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Excel 15, Mayo County Council’s annual exuberant celebration of young people’s creativity takes place this March. A feast of events, workshops, exhibitions and showcases await this year’s young audiences and events are happening right across the county.
The currency of hurling in the east Mayo strongholds of Ballyhaunis and Tooreen will come to the fore again tomorrow, Saturday March 7 in Ballinasloe at 2pm, as Ballyhaunis Community School enter the uncharted waters of the All-Ireland Senior C Post Primary Schools Hurling semi final.
Tomorrow will see a novel pairing in this year’s Connacht Colleges Senior C Hurling final, as Ballyhaunis Community School make the journey to Kenny Park in Athenry to play Mercy College, Woodford.
Ballyhaunis student Rachel Lyons and Westport’s Sarah Murphy certainly have a way with words.
There were celebrations aplenty in Ballyhaunis last week following the announcement that the community school is to benefit from a €7 million refurbishment and extension project in 2015.
While many children around the country were scribbling Christmas wish lists to Santa for a coveted Frozen doll or the latest Lego kit, 315 young pupils at Scoil Phadraig, Westport, composed a heartfelt festive wish of a very different kind - addressed to the Minister for Education, Jan O’Sullivan.
The Berlin Marathon is one of the five major city marathons in the world and has a reputation for fast times. The world record has been broken there in each of the last two years. Roger Barrett of Mayo AC trained hard for this year's race and had a brilliant run finishing with a personal best in 2:30:14 - well inside his 2:32:53 finish at the 2012 Dublin Marathon. Roger narrowly missed out on his target sub 2:30, but on this form he will soon achieve that goal. Well done too to Michael Canty (Ballina AC) who also achieved a personal best finishing in 2:36. Last Saturday in the tough Clew Bay Half Marathon, Mayo AC had more success when Noel Gibbons who came home first in 1:22: 27.
A number of Mayo runners were in action last weekend and put in good showings at the Flatline Half Marathon in Athlone. Ballina AC's Nora Newcombe was the winner of the women’s event in a time of 79.57, coming off a good performance the week before in the Charlestown 10K and the Tullamore Half Marathon two weeks ago. There were 14 Mayo AC runners in the event using it as practice for the upcoming Dublin Marathon. John Byrne was the best Mayo AC finisher coming home in fourth place overall in a time of 73.26, Brendan Hession finished in 32nd place in a time of 80.27 which was a new personal best. The other Mayo AC finishers were Paul Reynolds, Sean Murphy, Ann McDonnell, Laura Heneghan, Val P Glynn, Monica Joyce, Tracy Durkan, Mags Connell, Rebecca McHugh, Trish Kavanagh, Barbara Ronayne, and Finian Joyce.
A young, up-and-coming, singer and songwriter from Ballyhaunis has launched her first music video.