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29 Sept 2022

Limerick Athletics - Weekly News Update

Limerick Athletics - Weekly News Update

Megan O’Shea, Crecora-Patrickswell, on her way to winning the girls U13 relay race during the Aldi Community Games National Track and Field finals at Carlow Sports Campus

Broadford 5k
West Limerick Juvenile Aaron Lynch won the Broadford 5K in a time of 16:47.

Parkrun
Shelbourne Junior Parkrun celebrated it’s 100th event last weekend. Some of the best times at the 3 Limerick Parkruns included Niall Bennis (18:44) and Joe Chawke (19:48), Niamh Hartnett (19:51) at Mungret, Thomas McCarthy (19:18) & Niall O’Connell (21:42) at UL , Paul Logue (20:48) and John Barrett (West Limerick) 26:41 at Newcastle West.

Around the Country
Congratulations to Colm Turner who won the Dublin City Triathlon. Boston Scientific Half-Marathon-Kevin Carr 1:31, Kevin Kelly 1:33, Martin Liston 1:37 (All West Limerick).

Lombardstown, Co Cork 5 Mile hosted by Mount Hillary AC, Niall Shanahan An Bru was edged by just two seconds for victory, crossing the line 25:20, 4th Niall O’Callaghan 26:48, 5th Karl Lenihan 26:56 (Both West Limerick); 6th Paul Fitzgerald (Limerick AC) 27:18.

There was much Limerick interest in the Tullamore Half Marathon which finished on the famous Tullamore Harriers running track.

First Limerick man was Owen Ryan (Limerick AC) in 1:21:09 as he prepares for the forthcoming Berlin Marathon, Mark Lenihan 1:26:19 (West Limerick), Eileen Reeves 2:04:49, John Shier 2:08:18, (both Dooneen) Jackie Kingston 1:58:11

Training
Juvenille Training resumes for most clubs this week.
Limerick Senior XC Team Titles

Order of merit - mens ; Limerick AC 35, West Limerick 13, Granagh 6, Kilfinny 5, Blackboy 4, Croom 4, Regional 4, Bilboa 2, Army 1, Caherline 1, St. Nicholas 1, Kildimo 1, Kilmallock 1, Feoghnagh-Castlemahon 1, An Bru 1

Fixtures
The World Masters Mountain Running Championships take place in Clonmel next weekend from 2nd-4th September with a lot Limerick athletes expected to travel.

September 18th Limerick County Intermediate XC and Relays, Bilboa; 25th September Limerick Mini Marathon 5K/10K – no longer a Women’s only event; 2nd October Masters & Juvenile Even Age XC, venue tbc; 9th October Juvenile Uneven Age, Senior & Novice XC Venue tbc; 6th November Munster Juvenile Uneven Age, Junior & Senior XC Championships, Limerick Racecourse.

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