North Sligo Athletics Club
(Unofficial Site, managed by Bill Crowe)
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North Sligo Athletics Club: Photographs of The Under 9 years 4X 50 metres relay team: Club Champions of Connacht and third in All Ireland, July 2005
Members of North Sligo Athletics Club, with chief coach Michael Carney, who marched in the Grange 2005 St. Patrick's Day Parade
North Sligo Athletics Club:
The Under 10 years 4X 50 metres relay team were Club Champions of Connaught 2006 and fifth at the All Irelands in Cork.
The Under 11 years 4X 100 metres relay team were second in Connaught in 2006.
Photographs will be inserted here later.
Rathcormac National School: Photographs of Class 3 & 4 (Under 11 years) Rathcormac National School JuniorCross-country team: Primary School Boys Junior Champions of Sligo, September 2006
General photographs of junior club members of North Sligo Athletics Club (2006), and Photographs of the medal winners, at a presentation that took place at Grange in September 2006: Local Irish International Athelete, Mary Cullen (who was a junior member at North Sligo Athletics Club) presented the medals.
A presentation was made at a later date to Mary Cullen, for all her achievements, by the North Sligo Athletics Club.
(see Sligo Champion newspaper): 'other sport'section.
Sunday 7th October 2007, in Caulrey, at the Sligo Championships of the National (Primary) Schools Cross Country races, (event starting at 1.00pm),
the Rathcormac Junior Girls team (classes 3 and 4) came first and the Senior Girls team (classes 5 and 6) came third
The Senior Rathcormac boys team (classes 5 and 6) came first.
All the children train at Oxfield, with the North Sligo Athletics Club.
Saturday 13th October 2007, in Ballina at the Connaught Championships of the National (Primary) Schools Cross Country races, (event starting at 1.00pm),
The Rathcormac Junior Girls team came first.
Rathcormac National School: Photographs of Class 3 & 4 (Under 11 years) Rathcormac National School Junior Cross-country team: Primary School Girls Junior Champions of Sligo and Connacht, and Sligo Athletics Clubs Under 11 Champions for 2007 (representing North Sligo Athletics Club):
Rathcormac National School: Photographs of Class 3 & 4 (Under 11 years) Rathcormac National School Junior Cross-country Second team:
Rathcormac National School: Photographs of Class 3 & 4 (Under 11 years) Rathcormac National School Junior Cross-country Boys team, most have represented North Sligo Athletics Club, and some were on the team that became Sligo Athletics Clubs Under 11 Champions for 2007:
Rathcormac National School: Photographs of Class 5 & 6 (mostly Under 12 years) Rathcormac National School Senior Cross-country Girls team, second place in the Primary School Senior Girls Championship of Sligo in 2007; most train at North Sligo Athletics Club.
Rathcormac National School: Photographs of Class 5 & 6 Rathcormac National School Senior Cross-country Boys team, Primary School Senior Boys Champions of Sligo for 2007 (all infact are in class 5): most have represented North Sligo Athletics Club; some were on the team that became Sligo Athletics Clubs Under 11 Champions in 2007 (Cian McBride and William Crowe), while others were on the team that became under 12 Sligo Clubs Champions for 2007 (Stephen Reagan and Aron McElroy):
The following day, Sunday 14th of October ther was a "fun-run with Eamonn Coughlan" in Hazel Wood wich started at about 1.30pm (after a photographic session).
The following photographs show some of the "fun-runners" at this event.
Winners in Connacht indoor Championships at Neenagh in 2008:
Party at Oxfield Cellebrating Cian McBride's great win in the under 12 Boys 600m at the All Ireland Indoor Championships at Neenagh in 2008
Cian won in a time of 1 minute 48 seconds
Winning Atheletes of the North Sligo Athletics Club, at the Connacht Outdoor Finals, At Dangan Galway (NUI Galway running track) on Saturday 17th May 2008
All results were based on time in the heats; there were no semi-finals or finals
Girls Under 11 years 500m (Pairs): Silver Medalists (Second Place): Helen Mc Donagh and Denise Regan: and Bronze Medalists (Third Place) in Long Jump (Pairs)
Boys Under 12 years 600m (Pairs): Gold Medalists (First Place): Cian McBride and William Crowe
Cian McBride won the first heat in 1 minute 49 seconds (by about 20 metres)
William Crowe won the second heat in 1 minute 49 seconds (by about 40 metres). William took 5 seconds off his personal best for the 600m.
