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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.
Mayo Athletic Club’s new Move to Improve series has proven to be very successful in helping its members improve on their fitness levels and race times, according to organisers at the club.
The Mayo Sports Partnership and GMIT hosted a talk on ability and outdoor activities on Monday, December 3 in GMIT Castlebar to celebrate International Disability Awareness Day. The day organised by Ray Mc Namara (sports inclusion officer with the Mayo Sports Partnership) and Nigel Jennings (sports officer in GMIT) was launched by Mayor of Castlebar Cllr Brendan Heneghan, who spoke about the importance of sport and physical activity to people of all abilities and welcomed Dennis Toomey to Castlebar. The talk was given by Dennis Toomey, Irish para cycling manager and chairman of the Para Cycling Commission. Dennis is the man who brought Para cycling from nothing to the success of the London Paralympic games where the Irish team returned home with two gold, one silver, and two bronze from the games.
There will be cause for celebration on three golf courses in Mayo this week as they have been included in the Golf Digest Volvo Top 100 ranked Irish golf courses for 2012. Carne Golf Links in Belmullet has climbed four places from last year’s list to number 21 in the rankings, with the two other Mayo clubs making the list being Westport at number 56, down 11 spots from 2011, and Ballinrobe moving up one to number 90.
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With the ethos of promoting inclusion and sporting activities throughout Mayo, Mayo Sports Partnership co-ordinator Charlie Lambert exuberates enthusiasm as he talks about the “positive work” he and his colleagues at the sports partnership are carrying out throughout the county at “grassroots level”.
A children’s Saturday club will be held on April 19 in St Gerald’s College Sports Hall Castlebar from 11am to 12.30pm. Wheelchair basketball will start on Saturday April 25 at 12 noon in Ballina. Inclusive gymnastics for children will take place in the Westport Leisure Park starting on Friday April 24 at 3.30pm for a 10 week course. Boccé sessions will also take place in the Westport Leisure Park every Wednesday from 5pm and gym group sessions will take place every Wednesday at 1pm.
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