallachain, both of GCH in second and third. Shauna Bocquet of Craughwell AC took the wheelchair race honours in 16.45.
Galway Athletics Awards
Galway City Harriers have dominated this year's Galway AAI Athletics Awards, which will be held in the Westwood Hotel in Dangan, on Sunday and attended by Athletics Ireland president Georgina Drumm.
The award winners are: Female Age 12-15: Seren O’Toole (GCH );
Male Age 12-15 Evan Hallinan (Craughwell AC ); Female Age 16-19: Nicole King (GCH ); Male Age 16-19: Cillin Greene (GCH ); Female Senior: Niamh Hennelly (GCH ); Male Senior: Sean Breathnach (GCH ); Female Master: Mary Barrett (Loughrea AC ); Male Master: Gary Thornton (GCH ); Outstanding Contribution Coyle (GCH ); Hall of Fame: Brian Geraghty (GCH ); Female Team: Senior Marathon team (GCH ); Male Team: National Premier League team (GCH ).
In a new initiative from Athletics Ireland, known as the Bank of Ireland Talent ID Programme Masterclass, the Presentation College Athenry first year team competed in the Mixed Schools category in the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown, where they won the team event ahead of other schools throughout Ireland. The event required the team members to compete in 60m sprint, long jump and a standing high jump with each of the five boys and five girls scoring points for their team .
The popular annual Mayfly 10km takes place in Oughterard next Sunday May 21 at 1.30pm.