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Mayo athletes to be honoured at the C and C Cellular/Vodafone Mayo Athletic Awards

Mayo A/C is this year hosting the 2013 C and C Cellular/Vodafone Mayo Athletic Awards which will be held at a gala function in Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar, this Sunday January 26. Athletes from all over Mayo will be honoured for their contribution to athletics during the past year. Certificates or awards will be presented to all athletes who won national and international medals in 2013. On the night some 100 awards will be presented.

Ballina athlete for international youth mountain challenge

Hugh Armstrong, Ballina Athletic Club, qualified for the International Youth Mountain challenge at WMRA Youths Trial in Glendalough, Wicklow, back in April and tomorrow (Saturday) in Gorenja Vas, Slovenia, he will compete in the International Youth Mountain Challenge This is great honour for this quiet unassuming young man whose attention to training is admirable. He never questions his coaches just gives 100 per cent to all that is asked of him. Ballina Athletic Club wishes him all the best in the competition tomorrow.

Mayo AC well represented in Dublin Marathon

Among the thousands of runners competing in the Dublin Marathon last Bank Holiday Monday was a very strong Mayo AC team. In total 21 athletes made up the Mayo AC team which took on the gruelling course across the nationals capital. The senior men’s team consisted of John Byrne, Anthony Devanney, Timmy Glavey, Kevin Mellett, Brendan Gill, Paddy O’Toole and Dave Huane. The men’s o40 team was made up of the trio of Gerry Galvin, Christy O’Malley and Tony Gleeson, while the men’s o50 consisted of PJ Hall, Owen Mongan, Brian Cusack, Tom Hunt and Christy O’Connell. The senior women’s team was made up of Paula Prendergast, Sarah Syron, Anne Fahy, Yvonne Byrne, Anne McDonnell and Anne Shortt. There were a number of excellent performances put in by the Mayo squad and some medals may be wining their way to Mayo once the AAI confirms the team and individual results.

Terry Fox four mile run in Ballina this Sunday

It’s that time of year again, the evenings are drawing in and the autumn leaves are beginning to fall. It is also time for the annual Terry Fox run and walk which takes place in Ballina on this coming Sunday, October 10 starting at 3pm.

Mayo AC announces teams for national 10k event

Mayo athletic club has announced its teams for the upcoming national 10k which is being held this year in conjunction with the Bupa Great Ireland Run 2010 this Sunday April 18 in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. The senior men’s team comprises Timmy Glavey and Andrew Lynskey. Mayo will be sending a six strong women’s team, with Breege Blehein McHale, Catherine Conway, Tracy Durkan, Mary Gleeson, Paula Prendergast, and Sarah Syron making it up. In the over 35 section, the men’s team will be led by John Byrne along with Gerry Galvin, David Huane, Robert Malseed, TJ McHugh, and Christy O’Malley. The women’s over 35 team comprises Cathy Connolly, Anne Fahey, Chris Gallagher, Ann Lennon, Ann Murray, and Angela O’Connor. Mayo AC will have a very strong representation in the over 50s men’s section with a seven strong team of veterans, made up of Mickey Ferry, Jim Gaughan, Tom Hunt, Owen Mongan, Patrick Moran, and Chris O’Connell.

Connacht title for Roger Barrett

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Fresh from his third place finish at the Tubbercurry 10K on St Patrick's Day Roger Barrett, Ballina AC, travelled to Sligo for the Connacht senior cross country championships last weekend. Barrett was further rewarded for the hard work he gives to training when he ran a fantastic race and beat off all contenders to secure the senior title. He was followed closely behind by Liam Feeley of north Leitrim in second place and Tommy Kelly, north Sligo, in third. The only other Mayo athlete to compete was Sean Gallagher, Ballina AC, who finished in eighth place overall.

Local teenager remembered in fundraising soccer tournament

Forty young Castle Park men did their county proud recently when they took part in a special soccer tournament at Mervue Pitch in memory of local teenager Dominick Curran.

 

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