Mayo AC gearing up for twenty fifth anniversary celebrations

Mayo Athletic Club will celebrate 25 years of success since the club was founded, at an anniversary function to be held in the Failte Suite at The Welcome Inn Hotel, Castlebar, on Saturday December 1 at 8pm.

The club is currently issuing special invitations to members, former members, their families, supporters, and friends, to be part of this momentous night which will reflect on the club's many achievements over the past quarter of a century.

Plans for the night include guest speakers, audio-visual display of archive material, video footage of past events, presentations, raffle prizes, and musical entertainment. Prizes for 2012 C&C Cellular Road League and Most Improved will also be presented. The evening will also incorporate the club's annual Christmas party, so a festive atmosphere is guaranteed. Buffet food will be served. The event will cost €15 per person, which can be paid on the door on the night. However, as places are limited, anyone planning to attend is asked to confirm this with their name(s ) by Monday November 26. Contact: Brendan Conwell on ring or text 087 2941227, or by email to [email protected]

It promises to be an entertaining and memorable occasion, and a great opportunity for people to meet, look back, celebrate, and look forward.

Good showing in Leenane by Mayo athletes

The fourth annual Leenane 8k was held last Sunday, November 18. It was run over a tough course in very wintery weather conditions of driving wind and cold rain blowing in from Killary fjord. But the wonderful spread of home-made food and welcome hot soup helped make the effort worthwhile.

John Byrne in a time of 27:30 came home first in a course record, with Robert Malseed in second place in 29:10, and Brendan Gill finished in third place. The women’s race was won by Sarah Syron in a course record of 33:38, with Lara Langan finishing in second in 36:25.


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