Alanna Lally won her first National title on Sunday last 22nd November in very testing conditions on the Kilbeggan racecourse at the AAI national cross-country championships. Alanna captured the girls under 14 National cross-country title in a great head to head battle with Ciara Cummins from Tipperary. Alanna, Ciara & defending champion Linda Conroy from host club Mullingars Harriers broke away from the rest of the field after 500m of the 1200m race. Linda Conroy had to settle for 3rd 300m out.
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Connaught Cross-Country Tuam Sunday 8th November 2009.
Galway City Hrs juveniles had a host of impressive displays at the 2nd day of the Connaught juvenile cross-country championships. The club had 2 individual winners, 2 team wins, 1 team second & 2 team 3rd’s along with a 1,2,3 in the under 11 boys race.
Full results of the three races are now attached, courtesy of the Hollymount organisers...
Breaking news from today's races at Hollymount - The men's 10k was won by Gary Thornton, breaking 30 mins with 29.59, second was Gerry Ryan in 30.54. The late night dancing at the GCH club night out didn't effect the performances of Ian Egan, John O'Brien or Danny Carr, as they all ran well, recording 35.15, 35.50 and 38.08 respectively.
The Galway Juvenile & Senior Cross-Country were held in Tuam last Sunday and the results are attached. P.J. Coyle was on-hand to capture all the action and provided us with this report:
The first of the season's cross-country races was held in the Palace grounds on Sunday last 4th October in very benign conditions.
There was a reasonably good turn out for most of the races. For some of the juveniles this was their first ever competition.
Attached are the results of the Galway Primary Schools Cross Country which were held at Renmore on September 29th. There were competitions for 3rd & 4th class boys and girls over 800m and 5th & 6th class boys and girls over 1000m. The 5th & 6th class races had an impressive 201 and 253 finishers for the girls and boys respectively. Congrats to all the athletes who competed, as well as their parents and coaches, and especially to the many GCH names throughout the results.
Our young athletes carried on their great form on the track into the Community Games finals in Athlone last weekend.
Laura Ann Costello representing Milltown won the girls under 12 gold medal in the 100m.
Cliona Ni Chochlain won the under 10 girls 60m hurdles. Cliona was representing Claregalway.
Simon O'Shaughnessy representing Beagh finished 2nd in the under 14 boys 100m.
Deirdre Brennan representing Claregalway won a bronze medal in the under 16 girls javelin.
Alanna Lally finished 4th in the under 14 girls 800m. Alanna was representing Abbey-Monivea.