Weekly News Roundup - Week 12/2018


Streets of Portlaoise 5K

Thanks to all the parents, volunteers, race organisers and participants who turned out in great numbers despite the bitter cold weather. Portlaoise Athletic Club would like to thank everyone who supported the 5k race including all our sponsors and marshals. A special word of thanks to all the Gardaí for all their help in ensuring that the Streets of Portlaoise 5k ran smoothly and safely.

The race saw a record number of 700 runners take part on a cold but dry morning. Elite runners came from all over the country including Olympians Mick Clohisey and Kerry O’Flaherty. This year saw the introduction of a new course and team prizes. First to cross the line was Hiko Tonosa in a time of 14:40 from DSD AC, followed closely by Eric Keogh from Donore Harriers. Mick Clohisey was hot on their tails to finish in 3th place, with Sean Heir Rathfarnham in 4th and William Maunsel, Clonmel A.C in 5th.

The women’s field was equally as competitive with Kerry O’Flaherty winning in a fantastic time of 16:10. Shona Heaslip form An Riocht was 2nd, with Claire McCarthy following in 3rd. Linda Byrne from DSD A.C. followed in 4th with our own Mary Mulhare finishing in 5th place.

Over 350 children lined up to take part in the 3 children’s fun run’s with each child receiving a medal and Easter egg.

Well done to the over 80 club members who took part in the streets of Portlaoise 5k. Lots of winners and lots of PBs set on the day from some of our youngest members all the way to senior.

James Hamm,Cyril Cuddy ,Tom Lupton ,Richie Reid ,Mary Mulhare ,Paul Cuddy ,David Faulknr ,Dohn Kelly ,Sean Donoghue ,William Fitzpatrick ,Maria Cuddy ,Gavin Mpsey ,John Buggie ,Craig Mulhall ,Niall Kirby ,Luke Gibney ,Sean Kirby ,Fionn Cuddy ,Seamus Smith ,Caoimhe Cuddy ,Pamela Grogan ,Jack Delaney ,Davin Dunne ,Jack Murrell ,Charlie Walsh ,J Kirby ,Eebecca Marshall ,Niamh Kavanagh ,Connor Brady ,Daragh Brady ,Ben Toomey ,Bernard O Grady ,Colin Byrne ,Tom Laney ,Kara Naughton ,Aoife O Malley ,Norah Alastal ,Caitriona Mulhare ,Sarah Conroy ,Eleanor Healy ,Maebh Mcgrath ,Claire Teeling ,Bernie Scully ,Martina Delaney ,Caroline Keogh ,Emer Healy ,Claire Fitzgerald ,Emmajane Cuddy ,John Hyland ,Rachel Anne Marshall ,Aoife Cuddy ,John Quinlan ,Maria Phelan ,Sheila Coleman ,Kathleen Drennan ,Jennie Lee ,Sarah Murell ,Lorraine Devoy ,Emma Sinnott ,Michelle Langton ,Sandra Bergin ,James Callaghan ,Kelly Griffin ,Lorraine O Callaghan ,Sandra Clear ,Sinead Peters ,Suzanne Miley ,Emer Conroy ,Eimear Kelly-donnelly ,Sean Howard ,Brian Howard ,Jen Brereton ,Deirdre Walsh ,Claire Molloy ,Anne Delaney ,Shona Keogh ,Carol Murphy ,Deirdre Fingleton  ,Jim Hanley ,Eimear Kelly-donnelly ,Ava Laffan ,Sue Laffan ,Noeleen Dempsey.

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Kildare 10K

Niall Collins finished 4th and Sinead Curtis got a PB on a lovely sunny morning for Running. Niamh Kavanagh also ran a great race.

Offaly 5K

James Hamm came 1st in the opening of the offaly 5k race series this morning. James came home in 16.24 with a sprint finish to claim first place among top runners in the race.

Leinster Indoors

Well done to Eoghan Lambe and Faye Brown who took part in their first juveniles Leinster Indoors. your social media marketing partner

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