Girls Under 12 years 600m (Pairs): Bronze Medalists (Third Place): Nell Kelly and Katie McGlynn
Boys Under 12 years 4 X 100m Relay:
North Sligo came 3rd
Team (from left to right): Stephen Quigly, William Crowe, Cian McBride and Daragh McClusky
North Sligo came 3rd
Team: Helen Mc Donagh, Denise Regan, Dearbhla Mc Closkey and Niamh Cronin
Sligo Team Community Games Gold medal Winners in Athletics U 13 Mixed Cross-Country Championships at Mosney in May 2008
Cian Mc Bride and William Crowe gained gold and bronze medals respectively at a Primary Schools Competition at Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh on Thursday 5th June 2008, in the Senior Cross Country event (5th and 6th class) representing Rathcormac School.
Rathcormac National School came first in this event. The second placed athelete in this event was Adam Cuningham from Grange N.S. The Rathcormac school children won medals in a good number of other events at Lisnaskea.
Cian Mc Bride and William Crowe gained Gold medals in the All-Ireland Outdoor "Paired" Boys Under 12 years 600 meters, which took place at Tullamore on Saturday 14th June 2008.
They also came 4th in the All-Ireland "Paired" Boys Under 12 years Long Jump, earlier on during the same day at Tullamore.Photographs relating to this 600m event along with Official Results for this event plus Results for the long jump.
The Following Day, on Sunday 15th June 2008, at the Connacht Junior Championships at Daingean, Galway, North Sligo Athletics Club again achieved some individual and team wins;
The Under 14 Relay Team obtained a Silver medal, comming second in the 4 X 100m relay event.
While, the Under 13 Relay Team obtained a Bronze medal, comming third in the 4 X 100m relay event.
Rathcormac National School: Photographs of Class 5 & 6 (most 12 years old) Rathcormac National School Senior Boys and Girls Cross-country teams: Primary School Senior Boys and Girls Champions of Sligo, on Saturday October 4th 2008 at Caulrey, Sligo; later becomming Connacht Senior Boys Champions, and gaining second place in the Connacht Senior Girls, both races also taking place in Caulrey on Saturday October 11th.
Three Primary School Teams of 6 from each of the 5 Connacht Counties, chosen from the first 3 placed schools in each of the 5 Connacht Counties Championships in each event (age group and Boy or Girl Teams). There were about 15 individual competators as well. Not all 3 County winning teams travelled to Sligo. Thus there was about 80 to 100 runners in each of the Senior events.
Rules: First 4 individuals to qualify, with 5th individual to be considered in the case of two teams gaining the same points. Points allocated (1, 2, 3, etc.) according to position in race for each individual. Points summed for first 4 individuals in each team.
Team with lowest number of points wins.
Class 5 & 6 Rathcormac National School Cross-Country Senior Boys team: Gold medal winnersTeam and Individual winners, taken before the race
From left to right: Dara Mc Clusky, Aron McElroy, Cian Mc Bride (individual gold 1st, in Sligo Championship and 3rd in Connacht), Stephen Quigley, Stephen Regan, and William Crowe (who did not run in the Sligo county event, 14th in Connacht event).Rathcormac Senior Boys (all now in class 6 this year) beat their nearest opposition by over 30 points. Lining up for the Rece.
Class 5 & 6 Rathcormac National School Cross-Country Senior Girls: Gold medal winners in the Sligo Cross Championships at Caulrey, Sligo, on Saturday October 4th 2008, and second placed team in the Connacht Senior Girls event (most are in 5th class) .
Taken before the race
Class 3 & 4 Rathcormac National School Cross-country Junior Girls TeamIndividual Winner Junior Girls Team
Connacht Primary Schools Senior Boys Cross-Country Champions, photographed outside their school (Rathcormac National School) with their gold medals and the perpetual Cup.
with their trainers Cristina and Brian McBride, and their headmaster Mr. Frank O'Sullivan.
