Tullamore 10th August
Sean MacSeoin 5th 2.09.32 (M2)
Mel Hilliard 3rd 2.13.16 (M3)
Dave Carroll 6th 2.17.82 (M4)
Sean MacSeoin 3rd 4.24.76 (M2)
Mel Hilliard 4th 4.33.13 (M3)
Dave Carroll 5th 4.48.73 (M4)
Tadgh Twomey 1st 7.20.64 (M9)
Mel Hilliard 4th 1.35m (M3)
There was something special about the inaugural Castleknock 5K held last Sunday...!!!!!
Maybe it was the course, a fast first downhill mile, into our wonderful Pheonix Park, a tour through Farmleigh, a tough climb up to the Castleknock College gates, a majestic finish in front of the College itself.
Maybe it was the participants, all in flying form and the reasons they had for taking part, the spirit of Rory Doherty, the funds they were raising for Cystic Fibrosis, the quest to raise awareness for organ donation, the desire to do something for a good cause or simply the joy of running or being out for a walk in the open air with friends and family.
Maybe it was the enthusiasm of the organizers, Rory’s family and friends, the sponsors, the donators, the supportors, the stewards, the gardai, the OPW, the Zumba dancers, and all who combined to make this a race to remember.
One thing was agreed, race organizer Kate O’Neill had a lot to do with making it a special day, Kieran Gallagher’s skills at coordinating were evident and without Eamon Dolan on the PA we’d be lost.
5th Paul Farrell 17:40 1st cat
8th Kate O’Neill 18:04 2nd
10th A. King 18:37 2nd
16th Adrienne Jordan 18:48 1st
25th Emma Donlan 19:20
28th Jim Dowdall 19:28 1st
34th Mark Woodger 19:42
John Todd (Tullamore) 19:57 1st
Eimear O’Leary 20:07
Sharon. Farrell 22:38
E. Coghlan 23:02 2nd
C. Booth 24:30
Irishtown July 9th
Well done to Vanessa O'Connor 4th in the 800m (A) 2.17.25
Pheonix Park Saturday 28th June 2014
Kate O'Neill 6th 29:26, Eimear O'Leary 12th 31:57, Iveta Adamova 33:42
1st Siobhan O'Doherty 27:29
Paul Farrell 29:06, A. King 29:56, Mark Mohan 31:10, D. Hanley 30:16
1st Brandon Hargreaves 24:18
Well done to all and thanks to the volunteers also.
Also congrats to Emma Donlon 3rd in Kilcock 5K 18:37, won by Charlotte Kearney Donadea 17:32
The inaugural Castleknock 5km run will take place on Sunday the 13th of July. The race will raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis along with raising awareness for organ donation. The race is in memory of Rory Doherty, whose organs saved five lives last year after his tragic death. Follow Castleknock5km on Facebook and Twitter and register to run or walk through www.precisiontiming.net. Castleknock, Dublin
Race Organiser Kate O'Neill
Graded Meeting #4 - 800m Vanessa O'Connor 1st 2:20:03 (B1), Sean 2:06:14 (B1), Dave 2:16:55
Graded Meeting #5 - 1500m Sean MacSeoin 6th 4:20 (B1), Dave Carroll 4:49 (C2)
Dunsaughlin 10K - Laura Cullen 1st junior 42:47
Report from Dublin Juvenile Championships - 4x100m Relays U9, U10 and U11 - Morton Stadium Santry - Saturday 31st May 2014
MSB's youngest Juvenile athletes turned out in great numbers for a terrific day of relay championships over the Bank Holiday weekend in the scorching sunshine. Our Under 9 Girls (Aoife Sheridan, Aisling O'Grady, Aoibhinn McGuinness and Molly Olyphant) came third in their heat and overall finished in 4th place in the final, just outside the medals. Their sprinting was superb and their baton exchanges were extremely smooth - well done girls.
In the U10 Girls we had two teams, both of which competed very well but unfortunately neither qualified for the final. The teams comprised Alison Callinan, Aoife Keane, Zoe Coquart and Rachel Glynn on one team and Ruth Linnane, Ella Nagle, Gara Williams and Tara Shields on the other.
In the U10 Boys we also had two teams (Team 1: Oisin Tebite, Adam Brennan, Ben O'Neill and Louie Woodger; Team 2: David Onwumereh, Oisin O'Shaughnessy, Adam Nagle and Donal Fitzmaurice). Team 1 brought home the gold medals after running lighting fast with the slickest baton exchanges possible in what was a very competitive age group. Well done to both teams as the second team only narrowly missed out on qualifying for the final.
Our U11 Girls team comprising Sadhbh Mohan, Vivianna McCann, Olivia Spring and Aoife Brown (running up from U10) ran superbly to finish second in their heat and qualify for the final where they secured a very creditable 5th place.
Our U11 Boys team ran superbly to win their heat (Neil Hogan, Killian Hegarty, James Bolton and Nkemjika Onwumereh) but narrowly missed out on the medals in their final, finishing 4th, barely behind the third place team.
So overall some superb team running from our young juveniles - well done to all.
Report from Juvenile League 4 - Saturday 24th May 2014 - Tallaght Track
MSB Juvenile athletes turned out in force for a tremendous day of track & field events for the final league fixture before the Dublin Championships in Tallaght last weekend.