Medals aplenty for Sligo AC at Co Sligo Cross Country

Sligo AC’s U12 boys’ team who won gold at the County Sligo Cross Country Championships at Ballymote, Sligo on Sunday 29 October – Joseph Healy, Liam Healy, Darragh Steels, Lucas Ballantine and Eamon Healy.

Sligo AC’s U11 girls’ team who won gold at the County Sligo Cross Country Championships at Ballymote, Sligo on Sunday 29 October – Sienne O’Sullivan, Grace Foley, Violet McHale and Vivien Coll.

Sligo AC’s U11 boys’ team who won gold at the County Sligo Cross Country Championships at Ballymote, Sligo on Sunday 29 October – Senan McSharry, Oisin

McNasser, Albie Logan, Ronan Moran, Timmy Brennan, Oliver Foley, Keelan Derrig and Rory Campbell-Mooney.

Gearoid Tuohy and Lucie Cawley – U15 boy and girls’ champions respectively, at the County Sligo Cross Country Championships at Ballymote, Sligo on Sunday 29 October.

Fionn Prunty, Sligo AC’s who won bronze in the u13 boys’ race at the County Sligo Cross Country Championships at Ballymote, Sligo on Sunday 29 October.

Sligo AC’s U10 boys’ team who won gold at the County Sligo Cross Country Championships at Ballymote, Sligo on Sunday 29 October – Shea McGrath, Patrick Gilligan, Dara Keating, Rían Gallagher, David McHale and Leo Brennan.

Well done to all juvenile athletes who ran today and to parents who travelled. 

Thanks to all of Sligo county board for their time today.

Matthew McMeekin wins Coast to Coast

Matthew McMeekin set out at a blistering pace from Strandhill at the Sligo AC Coast to Coast. By the time the race had got to Cummen Hill, Matthew had gapped most of the field with only Brian Kinsella keeping within touching distance. Eventually, Matthew would come home in a time of 52:10, some 5 minutes and 26 seconds ahead of Brian, with Alan Stafford nine seconds behind.

In the women’s race, Cora Regan was over two minutes ahead of her nearest rival Eimear O’Connor with Sarah Kelly following close behind, just over a minute behind Eimear. Cora won the Coast to Coast in a time of 1:03:58, with Eimear taking second place in a time of 1:06:22 and Sarah rounding out the podium with a time of 1:07:26

In the 10 mile walk, our first two walker crossed the finished line in the exact same time, Izabela Sawicka and Padraig Mcgloin completed the walk in a time of 1:58:22

Shane O’Relly wins 5 Mile Challenge

In the 5 mile challenge, Shane O’Relly took first place in a time of 30:09, second place man was Danny Hannon in a time of 32:39 and rounding out the podium was Keith Watters with a time of 34:42

Heather Foley continues her form of podiums with a first place female in a time of 30:46, Mari Johnston was under a minute down for a time of 31:31 to take second place and Valeriia Petrova claimed third place with a time of 32:59

Thank you to all our sponsors

A massive thank you to our sponsors for 2023

Sligo AC would like to thank all the following who made today such a success:

A massive thank you to all our volunteers who marshalled, manned water stations and stewarded. Without such a great group of volunteers, we would never be able to run a race and keep all athletes safe

All results are available on the Core Timing website at Sligo Coast 2 Coast 23 – Core Timing

Congratulations to all the runners and walkers today!

Welcome to Sligo Coast to Coast & 5 Mile Challenge 2023.

This is a Road Race Event; therefore, all participants must understand that
rules of the road apply to this event and all participants are responsible for
their own safety and road usage.
Clear Signage and course marshals will be in place to ensure participants are
directed to the Finish.


Registration/Number Collection

Registration and number collection will be held in Sligo Rugby Club on:
Saturday, 23rd September, 5 pm until 7 pm.
Sunday 24th September from 8.30 am until 10 am. (no registrations accepted
after 10 am).

This year, we can accept debit/credit cards for those who wish to register in person.

Water stops @ Mile 3, Mile 6.5, Mile 10

Bag drop:

Available at Sligo Rugby Club on Sunday from 8.30 a.m. until 10 am – bags will not
be accepted after this time- Small items only, which must be placed in bags
provided with your race number clearly labelled on the bag. You are fully
responsible for all your own items.
The bags will be brought to the finish line, where they can be collected from
the tent.

Transport options

Carpool- drop your friends to the Rugby club and drive to Rosses Point, where
buses will take you over to the Rugby Club + Start. 4 Buses are available so limited
seat numbers -60 seats-
The first bus will leave at 8.30 am, or when full, to accommodate walkers.
If you are parking in Strandhill – Bus Eireann, S2 service, leaves Rosses Point @
11:05, 12:05,

North West Hospice

St Johns Patient Comfort Fund

A massive thank you to our sponsors for 2023

Sligo Coast to Coast:

Date: 24th of September 2023

Start time: 9.30 am for walkers, 10.30am for runners

Start location: Sligo Rugby Club

Entry Fee: €35

Online Registration: https://njuko.net/coast2coast2023/select_competition

Chip timing and Medal for all finishers, plus a technical T-shirt to all entrants registered BEFORE 20.9.2023- limited stock available to those entering after that date- Get signed up early to avoid disappointment.

