Weekly News Roundup - Week 8/2019



Laois County Junior and Masters Road Championships 2019

A super day for the club at the Laois Novice road races in Ballyfin on Sunday. Our ladies took bronze team while the men took individual gold and silver, along with team gold.

A big well done to Balkyfin AC and Laois Athletics for a very well organised day. A tough course by all accounts but nothing our lads and ladies were not able for. It’s great to see some new faces running and congrats to them. Dave Mulhare and Barry Mc Evoy took the gold and silver respectively, leading the team of Paul Cuddy 5th, Niall Collins 22nd (first timer) and the veteran Joe Walsh 25th to the gold medals.

The ladies won bronze team, Anna Duggan in 5th place leading the team, followed by, Amy Walsh 7th, Charlie Walsh 15th and Cathy Mulhare 17th. Charlie and Cathy Running their first of many novice road race. Well done to all, a great start to the county road-racing season.


Great to see plenty of our Juvenilles in action at the weekend, both on Saturday at the Junior Park run and in Ballyfin on Sunday at the non-championship races. 

In Ballyfin we started in the - U 10 with Mary Jane Dempsey 7th and Grace Cuddy 15th. Next up in the U12 we had Emma Jane Cuddy 5th, while in the U 14 Caoimhe Cuddy came 2nd and Leah Smullen close behind in 4th. Lastly in the U 16 event Grace Meade had a great race, finishing 4th.  Very well done to all who competed and many thanks to Ballyfin AC for a well-organised event.                                                 

In the Vicarstown junior park run Fionn Cuddy was 2nd male, 3rd overall, with Ben Towmey 8th and Harrison Marshall 9th. Rebecca Marshall was an excellent 3rd female, followed by Olivia O Flanagan 8th, Aoife Cuddy 9th, Cliona O Flanagan 13th and Lauren O Flanagan 14th.

A big welcome to the O’ Flanagan triplets to Portlaoise AC, a great addition to the club. your social media marketing partner

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