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.
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 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!
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!
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.
An explosive series of repeated personal best performances saw Seán McCabe leap to Gold out to almost 7metres!! in the U-18 Long Jump, narrowly missing out on the Championship Best Performance.
This was immediately followed up with a solid Gold performance in the U-18 110metres High Hurdles. This perhaps had the impact to propel Glenn Carty & Briain Cullinan to great victory in their respective U-13 & U-16 sprint hurdles. Fabulous performances also from Gearoid Tuohy in a very pacey U-15 800m as well as Eva Sheridan in sprint hurdles and Ruairi McLoughlin in the U-15 Long Jump, as well as Ross Campbell in the U-15 Triple Jump.
This was Day 1 of the the 3 day Championships. Well done to those who proudly represented Sligo AC today and best of luck & fun to all who compete on the weekend after next.
Also a note of gratitude to our stalwart Anne McHugh who as usual officiated stoically as always.
Congratulations to all our juvenile athletes who competed on Day 2 of the Connacht Outdoors Championships in TUS Athlone on Saturday, 17th June.
Superb all-round athlete, Seán McCabe, won 4 gold medals in the 100m, 200m, 110m hurdles and U18 boys’ 4 x 100m relay. In the 110m hurdles race, Seán set a new Connacht Championship Record. Congratulations Seán!
Nicole Flanagan continues to impress – winning gold in the U14 girls’ Long Jump, setting a new Connacht Championship Record (5.01m). She also won silver in the 80m sprint and bronze in the 75m hurdles. Congratulations Nicole!
Gearóid Tuohy put in 2 superb performances, winning two gold medals in the U15 boys’ 800m and 1500m races.
Ross Campbell and Ruairí McLouglin won gold medals – Ross in the U15 boys’ triple jump and Ruairí in the 250m hurdles.
Eva Sheridan won silver in the 75m hurdles and achieved a PB in the 80m sprint.
Bríain Cullinan won silver in the 100m hurdles and bronze in the 250m hurdles.
Finn Campbell won silver in the 400m and bronze in the 200m.
Josh Cadman won bronze in the 100m.
Seán McCabe, Josh Cadman, Finn Campbell and Bríain Cullinan also won gold in the u18 boys’ 4 x 100m relay.
Cian Flaherty and Zak Kelly-Lahon also competed in the sprints, long jump and middle distance, putting in strong performances.
All medalists qualify to compete in the National Finals in July. We wish them the best of luck!
Sligo AC and NUI Galway athlete Finley Daly has been selected by the Olympic Federation of Ireland to compete in the 3000-metre steeplechase at the European Games in Krakow.
Finley joins forty-three other athletes for Team Ireland travelling to Poland this week for the European Games, where for the first time that it holds European Championship status, with it doubling up as the European Team Championships.
The competition takes place in the Silesian Stadium in Chorzow, and runs from the 20th of June until the 26th of June, with the Irish athletes competing on the first three days.
Team Ireland will be competing in Division Three, with the main objective of the team being to gain enough points and strong enough performances to move into Division Two.
For following countries are in the third division, with Ireland hoping to come out on top: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Malta, Montenegro, Georgia, Armenia, Andorra, Republic of North Macedonia, San Marino, Albania, AASSE (Athletic Association of the Small States of Europe), Azerbaijan, Kosovo, Austria, Ireland and Israel.
Competition for the Division three events will take place in the morning of the first three days; 20, 21 and 22 of June. The medals in each category will be awarded after athletes in all division have competed, on the 26th of June.
Full team line and further details are available on Team Ireland