Connacht Clubs Cross Country (Even-aged & Odd-aged): Rules
Rules: First 12 individuals to qualify for All-Ireland (at Tramore for even-ages; at Cavan for odd-ages)
In Team events First 4 individuals to qualify. Points allocated (1, 2, 3, etc.) according to position in race for each individual. Points summed for first 4 individuals in each team.
Team with lowest number of points wins.
First 4 Teams to qualify for All-Ireland (at Tramore for even-ages; at Cavan for odd-ages). Medals for first 3 teams
First 3 County teams get medals.
Photographs of the medal winners, taken at the Connacht clubs Even-aged Cross Country, on Sunday October 25th at Swinford, County Mayo.
Under 12 Girls, North Sligo Athletics Club, Silver medal winnerswith Trainer, Brian McBride
North Sligo Athletics Club, Boys U 12 Team, Third Place, Bronze medal winners
Two members of the Team: on left, Cian McBride (2nd in individual placings) and on right, William Crowe (7th in individual placings). Both these atheletes (being in the first 12 places for this race) qualify for the Western Region (Connacht) Team to compete in the National Cross Country Championships
at the Racecourse Tramore County Waterford on 23 November 2008, where the first 6 atheletes from Connacht home will score points for the Provincial team.
From Left to Right: William Crowe, Cian McBride, Liam Bell, Dara Mc Clusky and Stephen Quigley.
Rules: as above for even-aged.
North Sligo Athletics Club Boys Under 14: Fourth Place, All-Ireland Qualifiers
'Woodie's DIY and Garden centres' Inter County & Juvenile Cross Country Championships of Ireland (Even-ages), held at the Racecourse, Tramore, County Waterford, on 23 November 2008.
Boy's U.12 Cross Country
Cian Mc. Bride of North Sligo Athletics Club, won the Gold medal, becomming National Champion at this venue, like his father had done before him.
(later, early January 2009, he came 5th in an U13 International event held in Belfast).
William Crowe of North Sligo Athletics club, came in 6th for Connacht (20th overall), gaining team points for Connacht, and winning a team gold Medal, as the Connacht Team won first place in the Provincial Teams Competition (which consisted of Connacht, Dublin, Leinster, Munster and Ulster). Only the first 6 placed Provincial Team members received Gold Medals, so both Cian and William won Team Gold Medals for Connacht. Both improved one place for Connacht, going from the Connacht to the National Finals.
The Connacht Team (taken from the official programme, which includes their running numbers) consisted of:
1. Willie Hynes, (Swinford); 2. Eric Connolly, Ballina A.C.; 3. Luke Doherty, Ballina A.C.; 4. Niall Finnerty, Ballina A.C.; 5. Kieth Beirne; 6. Cian McBride, North Sligo A.C.; 7. Ryan O'Rourke; 8. William Crowe, North Sligo A.C.; 9. Keegan Kelly; 10. John Maher; 11. David Carter; 12. Brian Concannon.
1. 1st Cian McBride, North Sligo A.C.
2. 7th Ryan O'Rourke
3. 10th Kieth Beirne
4. 16th Willie Hynes (Mayo)
5. 17th Eric Connolly, Ballina A.C.
6. 20th William Crowe, North Sligo A.C.
(Luke Doherty, Ballina A.C. came 21st)
The North Sligo A.C. Boys Team came 5th in these National Championships, despite only having 4 members of their team present, taking part in the event.
The team consisted of: Cian McBride, William Crowe, Dara McClusky, Liam Bell.
The North Sligo A.C. Girls U 12 Team also came 5th. (see Results below).
North Sligo Athletics Club Superstars Winners January 2009
This event took place in Grange
This annual club competition tests the speed stamina strength and agility of the competitors over 7 different deciplins: 100m, long jump, shot putt, 600m (out-doors); and an obstacle course and 2 gym tests(indoors).
All athletes get points based on their finishing positions in each event and the most points accumulated determines the overall superstar.
