Sarah wins Lough Key Triathlon

Lough Key Tri-Club provided a local winner to their ever popular Waterways Ireland Lough Key Sprint Triathlon when Sarah Neary won the women’s race last Sunday.

Lough Key Tri-Club provided a local winner to their ever popular Waterways Ireland Lough Key Sprint Triathlon when Sarah Neary won the women’s race last Sunday.

Neary had some work to do coming out of the water but a strong bike gave her the edge as she started into the run and she never looked back, winning by just under two minutes from Elizabeth Carr with another local athlete, Shona Patterson from Carrick-on-Shannon in third place. This was Neary’s second big win of the summer, having taken the win at the Humbert Sprint Triathlon in Mayo in July.

Eamon McAndrew of Sligo TC took the spoils in the Men’s race and despite an early fall on the bike, McAndrew had over 2 minutes to spare of second place finisher Sean Cunningham from Athlone Tri Club with Raymond Byrne (Sligo Tri Club) a further 20 seconds behind in third. 287 competitors took to the water at the start line for the 750m swim which was followed by a 23km cycle around Lough Key and then a 5km run through the wooded parkland of the Forest Park.

Trampoline for Adults

Do you look with envy at kids bouncing on trampolines in gardens? Are you secretly delighted when the bouncy castle man leaves it an extra day before collection? Then we are looking for you. The adult classes start on Wednesday 12th September from 8-9pm in Carrick on Shannon Gym club- the end unit in Northwest Business Park on the Castlecara Rd. There is a registration fee of €30 and then €50 for 10 classes. Check us out on Trampoline Carrick on facebook.

Athletics news

The Leitrim Primary Schools Cross Country Championships and Walks will be held during the last week of September with the winners qualifying to compete in Calry on Saturday October 13. The Leitrim Inter Club Under 11,13, 15, 17 and Over 17 Championships will likely be held on Saturday October 20, with final decisions on these at the County Board Meeting next week. In the New Year the “B” Cross Country, now known as the Development Competitions will be held in Derry and the Senior Inter Clubs in Tullamore.

Ballinamore Race Results: The remaining Festival Races for Under Age competitors were held in St Felim’s College on Sunday last.

Under 6: 1 Conor Mulligan (Longford), 2 Rory O’Rourke (Fenagh), 3 Killian Gildea Mulvey (Fenagh); Under 8 Girls: 1 Caoimhe Cullen (Ballinamore), 2 Holly Hewston (Ballinamore), 3 Ailbhe Mulligan (Longford); Under 8 Boys: 1 Paul Honeyman (Fenagh), 2 Colm McLoughlin (Fenagh), 3 Neasa McManus (Ballinamore); Under 10 Girls: 1 Ellie O’Rourke (Fenagh), 2 Eadaoin Mulligan (Longford), 3 Sarah McPhillips (Longford); Under 10 Boys: 1 Cillian Cullen (Ballinamore), 2 Daniel McLoughlin (Fenagh), Kevin McHugh (Longford); Under 12 Girls: 1 Allanah McGuinness (Mohill), 2 Aoibhinn McGoldrick (Ballinamore), 3 Abbie Sweeney (Ballinamore); Under 12 Boys: 1 Cian McPhillips (Longford), 2 Ciaran Cullen (Ballinamore), James Honeyman (Ballinamore).

Mohill host Equestrian Schools competition

On Sunday September 16 next, Mohill Community College host the 1st leg of the All-Ireland Equestrian Inter-Schools Competition in Moorland’s Equestrian Centre, Drumshambo. Mohill Community College has massive success in the past in this competition and schools from all over Ireland are eligable to compete. Closing date for entries is September 13. For all rules and conditions, go to Equesterian Looking forward to a great day’s jumping.