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Seven Mayo AC athletes won a total of 20 medals at the AAI National Masters Indoors Championships at Nenagh. As usual it was colder track-side than outside at this venue. Club chairman Padraic Cullina set the standard on Saturday in the combined events quadrathlon. He amassed a fine total of 1,419 points competing in the 60 metres, long jump, shot, and 1,000 metres to win gold. On Sunday, when the indoors championship events took place, he won gold in the long jump and silver in the high jump in over 50 category. Patrick Moran (over 55) won four medals — gold in the high jump, silver in both the long jump and 400 metres, and bronze in 1,500 metres. PJ Hall (over 50) was one of four Mayo AC athletes competing indoors for the first time. He won silver in 200 metres and bronze 60 metres. Breege Blehein-McHale (over 40) won gold and silver medals. Ann Murray (over 45) won three silver medals in the 800m, 1,500m, and 3,000m, and Anthony Devaney (over 35) won silver in the 3,000m and bronze in the 800m. Tom Hunt (over 60) was second in the 400m and 3,000m and third in 800m and 1,500m. This was a great start to the championship year for Mayo AC and they will be looking to add to this medal haul at the intermediate and masters cross country at Forest Park in Boyle on February 21.
Corofin who are many people’s favourites to lift the Frank Fox cup later this year will resume action this Saturday against Tuam Stars in Tuam Stadium at 7pm.
Stargazers from across the country are set to descend on Galway next year as the city is to become the astronomy capital of Ireland.
High speed action and drama will be the order of the day this weekend, as the best drivers and co-drivers in the country head westwards to battle for glory on the 2009 TF Royal Hotel and Theatre Mayo Stages Rally.
This weekend Loughrea hosts a special athletic event as part of the athletic club's 40th anniversary celebrations.
For the second Friday running, a club from Galway travelled east for a decisive fixture. While Galway United’s celebrations may have been on a larger scale, there were similar scenes of delight and satisfaction at a mission accomplished once the final whistle went at Station Road to confirm Mervue United’s, in the end, comfortable victory over Kildare County.
Galwegians RFC’s €16 million development has met another stumbling block with An Bord Pleanala refusing planning permission for the club’s new grounds at Brownville.
When the Volvo Ocean Race departs Boston next week the countdown to the Galway stopover begins in earnest.
A stretch of the river bank in Athlone was cordoned off for two and a half hours on Wednesday evening (June 25) after the discovery of two grenades in the water near the Jolly Mariner marina.