(Scanned from Sligo Champion Sport, Wednesday January 28, 2009).
The AII Juvenile 'B' Cross Country Championships, January 2009
This event took place in The Forest Park Boyle on Sunday 25 January 2008.www.athleticsireland.ie Results
The North Sligo A.C. Girls U 11 team won silver medals.
The Sligo County team won silver medals in the Girls U 13 race and were lead home by Sorcha Fallon (of North Sligo A. C.) who won a silver individual medal.
North Sligo Athletics Club won silver medals in the Clubs section of this event.
In the Girls U 19 race Emma Neary won a gold medal and Rachel Kilgallon won silver.
Sligo AC Boys U 17 Boys Team (Cilian O'Connor, David Kennedy, Jack Rogers and David Verdon) won gold medals.
In the "A" event Cross country Relay (500m X 4) Boys U 12 race the Sligo County team (William Crowe, Stephen Quigly, Daragh McClusky and Cian McBride; all North Sligo A.C. atheletes) secured bronze medals.Photographs of North Sligo AC. Winners at this event
The Juvenile (U11 to U14) Indoor Western Region (Connacht) Championships, Nenagh, Sunday 8 th March 2009
Individual Medal winners of North Sligo Athletics Club:
Cian McBride obtained Gold in the U 13 Boys 600m (fastest time from 3 heats).
(William Crowe came 5th 0r 6th overall)
Cian McBride also won Bronze in the 60m U13 hurdles
Sorcha Fallon and Kate McGovern finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in the U14 800m
Leigh Currid obtained Silver in the U 14 60m hurdles (qualifying for the final from his heat)
William Crowe did a Personal Best in the U 13 Boys Long Jump, of 3.95m comming 4th or 5th.
Team Medal winners of North Sligo Athletics Club:
The U 14 4 X 200m Boys Relay Team obtained Bronze
The Team Consisted of (in order of running) Leigh Currid, Adam Cunningham, William Crowe and Cian McBride
Caelinn McGonigle, of Sligo AC, won Gold in the U12 600m girls race, and Dylan Carty, of Sligo AC, won Gold in the U14 Boys 1000m walk, at these championships in Nenagh.
3 Boys (William Crowe, Cian McBride and Adam Cunningham) and 3 Girls (Tory McGlynn, Nell Kelly and Katie McGlynn) from North Sligo Athletics Club qualified for the Sligo Community Games Under 13 Mixed Girls and Boys Cross-Country Team for 2009:
(the team is made up of 5 boys and 5 girls).
(following the Trials which took place at Sligo Horse Race Course on sunday 15 March)
Sligo Cross County Team 2009
The Woodies DIY Athletics Association of Ireland Indoor Juvenile Championships at Nenagh on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March 2009
Individual Medal winners of North Sligo Athletics Club:
Very soon after Mary Cullen, of North Sligo A.C., was honoured at a civic reception at the Sligo County Buildings (on Thursday, 26th March 2009) for her tremenduous win, after she secured Bronze for Ireland, in the European Championship 3,000m in Turin, Ciara McBride, of North Sligo A.C., won an All-Ireland Gold in the Girls U17 1500m race, in a time of 5.03.38, at these Indoor Juvenile Championships at Nenagh on Saturday 28th March 2009; this was her first gold in an Irish Final.
The following day, at these same Championships, on Sunday 29th March 2009, Cian McBride won All-Ireland Gold in the Boys 600m, running a personal best time of 1.42.94.
In the Girls U12 600m final Caelaoin McGonigal of Sligo A.C. secured a silver medal, in a time of 1.52.74.Ciara McBride Scanned from the Sligo Weekender, Tuesday 31st March 2009 Nenagh Junior All-Ireland Results 2009 Scanned from the Sligo Weekender, Tuesday 31st March 2009
HONOUR: Ryan Monaghan (North Sligo)
receiving his Athletics Ireland 2008 Juvenile Star Award from Gordon Kennedy
(international athlete), Anne McHugh (Athletics
Monaghan receives a national! award
On the weekend before last, talanted local athlete Ryan Monaghan was presented with an Athletics Ireland National Juvenile Star Award for 2008. A member of North Sligo Athletic Club, Monaghan, who is coached by Michael Carney represented Irish Schools in 2008 and was selected to compete for the Celtic Games.
