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Croghan Drumlion Cortober Community Games

Croghan Drumlion Cortober Community Games

We held our annual Area Sports day on April 20. There was blue sky’s everywhere around Croghan that evening except for over the football pitch where this big grey cloud stayed for the duration of the games. Having said that the games were a great success. It was a great turnout for the evening and we look forward to the county finals with the hope of some medals there. The County Finals will be on the weekend of June 2/3, with the possibility of them all being held on the one day of June 2. We will keep you informed but put the dates in your diary if your kids are involved.

Many thanks to all who helped get the pitch ready and who helped out during the evening. There are too many to mention. Results of the races are as follows:

U14 Hurdles Girls: 1. Caoimhe O’Dowd, 2. Aisling Cryan; U14 Hurdles Boys: 1. Colin McDonnell, 2. Brian Finn, 3. Marcus Feeney; U10 Hurdles Girls: 1. Mary Collins, 2. Katelyn Gannon, 3. Ailbhe Cryan; U10 Hurdles Boys: 1. Eamon Glancy, 2. Jack Keeneghan, 3. Rhys Gannon; Tiny Tots Girls: 1. Catherine Glancy, 2. Emily Hennessy-Nolan, 3. Laura Scott; Tiny Tots Boys: 1. Diarmuid Creighton, 2. Frankie O’Dowd; Girls U6: 1. Ellen Keeneghan, 2. Rosin Dinnigan, 3. Molly Kelly; Boys U6: 1. Colm Burke, 2. Cuileann O’Donnaile, 3. Enda O’Dowd; U8 60m Girls: 1. Bronagh Brennan, 2. Aine Cryan, 3. Aisling Ryan; U8 60m Boys: 1. Oisin O’Dowd, 2. Ryan O’Dowd, 3. Stephen Murray; U10 100m Girls: 1. Ailbhe Cryan, 2. Sarah Carty, 3. Katelyn Gannon; U10 100m Boys: 1. Eamon Glancy, 2. Jack Keeneghan, 3. Rhys Gannon; U12 100m Girls: 1. Ellis Conway, 2. Aisling O’Connor, 3. Hannah O’Dowd; U12 100m Boys: 1. Shane Surlis, 2. Paul Molloy, 3. Cuan Feely; U14 100m Girls: 1. Caoimhe O’Dowd, 2. Aisling Cryan, 3. Emma Duignan; U14 100m Boys: 1. Colin McDonnell, 2. Brian Finn, 3. Kevin Mullaney; U8 80m Girls: 1. Aine Cryan, 2. Michaela Dunne, 3. Chloe Dunne; U8 80m Boys: 1. Oisin O’Dowd, 2. Ryan O’Dowd, 3. Stephen Murray; U12 Girls 600m: 1. Eimear Feely, 2. Hannah O’Dowd, 3. Emer Burke; U12 Boys 600m; 1. Shane Surlis, 2. Hugh Molloy, 3. Paul Molloy; U16 Boys 100m: 1. Shane McDonnell, 2. John McDonnell; U10 Girls 200m: 1.Ailbhe Cryan, 2. Katelyn Gannon, 3. Sarah Carty; U10 Boys 200m: 1. Jack Keeneghan, 2. Eamon Glancy, 3. Ciaran Ryan; U14 Boys 800m: 1. Brian Finn, 2. Oisin Feely, 3. Colin McDonnell; U14 Girls 800m: 1. Caoimhe O’Dowd, 2. Megan Carty, 3. Aisling Cryan

Primary Schools Athletics on Sunday

The Leitrim AAI Primary Schools track and field Championships will take place in Manorhamilton on Sunday at 2 pm. This competition will complete a very good year of primary schools athletics with an increased number of schools having taken part in the Cross Country Championships which took place on a school day in the Leitrim Gaels Community facility last October and the number participating in the Sports Hall competition having grown from seven to 17.

Sunday’s event cater for all age categories and provides a short concentrated programme which enables an overall result to be produced during the afternoon so that the Gilmartin Trophy can be presented at the end of the competitions. Medals will be awarded to the first three in each event and the Gilmartin Trophy to best overall school. Competitors are confined to their own age groups except that Under 9s can run Under 10 300m. Entries are taken at the venue from 1.30 pm.

Faulkner’s Third St. Clare’s CS 10k win

There was an excellent turnout of competitors when St. Clare’s Comprehensive Manorhamilton hosted its third annual 10k Race sponsored by SuperValu with almost 300 runners and walkers taking part.

Well done to all of the participants who took part in the race. The winner, for the third consecutive year was the local based Letterkenny AC runner Neil Faulkner in a very impressive time of 34:51. In 2nd place was Seamus Somers in 35:14; 3rd place was claimed by Rory Connor 39:24; 4th place went to P.J. Gillespie 39:50 and Paul McGrath came home in 5th in 40:18.

The first woman home was Monica Henry in a fantastic time of 43:50. In 2nd place Lorraine Hosey recorded a time of 45:33, 3rd went to Ingrid Foley 50:00, 4th was claimed by Mary Durkan 50:20 and 5th place finisher Lucia Barrett had a time of 51:09. The first boy home in the 4k was Vincent Sweeney in a excellent time of 17:12.

The first girl home was Rebecca Rooney in a very impressive time of 18:22. Meanwhile the full results for the St. Clare’s CS 10k and 4k races are available on and

The Race Committee, Ms. Carden, Mr. Ward and Ms. Boylan would like to say a special thank you to the event’s new sponsors this year; Supervalu in Manorhamilton. The Committee would also like to thank the Principal Mr. Irwin, Deputy Principal Ms. McGowan and all of the teachers, parents and students who came out on the day to take part or volunteer their help – this is what made the event the success it was.

A special mention is extended to School Caretaker Sean Keaney and School Secretary Ailish Farrell for all their hard work in the organisation of the event. The Race Committee hopes to see you all next year at the fourth annual St. Clare’s CS 10k and 4k races.

Carrick Tennis Club

Carrick Tennis Club state of the art floodlights have been successfully installed. We will now facilitate coaching and competitions all year round. Midweek coaching lessons will commence this evening (Wednesdays) 5-10 year olds from 6-7pm, Adults/Teens and beginners at 8-9pm. Saturday lessons will re-commence on May 12, at 11am -12 for 5-12 year olds and then 12-1pm for Adults /improvers. The lessons will run for six weeks at €30 for non-members and €25 for club members. Call Carrick Tennis Club coach Olwyn 0863514123 for more details or email / facebook ‘carricktennisclub’ any queries to the club directly.

Annual membership is due soon: Juniors/OAP’s: €15, Seniors: €25 Family €55

Best of Luck to club members Linda O’Neill, Mary Whelan, Andy Whelan, Eric Lynham and Ann McGovern who will travel to Sligo this weekend to take part in the ‘West of Ireland’ Tennis Championships. Break a leg guys! Also belated congratulations to fellow club member Paul Curran who has recently added a further prestigious title to his belt representing Trinity College Dublin in which he won a recent National College Tennis Club Championships. Serious achievement - well done Paul from all at your local club!

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Mohill AC Sports

Mohill & District AC will host their Open Sports Day on the May Bank Holiday Monday, May 7, at the Marian College Sports ground in Mohill. Races get underway at 4 pm sharp, with registration from 3.30. Athletes must compete in their own age group but may move up one age group where they are not catered for in an event of their own group. Enquiries to Mai on 087-9935227 or Helen on 087-9782393. Entry fee E2 per athlete.