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Los Angeles has long been known as the City of Angels but it is to become a city of dreams for two Mayo athletes tomorrow.
Mayo AC runners were in action at various events over the weekend and had top three finishers at Roscommon, Killarney, and Crossmolina. John Byrne finished second in Roscommon Harriers' 10 mile race on Saturday. His 53:53 finish was a great time over this classic distance given his career span, it was just 45 seconds outside his 2010 Craughwell 10 mile personal best of 53:08. A tough windy stretch mid-race cost finishers a good few seconds. Mark Kirwan (Raheny Shamrock AC) was the winner in 52:32. Well done too to Brendan Hession who had a great run to finish 16th overall with a personal best in 62:15.
Portumna and Coiste Aclaíocht, Inis Mór, were the two winners in this year's Fit Towns, a new initiative of the Galway Sports Partnership which challenges local clubs and communities to work together to organise sports and activities for their local areas.
The Minister of State for Transport and Tourism, Michael Ring, is in Ballina today (May 1) to perform the official opening of the new athletic track at Belleek, Ballina.
The year 1984 was significant in Irish athletics. It was the year of the Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles. Ireland's John Treacy made history winning silver in the marathon in 2:09:56 - Ireland's 13th Olympic athletics medal. In the 1984 games too it was the first time a women's marathon had been held - Joan Benoit (USA) won in 2:24:52. Just four years before the Dublin Marathon was held for the first time.
The largest study of participation in sport and exercise conducted in Ireland, published this week, has highlighted a number of factors which impact on participation in sport at various life stages.
It is a normally a once in a lifetime thing for most people, some get a second chance at it, but for the vast majority it is a one shot deal. Getting to an All Ireland Club final is the most special occasion for anyone involved in a club. It is the pure essence of what the GAA is about, the smallest unit of the organisation, making it all the way to the greatest stage that it possibly can. While the All Ireland senior club championships have been one of the highlights of the GAA calendar for decades now, the introduction of the All Ireland championship at junior and intermediate level has brought the ability to achieve the ultimate to every club in the country which has a rutted field, a run down club house, and puts out a team into championship action every year, against the odds of modern life, the depopulation of rural Ireland, and the mass youth emigration that is currently happening across the isle.
Politicians and sports starts turned out this week to help Galway man Paul Fallon launch a 1,000 mile round Ireland run for homelessness.
Local politicians are promising to shape up, inspired by a community sports partnership which is reaping dividends across the county.
Galway city and county local sports partnerships are linking with The Irish Sports Council to host a family sports day in Renmore Community Centre on Saturday.