All Ireland Indoor Masters

A large contingent from Ennis Track AC travelled to Athlone on Sunday 5th March for the All-Ireland Masters Indoor Masters Championships. There were some great performances including very satisfying personal bests for both John Murphy and Helen O’Hanlon. Following is a run-down of the results from the day Martin Curley was 3rd in the O35 60m hurdles. Alex Conway was 3rd in the O45 shot putt with a throw of 10m. John Murphy came 2nd in O50 long jump with a jump of 4.62m, a pb for him. He also…

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Munster Indoor Championships U13–U19

U13 Girls Three Ennis Track girls, Ava Rochford, Aisling Maloney and Avril Lillis, competed in the shot put on Saturday, with Ava winning the gold by a huge margin. On Sunday, Ava was the star performer in the high jump, winning gold and beating a 5-year-old Munster record with a wonderful jump of 1.50 m. There were also some fine performances from her teammates Ruth Leyden and Neasa Ní Lachtnain. Ava then made the final eight in the long jump and, though just missing out on the medal places, her 4th place finish…

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National Indoor Athletics

Congrats to Rory Chesser who took a bronze medal in the National Indoors 3000m in a time of 8min 23secs! A fantastic achievement! Also flying the flag for Clare at the National Indoors were Damien Landers and Kevin Chesser, both of whom qualified for the final in a hotly contested 1500m. They finished a very creditable 7th and 10th, respectively, with times of 3:59.29 (Damien) and 4:03.68 (Kevin).

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Munster Schools Cross-Country

The Irish Life Health Munster Schools XC Championships was held in Tramore Valley Park, Cork City, on Thursday 16th February. A large contingent of Ennis Track athletes made their presence felt with individual medals and helped their respective schools to achieve team success. In the Minor Boys 2500m race, Dean Casey and Dylan Casey (both Ennis Track) won gold and silver and with teammates Luke Griffin (Fergus AC, 3rd place) and Efe Opuoro (Ennis Track) led St Flannan’s to team silver. In the Junior Girls race, Rice College Ennis won…

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Munster Star Awards

The Munster Star Awards Banquet took place on Saturday 11th February in the Clonmel Park Hotel, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Brian Murphy did the honours in collecting the awards on behalf of Ennis Track AC. Thank you to all our athletes, members, family and friends we could not do anything without your support, energy and ambition! Ennis Track Club was awarded best Juvenile Club in Munster in cross-country running; top Senior & Masters Club in Munster for cross-country running; and top Senior & Masters Club in Munster for road running. Brian Murphy (second from left) collecting the award on…

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National Indoor Club League Final

An historic day in Irish athletics and Ennis Track AC played a significant part by competing in the first competition to be held at the Sports Ireland National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown on Saturday. The newly opened venue welcomed the first athletes for the National Indoor Club League Final, which Ennis Track qualified for in third position over two earlier rounds. The top 8 teams in the country then arrived on Saturday to battle out for national glory & qualification for European competition. The day began positively with Jemil Saidi…

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Munster Indoor Championships (U9–U12)

The Munster Indoor Track and Field Championships (U9–U12) took place this weekend in Nenagh Indoor Stadium. There was a great attendance from all over the province and Ennis Track had a strong team of athletes in contention on both days. Results are as follows: Day 1, Saturday 4th February Faye Mannion won a silver medal in the  U9 girls 300-m race with a wonderful run of 58.30 s. Leo Johnson had a fantastic day, winning gold in the U11 boys 60-dash in a superb time of 9.06 s and also winning the long jump with…

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