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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.
Easter party for aware
Mullingar Rugby Club has applied for planning permission this week to construct the latest match-standard synthetic pitch in Leinster at its Cullion grounds.
John Byrne of Mayo AC underlined his winning form with another brilliant victory in the Athlone Flatline Half Marathon on Saturday. Byrne led 939 finishers home in 71:39, 14 seconds quicker than his national half marathon time last month, and over a minute clear of the field led by Peter Mooney of the Marathon Club of Ireland.
Castlebar Rugby Club will be holding a fundraising Barn Dance on Saturday August 31, starting at 9pm. Tickets cost €20 each in advance, €25 on the door.
The rugby club in UCG was founded in 1874, which makes it the oldest such club in Connacht. They played in the Bateman Cup competition many times and won their first Connacht Senior Cup in 1897. They have held this trophy aloft 34 times in all, more than any other club in the west, and they have won the senior league 16 times. They won the Dudley Cup for the first time in 1905. Many of their players have played for Irish universities international teams, and 10 have been capped for Ireland, several while playing for UCG. One of those, Ciaran Fitzgerald, captained the British and Irish Lions. The UCG colours are maroon and white.
Kilkenny Rugby Club will hold a field day on Sunday, August 14, in their newly re-furbished premises at Foulkstown.
Kilkenny’s first victory of the season was tempered by the tragic loss of former player George Williams jr. The game commenced with a minute’s silence in memory of a well-liked and well respected individual.
There has been a renewal of interest in all things local of late. The recent campaign to Go Local has highlighted the social and economic benefits of getting involved with what’s on offer in your local community, rather than using valuable time and energy to travel further afield.