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A little bit of track history!

A little bit of track history!

Lorraine Delaney had the honour at the weekend of being the first athlete from the club to do her training session on the club’s newly laid 400m tarmacadem track with a session of 6 x 300m. There are still some small things to tidy up but the track looks fabulous and the club’s many athletes now look forward with bated breath to the Sports Capital grants announcement later this Autumn. With the assistance of our local TD Ciaran Cannon, the…

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Evan Hallinan Wins Bronze for Ireland!

Evan Hallinan Wins Bronze for Ireland!

Round up of an historic weekend which includes an international medal by Evan Hallinan and Jack Miskella Captaining NUIG to Cross-Country glory after 42 years. Evan Hallinan won a fantastic Bronze medal for Ireland in the Irish Schools International in Derbyshire.  Evan, representing the Presentation College Athenry, leaped an exceptional 12.80m at the second attempt in the Triple Jump to finish with a precious Bronze medal.  This is another milestone on a truly remarkable comeback year for the popular Evan…

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Season Kicks off with Brilliant Castlegar XC

Season Kicks off with Brilliant Castlegar XC

Host Club Castlegar once again delivered a fantastic day of Cross Country action. They changed venue to a fabulous course in Ballybritt Racecourse and a classic was delivered. The course was ideal – a tad soft in places but not a whiff of mud and full of challenging hills and twists. I certainly didn’t miss the playground from their old course! Well done to Stephen, John, Phillip and all at Castlegar for delivering a fine days racing. The field was…

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Evan Hallinan Leads the Way at Tailteann Games

Evan Hallinan Leads the Way at Tailteann Games

A large contingent from the club represented Connacht today in the Taillteann Games – with 9 from the club in action, it was possibly the largest ever representation from the club in this event which features the cream of Irish schools athletics and is used to pick the Irish team for the upcoming international against England, Scotland and Wales. Evan Hallinan was the star of the show today with a fantastic series of jumps to claim victory in the triple…

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Fit4Youth is Back!!

Fit4Youth is Back!!

IT’S BACK!! Our hugely popular Fit4Youth programme returns with the Autumn series starts on Tues & Thurs at 7:45pm. The programme is aimed at youths aged 13-19 who would like to get fit in a fun, non-competitive environment. For more details contact Tom – see the fit4Youth page for Full Details!! Come join the fun!!

Michael Tobin

Michael Tobin

Personal Bests: Outdoor Track Time  Where  When 5k 18.26  Athenry Twilight T&F, Dangan Jul 2006          Road Time  Where When 1m 4.53  HP Summer Series, Ballybrit  Jun 2006 1.5m 8.16  HP Winter Series, Ballybrit  Nov 2006  5k 17.16  Tuam  May 2006  4m 23.24  Kilydsardt Aug 2006  8k 28.35 Tuam  Jan 2006 10k 36.36  Claregalway Aug 2006  10m 60.22 Ballycotton Mar 2006  Half-marathon 1.25.47 Achill  Jul 2006