A superb Finish to the 2016 Cross country season for Millstreet ACs, Caoimhe O’Leary last weekend.
Running at the National Cross Country Championships in Dundalk (gu17)
Caoimhe finished 38th position in a field of 106 runners.
Caoimhe was the third Cork athlete to cross the finish line with Cork finishing 3rd county.
Well done Caoimhe.
Best of Luck to Caoimhe O’Leary who runs as part of the Cork team
next Sunday at the National Cross Country even ages event.
Well done on your season so far Caoimhe
and winning at the Munsters Cross Country event.
Another great day for Millstreet athlete Caoimhe O’ Leary competing at the Munster even age Cross Country competition held in Carrignavar yesterday,
Caoimhe was the 2nd Cork athlete to cross the finish line and finished in 8th position overall.
Well done Caoimhe, who will now go forward as part of the Cork team to compete at National level.
Also competing & putting in strong performances for the club were Orla Buckley GU16, Eimear o Leary GU14, Donal Bourke & Ian Buckley BU14.
Caoimhe passing fellow Cork competitor to finish 2nd Cork girl home
Well done to Millstreet Athletic Club athletes in Macroom yesterday.
Congratulations to Caoimhe O’Leary finishing in 2nd position and winning an individual medal in the girls U17 race
also running Girls U17 were Orla Buckley and Sara Bourke putting in strong performances.
Eimear O’Leary ran girls U15 and finished in 16 position.
Boys U13 team were Ethan Walsh, Darragh Moynihan, Donnacha Murphy and Donal Bourke all finishing well.
Gu11 team Ella Hickey, Shannon Bourke, Rebecca O ‘Sullivan, Ciara O’Sullivan, Meave Buckley
running individually Bu11 Seamus Moynihan Bu9 Brandon Bourke
Millstreet AC got off to a winning start today at the first of the season County A Cross Country Championships held in Aghren Conna.
The girls U16 had a great result with Caoimhe O Leary winning an individual medal finishing in 4th position, and the team including Caoimhe,Orla Buckley, Emma Moynihan, Sarah Bourke and Dara O Shea scoring a bronze medal.
The boys U14 team including Donal Bourke, Donnacha Murphy Ian Buckley & Darragh Moynihan scoring a gold team medal, well done, also representing the club, running individually and putting in a great preformance were Eimear O Leary GU14 and Seamus Moynihan BU10,
Below are three photos of local members of Duhallow Athletic did the Dingle Marathon last Saturday. Two pictures before the race, and another one of happier faces after they finished it (photos thanks to Michelle)
[read more …] “Dingle Marathon Runners”
Congratulations to Eileen O’Riordan who stepped up from the Munsters Masters a few weeks ago to the All Ireland Masters in Tullamore last weekend, and returned
two three medals:
- Gold in the Discus throwing 23.03m,
- Bronze in the Hammer, throwing 31.07 (another PB, upgrading from her PB at the Munsters a few weeks ago),
- Gold as an unused sub in the 4x100m relay team.
- Gold in the Hammer 30.83m(PB)
- Gold in the Javelin 17.24m(PB)
- Gold in the Discus 23.05m
- Silver in shot putt
- Silver in the 4x100m relay. One of the girls pulled a muscle, and Eileen filled in as a sub.
Thank you to Geraldine Dennehy for capturing the atmosphere of the
Willie Neenan Memorial 5 Mile Road Race
in Millstreet Town
on Friday the 24th June so perfectly.
Michelle Finn was in superb form in the 3K steeplechase final at the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam today. One of the best technical hurdlers in the field, Michelle finished very strong to cross the line in 7th place in PB of 9:43.19. She was the first of the Irish girls over the line.
Michelle is coached but the famous Donie Walsh who is very proud of her achievements to date. Hurdles coach Seamus Power has insured Michelle is technically on of the best hurdlers in the steeplechase event.
Now is it on to the next adventure at the Olympics in Rio. [read more …] “7th for Michelle in European Final”
Well done to Michelle Finn today on a fantastic run in the semi-final of the 3000m Steeplechase at the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam. She finished 4th in her heat to qualify for the final in a seasonal best time of 9:45:93
You can watch the race below:
The final is on Sunday at 4:15pm.
[read more …] “Michelle qualifies for the European 3000m Steeplechase Final”
Only a few hours to go
Willie Neenan Memorial 5 mile
to support the runners and walkers
get an opportunity to meet
Michelle Finn All Ireland and International medal winner
The Annual School Sports
Millstreet Town Park
Monday 20th June
10.30am – 2pm
Tuesday 16th February
Millstreet GAA Hall
€2 per child
Registration forms can be collected at our training session
€15 annual fee
Hope to see you there.
Her throw of 8.55m put her well ahead of her competitors.
Millstreet Athletic Club
is holding their registration night
on Tuesday 2nd February
in Millstreet Youth Centre.
If you would like to get fit for the New Year it is great value at €15 per child and €20 per adult.
Adults and children (born 2010 upwards) welcome.
MIllstreet Athletic Club
at the youth Centre
County B Cross Country Championships took place 1st November in Conna and we came home with great results and lots of medals.
Seamus Moynihan finished in 3rd position U9. Donal Bourke finished 2nd position
U13 and Caoimhe O’Leary finished 2nd U15. Shannon Bourke just missing out on a medal finishing 7th U9, Donnacha Murphy finished 8th U13 as well as Gemma O’Regan 8th U15.
Our U11 team was made up of Clara O’Keeffe, Ciara O’Sullivan, Rebecca O’Sullivan, Madison Gallahue-Murphy and Meave Buckley. Ethan Walsh ran U11 finishing 36th.
Our boys U13 finished 3rd team made up of Donnacha Murphy, Donal Bourke, Darragh Moynihan, Ian Buckley and Joshua Jumbo.
Girls U13 team came home with gold medals made up of Cathy Kiely, Eimear O’Leary, Brianna Gallahue-Murphy and Megan Kiely.
Girls U15 team also won gold medals consisting of Caoimhe O’Leary, Gemma O’Regan, Emma Moynihan and Sarah Bourke.
Well done to Dan Bourke who also competed in the Masters event and ran a great race.
Michelle Finn was running in the semi-final of the 3000m Steeplechase at the World Championships in Beijing yesterday. Unfortunately she failed to make the final, running well outside her best time. But, it’s an experience on her way to the Olympics in Rio next year which she has qualified already for.
Michelle’s mum Mary is from Millstreet, and runs with Millstreet AC. They are a family of runners and are regularly seen at the races around Cork and winning often too. All have all run the Clara Mountain Run in recent years. Michelle was the national champion 3000m steeplechaser in 2013.
Listen to her post race interview below:
Results from the race are on the Gneeveguilla Page
Simon Chodziesner is an Australian running from Mizen to Malin. Covering about three quarters of a marathon each day, he arrives in Millstreet tomorrow from Ballingrary, and is off again the following morning.
Simon is raising money for two charities close to his heart:
Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital – the local hospital where Simon’s Donegal family have been well cared for over the years, and the Friends of LGH Onconolgy Bus.
[read more …] “Running Mizen to Malin”
Clara keeping her dad on his toes last Friday night at the fun run in Kanturk – photo by TMC Photography
Millstreet Athletic Club would like to thank everyone who supported our road race on Friday night from the sponsors, stewards and the local Gardai to all the runners and walkers. It was lovely to see so many people in the town and along the route. It was a great success and a very enjoyable evening. Thank you to Geraldine Dennehy for the excellent photography.