Route:

Sligo Coast to Coast | 16.0 km Running Route on Strava

Sligo AC 5 Mile Challenge:

Date: 24th of September 2023

Start time: 10.30 for Runners

Start Location: Ballast Quay

Entry fee: €15

Chip Timing only

Online Registration: https://njuko.net/coast2coast2023/select_competition

Route:

Sligo AC 5 Mile Challenge 2023 | 8.0 km Running Route on Strava

Sligo Coast to Coast & 5 Mile Challenge 2023

The most beautiful 10-mile race on the Wild Atlantic Way is back again this year! Run or walk the 10 Miles from Strandhill to Rosses Point, taking in stunning views of Sligo Bay, Benbulben and Knocknarea, a highlight of the northwest running calendar!

This year, we will also have a 5-mile challenge for those looking for a shorter distance but still taking in views across Sligo Harbour towards Coney Island, Oyster Island and Knocknarea.

Our charity partners for this year are

North West Hospice

St Johns Patient Comfort Fund

A massive thank you to our sponsors for 2023

Race Details

Sligo Coast to Coast:

Date: 24th of September 2023

Start time: 9.30 am for walkers, 10.30am for runners

Start location: Sligo Rugby Club

Entry Fee: €35

Online Registration: https://njuko.net/coast2coast2023/select_competition

Chip timing and Medal for all finishers, plus a technical T-shirt to all entrants registered BEFORE 20.9.2023- limited stock available to those entering after that date- Get signed up early to avoid disappointment.

Route:

Sligo Coast to Coast | 16.0 km Running Route on Strava

Sligo AC 5 Mile Challenge:

Date: 24th of September 2023

Start time: 10.30 for Runners

Start Location: Ballast Quay

Entry fee: €15

Chip Timing only

Online Registration: https://njuko.net/coast2coast2023/select_competition

Route:

Sligo AC 5 Mile Challenge 2023 | 8.0 km Running Route on Strava

This run is becoming one of Ireland’s most successful and fastest growing 10-mile road race. You will enjoy a very scenic route, mainly flat, perfect for those seeking a P.B. There will be fantastic encouragement from spectators and our dedicated team of marshals’ who will provide support along the course.
Join us and experience a true Sligo welcome from Sligo Athletic Club. 

In-Person Registration:

Location: Sligo Rugby Club

Saturday afternoon: 23rd September 2023 – 4 pm-7 pm

Sunday morning:  24th September 2023 – 8.00 am – 10 am

Race Number Collection:

Location: Sligo Rugby Club

Saturday afternoon: 23rd September 2023 – 4 pm-7 pm

Sunday morning:  24th September 2023 – 8.00 am – 10 am

Bag Drop:

Location: Sligo Rugby Club

Sunday morning:  24th September 2023 – 8.00 am – 10 am

All bags will be brought to the finish line in Rosses Point.

Bus transfers: A limited number of bus seats will be available (free) to take participants from Rosses Point to the Rugby club in Strandhill on the morning of 24.9.2023 between 8 am- 8.30 am, so car-pooling is encouraged where possible.

Bus Eireann provides a frequent service between Rosses Point and Strandhill – commencing on the hour, every hour from 11.05 through to 19.05, so you could enjoy lunch in Rosses Point after the event. When flagged down in a safe area, the bus will stop in Rosses Point.

Click for schedule: https://www.buseireann.ie/inner.php?id=525

Gearoid selected for AAA Championships

Congratulations to Gearoid Tuohy who has been selected as part of the Irish squad of 46 athletes that will be travelling to Birmingham for the AAA Championships at the end of August. Gearoid was selected as he achieved the qualifying standard in the u15 boys 1500m at the Juvenile National Championships. We wish Gearoid and fellow Sligo athletes who have also been selected Francis Donoghue (South Sligo AC) u17 boys 3000m and Kelvin Kalu (Abbey Forthill) u15 200m – the very best of luck.

Day 3 of National Juvenile T& F

Congratulations to Gearoid Tuohy and Briain Cullinan who both won national medals on Day 3 of the National Juvenile Track & Field Championships in Tullamore on Sunday 23rd July.

Gearoid ran a fantastic tactical race and held off a strong challenge on the home straight to secure a gold medal in the u15 boys 1500m – adding another national medal to his collection.

Another very accomplished young athlete Briain Cullinan, who won gold in the 100m sprint hurdles on Day 1 of the Championships, secured a bronze medal in the 250m hurdles.

Congratulations also to Ruairi McLouglin who performed exceptionally well in the u15 boys’ 259m hurdles narrowly missing out on the medals to place 4th; Sean McCabe who finished 5th in the u18 boys’ 100m sprint; Finn Campbell who finished 6th in the u18 boys’ 400m final; Nicole Flanagan who was 6th in the U14 girls long jump and Josh Cadman who competed for the 1st time at the National Championships and placed strongly.

Congratulations to all other athletes from Sligo who competed at this event and thanks, as ever, to all coaches, officials and volunteers.

Finley adding 1500m PB

Finley Daly continues his recent trend with hitting a PB of 3:48.03 in the 1500m at the British Milers Club meet in Belfast on 19th of July.

It’s only 62ms off the club record set by Michael Morgan!

Top 10 for Eva!

Congratulations to Eva Sheridan who finished in the top 10 of the U14 girls’ pentathlon at the National Combined Events Championships in Morton Stadium in Dublin on Saturday 15th July. Eva competed in the sprint hurdles, long jump, shot put, high jump and 800m. Fantastic achievement to compete at such a level in a variety of events. Well done Eva!

Success at FISEC Games

Congratulations to Finn Campbell who won a bronze medal in the 400m FISEC Games 2023 in Dunkirk, France. Finn, along with club mate Harry Graham and other athletes from Ratoath AC won gold in the mixed relay event, beating stiff competition from teams from 12 countries.