Tri-burgh - the countdown is on

Louisburgh is looking forward to welcoming tri-athletes from all over the world on Saturday June 5 at 11am. Tri-burgh is in its inaugural year and is set to become a large part of Mayo’s growing sporting scene. An action packed fun day for all the family is promised with a kids’ relay race on the strand. Action will be centred at Carrowmore Strand just outside the town and there is plenty of parking for everyone at the beach.

For athletes who may find the whole event a challenge a relay option is available with a number of swimmers looking to team up with cyclists and runners, so if you’re on the fence get in touch with the Tri-burgh team at [email protected] or contact the organiser on 086-8222838 and register your interest. This community based event is sure to be a great experience for all involved and all proceeds are going to the worthy Playing for Life charity. Great prizes are in store for participants.

Mayo AC members keep up a hectic pace

Mayo AC athletes Brendan Gill and Gerry Galvin were in Longford recently taking part in the Longford AC 10k. Despite the very hot temperatures Brendan Gill fresh from the Boston Marathon was third overall in an excellent 36:34. Gerry Galvin ran a great race to bring him home first in the men’s o40 section in a time of 40:01.

Catherine wins the Loughrea 5km

The final 5km race in the Galway series was held in Loughrea last week. Representing Mayo AC was TJ McHugh 16:36 who finished in fourth place overall. Timmy Glavey finished just behind TJ in a time of :16:47 Catherine Conway running a fine race won the women’s race in 18:07

Other finishers for Mayo AC were David Huane, Cathy Connolly: 20:02 and Pauline Clerkin.

St Gerald’s do well in Connacht championships

Fifteen athletes from St Gerald’s, Castlebar competed in this years Connacht Schools Athletics (CSAA ) competitions which were held on Wednesday May 19 in Athlone IT. The students included Matthew Ruane, Michael Hall, Kenneth Feeney, Eamon Regan, Aaron Wooton, Michael Conway, Oisin O Malley, David Connolly, Fergal Durkan, Damien Togher, Patrick Bell, David Bell, Gareth Heverin, Jack Lawlor and Conor Helbert.

Five athletes have booked their place into the All- Ireland Finals which are taking place Saturday in Tullamore. These athletes and their events include the following: David Bell-800m, Patrick Bell- race walk, Aaron Wooton- Shot Putt, Michael Conway- Discus, Eamon Regan, Discus and Hammer. Congratulations to the athletes on their Connacht titles and best of luck in the All- Irelands.


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