April 21, 2024

It was one more busy week once more for Rosses Athletic Membership, as athletes took half within the Donegal Half Marathon, Neighborhood Video games Nationwide Finals and the UK AAA Monitor & Area Championships.

Donegal Half Marathon

The massive race on the weekend previous was the Donegal Half Marathon in Letterkenny which doubled because the County Half Marathon Championships additionally. Final yr’s nationwide half champion the very gifted Yared Derese from Monaghan took the win in a blistering course file of 1:07:22 however he was adopted intently by Rosses distance operating specialist Shane O’Donnell recording a really spectacular time of 1:13:38.

Shane O Donnell who was second within the County Half Marathon in Letterkenny

Charlie Postie O Donnell was fourth total and first M40 in 1:15:47, Patrick Trimble set a brand new PB 1:18:57 to take the M50 crown. There was quite a lot of robust performances from Mark Ward PB 1:21:30, Paul McKelvey 1:22:31, Declan Gallagher 1:23:52, Ken Bates PB 1:26:07, Denis Boner 1:31:08, Keith O Connell 1:32:08 and Norman McClean 1:39:37 with most making ready for the Dublin marathon so an excellent coaching day.

Within the women part, final yr’s winner Helen McCready retained her crown, profitable in 1:21:54 and nice prep for her upcoming Berlin marathon. Martina Mulhern is properly into her personal marathon preparations and confirmed it’s going properly ending fifth girl and first F40 in 1:32:12. One other class winner within the F55 was Emer Magee in 1:49:16 with good performances from Selina O’Donnell 1:42:08, Bridget Molloy 1:46:37, Rachel Harper 1:54:58, Evelyn Boyle 1:56:20 and Veronica McLoone 2:07:11.

Helen McCready who gained the County Half Marathon title on Sunday final

Neighborhood Video games Nationwide Remaining

The Nationwide Finals of the Neighborhood Video games occurred in Carlow SETU with seven membership athletes travelling to compete and it was to show an excellent day for Niamh Doogan and Aaliyah Gallagher Canavan with each displaying their athleticism securing Nationwide Silver Medals – and make it much more outstanding is that it was completely different occasions that they each secured Athletics Eire medals on the latest All Eire Monitor and Area Championships in Tullamore.

Rosie Breslin and Aaliyah Gallagher Canavan competed within the u12 women Lengthy Soar with Aaliyah leaping 4.05m to win a silver medal. Within the u14 women shot putt it was the McGonigle sisters of Aoife and Caoimhe, whereas within the u12 women a powerful relay staff of Tamara Parker, Olivia Gorman, Rosie Berlin and Aaliyah Gallagher Canavan obtained to the semi remaining stage. Niamh Doogan secured a Nationwide Silver medal within the u14 women Hurdles finishing three races on the day.

UK AAA Monitor & Area Championships

On Sunday it was one other nice day for the membership as Eva Logue obtained her Eire vest when she competed in Birmingham as a part of the Athletics Eire Group on the u15 & u17 UK AAA Monitor and Area Championships. It was an excellent expertise for her to be a part of the 47 athletes on the Irish staff and can drive on all of the juveniles in our membership to be hungry and a part of these alternatives going ahead.

Extra success this week for Rosses AC was final modified: August twenty ninth, 2023 by Katie Gillen