County Sligo Indoor Championships 2023

Congratulations to our juvenile athletes who competed in the County Sligo Indoor Championships in Claremorris on Saturday 4th, February. Lots of fun was had by all, especially in the relay team events, and lots of great performances across all age groups. A big thank you to Anne McHugh and Sligo County Board, who organised the event, to all who volunteered on the day and to Jim Ryan at Claremorris Track.

Seconds for Race Walkers

Eva Delahunt and Ryan Roberts made the trip to Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena for 123.ie Junior and U23 Indoor Championships.

Eva took second in the Under-23 Women 3000m with a time of 17:16.84 behind Siobhan Doherty of Tir Chonaill A.C.

Ryan Roberts was second to Matthew Glennon of Mullingar Harriers with a time of 16:47.16

Full results are available at http://results.athleticsireland.ie/results_14012023/textfile.txt

Athletics Ireland race report https://www.athleticsireland.ie/news/double-gold-for-millet-as-swinney-claims-sprint-title

Congratulations to all the athletes!

Connacht Awards 2023 for Sligo

Sligo Athletic Club was among the clubs honoured when the final Connacht Athletics 2022 Awards were announced formally this morning.

The Fr Kevin Ryle Award for the officials of the year was a joint award shared between three long-time stalwarts of the sport who have ensured the starts of all races within Connacht have been of an exceptionally high standard.

Congratulations to Michael O’Hart (Sligo), Eamon O’Donnell and Oliver Geraghty (GCH) for their years of loyal service to the cause of Connacht Athletics.

The Connacht Athletics Hall of Fame Award was presented posthumously to popular former National Champion and well-known long-time athletics official Ray Flynn (Sligo), who sadly passed well before his time on the drive home from the National Road Relays in April.

Ray was ever-present at the finish line of all Connacht and National Championship events and will be sadly missed by all who knew him and worked with him.

For all the winners, see https://www.facebook.com/591159124608806/posts/1984504405274264/

Congrats to all award winners, and thanks to Pierce O’Callaghan & everyone involved across the Connacht clubs for nominating, voting and sharing generously in a wonderfully good-natured & positive process.

Benbulben 5k Results

Course records were broken at Benbulben 5km

First off, John Travers won the men’s, setting a new course record of 14:54.

Martin Brennan and Seamus Somers were best of the Sligo AC men, taking third and fourth place with just a second separating them.

Aoife Kilgallon won the women’s and took the course record of 17:23.

Sligo AC women took second place with Eimear OBrien in a time of 17:45 and third place with Sarah Kelly in a time of 19:27

Kate Brown won the 5k with a time of 42:05

Other Sligo AC athletes were

Kevin McGlone – 17:31

Domhnell Melly – 18:47

Finn Campbell – 19:38

Marty Cawley – 20:04 – a new PB

Myles Kavanagh – 21:09

Ross Campbell – 21:24

Ronnie Bailey – 21:42

Deirdre McCarthy – 22:12

Jurate Juctye – 22:26

Fionnuala O’Connell – 22:51

Dessie Foley – 23:27

Fiona McNasser – 24:03

Ultan McNasser – 24:05

Mike Browne – 24:57

Shiny Steve – 26:00

Niamh Kavanagh – 26:50

Ruth Campbell – 27:34

Dearbhaile Ward – 29:52

Official Results:

Mens

1st ​John Travers​​ Donore Harriers ​14.54

2nd​ Feidhlim McGowan Nth Sligo AC​15.40

3rd ​Martin Brennan​ Sligo AC​​16.33

Ladies

1st​ Aoife Kilgallon​ Sligo AC​​17.23 New Record (Old Rec 17.50)

2nd ​Eimear O’Brien​Sligo AC​​17.45​(also broke old rec)

3rd​ Sarah Kelly​​ Sligo AC​​19.27

Junior Men

1st ​Marc Munnelly​ Moy Valley AC​18.27

Junior Ladies

1st ​Emma Carroll North Sligo AC​22.29

Ladies O35+

1st​ Jurate Juctye Sligo AC​​ 22.26

Ladies O45+

1st ​Laura Rooney​ Watergrasshill AC​19.45​

Mens O35+

1st ​Donal Egan​​ North Sligo AC​16.51

Mens O45+

1st ​Seamus Somers​ Sligo AC​​16.34

Benbulben 5k Road Race

New Years Eve
Saturday 31st of December
at Oxfield Sports Centre, Drumcliffe
Walk – 10.30am, Run – 11am
Register online at https://www.njuko.net/benbulben5km/select_competition or from 9 am on the morning of the event.

Thanks to  Sligo Southern Hotel, ROM Fitness Sligo, O’Hehirs Bakery, Quality Meats, Radission Blu Hotel, Mc Bride Therapy Clinic, SFX Sports and Fitness for sponsoring it
All funds going to Alzheimers Day Centre Aughamore, Sligo

Sligo Coast 2 Coast Charity Donations

Sligo Coast to Coast returned after a 2-year break. We were delighted to welcome back Call of the Wild, as our event sponsor.

We had a wonderful uptake and interest in the event. However, it would not have been possible to have such a well-managed event without all our volunteers, Sligo Civil Defense, Sligo County Council, and An Garda Siochana, so we thank you all sincerely for your support.

Because of the success of the Sligo Coast to Coast, Sligo Athletics Club raised much needed funds and are in a position to make a generous donation to four wonderful local charities who serve our community tirelessly. These are RNLI, St Johns Patient Comfort Fund, Sligo Cancer Support Centre and Focus Ireland. We arranged to call into Call of the Wild during the week to present each organisation with a cheque in appreciation of their work.

Focus Ireland
RNLI Sligo Bay
Sligo Cancer Support Centre
St John’s Patient Fund

About Sligo Athletics Club

In 1971 Sligo A.C was formed to promote athletics in and around the area of Sligo Town. Organised athletics had always been strong in the County, with nearby Calry Athletics Club blazing a trail from the mid-’60s. Soon the black & white of newly formed Sligo A.C appeared at local and regional meetings of track & field, road and cross country competitions. Under expert coaching, local talent flourished, and the club produced champions at regional and national levels. Athletes such as Brendan Mooney (cross country); Joe Philips (Javelin); Stephanie O’Brien (Shot Putt); Kevin Martin (High Jump);