His achievements last season included silver in the 3,000 metres at the National Juvenile Track & Field Championships and silver in the 1,500 metres at the Juvenile Indoor Championships
A 3 Leg Competition took place during May 2009 (between Donegal, Manorhamilton and North Sligo Athletics Club):Photos
North Sligo Athletics Club: Wins at Western Region (mostly Connacht) Junior out-door Championships Athlone Saturday 6th June 2009Photos
North Sligo Athletics Club: Wins at Western Region (mostly Connacht) Under 12 to Under 15 out-door Championships Athlone Saturday 13th June 2009Photos
Western Region (mostly Connacht) Cross-country Championships (Even ages, U10 to U18) in Ballinamore County County Leitrim on Sunday 1st November.
North Sligo AC Medal Winners, and those in the first 12 places in each race (who qualify for the Western Region Cross-country team for the National Finals):
U12 Girls 1K race: Team Silver Medals: Helen Mc Donough (11th), Niamh Cronin (13th), Kate Anderson (16th), Denise Regan (22nd) and Niamh Henry 24th.L-R Helen McDonagh, Niamh Henry, Denise Regan, Niamh Cronin, Kate Anderson, Mataya Leah and Aoife Leahy.
U12 Boys 1K race: James Devany ran a gritty race to finish 11th. James is still eligible to run U11.
U14 Girls: Sorcha Fallon, showed great determination and strength, finishing 5th.
U14 Boys: Team Bronze Medals: Cian McBride (5th), William Crowe (14th), Ben robberts (23rd), Adam Cunningham (24th), and Sarvesh Cutty (26th). Both Cian McBride and William Crowe are still eligible to run U13.
U16 Girls: Elan McCarty ran well to finish 10th.
U18 Boys 5K race: Lorcan Roddy came 5th.
Novice adult event: Tommy Kelly won gold, convincingly.
Western Region (mostly Connacht) Cross-country Championships (Uneven ages, U11 to U19) at Tuam in County County Galway on Sunday 8th November.
North Sligo AC Medal Winners and those in the first 12 places in each race (who qualify for the Western Region Cross-country team for the National Finals):
U11 Girls: Niamh Henry (11th)
U11 Boys: James Devaney (10th)
U13 Girls: Team Silver Medals: Helen Mc Donough (11th), Nell Kelly (12th), Katie McGlynn (13th), Niamh Cronin (15th), Cathy Devaney (24th). A Great Team effort!L-R Katie McGlynn, Nell Kelly, Helen McDonagh, Niamh Cronin and Kathy Devaney.
U13 Boys: Individual Medals:
Gold: Cian McBride (North Sligo AC), the National U13 600m Indoor Champion, had a convincing win.
Silver: William Crowe (North Sligo AC); had an excellent run.
Bronze: Keith Beirne (Mohill AC).
L-R Keith Beirne, Cian McBride and William Crowe.
North Sligo AC Team took 4th Place (qualifying for the National Finals, and obtaining bronze medals).
The team also included Daire McCluskey (25th), Oisin Sheerin (46th), and Jamie Darling (49th).
U15 Girls: Sorcha Fallon, put in another great battling performance, finishing 6th.
U17 Boys: Kevin McGlynn (11th).
U19 Boys: Individual Medals:
Silver: Feidhlim McGowen and
Bronze: Lorcan Roddy.
Both put in high quality performances in this high standard race.
Coleraine Calamity! comments on Craughwell AC. Web site
Some of the children from North Sligo Athletics club displaying the equipment obtained, on training night for the Grange section of the club, in the hall at Grange.
Mary Cullen of North Sligo Athletics Club won bronze in the Final of the 3000m at the European Indoor Championships in Turin, Italy, on Sunday 8th March 2009. About 3 weeks before this she beat Sonya O'Sullivan's long standing record.Mary Cullen's Homecomming Mary Cullen's Victory Talks and Presentations in Sligo www.athleticsireland.iecontent/?p=5873 European Championships
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